Politics

Fighting ISIS: The View From The Middle East

September 10, 2014
Iraqi security forces ride in the back of a truck on the main road between Baghdad and Kirkuk on September 3, 2014, after securing the area from Islamic-State militants. Iraqi forces say US airstrikes on IS militants near Haditha Dam in Anbar Province have been effective. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

How is the Middle East reacting to news that the U.S. may begin another military action in the region?

Primary Watch: Iraq Vet Beats Incumbent Congressman

September 10, 2014
Seth Moulton delivers his victory speech Tuesday night. Moulton -- a former Marine who served four tours of duty in Iraq -- beatincumbent John Tierney in the Democratic primary in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

In New England, a former Marine beats an 18 year Congressional incumbent, Rhode Island could have its first woman governor and Scott Brown makes a comeback in New Hampshire.

Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Support Military Action Against ISIS

September 10, 2014

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll results come as President Obama prepares to lay out his strategy to curb the militant group to the nation tonight.

Analysis: What’s Ahead In The Race For Governor

September 10, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

The front runners prevailed in Tuesday’s primary elections. Republican Charlie Baker will face off against Democrat Martha Coakley in the November election to choose the state’s next governor.

It’s Baker Vs. Coakley For The Corner Office

September 10, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will face off in November after winning the gubernatorial nominations of their respective parties.

Newcomer Moulton, 35, Topples Rep. Tierney In 6th District

September 10, 2014
Seth Moulton delivers his victory speech Tuesday night. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

Former Marine Seth Moulton became the first person to unseat an incumbent through a primary challenge in Massachusetts in 22 years, ousting embattled Congressman John Tierney.

Middlesex DA Ryan Fends Off Criticism In Election Victory

September 10, 2014

In a relatively heated primary race, Marian Ryan defeated lawyer Michael Sullivan.

Kerrigan Gets Democratic Nod For Lt. Governor

September 10, 2014

The former Lancaster selectman previously served as a top aide to the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, and later as chief of staff to former Attorney General Tom Reilly.

Coakley To Face Baker In Mass. Governor’s Race

September 9, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

Coakley defeated state treasurer and former Democratic party chairman Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Don Berwick.

Goldberg Wins Democratic Primary For Mass. Treasurer

September 9, 2014

Former Brookline selectwoman Deb Goldberg will face off with Republican nominee Michael Heffernan of Wellesley in the November election.

Healey Defeats Tolman In Democratic AG Primary

September 9, 2014
Maura Healey celebrates her win in the Democratic attorney general primary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In what was expected to be one of the closet races on the ballot, Healey walked away with a commanding victory.

In Stunning Defeat, Incumbent U.S. Rep. Tierney Loses To Newcomer Moulton

September 9, 2014
Seth Moulton delivers his victory speech Tuesday night. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

Nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney is the first sitting Massachusetts congressman to lose a primary since 1992.

Interactive Map: Town-By-Town Results For 5 Key Mass. Primaries

September 9, 2014

See our map for detailed results of five races: Republican governor, Democratic governor, Democratic lieutenant governor, Democratic attorney general and Democratic treasurer.

Photos: Primary Day In Massachusetts

September 9, 2014

Massachusetts voters are casting ballots in a number of Democratic and Republican primaries Tuesday. Check out scenes from across the state.

Report: Malaysia Airlines Plane Downed By ‘High-Energy Objects’

September 9, 2014
A piece of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is pictured in a field near the village of Grabove, in the region of Donetsk on July 20, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

According to a new report from The Dutch Safety Board, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by high-energy rockets.

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