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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 …

Supporters of legalizing recreational use of marijuana file proposed ballot questions

Thursday, August 6, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts voters could get a chance to decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana if any of several proposed pro-pot questions filed with the state attorney general’s office Wednesday reach the 2016 ballot. A …

Democratic National Committee expected to announce details for six presidential debates

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — As Republican presidential candidates gather to answer questions on the same stage Thursday, Democrats will finally reveal long-awaited details for their own candidates’ 2016 debates. The Democratic National Committee is expected to announce within days the dates and locations for six presidential debates, several party leaders …

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton remains focused on Jeb Bush

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — Ten Republican candidates for president in 2016 will debate Thursday for first time. Spend any time listening to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton this past week, though, and it would seem like only one really matters: …

Unions push question to create new tax for millionaires

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

BOSTON — A coalition of unions and community groups said Tuesday that they’ve submitted a proposed ballot question aimed at funneling more money into education and transportation by creating an additional tax on those who earn more than a million dollars a year. The constitutional amendment would create …

Fox News sets debate field; Perry, Fiorina, Santorum don’t make cut

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

CLEVELAND — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party’s leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday’s prime-time faceoff where he’ll be joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. …

In NH, GOP’s presidential hopefuls take on illegal immigration

Monday, August 3, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Republican Party’s presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the …

Evidence of Trump’s charity hard to find

Sunday, August 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country’s most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records …

GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate

Sunday, August 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate. While candidates and their teams have spent hours privately strategizing how best to tackle …

Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday — physically ‘fit to serve as president’

Saturday, August 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is in “excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president,” her physician declared Friday — just one in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day. Within a three-hour period, the …

Taking on Bush and Rubio, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo end

Friday, July 31, 2015

MIAMI — Drawing a sharp distinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed on Cuba since …