Category: College of General Studies

President Obama facing criticism over border crisis

July 10th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Letters written by Pres. Warren Harding to his mistress released publicly

July 8th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Mitt Romney endorses Scott Brown for NH Senate

July 3rd, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Legislative liaison takes stand in probation department trial

July 1st, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, NECN, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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The high-profile trial of several former Massachusetts probation department officials continue Monday when a legislative liaison from the department took the stand. Prosecutors are trying to show the hiring process was rigged…

Expert quote:

“Even though they might not get a prosecution on this or a legitimate guilty plea, I think it’s in voters minds this is something they want to get rid of. Kind of drain the swamp if you will.”

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Deval Patrick’s national hopes may go bust if gaming law folds

June 25th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Gov. Deval Patrick’s signature push for resort casinos in the Bay State has morphed into a political albatross and could sink his national hopes if voters reject legalized gaming in November…

Expert quote:

“This is really his defining legacy.”

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With opposition set, Charlie Baker mulls moves

June 17th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Likely GOP gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker — who’s sitting in the catbird seat as his three Democratic rivals duke it out — faces a crucial decision in the coming weeks: 
whether to attack his 
opponents or watch their primary fracas from afar, experts said yesterday…

Expert quote:

“He’s in a perfect position where he can pick and choose what he wants to focus on here.”

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When It Comes to Same-Sex Marriage, Both Sides Claim Pope Francis

June 16th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Jay Corrin, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Despite pope’s softened rhetoric, LGBT rights exacerbate tensions in Catholic Church…

Expert quote:

“All of this of illustrative of a really serious rift in the Catholic Church and the failure of the following through on the promise of Vatican II. Vatican II was an attempt to open the church up and bring it into accord with the major social changes that were all part of the process of modernity itself. What we see with Francis is a willingness to entertain the social and economic traditions of the church.”

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MA Democratic Convention results

June 15th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Grossman, Coakley, & Berwick received at least 15% of delegates…

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Martha Coakley set up for Dem snub

June 14th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Bay State Democrats are poised to turn their backs on, and possibly weaken, Martha Coakley at today’s party convention, even though the attorney general is up by more than 30 points in most polls as she pursues her historic bid to become the first woman ever elected governor in Massachusetts…

Expert quote:

“It would be something of an embarrassment. In terms of the base of the party, it makes them wonder what they’re doing, and what they’re all about. She clearly has the lead in every poll — a large lead — and (GOP hopeful Charlie) Baker has a slight lead over (Treasurer Steven) Grossman. It would seem like the party shooting themselves in the foot if they go with Grossman.”

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History Will Be Mostly Kind to Elder Bush, Says Historian

June 13th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Newsmax, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Former President George H.W. Bush, who went skydiving for his 90th birthday, also has a lofty legacy to celebrate as the leader who helped end the Cold War peacefully, presidential historian Tom Whalen told Newsmax TV on Thursday…

Expert quote:

“He was kind of the indispensable man because the Cold War, as it was ending during his term, could have gone in a number of negative ways.”

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