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Governor Dukakis Discusses Obama, National Deficit & Sarah Palin

Filed in Featured, Featured Video, Headline, Local News, Politics by on October 19, 2009 3 Comments
Governor Dukakis Discusses Obama, National Deficit & Sarah Palin

Watch as Gabby discuss these topics with Governor Michael Dukakis: Obama’s first year, the National Deficit, and Sarah Palin.

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Coakley Cruising Toward Senate Seat

Filed in Politics by on October 13, 2009 0 Comments
Coakley Cruising Toward Senate Seat

Boston’s mayoral election next month isn’t the only upcoming vote with an apparently forgone outcome. In the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, it looks increasingly likely that Attorney General Martha Coakley will cruise to an easy victory. The latest good news for Coakley’s campaign comes in […]

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Yoon Rises From the Political Grave

Filed in Politics by on September 30, 2009 0 Comments
Yoon Rises From the Political Grave

Sam Yoon is not a zombie, but the man just refuses to die—politically speaking, of course. Despite Yoon’s poor showing in the mayoral preliminary election last week—he received 21 percent of the vote, finishing third—Yoon still refuses to give up his quest to unseat four-time incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino. So how will Yoon pull off […]

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The Yoonolution Will Be Voted On

Filed in Politics by on September 29, 2009 0 Comments
The Yoonolution Will Be Voted On

Originally, this post was titled ‘The Yoonolution Will Not Be Voted On’ but due to some groundbreaking news via Universal Hub, I’ve tweaked the title as Michael Flaherty announced Sam Yoon joined his ticket as the Deputy Mayor candidate. The strengths and weaknesses of Flaherty and Yoon complement each other and make for a very […]

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Fluffernutter Bill Tough to Swallow

Filed in Politics by on September 24, 2009 1 Comment
Fluffernutter Bill Tough to Swallow

A bill before the state legislature seeks to make the fluffernutter the official state sandwich. Debate over the proposed bill has been messy at times, sticky at others, yet always undeniably delicious.

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State Senate Gives Governor Power to Name Interim Senator

Filed in Featured, Headline, Politics by on September 23, 2009 0 Comments
State Senate Gives Governor Power to Name Interim Senator

What I wouldn’t give for a good, nonsensical gerrymander right now. The past month’s debate over how to fill the Senate seat vacated by the late Edward Kennedy has proven a perfect example of legal circumvention through political might, and I’m suddenly in the mood for some old fashioned, partisan politics. Yesterday, the Democratic controlled […]

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Menino to Face Flaherty in November General Election

Filed in Featured, Headline, Local News, Politics by on September 22, 2009 0 Comments
Menino to Face Flaherty in November General Election

It looks more and more like Mayor Thomas Menino is on his way to an unprecedented fifth term in office. With every precinct reporting, Menino placed first amid the four candidate field with 51 percent of the vote in his favor. His closest challenger, and the man he will now face in November’s general election, […]

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Governor Dukakis recognizes Massachusetts as an example: Universal Health Care

Governor Dukakis recognizes Massachusetts as an example: Universal Health Care

Listen as the former Governor explains how Massachusetts is an example of what the national universal health care plan should be.

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It’s Just Politics

Filed in Local Events, Local News, Politics by on September 14, 2009 0 Comments
It’s Just Politics

Last week, the Senate opened without its Lion, Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In his honor, they draped his seat in black velvet. This serves as a reminder of the all important question–what will happen to Ted’s seat? It’s fate potentially rests in the hands of the Massachusetts legislature. In 2004, the Massachusetts legislature changed the […]

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Governor Dukakis to Fill Kennedy Senate Seat?

Filed in Local Events, Local News, Politics, University News by on September 9, 2009 1 Comment
Governor Dukakis to Fill Kennedy Senate Seat?

Governor Michael Dukakis is Massachusetts’ longest serving Governor. Dukakis held the Democratic nomination against George H. W. Bush during the 1988 Presidential Election. Listen to him discuss the possibility of becoming Senator Kennedy’s replacement this fall.

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