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Manic Monday Markup 2/1/16…

Special Iowa edition! More updates from around the world later today. Hawkeye of the Storm: We begin today in Iowa, where the first nominating contests for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations are happening tonight. On the Republican side, it all comes down to organization.

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Manic Monday Markup 1/25/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Israel, where the Knesset is expected to take up a host of controversial pieces of legislation from the “infamous” NGO bill to those restricting to those further regulating businesses that are open on the Sabbath. Israel has faced

The 3rd Hampshire includes all of Amherst and Pelham and Precinct 1 of Granby. (via

Briefings: Her Story in the Legislature Is Ending…

In a Facebook post this afternoon, Amherst Representative Ellen Story confirmed her retirement from the Massachusetts House of Representatives after 24 years. Story, a native Texan, took the seat over from current Senate President Stanley Rosenberg when he was elected to former US Congressman John

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Tardy Tuesday Takedown 1/19/16…

…And the World: We being today in Taiwan, which has elected its first female president in a resounding victory for the Democratic Progressive Party. Tsai Ing-wen, a former law professor, leading her party back from the abyss in 2008, will face daunting task of the

Nicholas Cocchi announced for Hampden Sheriff nearly two years ago. (via Twitter/@nickforsheriff)

Briefings: An Impending Labor Swing for Cocchi?…

UPDATED 1/14/16 10:40AM: To reflect an update in endorsements and to reflect a correction. Candidate James Gill is running as an independent, not, as previously reported, as a Democrat. With the slow gel of Democratic primary for Hampden County Sheriff is finally starting to firm