Daniel Shea
Daniel Shea
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Debt Ceiling Fact: John Boehner is Hijacking Our Democracy For Political Gain

Increasingly desperate, Republicans are playing with forces they don't understand and can't control. They need to be stopped before they go too far.

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Government Shutdown 2013: Don't Negotiate With Hostage-Takers

Republicans would shut down the federal government rather than admit political defeat, but the rule of law (and sanity) must prevail.
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Boston Mayoral Candidates: Meet the 12 Candidates in the Boston Mayor Race

Boston's mayoral candidates jockey for votes a month before the primary that will narrow their field from twelve to two.
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Get Ready to Hear the Word "Sequestration" Again — And This Time It'll Hit Closer to Home

Remember sequestration and the fiscal cliff? They're coming soon to a city and state near you.
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Massachusetts Special Election 2013: Ed Markey For Senate, If Only Because He's Not Gabriel Gomez

The choice facing Massachusetts voters today is a simple one: An uninspiring Democrat or an unqualified Republican? After 37 years in Washington, at least we know Ed Markey can do the job.
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Is the Supreme Court Giving Corporations More Free-Speech Rights Than the Rest Of Us?

During confirmation, John Roberts pledged to uphold judicial precedent. Now that he's chief justice, his court has shredded it.

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Dzhokar Tsarnaev: If We Take Away His Constitutional Rights, He Wins

Fighting for the Constitution in an age of global terror, widespread fear, and public apathy — even when we'd rather not.
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Boston Bombing: Westboro Baptist Church Seeks to Add More Pain In Boston

Boston gathers to mourn those killed in a heinous act of terror. For the Westboro Baptists, the city's pain is irrelevant; it's another opportunity to capitalize on tragedy.
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The Day After the Bombing At the Boston Marathon

A day after the heinous bombing of the Boston Marathon, life goes on in the "Hub of the Universe."

'The Legend Of Korra' TV Show: One Of TV's Best New Programs

Social upheaval and political intrigue abound in one of last year's strongest new shows, "The Legend of Korra" on Nickelodeon.
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Gay Marriage Supreme Court: DOMA and Prop 8 Overview

Proposition 8 and DOMA arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court. How we got here, what's at stake, and what modern precedents (and the justices themselves) say about the likely outcomes.

New Pope 2013: Francis is Who the Vatican Wanted, But Not the Pope They Need

Newly-elected Pope Francis can solidfy a Catholic surge in Africa and South America ... at the cost of the hard-fought battle to revitalize the Church in the West.