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Massachusetts Election Results
Voters in the state of Massachusetts are heading to the polls on Election Day 2016. There are 11 electoral votes at stake in Massachusetts in the presidential race. The Bay State allows early voting. Early voting turnout in Massachusetts this election has surpassed turnout in 2012. Voting History
House Committee Votes to Hold Clinton IT Staffer in Contempt of Congress
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 19-15 today to hold Hillary Clinton 's former IT staffer in contempt of Congress. For the second time in two weeks, Bryan Pagliano, former senior adviser for information resource management at the State Department , failed to show up to a
Terror Abroad, Worries At Home (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES COULD IT HAPPEN HERE?: Although there are no credible threats inside the U.S. in the aftermath of yesterday’s attacks in Paris, ABC’s PIERRE THOMAS reported on “Good Morning America” today that police in several major U.S. cities are stepping up...
Still Secret: 28 Pages That Could Change Our Understanding of 9/11
A bipartisan group of congressmen joined with 9/11 family members today to renew efforts to declassify 28 pages of a joint congressional inquiry into the worst terrorist attack against the United States. The information, redacted by President George W. Bush, is believed to point to allegations that
USPS Hacked: Congress Presses for More Timely Notification After Data Breach
For nearly two months, after suspicious activity was detected on postal service networks, employees and customers remained in the dark about the potential that their data had been compromised. The delay drew criticism from Congress at a House oversight hearing, today. "I am very disappointed in the
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, who has been skewered by critics over the Sept. 19 White House security breach , has resigned, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "Today Julia Pierson, the director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I
Obama's Unfinished Business In Asia
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE ART OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PIVOT: For President Obama, it’s the “pivot” that never quite made the full turn. His “deliberate and strategic decision” in 2011 to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia has been repeatedly distracted by crises ...
Trio of House Dems in Race for Charity - Boston Marathon
Politicians are used to running and raising money, but today three House Democrats ran in the Boston Marathon to raise money for charities that help victims of last year’s finish line bombing. Reps. Joe Kennedy III and Stephen Lynch, both from Massachusetts, joined Rep. Kyrsten...
Wanted Mobster Found Masquerading as a Cattle Rancher in Idaho
For more than a decade, Jeffrey John Shaw was seen as an eccentric man amongst his neighbors in the cattle community of Marsing, Idaho -- a rancher with a thick Boston accent trying to blend in by wearing bib overalls and a straw hat. During his time as an Idaho rancher, the raven-haired, goateed
IRS' Lois Lerner Takes Fifth, Shuns Congress
Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service’s director of Exempt Organizations who is at the center of the controversy after the agency targeted conservative organizations for gratuitous scrutiny, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination today at a congressional hearing examining