• The Ed Markey Senate Campaign Machine Is Up And Running By Dustin Wlodkowski Congressman Ed Markey officially launched his campaign for U.S. Senate.
  • US Rep. Steven Lynch wastes no time launching campaign for Senate By Caterina Stahl The crowd said it all. Massachusetts Congressman Steven Lynch came to win.
  • Suffrage Centennial Highlights Women’s Achievements By Catherine Ross Women’s achievements are reflected as 2013 marks the centennial anniversary of the women’s march in Washington D.C.
  • Faneuil Hall to be a milestone in John Kerry’s career, again By Ekaterina Bylkina John Kerry gave his farewell speech at Faneuil Hall as he prepares to become Secretary of State.
  • Cowan Is Massachusetts New Senator By Amanda Beland Governor Deval Patrick appointed William Cowan to fill John Kerry’s senate seat.
  • Out with the Old, In with the New for Obama Administration By Catherine Ross President Obama’s second term is bringing new changes as he names new people to his cabinet.
  • Kerry Nominated Secretary Of State By Tessa Roy President Barack Obama nominated Massachusetts Senator John Kerry for the position of Secretary of State.
  • Helen Thomas Offers Advice on Journalism By Catherine Ross Retired award winning White House reporter Helen Thomas gives her view on the state of the journalism industry.
  • Liderazgo Latino Llama al Presidente Obama Para Que Guie La Reforma Inmigratoria Por Enid Calo La reforma inmigratoria es un tema muy serio entre los Latinos.
  • The Importance Of A Capital Hill Press Secretary By Maggie Smolka Scott Ogden shares some insight about his job as a press secretary on Capitol Hill.
  • Helen Thomas Offers Life Experience and Leadership Advice By Dustin Wlodkowski Veteran reporter Helen Thomas shares a lifetime of experience as a former White House correspondent.
  • MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren Quickly Making Her Mark In D.C. By Amy Hansen Sen. Elizabeth Warren is looking forward to making some changes during her first term.
  • Latino Leadership Calls On President Obama To Lead Immigration Reform By Enid Calo Thomas Saenz is working to push forward immigration reform through an organization that promotes the civil rights of Latinos living in the United States.
  • Three Concerns Facing Chinese-American Relations By Maggie Smolka The director of China Studies at Johns Hopkins University, David Lampton, says US-China relations are doing well, but there is room for growth.
  • Thousands Cheer Obamas Down Pennsylvania Avenue By Catherine Ross President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama waved to the excited crowd of thousands along Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inaugural Parade.
  • Muchas Caras Latinas Estaban Entre Las Multitudes en la Capital By Por Enid Calo Los Latinos esperan un gran cambio para los próximos cuatro años del Presidente Obama.
  • First Time Inaugural Attendees Awestruck By Felecia Bearden First-time inaugural attendees share their enthusiasm and amazement at the event on the National Mall.
  • MLK Breakfast Reminds Boston There’s Still Work To Do By Darian Harvin Boston celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Boston Convention Center.
  • Roaring Crowds Greet Obamas, Bidens During Inaugural Parade By Dustin Wlodkowski President Obama and Vice President Biden were greeted with screams and applause on Pennsylvania Avenue as they walked in the Inaugural Parade.
  • President Obama Honored for Work with Native Americans By Rachel Smith President Barack Obama’s work with Native Americans was honored at the Native Nations Ball in Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. King’s Spirit Resonates In President Obama’s Inaugural Speech By Katie O’Donnell President Obama gives his second inaugural speech focusing on upholding the Constitution while revitalizing the country.
  • RoxVote Showed Pride While Watching The Inauguration By Qian Douglas Yu Boston residents gather in Roxbury to celebrate both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and President Barack Obama.
  • Washington Organizations Pressure Politicians to Help the Hungry By Rachel Smith Many people are going hungry in the nation’s capital and across the country. Two Washington, D.C. organizations are trying to change that.
  • Many Latino Faces Were In The Crowd On The Mall By Enid Calo Hundreds of Latinos attended President Obama’s Inauguration with the hope of the next four years focusing on immigration reform.
  • Crowd May Have The Spot To See President Walk The Parade Route By Dustin Wlodkowski Hours before the Inaugural Parade is set to being, an energic crowd is ready to greet President Obama.
  • Early Morning, Cold Temps Don’t Quell Parade Excitement By Catherine Ross Cold temperatures didn’t deter the excitement as people lined up to watch the inauguration parade.
  • Thousands Are Ready For The Inaugural Parade By Ariana Sandillo Pennsylvania Avenue is packed with thousands for the Inaugural Parade.
  • Strict Security at National Mall By Elizabeth Montaquila Security is tight and thousands struggle to get through checkpoints.
