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  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WRKO AM,January 16-20,2017

    01/16/2017 9:28:03 AM PST · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | January 16, 2017 | Jeffrey Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And A Historic Week!
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • Mass. women hold marches in protest

    01/15/2017 7:09:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 15, 2017 | Kathleen McKiernan
    Bay State women say they are headed to the nation’s capitol for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday to demand accountability from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. “I decided to go down on Nov. 9,” said Anna Josephson, 32, of Waltham. “I’m worried about his appointments, his hatred and his fearmongering ... I can’t see any sign from him that he thinks women are people, too.”
  • Dukakis: Trump needs to apologize to Clinton

    01/13/2017 9:21:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis said in an interview Friday that President-elect Donald Trump needs to get off Twitter and apologize to Hillary Clinton. "I mean he ought to be ashamed of himself for this kind of stuff, calling her a crook and that kind of nonsense. She's a good person, nothing she did involved breaches of national security," Dukakis said in an interview on WABC radio with Rita Cosby. "She was investigated for God knows how long about Libya, and a Republican-dominated committee exonerated her." Dukakis went on to say that Trump needed to change his behavior and...
  • Exxon ordered to turn over 40 years of climate change research

    01/12/2017 9:20:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 47 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 12, 2017 | Matt Egan
    ExxonMobil has lost a key battle in an investigation into whether the oil giant misled the public about the dangers of climate change. A Massachusetts judge ordered Exxon (XOM) on Wednesday to hand over more than four decades of the company's climate change research. The court rejected Exxon's emergency motion to kill the demand from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who is investigating allegations the company ignored internal scientific research going back to the 1970s. The ruling came on the same day that longtime Exxon boss Rex Tillerson was being grilled by Congress about the company's climate change tactics at...
  • Massachusetts weighs doing away with winter time shift

    01/11/2017 6:02:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 11, 2017
    BOSTON –  Lacking authority to change the laws of physics to allow more sunlight on the darkest days of winter, a special commission is instead considering whether Massachusetts should change the laws of man and observe daylight saving time year-round. If adopted, Massachusetts residents wouldn't have to set their clocks back in November and forward in March, as most of the U.S. does. Benefits of having daylight saving time throughout the year could include energy savings and less seasonal depression, proponents suggest
  • Framingham middle-schooler hospitalized after eating marijuana edible on school bus

    01/11/2017 3:49:02 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    WFXT News ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Christine O'Donnell
    A Framingham middle school student was hospitalized Monday after he and another student ate a marijuana edible on the school bus, according to a letter released by Fuller Middle School. School officials are trying to find out who brought the edibles on the bus and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Stacy Velasquez says her 12-year-old son was riding the bus to school Monday morning when he found a container of gummy bears that got him very sick.
  • 51 Inmates Refuse To Be Locked In Cells At State’s Maximum Security Prison

    01/09/2017 5:44:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | January 9, 2017
    State Police responded to the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility in Shirley after dozens of inmates refused to be locked in their cells Monday evening. The Department of Corrections says 51 inmates in the P-1 Housing Unit at the maximum security prison were involved in the incident. All corrections officers were safely evacuated from the unit and the prison’s Special Operations team regained control of the inmates at approximately 7:00 pm. Souza Baranowski prison cell (WBZ-TV) Souza Baranowski prison cell (WBZ-TV) The situation is still being assessed, but there were no injuries to any officers. A source tells WBZ the unit was...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOON-3PM,EST,WRKO AM,January 9-13,2017

    01/09/2017 9:42:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | January 9, 2017 | Jeffrey Kuhner
    Good Afternoon!
  • At home and abroad, Obama’s trail of disasters

    01/09/2017 6:07:27 AM PST · by Makana · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 8, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    AS HE PREPARES to move out of the White House, Barack Obama is understandably focused on his legacy and reputation. The president will deliver a farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday; he told his supporters in an e-mail that the speech would “celebrate the ways you’ve changed this country for the better these past eight years,” and previewed his closing argument in a series of tweets hailing “the remarkable progress” for which he hopes to be remembered. In 2010, two years after electing him president, voters trounced Obama’s party, handing Democrats the biggest midterm losses in 72 years. Obama was...
  • Warren takes aim at Trump's pick for education secretary (fake Indian on the warpath alert)

