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Chris Murphy on Navigating the Boulevard of Broken Impeachment Trials…

HARTFORD—Impeachment, remember that? Though it ended nearly two weeks ago, its ramifications are ongoing and uncertain. In the death throes of the nation’s third impeachment trial whose outcome was clear, there was twist. It was not bipartisan. Utah Senator Mitt Romney, late of Massachusetts cast

Our One Hundredth: Love is a Battle (for Spring)field…

UPDATED 1/28/20 11:27PM: A prior version of this post incorrectly omitted Rep Jose Tosado from Sen. Markey’s endorsements. SPRINGFIELD—In a swing through the Western Mass last Sunday, Newton Congressman and US Senate candidate Joseph Kennedy, III snapped up the endorsement of six members of the

Our One Hundredth: Leveraging a Position in Hampshire County…

Our One Hundredth is an occasional series on Massachusetts’s US Senate Elections. WILLIAMSBURG—The candidates for the Democratic US Senate nomination have been barnstorming the state since the race erupted last September. At this stage, neither have ceded territory favorable to the other, but patterns of

Joe Kennedy

Our One Hundredth: He’ll Be There…Kennedy Assures at Launch…

Our One Hundredth is an occasional series on Massachusetts’s US Senate Elections. GREENFIELD—United States Representative Joseph Kennedy, III blitzed the commonwealth this past weekend as he launched his bid to unseat fellow Democrat Ed Markey in the US Senate. There is certainly a generational subtext

Joe Kennedy

Briefings: Joe Kennedy, III Ready to Launch…Statewide…

US Representative Joseph Kennedy, III, a scion of the storied Massachusetts political family, has been toying with a US Senate run for some time. Last month, his efforts, including a poll testing him against incumbent Senator Ed Markey, were unmasked. Since then, Kennedy has toured

Our One Hundredth: Kennedy Bid Encompasses Contrasting Crosscurrents…

UPDATED 9:43AM: For accuracy & clarity regarding news reports on Kennedy’s Springfield visit. Our One Hundredth is an occasional series on Massachusetts’s US Senate Elections. An elected in his thirties. A political mainstay in a coveted post. A sudden national spotlight on Massachusetts.  Is this

Elizabeth Warren

2020 Vision: A Single Step in a Long Journey for Warren?…

HOLYOKE—It started as a town hall, the 36th Elizabeth Warren had held since Donald Trump took office. It may go down as where she made her most explicit comments about her future. Warren, Massachusetts Senior United States Senator, is running for reelection this year and

For Good & Country: John McCain 1936-2018…

It is not uncommon for members of the United States House of Representatives or Senate to etch a place into history. Few have quite like Senator John McCain, a Republican from Senator. His place as a politician is mixed, but the high points reflect the

Our One Hundredth: Elizabeth Warren in (and for?) America…

The post is the first of three considering Elizabeth Warren’s first term. NEW ORLEANS—United States Senator Elizabeth Warren calls her Netroots Nation visits a family reunion. Her relationship with this conference, and the progressive grassroots generally, certainly predates and has profoundly influenced her political career.

At Annual Springfield Office Hours, Sen. Warren Goes to Town (Hall)…

SPRINGFIELD—United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and her annual office hours returned Monday. For the first such event in the Trump era, organizers moved the event from the lobby of her Springfield office to City Stage next door. But the amphitheater setting complemented the town hall-style