A parade of Democratic stars is marching through Massachusetts to galvanize support for U.S. Senate contender Ed Markey, while Republican opponent Gabriel Gomez looks to Obama administration missteps to propel an upset.
For more than half a century, the Kennedys were a force in U.S. politics. Their dominance began with John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential run and lasted until the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy in 2009.
Scott Brown is the only white guy on his team playing a charity basketball game at the Dunbar Y Community Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and he’s working. He huffs up and down the court in a gold tank top with a number 10 on it, maroon shorts, and Nike high-tops that make it look as if he’s got black-and-white hams strapped to the ends of his legs.
In 2007, when Mitt Romney sat down with the Wall Street Journal editorial board, the candidate for the Republican presidential nomination was eager for the influential paper’s blessing. What he got, instead, was their bemusement.
The Mad Men of the Republican Party have captured another convert. Scott Brown, the otherwise severely moderate senator from Massachusetts who won Ted Kennedy’s seat in a special election two years ago, has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Blunt amendment.
A court ruling that President Barack Obama’s recess appointment of labor board members was illegal in part because the Senate was in session stands against rulings by three sister courts supporting the power, one of which warned that “executive paralysis” would result otherwise.