Though wrung of much of the drama of his historic first inauguration, President Obama's efficient, specific and, at times, soaring address outshone his first with allusions to Lincoln, King and Kennedy. Speech experts and presidential historians weigh in on Obama's words and delivery.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The two weeks of high political drama are over. WBUR’s political team dissects the conventions.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the Democratic National Convention closed, we spoke with two Massachusetts delegates about President Obama’s re-election race, and Elizabeth Warren’s Senate challenge.
The pledge is an obvious tactic by the Democratic machine to put the Republican campaigns back on their heels early in the abbreviated campaign.
BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a reception and ceremonial swearing-in Saturday afternoon at Roxbury Community College.
WASHINGTON — It was an ebullient Elizabeth Warren who appeared Thursday. Gone was the weariness from the long months of the campaign.
BOSTON — Republican Richard Tisei has conceded the race for the 6th Congressional District to Democratic incumbent Rep. John Tierney.
Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney has been re-elected in Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District despite a fierce challenge from Republican Richard Tisei, who will likely challenge the results.
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BOSTON — The only question that was rejected by voters attracted the most spending — physician-assisted suicide.
BOSTON — Still illegal under federal law, the medical marijuana ballot initiative passed by Mass. voters creates challenges for state regulators.
BOSTON — Patrick told reporters Wednesday that he supported the question after his experience with his mother at the end of her life.