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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.
On Saturday morning, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will culminate with the annual parade along Constitution Avenue, featuring blossom-inspired floats and costumes, marching bands and performers, including Grammy-winning pop singer Mya and "American Idol" runner-up Elliott Yamin. After the parade, head to the U.S. Navy Memorial for the 22nd annual Blessing of the Fleets, a traditional ceremony to guard the crews and ships from the dangers of the high seas.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Obama's short list of secretary of state candidates after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice suddenly withdrew from consideration to avoid a contentious confirmation fight with emboldened Republicans.
Super PAC ads will remain a part of the Nebraska Senate race.
Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren pulled in more than twice as much as Republican incumbent Scott P. Brown in contributions during the first three months of the year, raising the fundraising stakes in one of the nation's most closely watched campaigns.
A leading Southern Baptist figure predicted Friday that Christian conservative leaders won't rally around an alternative to Mitt Romney until after next week's South Carolina primary, while warning that the former Massachusetts governor is "not Mormon enough" for most socially conservative voters.
When a bid for the presidency fails, the typical politician can roll over any leftover campaign donations to efforts to maintain a seat in Congress or place at the governor's mansion. But Herman Cain is not your typical politician, as the voters were often reminded; he's a businessman.
The legacy of President Obama's time in office has been an unprecedented expansion of the federal government. A perfect example of this is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which is part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law. Even though this brand-new bureaucracy opened for business in July, most Americans have never heard of it - and they won't so long as it remains leaderless.
President John F. Kennedy openly scorned the notion of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson succeeding him in office, according to a book of newly released interviews with his widow, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.