  • Thousands flock to National Mall By Enid Calo People rush to the National Mall to view President Barack Obama being sworn in for a second term.
  • Drones are in D.C., At Least at a Protest By Georgiaree Godfrey Inauguration Day wasn’t a celebration for everyone– a group protested against the use of drones overseas.
  • Huge Inaugural Crowd Was Very Emotional By Amy Hansen For many, President Obama’s second Inauguration was historic and emotional.
  • CBS News White House Correspondent Bill Plante Talks Inaugurations and Presidents By Dustin Wlodkowski CBS News veteran reporter Bill Plante said he loves politics because it’s about the interaction of people and power.
  • Representante del Congreso Gutierrez Tiene Cifras Latinas Alarmantes Por Enid Calo Representante del Congreso Gutiérrez da unas figuras numéricas sobre la deportación de inmigrantes de deja a muchos asombrados.
  • South Carolina Parties in D.C. with Two Elephants By Ekaterina Bylkina At the South Carolina Inaugural Ball, guests couldn’t ignore the elephant in the room– literally.
  • METRO MADNESS EXPECTED By Elizabeth Montaquila With thousands of Americans heading to Washington, D.C. for President Obama’s second inauguration, the city starts the nation’s first bike share program.
  • Women Win in Washington By Ariana Sandillo A record number of women are in Congress this year. They’re wasting no time in leaving their mark on Washington.
  • Texas Throws Surprising Gala for President Obama By Ariana Sandillo The Texas State Society brought out their guitars and cowboy boots to celebrate the Inauguration.
  • Hip Hop Inaugural Ball Shines Light On Music And Politics By Shakala Alvaranga Politics mixes with music as popular hip hop artists gather to honor President Obama and praise each others’ achievements.
  • Congressman Gutierrez Has Alarming Latino Figures By Enid Calo Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez spoke at an inaugural symposium on the struggles Latinos face with immigration.
  • Boston Gun Supporters Have A Peaceful Gun Appreciation Day Rally By Pamela Cyran Nearly 1000 people rallied outside the Massachusetts State House in the first-ever National Gun Appreciate Day to support Second Amendment rights.
  • Learning How To Shoot Safely By Douglas Yu A Revere firearms training center was packed Saturday as more people are applying for a Massachusetts gun license.
  • One Boston Woman Sees The 2nd Amendment As A Female Issue By Pamela Cyran For Ann Avramidis, the National Gun Appreciation Day was not just about the right to bear arms, but about the right for women to protect themselves.
  • Actor Crawford Gives Hope to Homeless Youth at Special Inaugural Ball By Shakala Alvaranga “The Wire” actor James Crawford held a special inaugural ball in Washington D.C. to benefit homeless youths.
  • VOA Has A Message To Send By Maggie Smolka Voice of America is an international broadcast company owned by the United States to send American news to countries throughout the world.
  • Candy Crowley Foresees President Obama’s Upcoming Issues By Maggie Smolka Candy Crowley discusses the issues President Obama faces in his second term.
  • Inaugural Catwalk in D.C. By Felecia Bearden A D.C. fashion show showcased several unique gowns.
  • Journalist John King Looks Back And Forward At Presidential Politics By Amy Hansen
  • Cambridge Food Pantry Gives A Helping Hand Every Day By Tessa Roy Volunteering at Helping Hands in Cambridge for the National Day of Service is not just a way for volunteers to give back. For some, it was a way to return help they received.
  • Modest Beginning for President Obama’s Second Term By Dustin Wlodkowski President Obama’s second term began quietly with a private ceremony in the White House.
  • Gun Control Activists Seek Change Through Social Media By Korey O’Brien Gun control activists are turning to social media to speak out against guns and gun violence.
  • Kids Kick Off Inaugural Weekend By Elizabeth Montaquila America’s children were the real stars of the show at the Kids’ Inaugural Concert.
  • Playing For The Leader Of The Free World By Ekaterina Bylkina The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps prepare to play in Washington, D.C. for President Obama’s second Inaugural Parade.
  • Environment Is Center On Obama Service Day in Cambridge By Darian Harvin Friends of Alewife Reservation organized a clean up of Acorn Park in Cambridge as part of the National Day of Service.
  • MA Mayors Have Fresh Ideas after National Conference By Dustin Wlodkowski Massachusetts mayors discuss new ideas following the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.
  • C-Span’s Steve Scully Says Social Media Is Where It’s At By Ariana Sandillo C-SPAN political editor and host of “Washington Journal” Steve Scully discusses the importance of social media in the political sphere.
  • Professor Tara Sinclair Looks Ahead At Our Taxes By Felecia Bearden George Washington University professor Tara Sinclair looks ahead to the challenges the country’s economy faces as Congress votes on the debt ceiling increase.
