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Biden’s anti-biz agenda would wreck the economy

Biden’s anti-biz agenda would wreck the economy

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | The Democrats are rewriting history, celebrating the Obama record on the economy as if these were the salad days for America. In Washington parlance, that is called “misremembering.” The reality is that the Obama tax-and-regulate agenda led to the weakest economic recovery from a recession since the Great Depression.This week, the Census Bureau released its economic report — the gold standard of measuring the finances of American families.In President Trump’s first three years in office, real median family income...

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Mitt Romney gives Republicans enough votes to confirm court nominee

Mitt Romney gives Republicans enough votes to confirm court nominee

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | With Mitt Romney on board, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election.Trump said Tuesday he will name his choice Saturday, confident of support. Democrats say it’s too close to the election, and the winner of the presidency should name the new justice. But under GOP planning, the Senate could vote Oct. 29.“I guess we have all the votes we’re going to need,” Trump told WJBX FOX 2 in...

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Massachusetts Education Commissioner cracks down on 16 districts lacking in-person learning plans amid coronavirus

Massachusetts Education Commissioner cracks down on 16 districts lacking in-person learning plans amid coronavirus

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldThe state’s education commissioner is throwing the book at 16 districts lacking in-person learning plans, asking them to lay out models for getting kids back in the classroom, which drew ire from teachers.“In light of the stark discrepancy between local public health data and your reopening plan, I am requesting a timeline by which you anticipate providing in-person instruction for the majority of your students,” wrote Jeffrey Riley, commissioner of the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education,...

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Vitamin D can help reduce coronavirus risk by 54%: Boston University doctor

Vitamin D can help reduce coronavirus risk by 54%: Boston University doctor

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldStop waiting for a miracle drug: A Boston University doctor says a sufficient amount of vitamin D can cut the risk of catching coronavirus by 54%.“People have been looking for the magic drug or waiting for the vaccine and not looking for something this simple,” said Dr. Michael Holick, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine.Holick and his colleagues studied blood samples from Quest Diagnostics of more than 190,000 Americans from all 50 states and...

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Unlike Obama, Trump deserves Nobel Prize

Unlike Obama, Trump deserves Nobel Prize

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | Obama loses, Biden loses, leftists lose, Trump haters lose, Trump wins, the Middle East wins, the United States wins, the world wins.It is major, major, the accord reached between Israel and Bahrain following the accord with the United Arab Emirates. These are the first such alliances between Israel and Middle East countries in 20 years. Bahrain and the Emirates join Egypt and Jordan, and more countries are likely to come aboard, maybe even Saudi Arabia. Iran is further squeezed. Israeli survival and Middle East...

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Massachusetts 4th Congressional primary fallout: Franklin town clerk resigns

Massachusetts 4th Congressional primary fallout: Franklin town clerk resigns

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldA Massachusetts town clerk has resigned after officials in the 4th Congressional District community lost track of thousands of ballots in the primary earlier this month.Franklin Town Clerk Teresa Burr on Friday stepped down to “re-establish confidence with the voters of this community in their elections,” she wrote in her resignation letter.Two days after the Sept. 1 primary, thousands of uncounted ballots surfaced in Franklin as the 4th Congressional District remained too close to call. The were...

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GOP congressional hopeful Rayla Campbell sues state to appear on ballot against Ayanna Pressley

GOP congressional hopeful Rayla Campbell sues state to appear on ballot against Ayanna Pressley

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | GOP congressional hopeful Rayla Campbell is suing the state to secure a spot on the November ballot opposite U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley.The Randolph Republican, who ran a write-in campaign to take on Pressley in the 7th Congressional District, received just more than 1,200 votes in the state primaries last week, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office.Whether that’s enough to earn her a spot on the ballot remains in dispute between Campbell and the state.The secretary’s office claims...

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Trump sounds like leftist when it comes to fighting wars

Trump sounds like leftist when it comes to fighting wars

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | President Trump has positioned himself in this election as the defender of “law and order” against a scary and violent left. But on foreign policy, at least, he is sounding like a leftist hero.In a Monday press conference, Trump accused former Vice President Joe Biden of sending “our youth to fight in these crazy endless wars.” Then he mused: “I’m not saying the military is in love with me. The soldiers are. The top people in the Pentagon probably aren’t because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of...

