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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Edward J. Markey
Less than two weeks before a special election that will provide an early test of the strength of his 2014 coattails, President Obama on Wednesday hit the stump for Rep. Edward Markey, the Democratic candidate hoping to win the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry.
As President Obama focuses on more fundraising for Democrats, the White House said it even arranged for next week's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to take place in California instead of Washington, D.C., because Mr. Obama has fundraisers scheduled in the Golden State.
Massachusetts has a deep blue tint when it comes to politics, but the GOP vowed Wednesday to make the most of the special election to fill the state's Senate seat previously held by Secretary of State John F. Kerry.
U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey easily defeated fellow Rep. Stephen F. Lynch in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry and will be the favorite against Republican Gabriel Gomez in a special election to take place June 25.
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would come nowhere near Massachusetts, but that hasn't stopped the project from becoming one of the hottest issues in that state's U.S. Senate campaign.
Candidates often make outrageous claims. It comes with the territory. But Rep. Edward J. Markey, seeking the Massachusetts seat in the U.S. Senate vacated by John F. Kerry, redefines "outrageous."
The race to fill former Sen. John F. Kerry's seat is shaping up as an unexpected test for President Obama's health care overhaul in Massachusetts — the state that provided the blueprint for the administration's signature achievement.
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch officially launched his bid for U.S. Senate on Thursday, setting up a potentially bitter primary battle that Democrats had hoped to avoid in their fight to hold on to the seat of soon-to-be former Sen. John F. Kerry.
Rep. Edward J. Markey on Thursday became the first prominent Democrat to officially declare he will run for the seat of John F. Kerry in the widely expected event the senator is confirmed as President Obama's next secretary of state.
Las Vegas this week will be transformed into the drone capital of the world, as hundreds of unmanned vehicle companies descend on Sin City for the industry's largest trade show.
So Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, does not want to sell any natural gas to China ("Keep America's natural gas at home," Letters, Friday). That's rich. Has he taken a look at the trade imbalance? Or better yet, what does he expect the Chinese to do with all of those dollars they collect from selling us a majority of what you see in Wal-Mart?
For scurrilous attacks on the oil and gas industry, few liberals in Congress can hold a candle to Rep. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts. Several weeks ago, Mr. Markey, who is the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, filed a bill that would require bidders for oil and gas leases on federal lands to certify that all production from such leases would be offered for sale only in the United States.
The incandescent light bulb failed to earn a last-minute reprieve in the House on Tuesday, leaving the old-style bulb still facing a government-imposed death sentence when new regulations kick in at the end of this year.
Four years ago, Congress in its infinite wisdom extended daylight saving time (DST) by a month, with the goal of saving energy. Lots of energy.
It's like looking for an explosive needle in a haystack spread across every major airport on the planet.
Mr. Markey insisted that the report shows their bill is an affordable way to cut greenhouse gases.
To boos from the crowd of more than 1,000, Mr. Markey said, "My opponent supports the National Rifle Association."