    01/09/2017 4:23:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 9, 2017 | Annie Linskey
    Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts says Besty DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Department of Education, has a "radical political philosophy" and a thin resume for the job. "There is no precedent for an Education Department Secretary nominee with your lack of experience in public education," Warren wrote in a lengthy letter sent to DeVos on Monday morning. DeVos hasn't held top policy-making positions in the past, unlike other picks for the position by past presidents. Warren said that DeVos has "virtually no experience" in handling student debt, developing standards for school accountability, or improving schools - the...
  • Carr: Globe gobbledygook memo ominous sign (Boston Globe)

    01/08/2017 6:16:40 PM PST · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/8/17 | Howie Carr
    Like Chipotle, the Cleveland Browns and the Democratic Party, the bust-out Boston Globe is trying to “reinvent” itself. In a memo...this week, editor Brian McGrory says the Globe will no longer be the “paper of record” (as if it ever was). Instead, he said, the Globe will be an “organization of interest.” McGrory’s memo reads like it was composed by a recent graduate of an ESL program, or perhaps translated from another language, most likely consultantese. Everything is to be interesting, “relentlessly interesting.” After all these years of printing dreary left wing agitprop, how will the Globe become interesting? “We’ll...
  • Warren: No confirmation hearings until ethics concerns addressed

    01/08/2017 4:08:15 AM PST · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday called for the Senate to not hold confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks until after the completion of an ethics screening. "Cabinet officials must put our country's interests before their own. No [confirmation] hearings should be held until we’re certain that’s the case," the Massachusetts Democrat tweeted. [Snip] "This is ridiculous," Warren tweeted, "[Trump's nominees] can’t drag their feet on ethics paperwork while their Senate friends try to run out the clock."
  • Sen. Warren to seek re-election, repeats vow to fight Trump

    01/06/2017 9:32:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2017 12:17 PM EST | Bob Salsberg
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday she will run for a second term in 2018, signaling again that she plans to be one of her party’s fiercest critics of Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress. Warren made the announcement — which had been expected — in a message to supporters. […] Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, won the Senate seat in 2012 by beating incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown in her first political contest. Potential GOP opponents in 2018 include former Boston Red Sox pitching star Curt Schilling, a strong Trump backer. …
  • Why School Districts Are Operating as Landlords ( Colorado and )

    01/06/2017 6:28:38 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-6-2017 | Ann Schimke
    Rising housing costs in Colorado are making it hard for teachers to stay in the area, so officials are moving in to help. As Colorado’s housing costs skyrocket, a growing number of school districts, local leaders, and lawmakers are taking steps to make housing more affordable for teachers and staff. For years, resort communities like Aspen, Colorado, and a rural district in the state’s Eastern Plains have leased housing to employees at below-market rates. More recently, subsidized housing for educators has cropped up in pricey urban areas such as San Francisco, Boston, and Baltimore. But lately, Colorado districts big and...
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked Soviets To Intervene In 1984 Elections

    01/04/2017 2:50:23 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | By Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey Kuhner Show,M-F,EST,12NOONPM-3PM,WRKO AM,January 3-6,2017

    01/03/2017 8:56:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jeffrey Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And Happy New Year!
  • Willie Horton: A Fake News Story That Refuses to Die

    01/03/2017 5:07:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    In an otherwise observant Politico article, “The Death of Clintonism,” Todd Purdum unwittingly reminded conservative readers why they distrust the major media. For the article, Purdum interviewed Elaine Kamarck, a senior domestic policy adviser under Bill Clinton whose White House Purdum covered as a reporter. Having been around long enough to remember George W. H. Bush’s 1988 campaign against Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, Purdum and Kamarck have no excuse for misrepresenting the campaign’s most decisive ad. The subject of the ad was Dukakis’s support of his state’s insane furlough program for convicted killers as a form of criminal rehabilitation. The...
  • Boston Marathon bomber gets top public defender from New York in death penalty appeal

