Politics

Former State Senator Forms New Group To Draw Beacon Hill’s Attention To Environmental Issues

August 15, 2014

Founder of a new political group aimed at putting pressure on Massachusetts legislators to address environmental issues discusses his group’s mission.

Watch, Listen: Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Debate At WBUR

August 13, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidates Mark Fisher, left, and Charlie Baker debate at WBUR Wednesday morning. WBUR host Bob Oakes moderates. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Republican gubernatorial candidates Mark Fisher and Charlie Baker participated in an hourlong debate at WBUR Wednesday morning.

2 Republican Visions For Mass. At WBUR Debate

August 13, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidates Mark Fisher, left, and Charlie Baker debate at WBUR Wednesday morning. WBUR host Bob Oakes moderates. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Front-runner Charlie Baker and Tea Party-aligned Mark Fisher met for their first head-to-head debate of the campaign season.

Candidates For Massachusetts Governor Taking To TV

August 12, 2014

Candidates for governor and their supporters are taking to the airwaves in an effort to reach voters, many of whom are more focused on beach weather than political pitches.

Obama, Clinton To Attend Martha’s Vineyard Party

August 12, 2014

President Barack Obama plans to see Hillary Rodham Clinton at a birthday party on Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday for Ann Jordan.

GOP’s Baker, Democrats Spar On Homelessness Issue

August 12, 2014

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker and Massachusetts Democrats are sparring on the issue of homelessness.

Clinton Distinguishes Herself From Obama Policies

August 11, 2014

Laying out a foreign policy vision ahead of a possible run for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton made her most aggressive effort yet to distinguish herself from her former boss, President Barack Obama, rebuking his cautious approach to global crises.

Attorney General Race Heating Up As Primary Nears

August 11, 2014
Democratic candidates for Massachusetts attorney general Warren Tolman, left, and Maura Healey. (Courtesy of the campaigns)

The two-way Democratic contest for attorney general is heating up as the primary looms.

Iraq Takes Steps Toward A New Government

August 11, 2014
A journalist watches as Iraqi President Fuad Masum shakes hands with deputy parliamentary speaker Haidar al-Abadi, who has been tasked with forming a government, during a brief ceremony broadcast on state television on August 11, 2014, in Baghdad. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)

The new president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, nominating someone else to form a new government.

Power Struggle In Iraq As President Picks New Prime Minister

August 11, 2014
Iraqis hold placards reading in Arabic 'Maliki is our choice' during a demonstration to support Iraq's prime minister on August 11, 2014 in Baghdad's central Saadoun Street after Nuri al-Maliki said he was filing a complaint against the president for violating the constitution. Maliki's Shiite coalition won April polls comfortably but his standing has been undermined by a devastating jihadist offensive launched on June 9 that overran large swathes of Iraq. (Amer al-Saedi/AFP/Getty Images)

The country’s new president has charged the deputy speaker of parliament with forming a new government in the next 30 days.

Political Ramifications Of America’s Return To Iraq

August 8, 2014
President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., August 7, 2014. Obama said he authorized air strikes and relief supply drops in Iraq to prevent 'genocide' by Islamist extremists against minorities. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Ron Elving discusses President Obama’s remarks and why he didn’t need congressional approval for this military action.

Mass. Gov. Candidates Weigh In On Market Basket Dispute

August 7, 2014

The protests and empty shelves at Market Basket have gained the attention of gubernatorial candidates this election season.

Granddaughter Of Redskins Founder Says Team Name Should Go

August 7, 2014
A Washington Redskins helmet is pictured during their game against the Oakland Raiders on September 29, 2013, in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

While the NFL team shows no sign of caving to pressure to change the team name, Jordan Wright has made up her mind on the issue.

Study: Municipal Policies Reflect Residents’ Views — And Mass. Has Some Liberal Cities

August 7, 2014
Then-U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and her husband Bruce Mann vote at a school in Cambridge on Election Day in 2012. A new study pegs Cambridge as the most liberal mid-size municipality in Massachusetts. (Dominick Reuter/WBUR)

Boston is the fifth most-liberal big city in the country. And it’s not even the most liberal municipality in the area. That distinction goes to Cambridge.

Auditor Bump Says Lawsuit Is ‘Without Merit’

August 6, 2014

A former top aide filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging the auditor conducted campaign re-election activity out of her State House office and fired the aide after she raised concerns.

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