Archive for the ‘National Politics’ Category

postheadericon Capitol Hill Blotter: Rep. Keating releases ‘green guide’ for constituents

In honor of Earth Day, I released a “Green Guide” on Friday, April 22nd for the residents of Massachusetts’ 10th Congressional District.

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is A Billion Acts of Green, and I can think of no better way to embrace that spirit than by committing to incorporate small acts of green on a daily basis.  The changes necessary to do our part do not need to be great or cumbersome, and I hope my Green Guide provides usable information on opportunities to go green at home, in the office or in our community. 

Environmental conservation is critical to our district where tourism is a key local industry, but it is also imperative to the country as a whole.  If we want to lower our fuel costs and end our country’s dependence on foreign oil, then we need to start employing clean energy technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Interview: Governor Deval Patrick on The South Shore’s Morning News

The South Shore’s Morning News with Rob Hakala & Lisa Azizian is live weekdays from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. Simply put, it’s everything you need to get going in the morning!  It’s a daily dose of News, Weather, Traffic, Business and Sports. This political season, the show is giving candidates the opportunity to answer questions posed to them by the award winning South Shore’s News Station. Today Governor Patrick joins us via phone @ 8:20 a.m.

postheadericon Poll: Many Obama 2008 supporters defecting to GOP

By LIZ SIDOTI, AP National Political Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s winning coalition from 2008 has crumbled and his core backers are dispirited. It’s now Republicans who stand to benefit from an electorate that’s again craving change.

Nearly two years after putting Obama in the White House, one-quarter of those who voted for the Democrat are  defecting to the GOP or considering voting against the party in power this fall.

An Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll released two weeks before Obama’s first midterm elections found that just half of them say they definitely will show up Nov. 2.

In a reflection of broad dissatisfaction with politics, just as many people who backed Republican presidential nominee John McCain are either supporting Democrats now or still considering how to vote. McCain voters are far more motivated to vote, however.

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