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  • Scott Brown in talks with Fox News

    02/06/2013 3:24:40 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - Updated 06:08 PM | Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald
    Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is in talks with the Fox New Channel to join the network, a Fox spokeswoman has confirmed. She declined to say what role Brown would play at the cable network. The network recently cut ties with former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Clinton presidential advisor Dick Morris. Brown, who lost his Senate seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, announced last Friday he would not be running in the special Senate election to fill the seat being vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Meanwhile, Kadant Inc. of Westford, a paper...
  • Scott Brown’s vote shocks GOP comrades

    01/09/2012 5:19:23 AM PST · by massmike · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 01/09/2012 | Kimberly Atkins
    Here in the nation’s capital and in the Bay State, some folks are perplexed by the curious case of Sen. Scott Brown and his decision to back President Obama’s controversial recess appointment last week — a move that irked his Republican comrades and placed him squarely on the side of his likely Democratic challenger. Over the past year, the White House and congressional Republicans have engaged in an epic battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency created by the Dodd-Frank Act and built from the ground up by Elizabeth Warren. Republicans hate the bureau, saying it’s too...
  • Sen. Brown: I support Obama naming consumer chief (RINO doesn't know Constitution)

    01/05/2012 5:31:56 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies ^ | 01.04.12 | S LeBlanc
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said he supports President Barack Obama's decision to name Richard Cordray as the nation's chief consumer watchdog despite the objections of Brown's fellow Senate Republicans.
  • Brown raises $1.98 million — updated (Dems: "Brown votes 90% with GOP")

    07/06/2011 9:48:07 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/6/11 | Boston Herald
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) raised a whopping $1.98 million this quarter, far outpacing his Democratic challengers and bringing his total campaign funds to $9.6 million. Brown, who will need every dime to fend off a national Democratic coup for his seat, more than doubled the fundraising of Democratic challenger Alan Khazei, who raised 920,000 and Newton Mayor Setti Warren, who raised $122,000. “We are encouraged by the strong show of support for Scott Brown’s re-election. People are responding to his pro-jobs message and his leadership in controlling spending and reducing debt,” said John Cook, Senator Brown’s finance director, in...
  • Scott Brown a 'no' on Ryan budget

    05/23/2011 5:45:08 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/11 | Jordan Fabian
    GOP Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.) said Monday he won't support Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget when it comes up for a vote in the Senate. Brown, a centrist who is running for reelection in 2012, said that Ryan's plan helped jumpstart a necessary debate, but that Ryan's Medicare reforms go too far. "While I applaud Ryan for getting the conversation started, I cannot support his specific plan — and therefore will vote 'no' on his budget," he wrote in a Politico op-ed. "Our country is on an unsustainable fiscal path," he added. "But I do not think it requires us...
  • Scott Brown hails Romney's 'courage' in healthcare speech.(BARF)

    05/12/2011 8:50:14 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05-12-11 | Michael O'Brien
    Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) healthcare speech drew quick support from fellow Bay State Sen. Scott Brown (R), who called Romney's defense of the state's healthcare plan "courageous." Brown, who's up for reelection in the typically Democratic state next fall, offered Romney political reinforcement following the former governor's highly anticipated healthcare speech on Thursday. "Governor Romney showed a lot of courage today by standing his ground on the reforms he put in place in Massachusetts," Brown said in a statement. "What he did as governor worked for Massachusetts by getting health insurance to more people."
  • Sen. Scott Brown fooled by picture of bin Laden corpse

    05/05/2011 4:49:11 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies ^ | Updated: Thursday, 05 May 2011, 7:28 AM EDT Read more: | Gene Lavanchy
    (FOX 25 / - Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown declared on the Fox 25 Morning News Wednesday that he had seen proof that Osama bin Laden was dead. Hours later, he was back tracking. It turns out the picture was a fake, and it now appears he wasn’t the only senator fooled by it. When asked if the photo should be released, Brown said: “If it's for informational purposes, to serve a specific goal, then possibly. Listen, I’ve seen the picture. He’s definitely dead, and if there's any conspiracy theories out there, you should put them to rest, ok? He...
  • Scott Brown blasts Dems’ checkup (Dem: "Brown votes GOP 98%")

    04/01/2011 11:11:19 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 52 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/1/11 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown — an upstart Blue State Republican in the cross hairs of national Democrats — is lashing out at the party’s opposition researchers, accusing them of prying into his family’s private health insurance records, and demanding that they stop fighting dirty. (snip)A DSCC spokesman insisted the request was only for public information and never sought private medical information about the Brown family. “Obviously, the commission has made a mistake. Now Brown is trying score cheap political points to distract from his record, voting in lock step with Republicans in Washington, D.C.,” said spokesman Matt Canter. “Brown votes...
  • Brown emerging as key Senate player (Brown providing Obamacare cover)