    01/02/2017 7:07:04 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | Stephen Rex Brown
    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has added New York’s top federal public defender to his legal team as he appeals his death sentence, filings show. A judge approved David Patton, the head of New York’s influential federal public defenders office, to represent Tsarnaev, 23, on Friday.
  • By Returning To Farming's Roots, He Found His American Dream

    12/31/2016 12:13:42 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 42 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 12/31/2016 | Dan Charles
    Eighteen years ago, on New Year's Eve, David Fisher visited an old farm in western Massachusetts, near the small town of Conway. No one was farming there at the time, and that's what had drawn Fisher to the place. He was scouting for farmland. "I remember walking out [to the fallow fields] at some point," Fisher recalls. "And in the moonlight – it was all snowy – it was like a blank canvas." On that blank canvas, Fisher's mind painted a picture of what could be there alongside the South River. He could see horses tilling the land – no...
  • Morocco Warned Germany Twice About Berlin Killer Anis Amri; German Intel Did Nothing

    12/27/2016 6:37:15 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 27, 2016 | Michael van der Galien
    A Moroccan security official says that his country's intelligence service warned Germany twice about the risk posed by Anis Amri, the radical Muslim who slaughtered 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin earlier this month. The official, who spoke to Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, says that the Germans received two written warnings, one on September 19 and the other on October 1, about Amri's radical Islamic beliefs. He explains: Correspondence from the Moroccan security agencies had a clear warning about the Tunisian man's desire to carry out a terrorist act. Earlier this month, Dutch populist Geert Wilders was criticized...
  • Harvard University Launches Fellowships in Islamic Law to Influence U.S. Policy

    12/25/2016 6:43:06 PM PST · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 25, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    Harvard Law School has announced the launch of a series of paid fellowships for research on issues of Islamic law during the 2017-2018 academic year, aimed at influencing public discourse and U.S. policy on Sharia. According to a recent email sent by the director of Harvard’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, Intisar Rabb, the launch of the new program comes “just in time” for the beginning of the Trump administration and has the goal of “building a community of Islamic law scholars in the academy” as well as informing “policy and media discourse about Islamic law.”
  • After lawsuit, town approves deal allowing Muslim cemetery [Dudley MA]

    12/23/2016 8:23:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2016 5:30 PM EST | Collin Binkley
    Months after being sued, a small Massachusetts town has agreed to let a local Islamic group build a cemetery that some neighbors opposed. Under a deal approved this week, the town of Dudley will permit the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester to buy a long-idle dairy farm and build a 6-acre cemetery at the site. In exchange, the group won’t seek to expand the burial ground for at least a decade and will drop a lawsuit it filed against the town in July. The society sued Dudley after a town zoning board denied plans for the cemetery in June, saying...
  • Law School Professor Claims to Have Flipped 20 Electoral Votes

    12/18/2016 10:07:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 86 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | December 17, 2016 | Jamie D. Halper
    Continuing years of long-shot efforts to reform the American electoral system, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig said Tuesday that at least 20 Republican members of the Electoral College may not cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Since Donald Trump’s upset victory in the 2016 presidential election, Lessig, who briefly ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his anti-Trump group, "Electors Trust," have been working to offer legal advice to members of the Electoral College who are considering voting for a candidate that did not win the popular vote in their state. The group also promises to inform interested...
  • Democrats Make DARING Impeachment Move – Give Trump 2 Choices

    12/17/2016 6:46:37 AM PST · by Cheerio · 115 replies
    ETF News ^ | December 17, 2016 | ETF News
    Ever since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in last month’s presidential election, liberals have been whining about how “unfair” this result is. Now, the Democrat lawmakers in Congress have launched a sick plan against Trump before he’s even inaugurated that may result in his impeachment. Right Wing News reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is working on a bill that would force President-elect Donald Trump, future FLOTUS Melania Trump, their youngest son Barron, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence to put their assets into a blind trust. This would prevent any conflict of interest during Trump’s presidency while...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline protesters chain themselves to a bank branch in Massachusetts