  • Recreating Dr. King’s March From Selma in D.C. By Georgiaree Godfrey Over one hundred people recreated the march Martin Luther King Jr. led from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
  • Behind The Scenes Of The Inaugural Speech By Maggie Smolka James Fallows, the speech writer for former President Jimmy Carter, discusses writing inaugural addresses.
  • D.C. Locals Plan Their Inaugural Weekend By Dustin Wlodkowski Residents of Washington D.C. are making weekend plans for the Inauguration of President Obama – either staying for events or staying far away.
  • Social Media Play A Decisive Election Role By Vitalii Moroz Campaign teams for President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney fight for voters by using social media outlets.
  • Warren Gets Civil Rights Support At RCC Rally By Jean Merlain Civil Rights leader Congressman John Lewis rallied at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury to support Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
  • Obama, Clinton make final push for undecided voters By Amanda Beland President Obama rallied with former President Clinton and N.H. state leaders in Concord to sway the undecided to vote democrat.
  • Senator Brown Campaigns Hard By Stephanie De La Cruz and Laura Gomez Senator Scott Brown and wife Gail Huff meet with voters just days before the election.
  • Democrats Take Boston By Catherine Collins Elizabeth Warren becomes the first female Massachusetts U.S. Senator.
  • Elizabeth Warren returns Massachusetts Senate seat to Democrats By Olga Lazitskaya Elizabeth Warren accepted her position as the new U.S. Senator representing Massachusetts, defeating Scott Brown. Her supporters celebrate victory at the headquarters in the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.
  • Voters shocked at Mass Senate results By Amy Hansen Sen. Scott Brown supporters at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel are shocked that Brown didn’t win reelection against Elizabeth Warren.
  • Romney Waits For Results In Boston By Erin Greene Romney buttons are passed around as voters at The Boston Convention Center hope for a Republican win tonight.
  • Warren wins, Brown steps down gracefully By Amy Hansen Sen. Scott Brown thanks is loyal supporters at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel as Elizabeth Warren is announced the winner of the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
  • Supporters assemble at Park Plaza Hotel for Senator Scott Brown By Amy Hansen Sen. Scott Brown supporters gather at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel for some fun entertainment while anxiously awaiting election results.
  • Right To Repair Gets A Positive Response On Election Day By David Wilson Voters at Boston City Hall shared their support for Question 1, the Right to Repair.
  • Voters Voice Support For Question 3 By Rob Sturgis and Lingjing Ching Students at BU voice their opinions about Question 3.
  • Voters share view on Budget for All By Jared Bennett Voters at Cathedral High School in Boston shared their videos of the Budget For All ballot question.
  • Medical Marijuana Receives Widespread Support From Likely Voters By Amanda Beland and Ewon Adenomon Voters in the Boston area lean towards yes to Question Three.
  • Voters Head to the Polls Seeking a Unified Country By Korey O’Brien This morning, voters in the Allston-Brighton area voice their opinions on what the new president will need to work on – uniting and stabilizing the country.
  • President Barack Obama had a friend in New Hampshire — James Taylor By Amy Hansen Musician James Taylor performed before President Obama took the stage in Nashua, NH.
  • President Obama Rallies in New Hampshire By Dustin Wlodkowski President Obama travels to Manchester, NH to speak about the differences between his platform and Governor Mitt Romney’s.
  • NJ Governor Christie Campaigns for Brown By Patrick Welter New Jersey Governor Chris Christie teams up with Senator Scott Brown in the campaign for Brown’s reelection.
  • The MA Senate Sparring Debate By Elliot Friar It was a battle of insults and accusations. Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren met at UMass Lowell for the second Massachusetts U.S. Senate debate.
  • Last Presidential Debate Goes International By Brittany Gervais The third and final presidential debate focused on foreign policy. President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney met at Lynn University and discussed America’s role in the Middle East.
  • Up Close and Personal: Voters Question Candidates By James Finn President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York for their second presidential election debate.
  • Brown, Warren Concentrate on Issues in Third Debate By Tessa Roy Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren pushed aside personal attacks as they debated in front of 2,600 people at Springfield Symphony Hall.
  • Up Next: Round 2 Brown Versus Warren By Pamela Cyran Senator Scott Brown and opponent Elizabeth Warren debate on Oct. 1 at UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Center. The second of four debates starts at 7 p.m.
  • Rubio’s Steps into the Spotlight By Katie O’Donnell Senator Marco Rubio walked onto the RNC stage Thursday night with two tasks. First, he had to introduce the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States. Second, he had to make his speech as memorable as Clint Eastwood’s.
  • Coronation of the One Percent By Ariana Sandillo A storm was brewing in downtown Tampa as the Occupy movement gathered to rally the 99%. On August 30, demonstrators assembled in the Lykes Gaslight Park amidst what appeared to be a severe weather alert.
