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Warren, Markey Oppose Funding Syrian Rebels

Democratic U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are opposing President Barack Obama's request to train and arm Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants.

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Mayor Mitchell Joined by Senators, Congressman In Post Office Appeal

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is appealing the United States Postal Service's decision to relocate the downtown post office to a storefront instead of keeping it at it's historic location.

Mitchell writes he believes the move is "unwise, short-sighted, and potentially disruptive to the strong resurgence of activity that New Bedford's downtown has enjoyed over the past several years

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Federal Officials Discuss Heroin Crisis In Taunton

A recent surge in heroin overdoses in Taunton has shed light on an epidemic that has plagued the state and nation.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Markey and White House Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske met with local officials, first responders and parents of addicts at the Taunton Central Fire Station on Monday to discuss how to attack the issue

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Gov. Patrick and Congressional Delegation Mourns Nelson Mandela

 

Massachusetts' top political figures are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick called the anti-apartheid leader ``a remarkable and inspiring example of resilience, persistence, determination and grace, in his time and for all time.''

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Senators Warren, Markey Questions “Stand Your Ground” Laws

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is questioning the wisdom of so-called ``stand your ground'' laws following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
 
    Asked if Zimmerman should face federal civil rights charges in the death of Martin, who was black, Warren said the Justice Department is considering the question, but the jury has spoken

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Mayor Mitchell Urges Everyone To Vote

The Mayor of New Bedford is urging all registered voters to cast a ballot Tuesday in the U-S Senate election.  Jon Mitchell says Tuesday's special election is important....

The mayor is supporting Democrat Edward Markey in the special election

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Galvin: All Signs Point To Historically Low Turnout

The state's top elections official says all indications point to an historically low voter turnout for the special U.S. Senate election.
 
    Secretary of State William Galvin says he expects no more than 1

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Biden To Campaign For Markey At UMass Dartmouth

Vice President Joe Biden is the latest high-profile Democrat planning to visit Southeastern Massachusetts to stump for Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey.

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Obama: “I Need Markey In The Senate”

President Barack Obama stumped for U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey in Boston, hoping to give him an edge over Republican Gabriel Gomez in the state's Special Election. At a rally in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, Obama said  he needed Markey in the Senate to support programs for middle class families:

Committed to doing While the president was rallying thousands of supporters of Markey in Boston, republican Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy Seal,  met with about two dozen veterans at the Chelsea Soldiers Home

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New Poll Shows Gomez Trailing In Senate Race By 7 Points

A new poll shows Democrat Edward Markey winning the backing of 48 percent of voters compared with 41 percent for Republican Gabriel Gomez as the state's special U.S. Senate election heads into its final two weeks.

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