Politics

Obama’s Treasury Pick Pulls Out Amid Warren Pressure

January 13, 2015
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Jan. 8 on Capitol Hill. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

A Wall Street banker nominated by President Obama to be the third-ranking official at the Treasury Department has pulled out of contention for the post in the face of opposition from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats, a blow to the White House and a victory for the party’s liberal wing.

Report: Baker Names 3 To Key Energy Policy Positions

January 13, 2015

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has announced the appointment of three people who will help lead his administration’s energy policy.

Gov. Baker, Democratic Leaders Hold 1st Meeting

January 12, 2015
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, left, Democratic legislative leaders Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, center, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, right, face reporters during a news conference Monday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker met privately in his office on Monday for more than one hour with House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, , with a projected state budget shortfall among the key topics of discussion.

Congress Focuses On Homeland Security Amendments And Keystone

January 12, 2015
The balance of power on Capitol Hill has shifted after Tuesday's midterm election when the Republicans took over the Senate and solidified control in the House. Image from Nov. 3, 2014. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NPR’s Ron Elving discusses the week in politics, including a squabble over attaching immigration maneuvers to a funding bill.

Obama Pushes Plan For Free Community College

January 12, 2015
President Barack Obama at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015.

Slate’s Jordan Weissman discusses reaction to the president’s plan, whether it’s needed and what it might cost.

Millions March In Unity, Defiance After Attacks In Paris

January 12, 2015
French President Francois Hollande takes part with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the former French president's wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, in a "Marche Republicaine" unity rally in Paris on January 11, 2015 in tribute to the 17 victims of a three-day killing spree by homegrown Islamists. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

Annick Cojean of Le Monde discusses the mood in France and the French government’s response to the attacks.

Baker, Polito Choose Portraits Of Governors For Offices

January 11, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker greets supporters before walking up the State House steps for his inauguration. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Gov. Charlie Baker has chosen the portrait of the late Republican Gov. John Volpe to hang in his private office.

Report: Mitt Romney Considering 3rd Run For White House

January 9, 2015
Mitt Romney was among the Republicans in the audience for Gov. Charlie Baker's inauguration last week, along with former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and former Gov. William Weld. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

Mitt Romney has told a small group of Republican donors that he’s eyeing a third run at the White House.

Baker Orders State Government Hiring Freeze

January 9, 2015

The move is one of his first steps toward reducing a deficit in the state budget.

Rep. Moulton Named To House Armed Services Committee

January 9, 2015

Moulton is a former U.S. Marine who served four tours of duty in Iraq.

Nebraska Court Throws Out Lawsuit Over Keystone XL Pipeline

January 9, 2015
Senators meet prior to a markup hearing on Keystone XL pipeline before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee January 8, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg’s Michael Regan explains what this could mean for the controversial oil pipeline, as the House is set to vote on the project.

Controversial Coal Regulations Pit Wyoming Against EPA

January 9, 2015
Energy worker Brandon Allee shoots pool at Jake's Tavern in Gillette, WY. (Leigh Paterson/Inside Energy)

About 40 percent of America’s coal comes from Wyoming. Leigh Paterson of Inside Energy reports on an EPA plan to curb emissions.

Gov. Baker Caps Off Inauguration Day With Boston Convention Center Party

January 9, 2015

After a night of partying at the Boston Convention Center to celebrate his inauguration, Gov. Charlie Baker has more celebratory events scheduled and will hold his first cabinet meeting today.

After Inauguration, Gov. Baker Holds First Public Event In Dorchester

January 9, 2015

After his inauguration, Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. signed a pledge in Dorchester to work with groups like Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative to support increasing opportunities for minority communities in the state.

Gov. Baker Calls On Leaders To Find ‘Courage To Set Partisanship Aside’ In Inaugural Speech

January 9, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his inaugural address Thursday at the State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In his inaugural speech, Gov. Charlie Baker seemed eager to strike a tone of cooperation.

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