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CAROL LOLLIS
Brian Herr, Republican US Senate candidate,  talks with Patrick Davis, the director of sales and operations of CRD Metalworks, while Chris Duval, owner,  runs the Woodbine fire wood processor  at CRD Metal Works in Williamsburg Friday morning.

Republican Senate candidate Brian Herr campaigns at CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg

Friday, September 19, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Brian J. Herr brought his campaign to Williamsburg on Friday where he visited CRD Metalworks at 17 Hyde Hill Road. Herr, who is challenging Sen. Edward J. Markey, responded to a request made on social media by Patrick Clark Davis, director of sales and marketing at the metalworks. “I took a company photo and …

Stock market drifts amid debut

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW YORK — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese e-commerce giant surged 38 percent Friday, in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Alibaba gained $25.89 to …

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish independence campaign

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? No one is certain. Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday’s referendum on independence. With opinion polls suggesting the result is too close to call and turnout expected to reach record …

Where the candidates for governor stand on casinos

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BOSTON — The future of casino gambling in Massachusetts has become a major topic of debate among the three Democrats and two Republicans seeking the gubernatorial nominations of their parties in Tuesday’s primaries. A 2011 law opened the …

Political advertising cost expected to top $4 billion for midterm election

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority. The ads come one after another in …

Warren likely to back repeal of casino law

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BOSTON — Anti-gambling activists are touting a major boost from Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state’s casino law heads into the final stretch. The first-term Democrat said Monday she’ll likely vote in favor of …

Midterm election unlikely to end stalemate in Washington

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

After a summer of upheaval, from the Middle East to Ferguson, Mo., the country swings into a fall campaign with large stakes but little chance of ending the partisan stalemate that has ground Washington to a virtual halt. If anything, the results of this year’s congressional races could …

Hong Kong looks to defy Beijing over vote reform

Monday, September 1, 2014

HONG KONG — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official’s speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub. The legislators chanted …

Most Massachusetts voters register as independent

Monday, September 1, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The most recent party enrollment numbers show that despite Massachusetts’ reputation as a Democratic state, the majority of voters have opted against either major party. According to numbers released by the state secretary’s office, more than 53 percent of voters in Massachusetts have registered as …

Okla. transgender candidate misses history by 22 votes

Friday, August 29, 2014

Oklahoma’s 88th legislative district is a bright blue dot in a deep red state, a district that has sent liberal and openly gay lawmakers to the state Capitol. And last week, it came within 22 votes of electing the state’s first openly transgender candidate. Paula Sophia, 48 — …

GOP’s Baker stockpiling money in race for governor

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BOSTON — While the three Democratic candidates for governor have been spending down their campaign accounts as they battle for their party’s primary nod, Republican candidate Charlie Baker has been busy stockpiling money for the November general election. As of mid-August, Baker had nearly $1.2 million left in … 2

Four big-money brothers, four paths

Sunday, August 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. They’re demonized by Democrats, who lack a …

G rand jury indicts Gov. Perry over veto threat

Friday, August 15, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the … 1