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Nomination papers for elected office in Easthampton due Sept. 15; two contested races possible in Nov. 3 election

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — With less than two weeks left before nomination papers for elected office are due, the possibility is shaping up for voters to decide at least two contested races on the ballot in November. Seventeen people have taken out papers for to run for seats on the city council or school committee, and Mayor Karen L. Cadieux has taken out papers to run for reelection. So far only Cadieux …

Obama coming to Boston for Labor Day breakfast

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON — President Barack Obama will be coming to Boston for the annual Greater Boston Labor Council’s Labor Day breakfast on Monday. The White House announced Obama’s plans Tuesday. Rich Rogers, executive secretary-treasurer of the Greater Boston Labor Council, said the group is honored Obama will join its members “to celebrate a labor movement that is needed now more than ever.” Rogers said …

Experts: No criminal exposure for Clinton

Monday, August 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Some Republicans, including leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, have …

Warren, coy on whether to seek re-election, stockpiles cash

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is stockpiling campaign cash from liberal supporters across the country even though she hasn’t committed to a 2018 re-election bid. Warren has collected nearly $1.6 million in contributions in the first half …

Boys unleash a long shot for president: Bailey D. Dog

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Kori Rumore and Jonathon Berlin Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — Running for president is so easy, even a dog can do it. Or at least the dog’s name can appear on the Federal Election Commission’s list of nearly 800 potential candidates for president. Candidate ID P60009883, also …

Obama sheds summer curse, may face daunting fall

Sunday, August 23, 2015

EDGARTOWN — President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse — just in time for a daunting fall. After a string of sunny seasons gripped by controversy, crises and plummeting popularity, the summer of 2015 has …

Trump calls for respect after Boston attack on Mexican man

Friday, August 21, 2015

BOSTON — Donald Trump on Friday denounced a violent attack against a homeless Hispanic man in Boston whose attacker told police he was inspired, in part, by Trump’s rhetoric that people in the country illegally should be deported. …

Advocates push measure mandating humane treatment of farm animals

Thursday, August 20, 2015

BOSTON — Animal advocates launched a campaign Wednesday to put before Massachusetts voters a proposal that would prohibit raising certain farm animals in small cages and crates and would effectively ban the sale of eggs, pork and veal from animals kept in such tight spaces, wherever they are …

No clear choice among Democrats for unions

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LAS VEGAS — The choice facing labor unions in the Democratic presidential race boils down to hearts or heads — Bernie Sanders, who embraces their forceful opposition to a big trade deal, or Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is …

Tribe’s controversial casino plan fails to get majority vote

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BOSTON — A referendum which would have halted efforts by members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to bring electronic, bingo-style games to an unfinished tribal community center on Martha’s Vineyard failed to win a two-thirds majority vote on Sunday. Tribal chairman Tobias Vanderhoop said the vote was 110-110 …

Pro-Bush Super PAC plans $10M TV ad buy

Sunday, August 16, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa — The heavily funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign …

Trump: Deport illegal immigrants’ children

Sunday, August 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end “birthright citizenship” for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind …

Kerry calls for democracy as US flag is raised in Cuba

Friday, August 14, 2015

HAVANA — Jubilant crowds waved American flags and chanted “Long live the United States!” as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba on Friday after a half-century of often-hostile relations. Secretary of …