Contact Us
U.S. Congress

U.S. Congress

Army Gen. Keith Alexander - getty images
Army Gen. Keith Alexander - getty images

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 critical in the terrorism fight

Read More|Comment

getty images
getty images

Warren: Allowing Student Interest Rates To Double Is Morally Wrong

 

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is calling on Congress to take steps to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1st. 

Warren says Senate Republicans have so far blocked legislation that would allow interest rates on Stafford Loans to remain at 3.4%.

Read More|Comment

Obama Delivers Statement On IRS Controversy At White House

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

Read More|Comment

flickr
flickr

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.

Read More|Comment

getty images
getty images

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

Read More|Comment

TSM - Audience members particpate during Fishing Forum
TSM - Audience members particpate during Fishing Forum

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. 

Read More|Comment

flickr
flickr

Obama Cites Steady Economic Progress In State Of The Union Speech

President Obama is citing steady progress after the "grueling" recession.  In the annual State of the Union address, the President said there is still much work to do to prompt a more robust recovery. 

Read More|Comment

mitchell guns

Massachusetts Mayors Call For Common Sense Gun Reforms

Massachusetts Mayors, led by Boston Mayor Tom Menino, called on the Federal Government to adopt "common sense" gun reforms.  New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was among the speakers Thursday during a Boston news conference

Read More|Comment

Getty Images
Getty Images

People Flock To Area Gun Stores, As Obama Announces Gun Control Measures

President Obama is unveiling a sweeping package of gun safety proposals and that's apparently causing folks to flock to gun stores across the country.    At Westport Village Sports on State Road, clerk Paul Picard tells WBSM's Jim Phillips, he's noticed increased foot traffic in his store for about a month

Read More|Comment

Scott Brown/Elizabeth Warren
Getty Images

Sen.-Elect Warren, Sen. Brown Both Support Federal Ban On Assault Weapons

Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren is backing a bill reinstating a national assault weapons ban.

Read More|Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!