Politics

2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls Gather At ‘The Sheldon Primary’

March 31, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (L) shakes hands with Republican Jewish Coalition National Chairman David Flaum after Christie spoke at the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 29, 2014. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

GOP presidential hopefuls gathered at the Republican Jewish Conference in hopes of courting casino owner Sheldon Adelson and other big spenders.

Different Visions Shape Turkey

March 31, 2014
The founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Atatürk, envisioned a country vastly different than the one governed by current prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Wikimedia Commons)

Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a different vision for his country than the one articulated by the nation’s founder, Mustafa Atatürk.

In Rhode Island, Another Case Of Political Controversy

March 31, 2014
FBI investigators leave the office of Rhode island House Speaker Gordon Fox at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I., Friday, March 21, 2014. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox resigned in the face of a still-mysterious criminal investigation.

Kayyem Hopes To Beat Odds To Become Mass. Governor

March 29, 2014

BOSTON — When Juliette Kayyem graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995, she landed a dream job working as a civil rights attorney in President Bill Clinton’s administration.

State House Roundup: Making The Sausage

March 28, 2014

BOSTON — Domestic workers may wind up as the beneficiaries of the bicameral bickering around how to pass a minimum wage increase and unemployment insurance reforms in Massachusetts.

Turkey Holds Elections This Weekend

March 28, 2014
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting in Diyarbakir on March 27. Edogan's AK party and the opposing CHP party have both warned voters to be wary of ballot fraud in local elections on Sunday, March 30. (Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images)

Local elections won’t be held until Sunday in Turkey, but both sides are already warning of possible ballot fraud.

US And Russia ‘Like A Divorced Couple’ Onboard Space Station

March 28, 2014
How do politics between Russia and U.S. here on Earth effect Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts aboard the International Space Station? (NASA)

Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together on the International Space Station, but what do politics here on Earth mean for them?

Mayor Walsh Honors 2 Fallen Boston Firefighters

March 28, 2014
Hundreds gathered on City Hall Plaza Friday afternoon to honor two fallen firefighters. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh paid tribute to the two fallen firefighters by raising the Boston Fire Department flag at City Hall Plaza Friday afternoon.

Northwestern Football Players Win Bid To Unionize

March 27, 2014
Kain Colter (#2) led the Northwestern University football team's effort to win the right to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board granted the players' request yesterday. The university plans to appeal the decision. ((John Gress/Getty Images)

Northwestern University, the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference have criticized the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to let players unionize.

Boston Mayor Challenges Gambling Commission

March 27, 2014

BOSTON — The city declared last week that under gambling laws it is a host community to a Wynn Resorts casino plan in Everett and a Mohegan Sun casino proposal at Suffolk Downs horse track in Revere.

Former Ambassador To Russia Argues For Tough Response To Crimea

March 26, 2014
Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul is pictured as he arrives at the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow, May 15, 2013. McFaul has advocated for a strong approach to Putin. (AFP)

Michael McFaul says sanctions won’t get Russia to leave Crimea.

Congressional Report Details Failures Leading Up To Marathon Bombing

March 26, 2014
This images shows what is believed to be Tamerlan Tsarnaev practicing boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center, April 2009, in Boston

A new report that could be released tomorrow details the failures by intelligence agencies to scrutinize Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s activities prior to the attack.

Rep. Sciortino To Step Down, Take Top Post At AIDS Action Committee

March 25, 2014
State Rep. Carl Sciortino in a screenshot from an ad for his congressional 2013 campaign.

BOSTON — The Medford Democrat also revealed that he has been living with HIV.

Contraceptive Requirement Before Supreme Court

March 25, 2014
The Supreme Court will hear arguments today if Hobby Lobby and other for profit corporations can refuse to cover contraceptive services in their employee's healthcare for religious reasons. Activists rally outside the Supreme Court March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court will hear two cases today about whether employers can refuse contraceptive coverage on religious grounds.

529 Muslim Brotherhood Members Sentenced To Death

March 25, 2014

An Egyptian court has issued a mass death penalty sentence for 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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