    03/05/2011 10:10:38 AM PST · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/05/2011 | Mark Arsenault
    WASHINGTON — Candidate Scott Brown campaigned as the potential 41st GOP vote to halt President Obama’s health insurance overhaul. Now, after his first full year as a US senator, Brown is helping the president make the new law more palatable to its critics. Although Brown insists he still opposes the overall health care measure, his bipartisan plan embraced by the president is one of the most visible examples of Brown’s willingness to rebuff his Tea Party movement roots and work in the Senate as a compromiser. With a voting record similar to those of Susan M. Collins and Olympia J....
  • Sen. Scott Brown: ‘Reagan Democrats’ helped me win seat. (Good luck without Tea Party support)

    02/27/2011 6:35:53 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2011 | AP
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is crediting so-called "Reagan Democrats" for helping him win the seat once held by Democratic stalwart Edward Kennedy The Republican made the comments Friday at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. Brown said Reagan Democrats, who crossed party lines twice to elect the former Republican president, also turned out to back his candidacy. He said Reagan Democrats are still a force in Massachusetts and without their support he would not have been elected senator.
  • Sen. Scott Brown: I’ll back Mitt Romney for president in 2012

    02/23/2011 5:24:46 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 57 replies
    Boston Herald via AP ^ | February 23, 2011 | Associated Press
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said he has no plans to run for president next year, but will support Mitt Romney if the former Republican Massachusetts governor jumps in the race.
  • Sen. Brown defends call not to seek abuse charges

    02/22/2011 5:06:17 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | STEVE LeBLANC
    BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Scott Brown defended his decision not to pursue a criminal investigation against the camp counselor he said molested him when he was a child, saying Tuesday that he's not looking to settle old scores. Brown details the encounter in his autobiography "Against All Odds," which tells the story of the Republican's troubled childhood and his election to the Senate seat held for decades by the late Democrat Edward Kennedy.
  • Sen. Scott Brown says, 'I'm not a Tea Party member,' welcomes GOP primary

    02/22/2011 12:34:41 PM PST · by Justaham · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-22-11 | Michael O'Brien
    "You're talking about being an ideologue? If you're looking for one, I'm not it," said Sen. Scott Brown. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said he doesn't consider himself a member of the Tea Party movement and would welcome any primary challenger. Brown, the Republican senator from deep-blue Massachusetts whose win in a special election last year in part catalyzed the Tea Party movement, said he considers himself just a Republican, though one with sympathies toward some Tea Party issues. "Hey, nothing wrong with a primary. I welcome all challengers," Brown said Tuesday morning on MSNBC. He said Monday evening that he...
  • Scott Brown rejects Tea Party, says it’s not productive to criticize Obama

    02/22/2011 4:06:47 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 83 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 22, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Scott Brown rejects Tea Party, says it’s not productive to criticize Obama. When Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts was elected to serve the remainder of the term of the deceased Ted Kennedy last year, conservatives had decent hopes for him. After all, Brown nationalized his election battle by saying that he would vote against Obamacare. That pledge brought him huge support from the Tea Party, which worked hard to help him get elected. Since then, however, Brown has revealed himself to be what he truly is: a RINO Republican who does much of the Democrats’ bidding. With that in mind,...
  • State GOP talks strategy, with Brown as inspiration (ROMNEY ALERT)

    02/06/2011 1:23:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-02-06 | Steven Rosenberg
    (snip) Other Republican leaders such as Ron Kaufman, the longtime confidant to President George H.W. Bush, believe 2012 could be a banner year for the state GOP. He pointed to Brown’s upcoming reelection campaign, last November’s gains by Republican state representatives, and the possibility of having former governor Mitt Romney on the presidential ticket. "For us, it’s about getting the message out," said Kaufman, who added that GOP candidates would focus on the economy and their opposition’s record next year. "If you look at the last three speakers of the House in Massachusetts, they’ve all been indicted for one problem...
  • Seeing red, PAC is down on Scott Brown

    01/31/2011 6:22:45 AM PST · by izzatzo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 01/31/11 | Jim McElhatton
    The National Republican Trust spent nearly $100,000 last year to help Scott Brown win the U.S. Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, but now the conservative political group wishes it had that money back to help kick Mr. Brown out of office.
  • Scott Brown Is An Idiot

    01/18/2011 3:01:13 PM PST · by Repulican Donkey · 31 replies · 1+ views
    1/18/2011 | Repulican Donkey
    Washington is replete with idiots, but Senate Republicans seem to have the highest incidence of political idiocy in the entire capital.
  • Sen. Brown: Forget ‘itty-bitty’ R at end of name (Why did I donate to him?!?)

