Ed Markey

Your car knows you're cheating on your diet (and your spouse)

General Motors (GM) first started tracking customers in 1996. Using its popular OnStar service, those in select GM vehicles could ask for directions, diagnose vehicle-related problems, or even disable a stolen vehicle by contacting a voice on the other end of the line.<p>For around $35 a month, GM …


Burnett to Dem senator: Is this not hypocrisy?

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) insists there must be bipartisan negotiation over DACA in the spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. CNN's Erin Burnett reminds him of what Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, said during the Obama administration.

Chuck Schumer

DACA countdown

<i>With help from Steven Overly, John Hendel and Ashley Gold</i><p><b>DACA COUNTDOWN —</b> The Friday deadline for funding the government is fast approaching, and it’s still unclear if Congress will take steps to protect the 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Tech industry leaders like …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Government shutdown: Where the senators stand

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the House passes a short-term spending bill on Thursday, the Senate will need 60 votes to move it forward.<p>It's a difficult task for Republicans, who only number 51 in the Senate -- and not all of them are going to vote for the bill. Even if they did, they'd still need another nine …

Sherrod Brown

Net Neutrality And Senate Democrats' Renewed Love For The Congressional Review Act

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is the law by which the Republican Congress and the Trump Administration eliminated 14 of President Obama’s “midnight regulations” by passing laws called “resolutions of disapproval” (RoD).<p>There was, unsurprisingly, plenty protest from Democrats.<p>Sen. Cory Booker …


Senate Push To Save Net Neutrality Needs Just One Vote, But You Still Shouldn't Get Your Hopes Up

A Congressional effort to reverse the FCC's attack on net neutrality needs just one vote to move forward, but still faces a very steep uphill climb …

Net Neutrality

#NetNeutrality: Senate Democrats Need 1 More Member to Vote to Overturn FCC Decision

Senate Democrats announced Tuesday that they have 50 of the 100 members of the Senate prepared to vote in favor of their Congressional Review Act …

Net Neutrality

Net neutrality allies are ready to fight. But can it be saved?

It's been a busy few weeks on the net neutrality battleground. Here's a refresher on where things stand.<p>The battle to save net neutrality is heating up. Senate Democrats have edged closer to overturning the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulation, and …

Net Neutrality

Trump Is Turning Us All into Him

In the past year, everyone has gotten angrier and louder and more online. Will it ever end?<p><i>This article is part of a weeklong series looking back at the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.</i><p>Physically, Donald Trump is a very big man—yuge, he might say—although his exact size remains a mystery. …

Donald Trump

Republicans Bet Health-Care Funds Shuffle Will Help Get Spending Bill Passed

Republicans are hoping to land support for a short-term spending bill by agreeing to delay some Affordable Care Act taxes and renewing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a gamble that shows the continuing resonance of health-care issues in the national debate.<p>House GOP leaders, …

U.S. Politics

Democrats face stark choice on shutdown Friday

WASHINGTON — Democrats, whose brand as a party is based on government’s potential to positively affect lives, are seriously contemplating a …

Steny Hoyer

With all 49 Democrats on board, Senate leaders sound off on plan to restore net neutrality

Democrats in the Senate have achieved unanimous party support of the plan to undo the FCC’s recently passed order gutting net neutrality. All 49 Democratic Senators and one Republican are ready and willing to officially disapprove the Restoring Internet Freedom rule, requiring only one more vote to …

Heidi Heitkamp

Guess Who Wants to Kill This Hated Obamacare Tax

Hint: They're not Republicans.<p>The Affordable Care Act was under assault from the White House and Republican lawmakers throughout 2017, with many …


Comments turn toward Trump at annual MLK breakfast

Loading...<p><b>BOSTON</b> - Local and state politicians gathered Monday in Boston for the annual breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King.<p>“In 2018, Dr. …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

At Boston MLK Breakfast, Leaders Speak Against Trump

<i>(Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)</i><p>BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- At the 2018 MLK Memorial Breakfast at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, leaders …

Donald Trump

Sunday Notebook: Maybe fourth time will be charm for Marino

FITCHBURG'S LOUIS G. MARINO, it appears, will continue his quest to find a seat he can win in a political campaign.


Trump's 's---hole' remark sparks bipartisan backlash

Trump reportedly grew frustrated with restoring protections for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African nations as part of an immigration deal …

James Lankford

Donald Trump ‘Poses A Clear And Present Danger,’ Say Former Nuclear Launch Operators

A handful of people who knows what it’s like to have the fate of the whole world at their fingertips are crying foul regarding United States …

Donald Trump

Former nuclear launch officers implore Congress to rein in Trump's ability to launch nukes first

File:Thats all folks.svg - Wikimedia Commons637 Ã-- 480 - 184k - png<br>(Image by commons.wikimedia.org) Permission Details DMCA<p>'Seven former nuclear …

Liberal View

Trump Is ‘the Last Person’ Who Should Have Power to Start a Nuclear War, Says Former Missile Officer

A group of veteran nuclear launch officers has pleaded with Congress to restrict President Donald Trump’s access to the U.S.’s weapons of mass …

North Korea

At bill-signing, Tsongas urges Trump to focus on opioids, not marijuana

WASHINGTON -- As questions swirl about the future of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts amid the threat of a new federal crackdown, U.


Elizabeth Warren leads Massachusetts delegation to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren is leading most of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation on a trip to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, where the …

Puerto Rico

House votes on digital spying tools

<i>With help from John Hendel, Nancy Scola, Martin Matishak and Ashley Gold</i><p><i>PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning Tech will not publish on Monday, Jan. 15. Our next Morning Tech newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Please continue to follow Pro Technology issues here.</i><p><b>TRUMP ZIGS, ZAGS ON SURVEILLANCE REFORM</b> …

Darrell Issa

Trump Signs Markey Bill To Stem Flow Of Fentanyl

Support the news<p>Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and President Trump, who stand firmly on opposite sides of the partisan aisle and the opposite side …


01/11/2018: The battle to bring back net neutrality

The controversy over net neutrality hasn't died down a bit. In December, the Federal Communications Commission overturned rules that prevent internet service providers from blocking, slowing down or charging more to access content online. The ruling drew the ire of internet users and small business …


Net Neutrality Repeal Faces Growing Criticism

Big Cable reveled in its victory last month when the Federal Communications Commission repealed the net neutrality rules, but the carriers' win is …


Trump Just Signed a Bipartisan Bill to Help Tackle The Opioid Epidemic

On Wednesday evening, President Trump signed a bipartisan bill that allocates funds for new screening devices, which can identify packages containing …

Border Patrol

Thune on net neutrality and the ballot box

<i>With help from John Hendel, Nancy Scola, Eric Geller and Steven Overly</i><p><i>PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning Tech will not publish on Monday, Jan. 15. Our next Morning Tech newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Please continue to follow Pro Technology issues here.</i><p><b>THUNE: NET NEUTRALITY NOT A BALLOT BOX</b> …

Net Neutrality

Trump signs bipartisan bill to combat synthetic opioids

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want …

Shelley Moore Capito

INTERDICT Act Seeks to Stop Opioids at the Post Office

Late Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump signed the bi-partisan INTERDICT Act (H.R. 2142, the “International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency …

Conservative View