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Sep 11
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Celtics Notebook: NBA players drive home the importance of voting

Celtics Notebook: NBA players drive home the importance of voting

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldPart of the NBPA’s return-to-play agreement with owners is a promise that the latter group will open arenas as polling places in November for the 2020 general election.For many of these players, the importance of voting is also a relatively new crusade.“To be honest, I didn’t know. I just didn’t know,” Kemba Walker said Monday of how he viewed the right to vote as a young adult.“You don’t really know how important it is, especially at that age,” said the Bronx native. “Where I’m from, nobody talks...

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Aug 31
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Mainstream media’s double standard discredits journalism

Mainstream media’s double standard discredits journalism

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | I’ve written on numerous occasions about the double standard that has become prevalent in the United States and the media’s role in perpetuating that duality. Republicans, conservatives and others on the right must expect to endure false accusations, character smears and denial of due process. Those on the political left, it seems, can engage in acts of unlawful misconduct and moral turpitude with impunity.Former President Obama’s administration was particularly culpable. The Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS,...

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May 26
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Legislators take aim at Massachusetts Bail Fund

Legislators take aim at Massachusetts Bail Fund

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldA group of Beacon Hill Republicans is calling for a hearing into the Massachusetts Bail Fund, questioning the group’s tax-exempt status as the left-wing organization springs people charged with increasingly serious crimes.“The public needs to be aware about what the Mass. Bail Fund is doing,” Sen. Ryan Fattman, a Sutton Republican who was the lead author of the letter, told the Herald. “Tell us what the common good is here. What common good is there in freeing a rapist? That’s something that their...

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Massachusetts not tracking coronavirus outbreaks in schools even as health officials say they’re ‘inevitable’

Massachusetts not tracking coronavirus outbreaks in schools even as health officials say they’re ‘inevitable’

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldThe state said it has no formal reporting process for tracking coronavirus outbreaks that have already cropped up in summer school programs, leaving teachers unions wondering how health officials plan to prevent outbreaks considered “inevitable” in the fall.“We are not formally tracking them, but we are trying to notice them as they pop up,” said Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokeswoman Jacqueline Reis. “There is no formal reporting process for schools.”Reis said DESE is still...

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Biden’s potential VP pick Karen Bass has a Cuba problem

Biden’s potential VP pick Karen Bass has a Cuba problem

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | Fidel Castro has risen from his oversized, corn-kernel-shaped tomb in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery to play a role in another American presidential election.This time, Castro’s ghost looms over Democrat Joe Biden’s all-female short list of candidates for vice president.“The passing of the comandante en jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba,” said California congresswoman Karen Bass when Castro died on Nov. 25, 2016.If you’re Cuban or Cuban American in Miami, this is what you’re hearing: “Comandante en jefe,...

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Aug 7
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Bay State border-jumping tax grab way out of bounds

Bay State border-jumping tax grab way out of bounds

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | If Massachusetts were a diner, it’s motto would be “Home of the World’s Most Expensive ‘Free Lunch.’”Massachusetts liberals love giving money away and leaving Massachusetts taxpayers holding the tab. But thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve found a way to game the system and leave the free-lunch check on someone else’s table:New Hampshire.Turns out that since March, Charlie Baker and Co. have been collecting their 5% “commuter tax” from New Hampshire workers who haven’t crossed the state line in months. Baker...

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Aug 6
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Joe Kennedy III slams Ed Markey over towns lost to Quabbin Reservoir decades ago

Joe Kennedy III slams Ed Markey over towns lost to Quabbin Reservoir decades ago

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is in hot water over an attack on U.S. Sen. Ed Markey that chided the incumbent senator for not fighting for residents in towns long lost to the Quabbin Reservoir. (AP file photo.)Joe Kennedy III has sunk to a new low in his campaign to unset incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey.The 4th District congressman accused Markey in an email blast of failing to recognize the needs of Massachusetts residents in Dana, Enfield and Prescott, among other towns.Only one problem: Dana, Enfield, and Prescott have been at the bottom of the Quabbin Reservoir for decades.The mighty...

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President aces memory test, but little else

President aces memory test, but little else

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | Person, man, woman, TV, camera …Donald Trump has that down pat, in the right order, earning him extra points, he said. It is part of a simple test to see if one is losing brain power because of age.A doctor giving the test reads off a list of five things and in a few minutes you are asked to read them back from memory. The president not only remembered them, but in the same order the doctor gave them, or so he said.He quotes the doc saying “nobody does that,” proving that our president is not deteriorating because...

