(CNN) - Polls are open in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District, where voters are casting ballots to fill a vacant seat in the U.S House of Representatives that was long held by Democrat Ed Markey.
The winner of the election between Democratic state Sen. Katherine Clark of Melrose and Republican attorney Frank Addivinola of Boston will serve the final year of Markey's term.
(CNN) – A liberal group is jumping on former Sen. Scott Brown, who's flirting with a Senate bid in New Hampshire, for making a slight political fumble Thursday night when he mixed up the New England state he was visiting.
"What I've heard from the Republicans up here is they're thankful that I've been around for a year, helping them raise money, helping them raise awareness as to the issues that are affecting not only people here in Massachusett–uh, in New Hampshire, but also in Massachusetts, obviously," the Republican said, quickly catching himself as he spoke to reporters in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
(CNN) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "not running for president" in 2016 and the Massachusetts Democrat is pledging to "serve out" her term, which goes through 2018.
The freshman Senator, who's a darling of many progressives, made her comments Wednesday at a news conference for Boston Mayor-elect Marty Walsh.
(CNN) - If you like your health insurance plan, you might still be out of luck.
At least if you live in one of the seven states that have rejected the President Barack Obama's proposal to allow health insurance companies to renew plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
(CNN) - Outgoing Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wasted no time figuring out what he will be doing after he leaves office on January 6th. He plans on joining Boston University to be the co-director of the "Initiative on Cities," according to a source with knowledge of the agreement.
The longest serving mayor in Boston's history will step down at the end of his record fifth term. Menino has been Boston's mayor since 1993, and served as a city councilor prior to that.
Boston (CNN) - What do folks in Massachusetts think of the state's mandatory medical care law, and more importantly what do they think of President Barack Obama using it as an example of what Obamacare will eventually look like?
Well, just like any political story, it depends on whom you ask.
(CNN) - Hours before President Barack Obama's event on Wednesday in Boston promoting his health care law, his Republican challenger from last year's election criticized Obamacare.
White House officials say the President, appearing in the backyard of Mitt Romney, will say in a speech that the Affordable Care Act is based largely on the health care law that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee implemented as governor of Massachusetts last decade.
(CNN) - The Massachusetts Republican state Senator who narrowly lost his bid last year to unseat Democratic Rep. John Tierney is planning another go at the state's sixth Congressional District.
In a statement, former state Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei announced Monday that he had filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to form an exploratory committee. It is the first step in preparation for a possible 2014 rematch for Tierney's seat in the U.S. House.
(CNN) - Two positions long held by elected officials in Boston and Alabama are up for grabs and the competition is fierce.
Voters in Boston are heading to the polls Tuesday and for the first time in 20 years they won't see Democratic Mayor Thomas Menino's name.
(CNN) – Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator who lost his re-election bid last year, won’t run for governor of the state, he wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday.
The Republican, who in addition to floating a gubernatorial bid has suggested he’s open to running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, where he owns a vacation home, told followers he wanted to continue growing “personally and professionally.”