Chuck Schumer Predicts Scott Brown Will Lose: ‘By a Lot’

Senator Chuck Schumer. (Photo: Getty)
Senator Chuck Schumer. (Photo: Getty)

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is expected to face off against a New Hampshire Democrat in a bid to return to his old gig, but Senator Chuck Schumer isn’t too worried about the Republican’s imminent challenge. 

Racing out of City Hall today after a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mr. Schumer said he was sure Jeanne Shaheen, the New Hampshire Democratic senator facing Mr. Brown, would easily beat the state-hopping Republican.  Continue reading “Chuck Schumer Predicts Scott Brown Will Lose: ‘By a Lot’”

Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Can’t Stop Thinking’ About Elizabeth Warren’s DNC Speech

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Kirsten Gillibrand (Photo: Wikimedia)

CHARLOTTE, NC — New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand apparently really enjoyed the speech Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered at the Democratic National Convention last night. Shortly after Ms. Warren left the stage, Ms. Gillibrand sent an email to her supporters encouraging them to give money to Ms. Warren.

“I can’t stop thinking about Elizabeth Warren’s speech,” Ms. Gillibrand wrote. “You could hear it in her voice and see it in her eyes: Elizabeth will never give up on the middle class. She’ll be relentless in making sure everyone gets a fair shot.” Continue reading “Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Can’t Stop Thinking’ About Elizabeth Warren’s DNC Speech”

Elizabeth Warren Claimed Native American Status to Score Lunch Invites [Video]

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Elizabeth Warren (Photo: Getty)

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is embroiled in a controversy over her alleged Native American ancestry that has Beantown’s conservative tabloid, the Boston Herald, digging for her great great great grandmother’s records.

Last week, the Herald revealed Ms. Warren “enrolled herself as a minority in law school directories” citing Native American heritage. At a press conference yesterday, Ms. Warren said she’s “proud “of her heritage identified herself as Native American to score lunch invites not to advance her career.

“I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off,” Ms. Warren said. Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren Claimed Native American Status to Score Lunch Invites [Video]”

Elizabeth Warren Gets a Presidential Push

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President Obama and Elizabeth Warren in her new ad.

Elizabeth Warren is bringing out the big guns in her race against Scott Brown. A new ad for the Massachusetts Senate hopeful features President Barack Obama touting her as a champion of the middle class.

“She’s a janitor’s daughter who has become one of the country’s fiercest advocates to the middle class,” President Obama said in the ad.  Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren Gets a Presidential Push”

Republicans Slam Elizabeth Warren For Hanging With Harry Belafonte

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Elizabeth Warren (Photo: Getty)

Massachusetts Republicans criticized Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren for having a New York fundraiser hosted by calypso singer Harry Belafonte. Mr. Belafonte drew the ire of conservatives in Ms. Warren’s home state because of his long history as an activist, which included vigorous, sometimes controversial, opposition to the Bush administration that has earned him villain status among some conservatives.

“Harry Belafonte’s anti-American views are extreme and repugnant. He has praised Castro and Chavez, blamed the United States for the terrorist attacks that took place on 9/11 and denounced America as a villain in world affairs,” MassGOP Executive Director Nate Little,” told the Boston Herald. Continue reading “Republicans Slam Elizabeth Warren For Hanging With Harry Belafonte”

Elizabeth Warren Takes Manhattan: ‘It-Candidate’ Of 2012 Soaks Up Love And Dollars From Local Dems

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But this year, local Democrats say, a new figure has emerged on the scene, someone who has sparked interest and enthusiasm in the city not seen since Barack Obama’s presidential run, or perhaps even Hillary Clinton’s first Senate run, a slight woman from the Oklahoma Plains, by way of Harvard Yard, named Elizabeth Warren. Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren Takes Manhattan: ‘It-Candidate’ Of 2012 Soaks Up Love And Dollars From Local Dems”

John Kerry Says Mitt Romney Is Running Against Himself

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Massachusetts Senator John Kerry (Photo: Getty)

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry spoke at the New York Law School today and The Politicker asked his thoughts on whether the former governor of his state, Mitt Romney, has moved to the right now that he’s seeking the Republican nomination. Mr. Kerry said it’s clear Mr. Romney has substantially changed his approach.

“Well,” Senator Kerry said with a laugh, “It’s like 180 degrees night and day difference. It’s just a different Mitt Romney. It’s Mitt Romney versus Mitt Romney.” Continue reading “John Kerry Says Mitt Romney Is Running Against Himself”