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  • Politico: Warren joins thousands in defense of Obamacare in Boston

    BOSTON — An overflow crowd of more than 6,000 people filled the area outside of Faneuil Hall on Sunday to protest Republican efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act. Subfreezing temperatures and a stubborn wind did not deter the attendees, well-bundled and making muffled claps as they cheered on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and […] More »

  • The Boston Globe: Photos from the Faneuil Hall rally to save Obamacare

    Thousands of local residents, as well as Massachusetts politicians, gathered Sunday afternoon to denounce plans by the president-elect and Republicans in Congress to revoke President Obama’s signature health care law, also known as “Obamacare.” A massive crowd, estimated at more than 6,000 by city officials, packed the plaza outside Faneuil Hall for the rally. More »

  • Boston Herald: Thousands rally at Faneuil Hall for Obamacare

    Thousands converged on Faneuil Hall for a rally led by the state’s top Democrats vowing to stop the abolition of Obamacare. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, leading the anti-Republican charge, boomed across the crowded cobblestones that after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, GOP leaders “whined” and “called names.” “But there’s […] More »

  • WBUR: Mass. Politicians, Obamacare Supporters Rally At Faneuil Hall

    Ahead of the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are promising to fight both Congressional Republicans and Trump himself as they attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. On Sunday, Walsh and almost the entire Massachusetts delegation participated in a rally at Faneuil Hall in […] More »

  • MassLive: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Jim McGovern call for congressional probe into alleged Russian cyber attacks

    Despite praising President Barack Obama’s Thursday response to alleged Russian-backed cyber attacks, Massachusetts Democrats stressed that Congress must further investigate the hacks, which U.S. intelligence officials believe sought to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Contending that no foreign government should be allowed to interfere with U.S. elections, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., lauded […] More »

  • Boston Globe: Synthetic opioids are getting into US by mail

    Deadly synthetic opioids are streaming into the United States amid a flood of mail that arrives unscreened from abroad every day, overwhelming the Postal Service and fueling the drug epidemic gripping much of the country, security experts and Massachusetts lawmakers say. Nearly 1 million packages a day enter the country without any advance electronic information […] More »

  • Bloomberg: Trump Pick of EPA Foe to Lead Agency May Spark Senate Fight

    Democrats and conservation groups are laying the groundwork to battle President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of a staunch oil industry ally and chief foe of the Obama administration’s climate agenda to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is “a full-fledged environmental emergency,” said Senator Brian Schatz, a Democrat from […] More »

  • Boston Globe: Will NBC Boston reach over-the-air viewers?

    Senator Edward Markey is raising questions about the biggest shakeup in the local television scene in two decades, asking Comcast Corp. whether its new NBC station in Boston will fail to reach some viewers who still watch television over the airwaves. Comcast-owned NBC is dropping WHDH-TV as its local Boston affiliate and starting a new […] More »

  • MassLive: US Sen. Edward Markey visits Springfield to deliver endorsement for Nick Cocchi for Hampden County Sheriff

    As the race for Hampden County Sheriff enters the final days of the campaign, Democrat Nick Cocchi has earned the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Ed Markey. Markey, D-Mass., announced his support for Cocchi Thursday at noon inside Cocchi’s campaign headquarters at 1915 Wilbraham Road in Springfield. The endorsement comes less than a week from the […] More »

  • WAMC: Markey Says Opioid Crisis Is The Top Issue Facing Massachusetts

    Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey made a political swing through greater Springfield Thursday. Markey endorsed fellow Democrat Nick Cocchi for Hampden County Sheriff, praising the department’s response to the opioid crisis as a national model. ” We need law enforcement people who understand this threat and understand what has to take place in order to […] More »