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OPINION | Barry Richard: Proud Democrat? Really?
Less than 100 yards into my four mile Sunday morning walk I passed an SUV with a window sticker that boasted, "PROUD DEMOCRAT."  Really?  Proud why?  Of what?  Of who?
The Democrat Party is in such disarray at all levels.  It is hard to believe any…
Alien Criminals Go Free
Were you aware that criminals who were supposed to be deported back to where they came from were instead let free to commit new crimes including murder, rape and child molestation? Of course you weren't! That's because ICE, under the Obama Administration, maintain this kind of information is private…
American POW’s Still Held [VIDEO]
As Memorial Day 2016 passes, it joins the other 43 Memorial Days our government has left behind POW's in Vietnam, according to our friend and Friday morning contributor, former U.S. Congressman John LeBoutillier. On Sunday, John was part of a group of distinguished…
Paul Ryan Elected Speaker Of The House
New Speaker Paul Ryan says the House is broken. After accepting the Speaker's gavel, the Wisconsin Republican noted bitter partisan rancor and said it is time to "wipe the slate clean." Ryan urged Republicans and Democrats to "pray for each other...
NSA Chief Tells Congress Surveillance Programs Work
The head of the National Security Agency is telling Congress that the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots around the world.
 Army Gen. Keith Alexander tells the House Intelligence Committee that the two programs that were recently disclosed are cr…
Obama: “Nobody Listening To Your Calls”
President Obama insists classified intelligence gathering has been fully authorized by Congress. 
In a news conference in San Jose, Obama said, quote,  "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls." 
He was asked to respond to reports of widespread Internet and phone d…
Coakley, Murray, Raise Questions About Disposal Of Nuclear Fuel
Attorney General Martha Coakley and state Senate President Therese Murray are calling on Congress to address a longstanding problem of what to do with the spent fuel at commercial nuclear power plants.
Coakley and Murray last week sent a letter to members of Congress urging passage of a bill establis…
Sheriff Hodgson Unhappy With Immigration Bill
Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson is not a big fan of the latest Immigration Reform bill making its way through Congress, even after attending a White House briefing Tuesday for law enforcement personnel. 
Hodgson tells WBSM News, there's too much emphasis on creating new citizens, and not…
Mitchell Urges Long-Range Planning For Fishing Industry
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and Congressman William Keating heard from members of the Mayor's Task Force on Oceans and Fisheries, during a forum Monday at the Whaling Museum. 
Mayor Mitchell says the industry has spent the last few years reacting to actions by federal regulators. 
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