By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
President Obama's health care law may be a partisan flash point on Capitol Hill, but unique factors have forced it to play a supporting role in spring campaigns to fill empty seats in Congress.
After being turned down by yet another cemetery, embalmer Peter A. Stefan is looking to Gov. Deval Patrick to take Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body off his hands.
Massachusetts has a deep blue tint when it comes to politics, but the GOP vowed Wednesday to make the most of the special election to fill the state's Senate seat previously held by Secretary of State John F. Kerry.
U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey easily defeated fellow Rep. Stephen F. Lynch in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry and will be the favorite against Republican Gabriel Gomez in a special election to take place June 25.
As crews clean up spilled oil from a pipeline in Arkansas, environmental activists and others are using that spill and other incidents as fresh ammunition in their battle against the proposed Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline.
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would come nowhere near Massachusetts, but that hasn't stopped the project from becoming one of the hottest issues in that state's U.S. Senate campaign.
Could police arm drones with tear gas or pepper spray? Will unmanned aircraft someday conduct 24-hour surveillance on American streets? Which arm of the federal government should take the lead in restricting what drones can do and what information they can collect?
Candidates often make outrageous claims. It comes with the territory. But Rep. Edward J. Markey, seeking the Massachusetts seat in the U.S. Senate vacated by John F. Kerry, redefines "outrageous."
The race to fill former Sen. John F. Kerry's seat is shaping up as an unexpected test for President Obama's health care overhaul in Massachusetts — the state that provided the blueprint for the administration's signature achievement.
President Obama's pick of Sally Jewell as his new interior secretary immediately drew praise from the environmental community and even some in the oil and gas sector.
Former Sen. Scott P. Brown's decision not to seek the Senate seat vacated by Democrat John F. Kerry has sent the Massachusetts GOP back to its wish list of candidates — a list that, for some, includes Ann Romney and Taggart "Tagg" Romney, the wife and oldest son of Mitt Romney, last year's GOP presidential nominee.
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch officially launched his bid for U.S. Senate on Thursday, setting up a potentially bitter primary battle that Democrats had hoped to avoid in their fight to hold on to the seat of soon-to-be former Sen. John F. Kerry.
Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts tapped a former top aide Wednesday to fill John F. Kerry's seat on an interim basis in the Senate and said voters will pick someone to serve out the remainder of the Democrat's term in a special election this summer.
Liberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former Rep. Barney Frank to Sen. John F. Kerry's seat if Mr. Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
The Coast Guard was waiting for daylight to see if an Alaska storm had abated enough to allow flights over a drilling rig that had run aground in shallow water off a small island.
"The people of Massachusetts should have the right to say no to the burial of this terrorist on our state's soil. The federal government should take possession of the remains and return them to his family," he said in a statement.
Rep. Edward J. Markey told the Herald the federal government should take care of the problem.