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Elizabeth Warren during to Western Mass where she visited the Blue Bonnett Diner and the Fire station in Northampton.

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 of 2015, bringing her campaign bank account to more than $2.4 million as of the end of June, according to filings with …

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 known as Bailey D. Dog, is a black Labrador who lives with the Rubin family …

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 been among the most productive stretches of Obama’s presidency. Late June victories in the Supreme …

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 …

AP EXCLUSIVE: Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk

Friday, August 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — Neither of the two emails sent to Hillary Rodham Clinton now labeled by intelligence agencies as “top secret” contained information that would jump out to experts as particularly sensitive, according to several government officials. One included …

Email woes persist for Clinton camp

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — Try as she might to focus on the policies she wants to enact if elected president, Hillary Rodham Clinton just can’t dig out of her inbox. Clinton’s email problems are getting worse. She agreed to turn …

Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig to ‘hack’ politics with White House run

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — A Harvard law professor wants to “hack” the political system by running for president. On Tuesday, Lawrence Lessig began a crowd-funded campaign for the Democratic nomination, filing the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Lessig said he plans to set himself apart from Democratic frontrunner …