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Amid Opposition, White House 'Recalibrating' Approach for Harvard-Affiliated Surgeon General Nominee
The White House is “recalibrating” its efforts to appoint Vivek H. Murthy ’98, a Harvard Medical School instructor, as Surgeon General in response to strong opposition by the NRA and Congressional conservatives.
Former gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker ’79 has emerged as the likely Republican nominee for governor, trailing the Democratic frontrunner, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, by 13 points, according to a recent poll.
Voter registration numbers are according to the City of Cambridge. Residence numbers are according to the Harvard College Facebook. Residence registration rates were calculated as the number of individuals registered at a location relative to the number of current residents of that location
The last time voter turnout from Harvard students for a municipal election spiked was during the 2003 race when Matthew DeBergalis, a MIT graduate, was running for Cambridge City Council.
Turnout for the presidential and congressional elections spiked in 2012 during the Obama-Romney, Brown-Scott, and Ed Markey races.
In the last decade, Harvard students have turned out for elections of national importance but have neglected those at the city level. In Tuesday's Cambridge City Council election, 'Get Out the Vote' efforts push for student voice.
Audience members at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Monday night watched a political advertisement in which a middle-aged man from Indiana recounted the loss of his job. Aided by sorrowful background music and black-and-white stills of a closed power plant, the man explained that 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s firm, Bain Capital, made $100 million off of his personal tragedy.
As the government shutdown enters its second week, students at the College and the graduate schools say that the closure of government-run websites has negatively impacted their ability to do research and classwork and expressed concern for family members affected by the furlough of federal workers.
The three Republicans vying for Massachusetts’ open Senate seat debated gun control regulations at the WBZ-TV studios in Allston Wednesday night, hours after news outlets reported a bipartisan Senate compromise on the issue.
With three weeks to go until the primaries, the three Republicans vying for the underdog spot in the upcoming special election for Secretary of State John Kerry's former Senate seat will debate at WBZ-TV studios in Boston starting at 7 p.m. tonight.
Karen Hughes, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, speaks about the future of the Republican party at the JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday. Hughes joined four other panelists and moderator Trey Grayson.
The Republican Party must increase the diversity of its ideas and members to achieve electoral success, according to five prominent Republicans who spoke at a panel discussion at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Wednesday night.
In what indicates his possible interest in entering the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Massachusetts State Representative Daniel B. Winslow has announced that he will issue a press release “regarding his plans for the U.S. Senate special election” and hold a press conference Tuesday.