Setti Warren Stumbles Out Of The Gate

BOSTON -- When he began his campaign for governor, Setti Warren was probably hoping that the first few days would go better than the botched launch of his failed 2011 run for US Senate. But after a few head-scratching and downright hypocritical statements during his media tour today, it's clear that Warren still has a long way to go before he's ready for prime time. Continue reading

ICYMI - Keller: "Voters Aren’t Getting What They Want" From Hyperpartisan Warren, Dems

BOSTON -- Massachusetts Democrats are failing voters who "just want them to work together to get things done," according to WBZ's Jon Keller in a piece out today. Keller slams Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her fellow Democrats for their low rankings on an index that measures the bipartisan effectiveness of members of Congress. From her obstruction of a bipartisan bill that boosted local opioid funding, or her willingness to flip-flop-flip on issues so she can cater to national liberals, there's no shortage of examples that prove Warren is focused on politics, not governing. Continue reading

MA Dems Push Regressive Soda Tax That Bernie Sanders Opposed

BOSTON -- Beacon Hill Democrats are so desperate to grab more revenue, they are pushing a regressive soda tax that hits the poor so hard that Sen. Bernie Sanders opposed it. Continue reading

MA Receives Opioid Crisis Funding Over Warren's Objections

BOSTON -- Leaders in the addiction community are applauding a nearly $12M grant for the Commonwealth to fight opioid addiction, citing the serious toll the crisis has been taking on the people of Massachusetts. But you wouldn't know that talking to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who put the funding in jeopardy when she opposed it and trivialized its importance. Continue reading

Road Improvements Stalled While Democratic Leadership Take Pay Raises On Spring Break

BOSTON -- The Democratic leadership of both legislative branches took the week off for spring break but not before failing to reach a compromise on an annual spending bill which is leaving critical roadway projects on indefinite hold despite the fact that these very same leaders gave themselves a pay raise on the premise that they are over worked and underpaid. The Speaker and Senate President, who set the schedule of formal sessions needed to take a vote on the critical bill, chose to take the week off along with K-12 students, leaving no opportunity for a vote on the bill this week. Continue reading

FLASHBACK: Warren Fails To Pay Higher Tax Rate

BOSTON -- This Tax Day, Sen. Elizabeth Warren continues to push for higher taxes. But it's worth remembering that when she's given the opportunity, Warren fails to pay a voluntary higher rate, which Massachusetts allows. Voters will be more than a little skeptical of a politician asking everyone else to pay more, when she fails to do just that when given the chance. Continue reading

POLL: Warren's Stock Sinks: Negatives Climb To 6th Highest In America

BOSTON -- A new Morning Consult poll shows that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's stock is dropping fast among voters, as they grow sick of her hyperpartisan, obstructionist tactics. Warren's disapproval rating climbed 11 points since last year, to 38%. Among all US Senators, Warren is tied for the 6th highest disapproval rating among home-state voters. Continue reading

What They Are Saying: Governor's Sky-High Approvals Are Nation's Strongest

BOSTON -- A new Morning Consult poll shows that Massachusetts voters are embracing Governor Charlie Baker's commonsense, reform-minded leadership: Governor Baker's 75% approval rating is the highest among any governor in the country, according to the poll. Continue reading

FLASHBACK: Warren Wanted To Eliminate The Filibuster

BOSTON -- As Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to join fellow Democrats in filibustering Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, it's worth remembering that just a few years ago, she wanted to eliminate the filibuster entirely. While Warren offers up tough rhetoric in defense of the filibuster now, she advocated for its removal when that move would have benefitted Democrats. Continue reading

ICYMI: The Boston Globe Praises Baker; Slams Clark For "Playing Politics" On Opioids With Lives At Stake

BOSTON -- Congresswoman Katherine Clark is taking heat for politicizing the opioid crisis by criticizing Governor Baker for joining a bipartisan White House committee to battle the epidemic that claims 91 lives every day in America. Continue reading