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22 min ago | News Max

Poll: Voters Prefer 'Anyone Else' but Hillary, Romney in 2016 Election

When it comes to the 2016 Presidential race, Americans are fed up with politics as usual and searching for someone new. In a surprising new poll from AOL , when asked if they would prefer to see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican Mitt Romney in the White House, a huge majority, 61 percent, said they would rather have "anyone else."

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney

4 hrs ago | NH Insider

NHDP - ICYMI: Democrats Launch "One of the Toughest Spots to Hit Brown This Cycle"

In case you missed it, this morning Majority PAC launched what CNN has described as "one of the toughest spots to hit [Scott] Brown this cycle," highlighting the former Massachusetts Senator's ties to a controversial company that shipped jobs overseas and paid Brown a hefty $270,000 to sit on their board. To watch the ad, click here: http://youtu.be/bKbKsEbm6vY First on CNN: With new ad, Democrats try to paint Scott Brown as Mitt Romney By Ashley Killough, CNN 8:31 AM EDT, Tue September 16, 2014 Washington -- A new political ad against Republican Scott Brown could easily have been an attack ad against Mitt Romney in 2012.

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5 hrs ago | NH Insider

NHDP Kicks Off "Massachusetts Week" to Highlight Scott Brown's...

The New Hampshire Democratic Party is launching "Massachusetts Week," a week long campaign using paid advertising, grassroots organizing and surrogates from Massachusetts to highlight Scott Brown's record of protecting corporate interests like Big Oil and Wall Street as a Bay Stater. Brown's record in Massachusetts is more proof that he is looking out for himself, his personal bank account, and the out-of-state corporate interests that fund his campaign -- not New Hampshire.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Inmates With HIV Lose Medication Access Spat

Cost-cutting measures that force HIV-positive prisoners in Massachusetts to wait on line for their meds aren't cruel or unusual, the 1st Circuit ruled. Though the Massachusetts Department of Corrections used to let HIV-positive prisoners get monthly or semimonthly medication supplies and store them in their cells, the commonwealth switched to a dispensing window in early 2009 as a cost-saving measure.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, First Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Prison

WWLP

Massachusetts paratrooper laid to rest

Hundreds have paid their respects and flags lined the streets of a central Massachusetts town to honor a paratrooper killed in Afghanistan. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that Spc.

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Washington Times

Romney will run, top Wall Street backer predicts: 'I think he's going to do it'

One of Mitt Romney 's biggest Wall Street backers predicted Monday that the former presidential candidate would run again in 2016 under certain conditions. SkyBridge Capital's Anthony Scaramucci said the former Massachusetts governor would run in 2016 if GOP favorites such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush decline to run.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts, Florida, Florida Government, Jeb Bush

WWLP

Most Mass. residents are not married, new survey shows

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that more than half of adults in the U.S. are now single. The Martin Prosperity Institute studied that data , and discovered that among the 50 states, Massachusetts has some of the highest rates of unmarried people in the country.

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NWAonline

Hutchinson tops Ross in August fund race

Aided by fundraisers featuring former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson raised about $50,000 more in contributions than Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross in August, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday. Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full story.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, US Governors

Lowell Sun

Food stamps can be saved

QUESTION: A friend of mine told me if you don't use your food stamps on a regular basis that you could lose the balance on your card. I can't get out that often so when I do get to the store I buy enough to last me for awhile.

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District Administration

Many Mass. vocational and technical high schools have waiting lists

A study has found that many vocational and technical high schools in Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission at a time when well-paying jobs are going unfilled for lack of skilled labor. The Northeastern University School of Law study found that at least 3,500 students were unable to get into public vocational schools in the past two years.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. supermarkets launch anti-bottle deposit campaign

Supermarket chains are launching a television ad to try to persuade voters to reject a ballot question to expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law. The ballot question would change the current nickel deposit to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages not included in the original law.

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Christian Science Monitor

New Hampshire Senate: Are Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen really tied?

Is Republican Scott Brown tied with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire? That's what a new poll from CNN/ORC International indicates. It's got the Granite State Senate race all locked up, 48 percent to 48 percent, with the election only seven weeks away.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Government, New Hampshire, Scott Brown, Republican, Massachusetts

WLNE-TV Providence

Mass voc-tech schools leave kids waiting

"It's definitely beneficial to know that if you come to this school you do learn a lot of real world situations and a lot of skills that are going to help you," she said. A recent report shows that some 10,000 jobs a year will be open for the next 10 years in the state's manufacturing sector.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Massachusetts, Northeastern University

Breitbart.com

Exclusive-Ma Gop Gubernatorial Nominee: Let's Fix Beacon Hill

Former Sen. Scott Brown handed Democrat Martha Coakley her first stunning loss in the 2010 Senate race. Now, Charlie Baker, Massachusetts' GOP gubernatorial nominee, is hoping to beat her in the race to be the state's next governor.

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Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors, US Politics, Mitt Romney

Silicon Alley Insider

One Of Romney's Biggest Wall Street Backers Thinks He'll Run In 2016

Scaramucci, one of Romney's biggest backers on Wall Street during the 2012 race, predicted on Monday that Romney would ultimately end up running if other establishment favorites like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush , back out. "I don't think he's 100% made the decision," Scaramucci said in a Fox Business interview.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Jeb Bush, Massachusetts

Freshnews

CloudLock Named 2014 Innovative Technology of the Year - Security...

With a people-centric approach to security, CloudLock helps organizations empower their employees to protect organizational information in cloud platforms like Salesforce and Google Apps , enabling end-users to make the right decisions without getting in the way of progress or hindering productivity. CloudLock enables users to work how they want to work.

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Related Topix: Waterfront (Boston, MA), Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Patch.com

Four of Massachusetts' Latest 'Most Wanted' Criminals

Every day, police solve crimes in all our communities. But when suspects get away, Massachusetts law enforcement officers turn to the public for help.

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Medical News

Groups get $3.2 million to enroll minorities in Obamacare

Federal health officials award grants to 13 community organizations to sign up racial and ethnic minorities in health plans through online insurance marketplaces. Meanwhile, a group of South Florida hospitals raises money to help low-income patients pay their insurance premiums, and Massachusetts details plans to re-enroll 450,000 residents.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

NOLA.com

Were 3 babies found dead in Mass. home born alive?; Adrian Peterson missed (10 Things to Know for Monday)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says nearly 40 countries have agreed to contribute to a worldwide fight to defeat the militants before they gain more territory in Iraq and Syria. The extremist group earns more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.

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Related Topix: John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Massachusetts

The Miami Herald

New study on 'income inequality' looks at Mass.

Advocates for changing Massachusetts' personal income tax may have new fuel for their campaign, as a new national study suggests a more progressive income tax that requires wealthier individuals to pay higher tax rates could help states deal with revenue problems. Standard & Poor's, in a study released Monday, found that the improving fortunes of the nation's top earners corresponds with a decades-long slowdown in tax revenue growth among states.

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