    12/16/2016 1:52:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2016 | John Sexton
    A group of protesters chained themselves across the doors of a TD bank in Massachusetts in solidarity with Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in North Dakota. From Masslive.com: The pipeline opponents began their action just after 8 a.m. by chaining themselves to the doors, shutting the bank branch down.Police initially gave them 30 minutes to leave, but more than three hours have passed with no movement on either side.Protestors said they will remain until they are arrested. Marc Osten, a Smith College student, Aly-Johnson-Kurts and University of Massachusetts student Giovano Castro are chained in the front, while Harrison Greene and...
  • Ted Kennedy Made Secret Overtures to Russia to Prevent Ronald Reagan’s Re-Election

    12/15/2016 7:09:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kevin Mooney
    Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy had “selfish political and ideological motives” when he made secret overtures to the Soviet Union’s spy agency during the Cold War to thwart then-President Ronald Reagan’s re-election, a Reagan biographer said in an interview with The Daily Signal. When they came to light years later, Kennedy’s secret contacts with the Russians through their KGB spy agency in the early 1980s didn’t cause nearly the tizzy that Russia’s alleged interference with this year’s election has for President-elect Donald Trump among liberal activists and reporters. Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom Trump has said he hopes to “get...
  • Seaport Developer ‘Doubts’ Climate Change, Cites YouTube Videos ‘There’s too much science.’

    12/12/2016 2:50:13 PM PST · by billorites · 28 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | December 12, 2016 | Kyle Scott Clauss
    Even as the city is sounding the alarm on climate change’s impact on the future of life in Boston, one major developer remains skeptical. John B. Hynes III is the CEO and managing partner of Boston Global Investors, which is developing much of the 23-acre, $3.5 billion Seaport Square project in South Boston. And while he’s willing to build to state and local officials’ specifications, Hynes doesn’t buy into the whole hullabaloo of raising sea levels and the like. “I have my doubts,” Hynes told the Herald. “The global warming phenomenon that everybody’s worried about is nothing more than historic...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey Kuhner Show,M-F,EST,WRKO AM,December 12,-January 1,2017

    12/12/2016 9:17:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | December 12,2016 | Jeffrey Kuhner
    Good Afternoon, MERRY CHRISTMAS,HAPPY ADVENT,HAPPY HANNUKAH,HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!
  • John Kerry given France's highest honour (Legion d'Honneur)

    12/11/2016 4:34:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/16 | AFP
    Paris (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has been given the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest honour, with his French counterpart calling him "the most French of American officials". At a ceremony in Paris on Saturday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also said the top US diplomat was a "tireless champion of peace". "Francophone, Francophile, you are certainly the most French of American officials" Ayrault said. Kerry's French heritage and fondness for the country saw him attacked on the presidential campaign trail in 2004, when he was the Democratic candidate running against Republican George W Bush. Tensions were running...
  • Dem Senator Threatens: Pruitt-EPA Confirmation Hearings Will Have ‘Razor-blade Sharp Edges’

    12/08/2016 1:56:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    My, my: such a violent metaphor. Aren’t the Dems the peace ‘n love party? On MSNBC today, regarding the nomination of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, Dem Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts threatened “a confirmation hearing that has razor-blade sharp edges.” To which guest-host Peter Alexander stunningly responded: “as the Sierra Club told me last night, they said this is sort of like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.” Note: Alexander wasn’t merely reporting the Sierra Club’s statement. With his preface—”as the Sierra Club told me”—Alexander seemed to be adopting the slanderous simile as his own. View the...
  • Lawyer: Students were caught up in Babson College 'witch hunt' following Donald Trump win

    12/08/2016 5:54:04 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 12 replies
    Attorney says college report clears students of using racist, homophobic slurs Two Babson College students accused of racist, homophobic slurs while celebrating Donald Trump’s victory at Wellesley College were cleared of the most grievous allegations against them in a campus police probe that Babson refuses to release, school officials told the lawyer representing one student. In the letter obtained by the Herald, attorney Jeffrey Robbins — who represents accused Babson student Parker Rand-Ricciardi — tells Babson lawyers he is “gravely concerned” about the way the college has handled its disciplinary probe into the incident, which set off a social media...
  • Good Samaritans Help Police Officer After Brighton Attack

