Category: Politics

Dems, Charlie Baker square off on report

Boston Herald Tom Whalen, College of General Studies One Democratic guber-
natorial candidate is blasting a nonpartisan congressional report that found Obamacare will lure 
2.3 million people out of the workforce as “right-wing distortion,” while the top GOP candidate called the findings “alarming” — though a political expert said the Republican could benefit… Expert quote: “It’s […]

Why all the buzz about Mitt Romney 2016?

Christian Science Monitor Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Mitt Romney and his allies are adamant he won’t run for president again. But there are signs it could happen: a humanizing documentary, Chris Christie’s woes, and Mr. Romney’s active role in public life… Expert quote: “Romney’s playing a pretty active role for someone who’s turned […]

Gov. Deval Patrick touts legacy in last State of Commonwealth

Boston Herald Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Gov. Deval Patrick used his swan song State of the Commonwealth address to trump up his accomplishments — and briefly address the glaring issues that have rocked his administration in recent months — in a speech observers say smacked of his lame-duck status… Expert quote: “The goal […]

2014 State Of The Union: How Grand Can Obama’s Shopping List Be?

International Business Times Tom Whalen, College of General Studies At the end of 2013, President Barack Obama stood at a briefing at the White House and declared “2014 needs to be a year of action.” When Obama delivers his 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday, the public — and Congress — should know exactly […]