Thursday, April 18, 2013
From the starting line in Hopkinton to the midway point in Wellesley and the finish line downtown, the community has taken a step toward closure during an extremely trying week.
The two blasts that rocked the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon caused physical damage to Boylston Street and killed or injured hundreds of innocent people. News of the bombing traveled backward along the 26.2-mile course instantaneously, affecting every inch of the annual race. Three days later in a new, high-security Boston, local dignitaries, political officials, families of the three people who were killed in the bombings, hundreds of Boston Athletic Association volunteers, Boston Police, fire and medical personnel and The First Family gathered at the Church of the Holy Cross for an interfaith service in Boston’s South End to pray for the victims and to attempt to close this dark chapter of the marathon’s 117 year history. …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
President Obama will deliver his State Of The Union address at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. According to the New York Times, Obama will outline his second term agenda and focus on improving America’s middle class. He also plans to announce ways to improve education, infrastructure, manufacturing and clean energy. WHERE TO WATCH/LIST WCVB-TV (Ch. 5) WHDH-TV (Ch. 7) WBZ-TV (Ch. 4) WFXT-TV (Ch. 25) White House Live Feed WBUR (90.9 and live feed)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Are you attending the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.
Wednesday, January 16
Millions of people will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Massachusetts senator reportedly will be the pick to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat.
UDATED: John Kerry is President Obama's pick to become the next Secretary of State, and replace Hillary Clinton as the nation's top diplomat. Many expected Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to be the president's pick after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice took her name out of the running last week. Rice had been under scrutiny by Republicans in Congress for statements she made in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The scramble to replace Kerry is already on; a poll done for WBUR showed yesterday that Republican Scott Brown would lead if the special election to replace Kerry were held today.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Here are details on Monday's presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The third debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. tonight. Check below for more information on the debate, leading up to the election on Nov. 6. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Networks Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. [UPDATE 4:23: earlier versions of this story included FOX as a broadcast option. But boston.com reports that FOX will not be carrying the debate live because of Game 7 of the National League Championship Series between the Giants and Cardinals tonight beginning with the pregame show at 7:30 p.m. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m.] Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL, and …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Follow comments and insights from local Republican and Democratic Party members from across the state.
Watch the replay of comments from politicos from across the state. EARLIER: Readers like you and local Republican and Democratic Party members from across Massachusetts will discuss tonight's presidential debate between Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in our chat room above. We'll start at 8:30 with some pre-debate talk, before the debate begins at 9 p.m. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, or a question for one of our panelists, type it in the chat room (above) once we're underway. Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.
Democrat who debated Romney in 2002 says Barack Obama must be on his toes tonight.
- Dan Tuohy
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Mitt Romney's been down in the polls before, says Shannon O'Brien, the former Massachusetts state treasurer who battled him for governor in 2002. "I've seen him turn things around." O'Brien is referring to their 2002 debate, which was seen as a springboard for the millionaire businessman. Romney has since sparred in numerous GOP debates, in 2008 and 2012, and has smoothed out some of that stiff Romney from yesteryear, she says in an interview with Patch. His is a familiar strategy, says O'Brien, who now owns a consulting business in Boston: Those punch lines she refers to are the supposed "zingers" Romney is reported to have rehearsed over the past month. How many will he fire off? And how well will the sitting president fend them off? …
Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials and you can take part in the conversation.
Join Patch starting at 8:30 p.m. tonight for a live chat during the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials who will discuss the debate as it happens. You will be able to join the conversation too. Come back to this site at 8:30 p.m. for a pre-debate discussion and then participate as you watch the first debate, which starts at 9 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Mr. Obama is the 44th President of the United States and is looking to get reelected in the 2012 elections.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Name : Mr. Barack Hussein Obama Age : 51 Place of residence : Chicago, IL Attended college : Yes College : Columbia University Degree : Bachelor's degree in Political Science Year of graduation : 1983 University : Harvard University Law school Area of research : Juris Doctorate Year of graduation : 1991 Job titles held : Community Organizer, Developing Communities Project President, Harvard Law Review Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law School Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: President of the United States Incumbent: Yes First elected: 1996 Previous elective offices : U.S. Senator (Ill.) Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None. Address P.O. Box 803638…
Friday, September 14, 2012
Online quiz helps voters find the candidate whose views most closely match their own.
With all the news discussion on different policies, tax plans and social issues, it can be difficult to decide which candidate for president matches your own views the best. An online quiz on ISideWith.com is trying to help voters decide. The quiz asked voters to select their stances on foreign and domestic issues and the results are then compared with the policy positions of the candidates in order to show quiz takers which candidate has the most similar views. The quiz only takes a couple of minutes to complete. A look at the quiz results for Massachusetts shows that 61 percent of the Commonwealth voters who took it side most closely with President Obama. 51 percent side most closely with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, 45 percent …