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Jul 25
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Charlie Baker announces new Massachusetts travel restrictions, fine amid coronavirus

Charlie Baker announces new Massachusetts travel restrictions, fine amid coronavirus

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Gov. Charlie Baker is throwing up roadblocks to interstate travel, signing into law a new mandate requiring nearly everyone who enters Massachusetts from Aug. 1 onward to quarantine for 14 days or face being fined $500 a day.Visitors and returning residents, including college students coming back to campus, will have to fill out an online and either quarantine for 14 days or submit a negative test result from no more than 72 hours before their arrival here — unless they’re coming from a select few states with low...

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Charlie Baker extends moratorium on evictions to October 17 amid coronavirus pandemic

Charlie Baker extends moratorium on evictions to October 17 amid coronavirus pandemic

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | and | | Boston HeraldGov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday extended a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures in Massachusetts through at least October 17, a date housing advocates warn could still be too soon to lift protections as unemployment soars and the pandemic persists.“By October 18, when this second moratorium ends, we will still have huge unemployment and we are now the state with the largest level of unemployment in the US,” Lewis Finer of Massachusetts Communities Action Network said in a statement Tuesday....

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Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma, dies

Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma, dies

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Sackler, one of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has died, the company confirmed.Sackler died June 30, according to a court filing. He was 65 and the cause of death was cancer.He was the son of Raymond Sackler, one the brothers who bought drug company Purdue Frederick in 1952, and served as an executive and board member for the company that was later renamed Purdue Pharma. Like other members of the Sackler family, he has stepped off the board of the company in recent...

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ICE: Foreign students can’t stay if colleges, universities move online

ICE: Foreign students can’t stay if colleges, universities move online

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldThe Trump administration is moving to expel foreign students from the United States this fall if their colleges or universities opt for online learning only as the coronavirus pandemic continues.“Students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced in a press release.The eagerly awaited policy update issued Monday by ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program applies to students...

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Liberalism bad for economy – and your wallet

Liberalism bad for economy – and your wallet

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | The most recent jobs report found that nine of the 10 states with unemployment rates above 14% are in liberal blue states. Ranked from highest to lowest, they are Nevada (25.3%), Hawaii (22.6%), Michigan (21.2%), California (16.3%), Rhode Island (16.3%), Massachusetts (16.3%), Delaware (15.8%), Illinois (15.2%), New Jersey (15.2%) and Washington state (15.1%). I call this the “blue-state jobs depression.” The states with the lowest unemployment rates are all conservative red states: Nebraska (5.2%), Utah (8.5 %),...

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Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldIf Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it’s time for the Kennedys to go.And everything with their names plastered on it — the JFK Library and JFK federal building, his statue at the State House, the Kennedy School of Government across the river, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Edward M. Kennedy Whatever They Call It, etc.Everything must go!Profiles in Courage? The Kennedys were more like Profiles in Caucasity, as that woke Harvard gal said this week...

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Shootout at Braintree’s South Shore Plaza leaves teen bystander wounded

Shootout at Braintree’s South Shore Plaza leaves teen bystander wounded

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | and | | Boston HeraldTwo men are in police custody after a shootout inside Braintree’s South Shore Plaza that left a teenage bystander wounded, the mall locked down and law enforcement from around the state swarming the area.The men who were arrested are in their early 20s, and are suspected of exchanging fire after a fight at the busy mall. Police on Friday night didn’t identify the pair — or the 15-year-old girl who authorities say was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds after being struck by a...

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At Mount Rushmore, Trump takes aim at ‘cancel culture’

At Mount Rushmore, Trump takes aim at ‘cancel culture’

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — At the foot of Mount Rushmore and on the eve of Independence Day, President Trump dug deeper into America’s divisions by accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.”The president, in remarks Friday night at the South Dakota landmark, offered a discordant tone to an electorate battered by a pandemic and seared by the recent high-profile killings of Black people. He zeroed in on the desecration by...

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Boston Korean War vet’s family thanks President Trump in search for remains

Boston Korean War vet’s family thanks President Trump in search for remains

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Boston HeraldArmy 1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate is finally coming home to Massachusetts, decades after being killed in action during the Korean War.The Boston native will be buried in the National Cemetery in Bourne once the coronavirus pandemic allows family members to travel. His kin tell the Herald the closure is a relief, especially on the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Thursday.“I always felt that some day we would find out what happened to him,” said nephew Stephen Redgate, of Montana, who is also Thomas...

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