Monday, November 5, 2012
Haven't made up your mind? What will tip the scales for you?
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows President Barack Obama at 48 percent and former Gov. Mitt Romney at 47 percent. That suggests there are still a bunch of undecided voters. The candidates are both out getting their messages to voters in a final push before the election. Are you still undecided? If so, what is going to make up your mind between now and tomorrow? What can either candidate do to sway your vote? Let us know in the comments and discuss.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The presidential election is Tuesday, Nov. 6: who do you think will be the winner?
With the election only days away, pundits are analyzing polls and trying to predict who will be the next president: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Gallup's final pre-election polling, for one, will be tallied after Sunday. The organization had suspended its national daily tracking surveys for several days this week after Superstorm Sandy. By now, you likely know for whom you'll be casting your vote on Tuesday. But, regardless of whom you may want to win, who do you think will win? Which political analysis do you think is right on the mark? Which websites/polls are you following? Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments. And, if you want to use our comment section to make a final argument for why an undecided voter should support your …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The incumbent and challenger took part in a live debate Wednesday night hosted by Patch.com and Acton TV.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Warren out raised Brown by $4.5 million in the third quarter, according to fundraising totals released on Monday by each campaign.
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign announced today it has raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter this year, outraising incumbent Senator Scott Brown by $4.5 million. Brown's campaign had its best fundraising total to date this quarter, at $7.45 million. The Brown campaign enters the home stretch with approximately $10.2 million cash on hand. About 80 percent of Warren's contributors were donation amounts of $50 or less, and $7 million was raised in September alone, the campaign said. “Tens of thousands of people across Massachusetts have joined this campaign because they know that Elizabeth will fight for them in the U.S. Senate,” said Michael Pratt, Finance Director. "This strong support will help propel the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
As the Nov. 6 election nears, political discussion is getting heated. How much do you share of your political opinions with your Facebook friends?
Maybe you're a die-hard Democrat, and you think Joe Biden wiped the floor with Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate Thursday. Or maybe you're a staunch Republican, you believe Paul Ryan was on top of his game. Do you share these opinions with your Facebook friends? Maybe you shouldn't, suggests a recent article on Boston.com. People of all political leanings told the Globe they're learning too much about their friends' and relatives' attitudes. The article is informed by data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The study found that 18 percent of Facebook users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden a friend because of political differences or a distaste for the sheer volume of the friends’ political posts. …
Vice Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan squared off in the VP debate on Thursday, Oct. 11, a week after presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had their first debate. Here's how Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Massachusetts Democrats were more enthusiastic about Joe Biden's vice presidential debate performance than Bay State Republicans were about Paul Ryan's performance: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended Thursday night. Biden and Ryan faced off Thursday, Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, KY. ABC News' Martha Raddatz moderated the debate, which covered both domestic and foreign policy. Of the 14 local influential Democrats who took the survey, 12 of them (85.7 percent) voted that Biden won by a large margin, with one voting that the current vice president won by a slim margin and one voting "neutral." Meanwhile, of the 25 local influential …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The jobless rate has fallen to below 8 percent for the first time in four years.
With Republicans and Democrats largely agreeing that Republican candidate Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate this week, there is a new piece of news that could soften the perceived blow to President Barack Obama's campaign. The U.S. jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time since Obama moved in to the White House. The Boston Globe reported that the news could give the Obama camp a boost; it's the same rate as January 2009, when the president took office. In the months after the inauguration, the rate increased and topped 8 percent for 43 straight months. In August, it was 8.1 percent. The jobless rate is determined through a government survey of 60,000 households. The Globe …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The two candidates faced off in Lowell for round two of their debates.
Republican Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren brought their sharpened claws to the second debate last night. Moderator David Gregory started the debate with a question about Warren's heritage. Warren claims to have Native American ancestry, but proof of that ancestry has not been presented. "From the day I was born until my other died, she told me about who I am, who we are, who my brothers are," Warren said. "I have never used the information about our Native American heritage to get any benefit ... I consider myself as having a Native American background. That's what I said, and that's who I am." Brown has attacked Warren as dishonest for the heritage issue in his latest round of TV ads. Recently, Brown staffers…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Here are your candidates for the September primary vote.
On Thursday, Sept. 6, Massachusetts casts its votes in the primary. Note, the election day is on a Thursday. The districts and precincts have shifted a bit, so do pay attention. Here are your candidates on the ballot for Sept. 6. Democratic Party Precinct One Senator in Congress: Elizabeth A. Warren Representative in Congress: James P. McGovern, William Feegbeh Councillor: No candidates; write-in only Senator in General Court: Harriette L. Chandler Representative in General Court: Joseph Paul Richard Collins, Sr., Danielle W. Gregoire Clerk of Courts: Dennis P. McManus Register of Deeds: Anthony J. Vigliotti Precincts 2 and 4 Senator in Congress: Elizabeth A. Warren Representative in Congress: James P. McGovern, William Feegbeh …