• BECMA July 28, 2022 8:26 pm

    BECMA Hosts Massachusetts Attorney General Candidates Forum

    The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts is hosting a forum Thursday night for the three Democratic candidates seeking the office of Attorney General. Andrea Campbell, Quentin Palfrey and Shannon Liss-Riordan are all seeking the seat. The job is being vacated by Democrat Maura Healey, who is running for governor. Campbell is a former Boston City Councilor who ran for mayor…

  • politics January 25, 2022 9:34 am

    Liss-Riordan Launching Bid for Massachusetts Attorney General

    Labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan will officially launch her campaign for attorney general on Tuesday, entering a potentially growing field of candidates on the Democratic side looking to succeed Attorney General Maura Healey as she makes her bid for governor. Liss-Riordan’s interest in the race if Healey vacated the seat was well-known. The former U.S. Senate candidate will make the...

  • Shannon Liss-Riordan January 17, 2020 2:45 pm

    Liss-Riordan Ends Campaign for US Senate

    Workers’ rights attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan has announced that she is ending her primary challenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. Liss-Riordan said in an emailed statement Friday some obstacles are too great to overcome, and that is the situation she finds herself in. She said she will continue to work to get Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren elected president....

  • Mike Pescaro October 14, 2019 4:17 pm

    Business Exec Ends US Senate Challenge to Markey

    A business executive who touted is experiences as a foster child when he announced a primary challenge to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in July has ended his campaign. Steve Pemberton in his emailed announcement Monday said he couldn’t overcome a system that favors incumbents.

  • Massachusetts September 21, 2019 8:23 pm

    Sen. Markey Proposes Debate on Climate Change

    Officially facing a challenge for his seat in the US Senate, Ed Markey is going on the offensive.

  • Massachusetts September 20, 2019 8:33 am

    Kennedy Mystique Could Factor Into Mass. Senate Race

    When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore – Kennedy’s middle name – his “candidacy would be a joke.” Fortunately for Kennedy, he shared a last name with his brother John F. Kennedy –...

  • Massachusetts September 10, 2019 8:10 am

    2 Top Dems Say They're Sticking With Markey Endorsement

    The state’s two top Democratic legislative leaders say they’re sticking by their earlier endorsements of U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, who is facing a possible Democratic primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy. Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo both said Monday they’re not wavering in their support of Markey.

  • Elizabeth Warren August 20, 2019 5:20 am

    Warren Endorses Sen. Markey in Newly Released Video

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has released a video showing U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsing him for reelection. The video shows the Democratic presidential hopeful praising Markey as a leader, fighter and “our country’s greatest champion for clean energy jobs.” It comes as supporters of U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy are pressing him to challenge Markey in next year’s Democratic...

  • Boston August 7, 2019 7:39 pm

    Markey Pushes to ‘Reinterpret,' Not Repeal, Second Amendment

    Sen. Ed Markey is adamant in his call for an emergency session of the U.S. Senate to debate gun safety legislation. But on the notion of repealing the Second Amendment, he is less clear. Markey has long been a strong proponent of stricter gun laws. After mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, he addressed the gun issue.

  • Massachusetts August 7, 2019 7:36 pm

    Markey Pushes to ‘Reinterpret' Second Amendment

    Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., is pushing for tougher gun laws after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, but his primary challenger, Shannon Liss-Riordan, is calling for a repeal of the Second Amendment.

  • Massachusetts September 25, 2014 7:53 am

    City Rejects Agreement With Casino Developers

    The Newport City Council has rejected an agreement with developers of a proposed casino at Newport Grand that would have provided a $1 million payment that a critic called a bribe.

  • Massachusetts September 22, 2014 10:23 pm

    Neighbors “A Little Nervous” After Afghan Soldiers Went Missing

    Three Afghan National Army officers are in custody after they went missing on Cape Cod.

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