12 hrs ago
National Organization for Women
New Student Loan Bill Needs Your Support
Urge your senator to support the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act ! Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently introduced this bill with the goal of offering students the same low interest rates that big banks pay.
16 hrs ago
Selectmen to Discuss Gas Main Replacement Throughout Town
They'll be discussing the replacement of gas mains on numerous streets throughout the town as well as a liquor license for a new place on Post Office Avenue.
Fri May 17, 2013
A View to a Kill: "Dems offer gun control bill inspired by...
Personally, I believe Republicans should respond by introducing a bill that would require any lawmaker introducing a bill have at least a working knowledge of what it is s/he is hoping to legislate.
Another Stupid Gun Control Bill Proposed
I've discussed the idea of guns that only fire when 'the owner' pulls the trigger.
Thu May 16, 2013
Democratic Underground Latest Breakin...
Tierney Files 'Safe-Gun' Legislation
Source: Ipswich Chronicle Congressman John Tierney, D-Salem, hopes legislation he filed today, Wednesday, May 15, the Personalized Handgun Safety Act of 2013, will slash the death toll.
Wed May 15, 2013
Salem Awarded $3M Grant for Canal Street
The issue with flooding on Canal Street in Salem has been a problem that has plagued business owners along the roadway for years.
Tue May 14, 2013
Friendship of Salem Update Thursday Night
Today is Tuesday, May 14, and here are the five things you need to know: 1 . It should be another pleasant day in Salem.The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 56.
Mon May 13, 2013
COLLEGE: Student loan bill aimed at keeping rates down
A group of Congressional leaders are rushing to beat a deadline of July 1, when the interest rate on most Stafford student loans will rise from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
Fri May 10, 2013
Congress Offers Different Fixes for Student Loan Interest Rate Hike
Last June, after months of political wrangling, Democrats and Republicans in Congress passed legislation to prevent the interest rate on government-subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling from 3.4 to 6.8 percent on July 1 . However, the fix was only funded for a year and the rates are set to increase again this summer.
Thu May 09, 2013
New Democratic bill to address student loan rates
A Democratic bill introduced in the Senate and House on Thursday would prevent student loan rates from doubling as scheduled in July, while capping them in the future and permitting students to refinance current loans to a lower rate.
Vulnerable Lawmakers With Step Up Fundraising
Patrick Murphy won his U.S. House seat last November by fewer than 2,000 votes. As he prepares to seek a second term, the Florida Democrat has boosted his fundraising to try to win re-election by a wider margin.
The American Spectator
Nobody Died in Watergate
Three State Department whistleblowers' congressional testimony was nearly forgotten yesterday amid the lies and half-truths coming out of the White House and its congressional cohorts.
Wed May 08, 2013
House approves GOP bill giving employees option of receiving overtime wages or taking extra time off
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a Republican-backed bill Wednesday that would give American workers the option of taking paid ``comp time'' off for working more than 40 hours a week, instead of receiving overtime pay.
Video: Uncovering Benghazi mistakes "matters," says emotional official
Eric Nordstrom, a former regional security officer in Libya, said during emotional congressional testimony on Wednesday that uncovering what happened "before, during, and after" the September 2012 attack on a diplomatic facility in Benghazi "matters to me personally...it matters to the American public for whom we serve, and most importantly it ... (more)
Video: WH defends Hillary Clinton on Benghazi
Asked whether the White House is "confident" then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "acted appropriately" before, during, and after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in September 2012, White House press secretary Jay Carney said, "We are," explaining that the State Department's internal review of the response to Benghazi included ... (more)
Wed May 01, 2013
Peabody Commemorates Genocide
Peabody Commemorates Genocide http://www.armenianweekly.com/2013/05/01/peabody-commemorates-genocide-2/ May 1, 2013 By Ani Babaian PEABODY, Mass.
Tierney Talks to Doherty School Students about Working Together
Congressman John Tierney visited the Doherty Middle School on Wednesday morning and spoke with students on a wide variety of issues.
The Raw Story
Rep. Lucas suspects Obama gun control 'conspiracy' to buy all the ammunition
Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas recently told a conservative radio show that President Barack Obama's administration may be engaged in a "conspiracy" to purchase all available ammunition as a form of gun control.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Politicians flock to rally against fishing quotas
Steve Urbon/The Standard-Times U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren greets Valerie Nelson of Gloucester at a Boston rally on Monday in support of the Northeast fishing industry.