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Mayor, white councilors get majority of police officers’ political donations
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Mayor, white councilors get majority of police officers’ political donations
Boston Police officers have contributed more than $1 million to Boston elected officials over the last 10 years, with the lion’s share of the dollars — $456,548 — going to Mayor Martin Walsh, according to an analysis released by the political organizing group Mijente and ACLU of Massachusetts this week.
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Black & Latino Caucus picks up new seats
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Black & Latino Caucus picks up new seats
For years, political pundits said Latino candidates couldn’t win a majority-Latino Massachusetts state Senate district in Hampden County, where Springfield candidates were often out-gunned by candidates from higher-turnout suburbs. On Tuesday, Springfield City Councilor Adam Gomez proved the pundits wrong, becoming the first Puerto Rican to win election to the Massachusetts state Senate
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Brandy Fluker Oakley wins 12th Suffolk primary
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Brandy Fluker Oakley wins 12th Suffolk primary
In a hard-fought race between three lawyers in Dorchester, Brandy Fluker Oakley appears to be the winner of the 12th Suffolk seat in the state House of Representatives.
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Editorial
A Senate race without conflicting issues
How does one explain with clarity the political confrontation between Joe Kennedy and Ed Markey? They are both Democrats who are considered to be progressive and they say that there are no substantial disputes of political issues between them.
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Kamala in spotlight as Biden VP choice
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Kamala in spotlight as Biden VP choice
Kamala Harris has already made history as America’s first woman of color on a major party presidential ticket. As Democrats meet this week around smartphones in a virtual convention, the party aims to turn the daughter of a Jamaican father and South Asian mother into the nation’s first female vice president as well. Not to mention the first graduate of a historically Black college — Howard University — to be one heartbeat away from serving as commander in chief.
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A winning combination
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Editorial
A winning combination
Even a casual observer would have to conclude that Biden has employed his extraordinary political acumen in the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate.
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Opinion
Why vice presidents matter
For both Biden and Trump, the single biggest asset that a VP pick brings to the table is that he or she can turn on more voters than their potential boss can or has turned off no matter what part of the country they hail from, their gender or their rank in the party.
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Mass Senate race is anything but ordinary
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Mass Senate race is anything but ordinary
In the midst of a global pandemic, the primary battle between U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy and Sen. Edward Markey bears few of the hallmarks of an ordinary campaign. Among the more extraordinary developments: Voters are already casting their ballots, four weeks before the September 1 primary date.
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An incumbent goes down in Missouri as anti-establishment candidates make their mark
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National
An incumbent goes down in Missouri as anti-establishment candidates make their mark
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Black, Latino caucus members cite victories in House police reform bill
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Black, Latino caucus members cite victories in House police reform bill
The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed their version of a police reform bill early Saturday morning by a 93-66 vote, after three days of debate, marked by mounting concerns over qualified immunity, no-knock warrants and internal investigations.
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Opinion
Restoring Voting Rights honors John Lewis
To honor Lewis' life and legacy, Democratic lawmakers want the 2019 Voting Rights Advancement Act he fought for passed, and to name it the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020.
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House advances criminal justice reform bill
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House advances criminal justice reform bill
Just a week after the Senate passed a controversial police reform bill, House legislators have presented their own version, with a few differences.
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