    12/07/2016 5:49:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 7, 2016
    A man is accused of a brutal attack on a Boston Police officer Tuesday night. The incident happened in front of families dropping their kids off for skating in Brighton, and that’s when bystanders had to jump in and help the officer. That officer was responding to a report of a suspicious person around 6:30 p.m. Witnesses say 45-year-old Patrick Lowry of Belmont was drinking from an open container and had urinated in front of several families at The Skating Club of Boston on Soldiers Field Road. The officer went up to Lowry and offered him a ride to a...
  • Boston College Faculty Want to Ban Trump-Inspired ‘Hate Speech’

    12/07/2016 6:40:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 6, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    In response to Donald Trump’s victory in November’s presidential election, nearly 50 faculty members at Boston College have signed a letter demanding that the university ban all forms of “hate speech.” A letter signed by almost 50 Boston College faculty members condemns Donald Trump for failing to address the hate crimes “that his campaign emboldened.” They also condemn Trump for failing to apologize for the remarks he made about sexually assaulting women.
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOON-3PM,WRKO AM,December 5-9,2016

    12/06/2016 9:37:33 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | December 6,2016 | Jeffrey Kuhner
    Good Afternoon!
  • 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate [MA]

    12/05/2016 1:19:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    www.fox5ny.com ^ | Updated:Dec 05 2016 03:05PM EST | Staff
    LAWRENCE, Mass. — A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive. Mathew Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty at his brief arraignment in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge. Borges is being prosecuted as an adult, so court proceedings were open. His lawyer, Edward Hayden, did not argue for bail. The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack...
  • Should convicted former House speaker get his pension back? [MA; Finneran]

    12/04/2016 10:19:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 12:33 AM EST | Denise Lavoie
    The highest court in Massachusetts is set to hear arguments in a long-running legal battle over whether former House speaker Thomas Finneran should be able to collect his $34,000 annual pension despite his conviction on an obstruction of justice charge. Finneran’s fall from grace began in 2003 when he lied about his role in a legislative redistricting plan. …
  • Boston high schoolers plan mass walk-out to protest Trump

    12/03/2016 10:45:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 3, 3016 | J.D. Capelouto
    “Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States and we have the right to protest and stand together against the inexcusable statements he has made about, and the harmful policies he promises to enact against, immigrants, Muslims, black Americans, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community and women,” organizers wrote in a description for a Facebook event.
  • Cambridge Firefighters Battle 10-Alarm Blaze In City

    12/03/2016 2:20:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    WBUR ^ | 12/03/2016 5:15 PM | Bab Shaffer
    Cambridge police are telling people to avoid the areas of Berkshire Street and Vandine Street as firefighters battle a 10-alarm blaze in the city. The first call for the fire went out at about 2 p.m. The blaze is close to Kendall Square and the Kendall Square Cinema. In a tweet, the Cambridge Firefighters Local 30 said at seven to eight buildings are involved. ... Authorities say they have intentionally cut off power in the surrounding area.
  • Breaking--Nine Alarm Fire in Cambridge, MA

    12/03/2016 1:06:12 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 168 replies
    patch.com ^ | 12/03/2016 | Mike Caraggi
    There is a massive nine-alarm fire blazing in Cambridge near Berkshire and York Streets. Nine alarms are the most that can be called. Firefighters from communities well outside the area being called in. Cambridge police are asking that the public avoid the area. Multiple buildings are on fire, including a church. At least one building has reportedly collapsed. Fire companies from all corners are on-scene to assist, including from Boston, Newton, Waltham and Wakefield.
  • Ted Cruz Aide May Have Inadvertently Handed Donald Trump The Presidency (Jeff Roe)