    01/17/2011 2:04:30 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 85 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/17/11 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said this morning he’ll take part in the bipartisan seating at President Obama’s State of the Union address, urging that people need to move past the “itty-bitty letter” signifying he’s a Republican at the end of his name.
  • Tea Party to target Sen. Scott Brown? (Yeppers! Boot the RINOs that lied to get elected!)

    12/28/2010 4:42:06 AM PST · by tobyhill · 64 replies · 4+ views
    cnn ^ | 12/28/2010 | 'Parker Spitzer' staff
    Tea Party activists are now talking openly about backing a Republican primary challenger against Mass. Sen. Scott Brown. "I think the significance of that is –- I don’t know if he’ll get a primary challenge or survive in 2012 - but that is what every Republican in the Senate and the House up for re-election in 2012 has to be thinking about," said Salon's Steve Kornacki. "It’s going to have that threat hovering over them on every key vote for the next two years."
  • Brown draws ire on the right (No Money To The GOP Until The RINOs Are Gone!)

    12/26/2010 7:19:47 AM PST · by tobyhill · 101 replies · 3+ views
    boston globe ^ | 12/23/2010 | By Matt Viser
    Senator Scott Brown’s decision to buck his party leadership in recent days on the “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ military policy and on a nuclear arms treaty has set off a new wave of anger among some of the activists who helped elect him — and renewed talk among conservatives that he might face a primary challenge. Some Tea Party movement leaders who dislike Brown’s votes acknowledge that the Massachusetts Republican has demonstrated his independent and pragmatic streak, and by doing so may strengthen his chances at reelection in 2012. No primary challenger has emerged, and it is unclear whether a...
  • Brown draws ire on the right - Latest votes stir Tea Party talk of primary challenge

    12/24/2010 6:12:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 124 replies · 4+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 24, 2010 | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON — Senator Scott Brown’s decision to buck his party leadership in recent days on the “don’t ask, don’t tell’’ military policy and on a nuclear arms treaty has set off a new wave of anger among some of the activists who helped elect him — and renewed talk among conservatives that he might face a primary challenge. Tweet 1diggdiggYahoo! Buzz ShareThis Some Tea Party movement leaders who dislike Brown’s votes acknowledge that the Massachusetts Republican has demonstrated his independent and pragmatic streak, and by doing so may strengthen his chances at reelection in 2012. No primary challenger has emerged,...
  • Scott Brown ‘Yea’ on New START

    12/20/2010 2:53:39 PM PST · by Fury · 209 replies · 13+ views
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | 12/19/2010 | Andrew Stiles
    After basically evading reporters all day, the Massachusetts Republican recently announced that he will support the arms reduction treaty. Brown told reporters following a closed-session intelligence briefing that he had given the issue “due diligence” and hoped see the treaty ratified. “I believe it’s something that’s important for our country, and I believe it’s a good move forward to deal with our national security issues,” he said. A cloture vote is expected on Tuesday.
  • Brown’s jobless bill wins little support (RINO Brown now whining about Democrat spending)

    07/17/2010 5:43:23 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies · 1+ views
    boston globe ^ | 7/16/2010 | By Matt Viser
    Scott Brown, with some justification, makes frequent claims to bipartisanship. But as the Republican senator from Massachusetts prepared to cast another vote next week against an extension of benefits for jobless Americans, he expressed frustration. Democrats, he said, never gave his alternative plan to extend benefits a serious look. “Why is it that I’m always the one that has to vote with the Democrats?’’ Brown lamented. “Bipartisanship is a two-way street, you know? Why can’t they also work together to pay for these things within the budget, within the monies that we already have? Why is it that we always...
  • The New McCain (Scott Brown)

    07/16/2010 11:54:56 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 48 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | July 16, 2010 | Matt York
    When people asked for this newly minted celebrity's autograph, Brown signed his name, followed by the number "41," signifying the critical vote the GOP needed to shoot down the president's signature legislation (healthcare reform). "Sometimes he'll be the 41st vote, other times he'll be the 60th," says Eric Fehrnstrom, a Massachusetts political consultant who has done some work for Brown's reelection in 2012, On Democrats' financial-reform package,Brown surprised even his own party when he decided to vote yes, giving his would-be opponents exactly 60 votes.
  • Scott Brown: Bill critics are uninformed; listening to conservative talkers 'not dealing in facts'

