Category: Politics

Race for president in 2016: No clear frontrunner

February 17th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Dems, Charlie Baker square off on report

February 6th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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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 a nonpartisan group, so Democrats can’t really get away from the findings. It’s certainly a meaty issue for a Republican like Charlie Baker to dive into.”

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Why all the buzz about Mitt Romney 2016?

February 5th, 2014 in 2014, Christian Science Monitor, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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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 his back on politics, so I’m beginning to wonder if something’s there. Certainly the opportunity is there; he has the fundraising network.”

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Local leaders ramping up 2016 convention efforts

February 5th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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With the deadline to pitch Cincinnati as a host for the 2016 Republican National Convention 20 days away, local Republican officials and business leaders are talking seriously about making a formal proposal…

Expert quote:

“Ohio is one of the critical swing state in a presidential election. If you can win the good grace of certain political bosses by putting a convention in their city then you have probably gone a long way to securing the electoral votes.”

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Experts: Chris Christie dead in water

February 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can kiss his White House hopes goodbye as questions mount about what he knew about the Bridgegate scandal — a development that has pushed the one-time Republican frontrunner aside while opening doors for other candidates in 2016, political experts said…

Expert quote:

“His chances are gone in a New Jersey minute. I just don’t see him recovering. … This is a huge challenger who is out of the way.”

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Official: Chris Christie knew about the G.W. Bridge lane closings

January 31st, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Christie knew about the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge…

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Gov. Deval Patrick touts legacy in last State of Commonwealth

January 29th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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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 is, he’s trying to tie his historic legacy up with a big red bow. That’s common for lame ducks. Judging on how he’s behaved the last few weeks, what he’s been saying, you get the feeling here it’s truly over.”

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Reasons to watch the State of the Commonwealth and the State of the Union

January 28th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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

January 28th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, International Business Times, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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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 what those words mean…

Expert quote:

“He basically wants to buck up his own Democratic caucus in Congress and say ‘we’ve suffered some setbacks. … We’re not going to have any more major mistakes. Wait a little bit longer and we are going to be in really good shape within a year from now.’”

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Local politicians often rumored with White House runs

January 25th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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