First lady will head to Boston for Ed Markey
May 3rd, 2013
07:59 AM ET
12 months ago

First lady will head to Boston for Ed Markey

(CNN) – Rep. Ed Markey, who became the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts earlier this week, will get a boost later this month from first lady Michelle Obama, who will travel to the state for a fundraising event.

The event on May 29, reported first by the Boston Globe and confirmed to CNN by a Democratic official, will mark Michelle Obama's first solo fundraising event since last year's presidential election. Tickets for the event start at $500, the official said.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Michelle Obama
Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez win Massachusetts Senate primaries
April 30th, 2013
09:39 PM ET
12 months ago

Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez win Massachusetts Senate primaries

(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, a longtime U.S. congressman, and Republican businessman and political newcomer Gabriel Gomez will face off in the Massachusetts Senate special election after winning their respective party nominations in Tuesday's primary, the Associated Press projected.

Markey beat fellow Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, while Gomez won a three-way primary in a race largely overshadowed by the Boston Marathon bombings that took place a little more than two weeks ago.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Gabriel Gomez • John Kerry • Massachusetts • Senate
Breaking: Markey wins Dem nomination in Mass. Senate primary
April 30th, 2013
09:11 PM ET
12 months ago

Breaking: Markey wins Dem nomination in Mass. Senate primary

(CNN) - Longtime Rep. Ed Markey has won the Democratic nomination in the special Massachusetts primary to fill a U.S. Senate seat, the Associated Press projected Tuesday.

He will face Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 special election. The victor will fill the seat vacated by John Kerry earlier this year when he was confirmed secretary of state.

In the meantime, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has appointed William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim senator.


Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate
Boston bombings overshadow Massachusetts Senate election
People gather at a makeshift memorial for victims near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings at the edge of a closed section of Boylston Street a day after the second suspect was captured on April 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
April 30th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
12 months ago

Boston bombings overshadow Massachusetts Senate election

(CNN) – Fifteen days after the Boston Marathon bombings, Massachusetts voters head to the polls Tuesday to select Democratic and Republican nominees in a special U.S. Senate election that's been almost completely overshadowed by the terror attacks.

Even before the bombings, Massachusetts voters weren't paying that much attention to the contest to fill the remaining year and a half of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who stepped down earlier this year to become U.S. secretary of state.
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate • Stephen Lynch
Source: GOP congressmen want answers on Boston suspect's 2011 questioning
April 20th, 2013
08:01 PM ET
12 months ago

Source: GOP congressmen want answers on Boston suspect's 2011 questioning

(CNN) - Two key Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee will press the Obama administration about the questioning of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev 2011, according to a GOP congressional source.

The FBI investigated Tsarnaev, who died this week after a late-night shoot-out with police, at the request of Russian authorities, according to a senior U.S. official. Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokar, who was taken into custody a day after his brother's death, are originally from the Caucasus region and immigrated to the United States in the 2000s.
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Filed under: FBI • Massachusetts
April 20th, 2013
05:38 PM ET
12 months ago

Should Boston bombing suspect get a Miranda warning? Debate follows Friday capture

(CNN) - As Boston celebrated the capture of a suspect in the marathon bombings Friday night, a debate erupted in Washington over whether military or civilian law would best handle Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

“This guy didn’t rob a liquor store. He wasn’t working for the Mafia,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said Saturday on Fox News. “My God, they were at war with us, we need to be at war within our values and within our laws.”
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Obama, Republicans stand with Boston
April 20th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
12 months ago

Obama, Republicans stand with Boston

(CNN) – President Barack Obama united with Republicans on Saturday in condemning the violence that took place in Boston and praised the valor that ensued.

The president met with his National Security Council including top counter-terrorism officials and investigators.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • President Obama • Tim Scott
April 19th, 2013
11:27 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama says capture closes key chapter in bombing tragedy

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt on Friday night that "we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy," adding that those who carried out the "vicious attack" failed because Americans "refuse to be terrorized."

Speaking at the White House, Obama praised the work of law enforcement after they captured the second of two suspects following a daylong search, and pledged continued federal law enforcement, homeland security and intelligence resources to the ongoing investigation.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • President Obama
April 19th, 2013
05:36 PM ET
12 months ago

King: Suspected bombers' parents 'wrong,' 'offensive'

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King, former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Friday the Chechen community in the United States doesn't have a history of radicalization but argued it's time to question whether that's changed.

In an interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," the longtime congressman from New York also said it was "offensive" for the parents of the two suspected bombers to argue their sons were being framed in the U.S.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Peter King • The Lead
April 18th, 2013
08:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Obama in Boston: We'll 'grow stronger'

President Obama gives a message of resilience at an interfaith service in Boston. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.


Filed under: Massachusetts • President Obama
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