    12/02/2016 12:48:53 PM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:59 PM 12/02/2016 | Send tips to rachel@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.
    The Ted Cruz campaign may have played a key role in handing Donald Trump the White House, an on the record discussion between key political operatives Thursday revealed. Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, warned the Trump campaign ahead of the New Hampshire primary that support for him was dropping in their internal polls, giving Trump a chance to recalibrate his strategy in the key primary state. He went on to win New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, essentially locking up the Republican nomination. Corey Lewandowski, then Trump’s campaign manager, recalled the phone call at an election post-mortem hosted by Harvard...
  • Oh, to be a fly on the wall during Baker-Trump phone call

    12/02/2016 6:07:55 AM PST · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12-2 | peter lucas
    Gov. Charlie Baker revealed Monday that he had spoken by phone with President-elect Donald Trump, whom he did not support, after his election. Although the conversation was private, this column has obtained a totally bogus, invented transcript of the conversation. It went like this:
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Preposterous Mandate Argument

    12/01/2016 11:43:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    PoliZette ^ | 01 Dec 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Progressive senator ignores facts and common sense in asserting America wants Democratic agenda Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), whose party is at one of the weakest positions it has been in more than a century, grasped at straws this week in trying to argue the Republicans lack a mandate to govern. The liberal firebrand’s speech on the Senate floor on Monday night got a fair amount of attention for its attacks on a Republican-backed medical research bill that she lambasted as a giveaway to big pharmaceutical companies. Less noticed was Warren’s argument that a party that won the White House and...
  • Cooper Corners Senator Warren: ‘Your Message Is Not Resonating’(RUH ROH!)

    12/01/2016 8:21:08 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/30/2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During an extended interview on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday night, things got a little heated between Cooper and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The almost 25 minute long interview grew tense when Cooper grilled Warren on how out of touch the Democratic Party is with Middle America. “When you look at that electoral map, I mean, there is blue on both coasts basically, and there is a lot of red in the entire rest of the country,” he noted before asking, “Do you feel like you are out of touch?” Warren quickly went on the defensive and tried to hide behind...
  • Hampshire College Needs an Education What Flag Means

    11/30/2016 8:06:23 PM PST · by Adriana Cohen · 11 replies
    The Boston Herald | November 30, 2016 | Adriana Cohen
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  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • Harvard’s Hypocritical Protection of ‘Undocumented’ Students

    11/30/2016 8:02:37 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Harvard University has vowed that it will protect illegal aliens on campus, including who are enrolled as students, according to the Harvard Gazette. The effort is in anticipation of President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to enforce immigration laws. Earlier this month, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust wrote a letter to the Harvard community, sharing her concern at the likely effect of Trump’s policies on “students, scholars, and staff at Harvard, especially on students who are undocumented.” She said that the Harvard University Police Department would not cooperate with federal immigration officials without a warrant, and that the university would be making additional legal resources...
  • Don't expect Trump to extend Mass. a green line

    11/29/2016 12:41:23 PM PST · by luke1825 · 17 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11-29 | peter lucas
    The way things are going, Donald Trump is going to have to get a restraining order against Elizabeth Warren. The senior senator from Massachusetts, with her extreme and escalating rhetoric against Trump, is acting as though she's unhinged. It is either a restraining order or a call in to Attorney General Maura Healey's new hate crime hotline that was set up following Trump's election to report acts of intimidation or harassmen
  • UMass Democrats fight back against Trump’s policies

    11/29/2016 5:27:32 AM PST · by pabianice · 45 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 11/28/16 | Editorial Staff
    To the Editor: In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, we’ve heard many calls from media and political figures to give Trump another chance. They suggested he might moderate his positions, that it would not be so bad and that we should unite and work together as a nation. What did Trump do with this fresh chance in the very first week? He appointed Steve Bannon to the pivotal role of Chief Strategist, a decision that was instantly applauded by the American Nazi Party and the KKK. Bannon is a leader in the effort to mainstream white nationalism in American...
  • Tufts U. student leaders reject free speech measure, call it ‘unsafe’

    11/28/2016 9:56:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 28, 2016 | Peter Van Voorhis
    A sweeping free speech resolution has been rejected by Tufts University’s student government, whose members called the effort to broaden and clarify students’ First Amendment rights “unsafe.” Tufts has a “red light” speech-code rating from FIRE, which means it maintains at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech.