15 hrs ago
Time Is Running Out To Stop Student Loan Rate Hikes
The clock is ticking on student loan interest rates. The rates for federally-backed student Stafford loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1. And what has Congress done to help these already struggling students? Absolutely nothing.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The GovTrack Blog
Recent Congressional Action on Student Loans
In what could become an annual occurrence, Congress yet again faces a looming deadline to resolve the problem of student loan interest rates.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
The Daily Caller
Independents key to hotly contested Massachusetts Senate race
In the waning days of the Massachusetts special Senate election campaign, Republicans are searching for signs of an upset while Democrats are cautioning against complacency.
Surveillance revelations have locals, officials seeking answers
"I think there has to be some middle ground in terms of transparency." Greg Meagher of Tewksbury Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
CBS 3 Springfield
Democratic US Sen. Warren's PAC raises $229,000
A political action committee formed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has raised nearly $229,000 during the first six months of the year.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Cape Cod Times
Candidates air views on Cape Wind, fishing
The two candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts - Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez and Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey - recently answered written questions from State House News Service about two issues particularly dear to the Cape: fishing regulations and Cape Wind.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
JOAN VENNOCHIGabriel Gomez's identity problem
But how he sees them is still hard to explain. That makes it hard to figure what the Republican candidate for US Senate would do in Washington and why Massachusetts should send him there.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Warren presses on student loan issue
Touting student loans as a solid investment, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman John Tierney made the case Monday for student borrowers to pay the same discount interest rate as banks.
BostonGlobe.com Political Headlines - June 11, 2013
Leaks show US intelligence vulnerability: Noah Bierman and Bryan Bender report from Washington about Edward Snowden and how it was "just another guy who sits there day to day in the office" who showed how easy it is for someone within to weaken the National Security Agency's information fortress.
Sentinel & Enterprise
Warren, Tierney: Patriot Act up for scrutiny in wake of NSA leak
With leaked revelations disclosing the scope of the federal government's ability to peer into the public's phone calls and email use, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. John Tierney indicated that the law that enabled the snooping will be up for scrutiny.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA
Capuano, Warren: Surveillance program info points to need for debate
Andy Metzger, State House News Service With leaked revelations disclosing the scope of the federal government's ability to peer into the public's phone calls and email use, both U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman John Tierney indicated the law that enabled the snooping will be up for scrutiny.
Five Things to Know on June 10: Discount Ends Monday on Summer Programs
Today is Monday, June 10. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Clouds: Monday will be a cloudy day, with rain expected to move in later in the day.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Sen. Warren: Congress must block student rate hike
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman John Tierney plan to join students and professors to highlight a July 1 deadline when the interest rate on federal students loans are set to double if Congress doesn't act first.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Not Just for the Movies: Bond Smart Gun Would Save Lives
"The biggest threat to children's safety regarding guns... are the guns found around their homes," said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, during our recent event on gun violence prevention.
Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America Announces Endorsement Of...
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America announced today that it will endorse Rep. Ed Markey in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Terrorist attacks drove West Point grad to pursue military career
Terrorist attacks drove West Point grad to pursue military career EagleTribune.com June 4, 2013 By Paul Tennant, firstname.lastname@example.org NORTH ANDOVER - Asked why he pursued a military career, 2nd Lt.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Head Start programs in Lowell, Billerica in trouble from federal budget cuts
Michelle Willis of Billerica holds a photo of her Head Start class from 1991. Her two children, Serenity, 3, left, and Aidan, 5, are currently in the same Head Start class.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Give break on loans
Most likely, nobody knows how much the Republican Party is paying for public relations advice these days.
How many more House seats might Republicans have won in 2012?
After conducting research that strongly suggested gerrymandering cost Democrats the US House in 2012 and after doing this same exercise for the Democrats , leading to a similar conclusion, I wondered how many seats Republicans might have left on the table that, with hindsight being 20/20, they could have won by making unilateral changes, within ... (more)
Wed May 29, 2013
Smart gun firm wants you to help fund its prototype
A smart gun technology company hopes to collect $50,000 through a crowdsourcing campaign to fund a safe weapon prototype.