    07/16/2010 5:21:10 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies
    WBZ AM 1030 (Boston) ^ | 07/14/2010 | Audio
    Senator Scott Brown is pretty confused as to why everyone is not on board Obama's government takeover of Wall Street... and pretty much all sectors of the financial industry. Therefore, he intends to upload the bill ("when computers get back up") and inform and educate all you big dummies. Tip: If you don't want to listen to Brown's spin, let feed load to 12:45, then fast forward to around 11:45 where he takes his shots at not-yet-informed critics and national talk show hosts who are 'not dealing in facts.' PS - Dan Rea is a big lib. Hence his adoration...
  • (Dem.) Scott Brown taking heat for vote on financial reform bill (Democrat in RINO clothing)

    07/16/2010 3:27:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 89 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Boston ^ | 7/15/2010 | Joe Battenfeld
    A bill designed to protect America from another financial meltdown is on the verge of becoming law. The senate just passed the Wall Street reform bill, but it wouldn't have happened without the help of three New England republican senators, including Scott Brown. The sweeping new Wall Street reform bill finally passed with Brown's vote, along with two republicans from Maine, providing democrats and President Obama with the crucial 60 votes to block a GOP filibuster
  • Scott Brown Sells Out

    07/15/2010 3:57:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 15, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    On the evening of Scott Brown’s election, I wrote that among the reasons for his victory was resentment of “a host of actions to prop up Wall Street firms at the expense of taxpayers.” Who would have thought that less than six months later Brown would cast the decisive vote in favor of legislation that institutionalizes Wall Street bailouts, and whose sponsors — Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank — played key roles in bringing on the meltdown, not to mention representing everything that is sleazy and corrupt about Washington. If Brown wasn’t running against Barney Frank when he railed against...
  • Scott Brown: ‘the Man with the Truck’ turned into ‘the Man with the Hammer and Sickle’

    07/15/2010 3:25:18 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 33 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 15th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Scott Brown was the Man with the truck during his senatorial campaign. Today he assisted President Obama in the sweeping overhaul of the American financial system. The least we can say he broke his promise for no new taxes that will cripple the economy. The truth is the Gov now will call the shots on Wall Street. Do you think your money is safer now? The Rock Star of the tea party movement is a star no more. He is a poster boy again, but this time it is not for Cosmo, but for the Obama agenda. Remember how the...
  • Mass. Republican Brown becomes a pivotal voice on the Hill (GOP, enjoy the permanent minority)

    07/15/2010 2:55:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/15/2010 | By Perry Bacon, Jr.
    The surest indication of whether a bill will be pushed through Congress right now is not a speech from President Obama or a declaration by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Instead, it's often a letter from the office of a Massachusetts senator who has served in Washington for less than seven months. When Sen. Scott Brown (R) announced in a written statement Monday he would back a briefly stalled bill to reform the financial regulatory system, two other Republicans quickly joined him. The three helped prevent a Republican filibuster of the legislation on Thursday morning, clearing the way for a...
  • Obama: GOP backed down on Wall Street (O talking smack now that Scott Brown folded like wet suit)

    05/22/2010 8:58:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 1,233+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/22/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Republicans were forced to "back down" from blocking Wall Street reform, according to a fundraising letter sent by the president. In the e-mail to his supporters, President Barack Obama wrote that pressure on lawmakers forced Republicans to "back down" from blocking the legislation, which the Senate passed Thursday. "This movement proved again that the strongest special interests, who for so long have called the shots in Washington, can be beat," he wrote. "When opponents in Congress tried to block the legislation altogether, you stood up -- and they backed down. When the lobbyists pushed for loopholes and exemptions just before...
  • Scott Brown campaigns for McCain in Arizona

    03/05/2010 9:51:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 864+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/10 | Jonathan J. Cooper - ap
    PHOENIX – Facing the toughest re-election battle of his career, John McCain is bringing in the Republican Party's newest rising star in a bid to shore up support among conservative primary voters. Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is making his first campaign trip as senator. His visit to Arizona Friday will be a first test of his popularity among Republican activists after he broke with the GOP leadership to side with Democrats in supporting a jobs bill. Brown won his seat in January with the help national Republicans, "tea party" groups and an array of conservative special interests. Some of those...