January 29, 2023

Politics

A Worcester election worker’s flashback: Things that made me go “huh?” during the primaries

Voters confused by the primary process are sometimes more perplexing than all the election deniers, fraudsters and assorted-other fascist crazies who have emerged from the Trump era.

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A Worcester election worker’s flashback: things that made me go “huh?” during the midterms

Election deniers’ unfounded claims of fraud and its perplexing association with mail-in voting.

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Despite legal opposition, Biden makes it easier to liquidate student loans through bankruptcy

The latest move by the Biden administration disproves WBZ radio host Dan Rea’s assumption that Biden’s $20,000 student debt relief program was simply a ploy to garner the youth vote.

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Forget the polls, Trump is the frontrunner

None of Trump’s potential opponents have anywhere near his “Carnival Barkers” basic understanding of the audience, use of language or his desperation.

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Live Election Results & Called Races in Massachusetts Midterm Election

As expected, Healey and Campbell take the governor and attorney general seats, dental medical loss ratio question passes in landslide, retail alcohol license limit loses.

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Abraham Lincoln’s surprisingly illustrious wrestling career

According to several historians, Lincoln only had one recorded loss in his 12-year wrestling career.

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Massachusetts Midterm Election Guide 2022

Everything you need to know about Tuesday’s election, from the races to ballot questions.

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Dems exceeding expectations in the midterms may cost Republicans the presidential in 2024

If a Republican “Tide” overtakes the midterms they will claim a mandate, tank the economy and act as if Trump is a lock for a November 2024, while Biden – with his low approval ratings – only needs to exceed expectations for a win.

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Warren, AOC ask financial officials to close revolving door between crypto firms & their agencies

The request was made in response to a recent uptick of crypto firms hiring government officials to lobby for “secure favorable regulatory outcomes” as the government works to craft rules to regulate the crypto industry.

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Man wants apology from Governor’s Councilor who blocked handicapped spaces outside Mass Eye & Ear

In a letter obtained by News Link Live, the man said he knew the car belonged to District 3 Governor’s Councilor Marilyn Devaney because of her “governor’s council 3” vanity plate.

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Analysis: If Millionaire’s tax passes this time around it’ll be thanks to women and young voters

What could keep the referendum from passing, yet again, will be unenrolled and undecided voters heavily influenced by last minute conservative ad campaigns.

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House-Rules Chair Jim McGovern blocks Lauren Boebert’s amendment with “new rule” against “lunatics”

McGovern represents the “vast majority” of House Democrats who are doubling-down on Republican rhetoric in Congress following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, new book says.

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Analysis: Post-debate press was a home run, but will Healey be stonewalled by her own party as gov?

If elected, the longstanding MA tradition of a Republican governor and Democratic legislature will come to an end and the intraparty power struggle will begin.

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Veteran pollster and political analyst Lou DiNatale weighs in on the state primary [Q&A]

“I think the Republican brand currently is so badly tainted by Trump that a lot of unenrolled voters didn’t bother to show up in a Republican primary.”

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Mass Building Trades Union endorses feminist labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan for Attorney General

Known for her class-action lawsuits against “gig economy” companies like Uber, Liss-Riordan worked for New York’s trailblazing congresswoman, Bella Abzug, before going to Harvard Law School.

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Former State Senator Dean Tran allegedly stole gun from elderly constituent

He was also charged with misleading investigators.

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Healey gets Democrat’s endorsement for governor at convention

Healey won as expected, but there were some upsets at this weekend’s convention in Worcester.

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Public Defender hopes to unseat longtime incumbent in District 3 Governor’s Council race

The candidate, Mara Dolan, is hoping to be the first public defender elected to the council, which advises the governor on judicial nominations.

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Biden’s comment is irrelevant, World War III isn’t even possible

The international “outrage” over President Biden’s statement of the obvious is really a manifestation of a Cold War hangover. It’s baseless and absurd to think that President Biden’s adlibbed declaration that Vladimir Putin “cannot stay in power” would compel Russia to start World War III. First of all, how would that even be possible? At the present time, only two countries are at war: Russia and the Ukraine. If Putin were to “show no restraint” because of Biden’s statement and use a nuclear weapon on the Ukraine or anywhere else, the vast majority of the world would turn on Russia and obliterate it. The U.S. might also knock Russia’s nuclear weapon clear out of the sky, too. It’s not as if the axis and allied powers of WWII would majestically reemerge out of this conflict; NATO was devised specifically to prevent this precise division from reemerging. The worst that could…

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Far-right’s support of Russia’s Ukraine invasion stems from regressed rebellion & religious belief

The “excessively cynical and also credulous” far-right gobbles up Kremlin-backed propaganda, twisting it into a conspiracy theory that no facts can debunk.

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