Kerry Finalized as Secretary of State Nominee

By: Friday December 21, 2012 9:42 am

Former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry will become the next nominee for Secretary of State, replacing Hillary Clinton and creating another Senate vacancy.

President Obama will formally announce the nomination today at the White House, according to sources. He is not expected to face much resistance in the Senate for confirmation. Kerry will likely recuse himself from the confirmation hearings, since they would take place at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which he chairs. But there’s no word on when or if Kerry will step down from the Senate, the timing of which triggers a series of vacancy laws in Massachusetts.

 

Report: John Kerry to Be Named Secretary of State

By: Saturday December 15, 2012 1:00 pm

Former Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry has been chosen to serve as Secretary of State, according to a Chicago Sun-Times columnist who heard it from an unidentified White House source.

This doesn’t exactly come from left field. Kerry, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was rumored to be on the short list for the job, along with UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Rice took herself out of the running this week.

Warren’s Success: A Politician Actually Fighting for Jobs

By: Thursday October 11, 2012 3:05 pm

Elizabeth Warren had what by all accounts was a solid debate performance last night, punctuated by a pivotal moment where Warren ripped aside the moderate mask Scott Brown has been trying to wear this whole campaign. He tried to come across as a staunch defender of women’s rights, but Warren would have none of it, highlighting Brown’s votes against equal pay and women’s health.

Scott Brown Worked as Real Estate Attorney With Notorious Document Fraudster LPS

By: Friday September 28, 2012 8:18 am

Scott Brown casually mentioned that he, in fact, was a real estate attorney, who ran a small practice out of his home. He apparently was the guy who came to your house to do a real estate closing, a cog in the mortgage wheel. And he did this for the past nine years, encompassing all of the major years of the housing bubble.

MA-Sen: Scott Brown Staffers Greet Elizabeth Warren With Tomahawk Chops and War Whoops

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 12:10 pm

I would guess there is no shortage of Massholes in the greater Boston area willing to smile smugly while delivering a tomahawk chop and the kind of war whoops you would hear on Saturday morning cartoons to make a “joke.” My question is why Scott Brown couldn’t find people not on his staff to do it.

MA-Sen: Boston Mayor Menino Endorses Elizabeth Warren

By: Saturday September 22, 2012 11:30 am

I tweeted my commentary on the Massachusetts Senate debate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in real time, so no need to go much further on it. Basically you saw an incumbent Senator clearly behind in his own internal polling, so he decided to go hard negative. Warren wasn’t flustered by it and played the front-runner role of sticking to her script. You would have thought she was the incumbent. And it showed.

Reid Calls Out Scott Brown for Trying to Duck MA-Sen Debate With Elizabeth Warren Tonight

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 2:45 pm

There’s a debate scheduled tonight in Massachusetts between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, in that hotly contested Senate race (C-SPAN will cover it at 7pm ET). But it may not have come off all, if you believe Harry Reid’s statement just now on the Senate floor.

Inside a SuperPAC Fundraiser With Karl Rove

By: Friday August 31, 2012 10:22 am

Aside from the death threats to Todd Akin, the insider account of a Karl Rove fundraiser was enormously revealing. First of all, you get an eye into the Crossroads strategy, and since it promises to have $300 million behind it, it’s a heavy part of the strategy to recapture the White House.

Elizabeth Warren: Dimon Should Resign From NY Fed Board

By: Sunday May 13, 2012 4:00 pm

In the wake of JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion Fail Whale trade and the ensuing federal investigation into violations of disclosure laws, US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has called on JPM CEO Jamie Dimon to resign from his position on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The announcement brings to light the fact that bank executives control most of the positions at the regional banks, and they select the Fed regional presidents that help to set monetary policy for the nation.

Elizabeth Warren Assails Special AIG Tax Deal Allowing Company to Pay No Taxes on Profits

By: Monday March 12, 2012 12:10 pm

Elizabeth Warren, running for Senate in Massachusetts, today called attention to a stealth bailout of AIG through special tax breaks created for them and other bailed-out companies. Warren showed some independence from the Administration and joined a bipartisan group of her former colleagues on the Congressional Oversight Panel, the group that oversaw TARP, to assail the tax preferences for AIG, and demand that Congress change the law to end them.

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