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Trump Slams Charlie Baker As a RINO

Is Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker a Republican In Name Only? President Donald Trump thinks so. The president tweeted about Baker on Friday morning, ripping him for his support for universal mail-in ballots in the 2020 general election. “RINO Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is unsuccessfully trying to defend Mail In Ballots, when there is fraud......

Maine U.S. Senate Candidate Running On Five-Year Immigration Moratorium

Should the United States pause all immigration to the country for five years? One U.S. Senate candidate in Maine thinks so. Max Linn, an independent candidate who supports President Donald Trump, is running in part on a five-year immigration moratorium to give the country time to fix its immigration system, as Village Soup reports. The......

Massachusetts Construction Worker Dies of Excessive Black Licorice Consumption

A Massachusetts man died from eating too much black licorice on Wednesday of this week. The 54-year-old construction worker reportedly ate “a bag and a half every day for a few weeks” causing his heart to stop, according to the Associated Press. Black licorice contains glycyrrhizin acid, which can cause low potassium and electrolyte imbalances.......

Ed Markey Pushes For Massachusetts To Pass Abortion-Expansion ROE Act Bill

Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey works in Washington D.C., but he recently made his feelings clear on what he wants to see done at the Massachusetts State House. Markey tweeted in support of the proposed ROE Act. Among other things, the bill would eliminate most restrictions on third-trimester abortions, get rid of parental consent for......

Charlie Baker Says Restaurants Can Sit Up To 10 To A Table Now

People will now be able to sit at tables with as many as 10 people inside of restaurants in Massachusetts. Previously, no more than six people could sit at a table because of the coronavirus emergency rules. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker made the announcement on Wednesday, as CBS Boston reports. Bars are still not allowed......

Early Voting In Vermont Kicked Off This Week

In Vermont, registered voters can already vote for president of the United States. Early voting for the November 3 general election began on Monday, September 21. All registered voters in Vermont this election will be mailed ballots and those who get their ballots in the mail can bring them directly to the town or city......

Mitt Romney Open To Voting In A New Supreme Court Justice This Year

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney says he would vote to confirm a Supreme Court justice this year — as long as he approves of the justice. The announcement means Republicans may have 51 votes to confirm a nominee regardless of what happens in the November 3 presidential election. That’s one more than they need, because Vice......

Political Prediction Site Tilts Maine U.S. Senate Race To Democrat

The chances of Susan Collins winning Maine just got a little worse, according to one projection. The political newsletter Sabato’s Crystal Ball, which predicts outcomes in congressional races, is now giving the edge to the Democrat. Collins, a Republican U.S. senator from Maine,  is up for re-election this November against Democrat Sara Gideon. Sabato’s Crystal......

Elizabeth Warren Comes Out In Favor of Ranked-Choice Voting

Elizabeth Warren favors ranked-choice voting. The Democratic Massachusetts senator came out in favor of in an op-ed for the Boston Globe that features her name and U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, as a shared byline. “By requiring the winner to reach more than 50 percent of the vote, ranked choice voting ensures......

Wire Service Calls ROE Act Abortion Expansion Bill ‘Popular’

A news service that covers the Massachusetts Legislature called the proposed ROE Act abortion expansion measure “a popular bill dealing with abortion access that has been bottled up in a Democrat-controlled committee for 20 months.” State House News Service also reported Monday that the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is calling on state legislators......

Richard Neal Says Massachusetts Likely Won’t Lose Any Congressional Districts Following The 2020 U.S. Census

How many seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will Massachusetts have after 2020? Most likely the same number as it does now:  nine. That’s what U.S. Representative Richard Neal (D-Springfield) thinks, at least, according to MassLive. After the 2020 U.S. Census, some states will gain congressional districts while others will lose them. Following the......