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Trump made gains in urban areas of Mass. 

VOTING TRENDS THAT showed shifts in heavily Hispanic communities in Massachusetts toward President Trump in this month’s election are also apparent in other urban areas, including huge swaths of Boston, results that seem to defy expectations that four years of often racially-charged rhetoric from the president would further depress his already weak standing in communities […]

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Trump or Biden? Big impact looms on state budget, health care, immigration

AS VOTERS ACROSS the nation wait eagerly for the results of Tuesday’s presidential election, here in Massachusetts the race could have major trickle-down effects.   In addition to the question of whether any Massachusetts politicians might jump to a Biden administration – Sen. Elizabeth Warren is reportedly lobbying Biden to become treasury secretary – there are major policy implications. The biggest […]

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Republican challenger struggles for foothold in ‘purple’ Andover-based rep district

AGAINST A GENERALLY bleak landscape for Massachusetts Republicans in state legislative races next month, the contest for an Andover-based state representative seat seems like it ought to offer some hope to the state’s beleaguered GOP. It’s a rare swing district, where a Democrat was ousted 10 years ago by a conservative Republican who held the […]

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Trump’s fake Bible

After returning to the White House following his walk to St John’s Episcopal Church on Monday where he held a Bible aloft for cameras, President Trump put in a call to Ferry Jalwell, Jr., the president of Freedom University. We have obtained a transcript of that call.  Trump: Hello, Ferry, you know what I did […]

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Study finds no benefit of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine promoted by Trump

THE LARGEST STUDY to date of hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug touted by President Trump as a potential “game-changer” in the treatment of coronavirus, found no evidence of a benefit in treating severely ill COVID-19 patients. The study, published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at the drug’s effect on COVID-19 patients admitted […]

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Trump’s racist comments challenge Republicans, media

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley encouraged the public to “not take the bait,” yesterday, referring to a series of racist tweets from President Trump as a “disruptive distraction from the issues of care, concern and consequence to the American people.” Trump had criticized four progressive congresswomen, known as “the Squad,” in a series of inaccurate birther-esque posts, […]