Book club with political bent
April 22nd, 2014
08:11 AM ET
19 hours ago

Book club with political bent

Washington (CNN) - A leading grassroots liberal group is forming a book club to try and help boost Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book to best seller status.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announcement Tuesday that it's forming a national progressive book club comes on the same day of the official book release from the freshman senator from Massachusetts. The group is encouraging its nearly one million members to purchase Warren's memoir, titled "A Fighting Chance," and spread it on social media.

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Filed under: 2016 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • PCCC
April 1st, 2014
02:25 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Red Sox Nation converges on the White House

Washington (CNN) - Chicago White Sox fan-in-chief President Obama honored the Boston Red Sox at the White House on Tuesday for their 2013 World Series championship, but he slipped in a quick plug for his hometown team while greeting the defending champs.

“Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Nation. Good luck this season. May the best Sox win,” Obama said.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • President Obama • White House
White House surprises Massachusetts high school with presidential visit announcement
March 20th, 2014
05:31 PM ET
4 weeks ago

White House surprises Massachusetts high school with presidential visit announcement

(CNN) – Worcester Tech High School Principal Sheila Harrity got the shock of her life, and then had to keep it secret for a week and a half. But, on Thursday she got the okay to reveal to 311 graduating high school seniors that President Barack Obama will be their commencement speaker.

A White House official says the administration picked the high school in the central Massachusetts city because the school, "has made outstanding headway in boosting its graduation rate, implementing cutting edge vocational programs, and ensuring that all of its students have the opportunity to succeed."

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Filed under: Massachusetts • President Obama
First on CNN: Battle over pledge in Brown-Shaheen Senate fight
March 17th, 2014
12:34 PM ET
1 month ago

First on CNN: Battle over pledge in Brown-Shaheen Senate fight

(CNN) - A war of words is erupting in New Hampshire over a pledge from Massachusetts.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Monday criticized former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who's now taking steps to launch a Republican challenge against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of neighboring New Hampshire, for not signing a pledge to keep outside money out of the race.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
March 14th, 2014
10:06 AM ET
1 month ago

Scott Brown moves closer to Senate run in N.H.

(CNN) - Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts took his first concrete steps Friday towards launching a Republican challenge in neighboring New Hampshire against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who is up for re-election this year.

Brown announced at a speech at a major GOP conference in New Hampshire that he's launching an exploratory committee, which allows him to hire staff and raise money for a Senate run.

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Filed under: 2014 • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
Take two in competitive House race in Massachusetts
January 22nd, 2014
04:31 PM ET
3 months ago

Take two in competitive House race in Massachusetts

(CNN) - The rematch is on.

A former state lawmaker in Massachusetts who narrowly lost his Republican challenge in 2012 to unseat a Democratic congressman will officially announce his second bid for Congress on Thursday, a GOP official confirmed to CNN.
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Filed under: Massachusetts
Election Tuesday for long-held Democratic House seat
December 10th, 2013
08:29 AM ET
4 months ago

Election Tuesday for long-held Democratic House seat

(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.
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Filed under: Congress • House • Massachusetts
Scott Brown makes location flub
December 6th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
5 months ago

Scott Brown makes location flub

(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.
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Filed under: 2014 • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Scott Brown
Warren: 'I'm not running for president'
December 4th, 2013
04:22 PM ET
5 months ago

Warren: 'I'm not running for president'

(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.

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Filed under: 2016 • Elizabeth Warren • Hillary Clinton • Massachusetts • Uncategorized
Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal
November 20th, 2013
04:45 PM ET
5 months ago

Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal

(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.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Healthcare • Indiana • Massachusetts • Minnesota • Obamacare • President Obama • Rhode Island • Vermont • Washington State
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