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3 hrs ago | Switched
Sen. Tom Coburn , one of the most ardent opponents of Obamacare, conceded Thursday that the law's health insurance exchanges "will work and work well."
Should PBS receive government funding?
Is America better or worse off with strong separation between Church and State?
7 hrs ago | US News & World Report
The filmmakers behind "Mitt," a documentary on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign, would do well to update the classic political documentary "The War Room."
11 hrs ago | Patch.com
By Patrick Luce States in the northeast are sick of sucking on the "tailpipe" of polluting states upwind, and have put the federal government on notice that they want action.
15 hrs ago | WHDH
Clark, only the fifth woman ever elected to the U.S. House from Massachusetts, is heading to Washington to take her oath of office at about 1 p.m. Thursday in the Capitol.
This AP article , headlined "Mass. court overturns escort's sex offender label," reports on a very interesting ruling today by the top state court in Massachusetts.
Experts are telling state budget writers to expect modest revenue growth next year, while cautioning that underlying economic conditions remain uncertain.
Gov. Deval Patrick is discussing ways to strengthen ties between Massachusetts and Japan with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trade mission to Asia.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has formally filed her opposition to a $30 million rate increase request by Columbia Gas.
P roving that politics makes strange bedfellows, House Budget Committee Chairman and Sen. Patty Murray agreed today on a two-year budget deal, ending the stalemate that shutdown the government for 16 days in October.
Voters in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District are contending with snow as they trek to the polls to decide who gets to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Edward Markey.
A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and posting photographs of his acts on Facebook.
With the Healthcare.gov site now improving , the U.S. focus on the botched rollout of the website is now shifting to what the effects of the Affordable Care Act might be in the future.
A key witness in a Massachusetts murder trial has been killed by police in Pennsylvania, prompting prosecutors to ask a judge for more time to subpoena additional witnesses.
Citizens Bank recently donated $357,500 to nonprofit organizations throughout Massachusetts as part of its participation in the second annual #GivingTuesday initiative.
Eight states in the Northeast -- but not Pennsylvania -- have petitioned the federal government to require upwind Midwestern states to reduce ozone-producing emissions that are damaging public health in the eastern half of the nation.
Both won their party primaries in October and have staked out different ground in what has been a low-profile race in a state growing weary of special elections.