  • Romney Versus CODEPINK By Ariana Sandillo Mitt Romney wasn’t the only one fired up during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.
  • Romney Makes Big Promises By Cat Ross Romney’s in… and so is his plan to boost the economy. Tonight Mitt Romney officially accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president. The former Massachusetts governor has reiterated what his focus would be if he is elected: jobs, jobs and more jobs.
  • Eastwood and the Phantom President By Emari Traffie Clint Eastwood brought an invisible President Barack Obama to closing night of the Republican National Convention.
  • Pawlenty Calls Obama “The Tattoo President” By Cat Ross Tim Pawlenty thinks President Obama is America’s naïve mistake. The former Minnesota Governor set the tone of tonight’s Republican National Convention proceedings with sharp criticism of the president’s first term.
  • CODEPINK Alert By Ariana Sandillo Yesterday, members of the women’s activist group, CODEPINK, interrupted a speech given by former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice in Tampa. Rice was speaking at the ONE/US Global Leadership coalition event when two CODEPINK members spoke out in the middle of it.
  • If You Can’t Say It, Don’t Legislate It By Ariana Sandillo The dress code yesterday at Riverfront Park in Tampa called for all pink and vagina costumes. To demonstrate the importance of reproductive rights and women’s roles in the economy, women’s activist group, CODEPINK, teamed up with Planned Parenthood to host a women’s rights rally protesting the Republican Party.
  • Massachusetts Clean Energy Companies Worry Over Romney’s Plan By Pamela Cyran Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney could be hurting job creation. At least that’s what clean energy entrepreneurs in Massachusetts are saying.
  • Santorum is Out By Ariana Sandillo Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign.
  • 2012 Iowa Caucus Special WEBN-TV Boston’s political team traversed Iowa on the presidential campaign trail and produced this half-hour special…
  • Romney Takes Florida By Taylor Smith Mitt Romney has won the Florida primary in a landslide victory. This gives him more leverage in securing the Republican nomination for President.
  • Mission Aborted: Final GOP Debate in the Sunshine State By Leeza Yeretzian The GOP candidates will not be traveling to space anytime soon. There is just too much to do here on earth.
  • State of the Union, Recharging the Economy By Terri Ogan President Barack Obama wants to preserve the American dream. In tonight’s State of the Union speech, the President emphasized an economic “blueprint” for his second term if he’s re-elected. He said the first step lies in American manufacturing.
  • Huntsman Quits, Backs Romney By Ariana Sandillo Jon Huntsman’s run for the White House has ended. The former Utah Governor said his campaign never took off.
  • Rick Perry Quits, Endorses Gingrich By Ariana Sandillo Rick Perry has ended his bid for the Presidency.
  • Mitt Romney On The Ropes By Kate Spalla The GOP presidential candidates seemed to have ganged up on Mitt Romney. It happened tonight in the South Carolina debate sponsored by Fox News Channel and the Wall Street Journal. The former Massachusetts Governor has won the first two states to vote in the presidential campaign, but his four competitors ...
  • The “Santorum Surge” Fizzles By Elizabeth Montaquila Rick Santorum fell flat in New Hampshire.
  • Ron Paul is Not Backing Down By Colleen Shaughnessy Ron Paul can taste a comeback.
  • Huntsman’s Next Stop is South Carolina By Katie O’Donnell Jon Huntsman has a ticket to ride…right down to South Carolina.
  • Two Firsts for Romney By Patrick Welter It was a good night for Mitt Romney. He finished first. And he made history.
  • Vermin Supreme on the Democratic Ticket in the NH Primary By Katie O’Donnell Get out your toothbrushes and flux capacitors! Vermin Supreme was spotted at a Newt Gingrich event in Manchester tonight with his trademark boot hat and excitable posse.
  • Some Voters Say Romney’s Words Are Out of Context By Madeline Smeaton Voters seem to be ignoring Mitt Romney’s talk on firing people.
  • Fifty Fifty in Dixville Notch By Brittany Haddad Dixville Notch, New Hampshire has spoken. The New Hampshire Primary is jump-starting with a tie between Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.
  • The New Hampshire Primary in its Final 24 By Rory McCann New Hampshire Primary voters are preparing to impact this election cycle.
  • First Town to Vote in the First-In-the-Nation Primary By Terri Ogan Dixville Notch is staying traditional. It is the first town in New Hampshire to vote in the nation’s first primary.
  • Santorum’s Dream By Patrick Welter Rick Santorum believes in a field of dreams.
  • Huntsman Wants to be Trusted By Madeline Smeaton Jon Huntsman is tirelessly campaigning for the people’s trust. He says he wants to restore trust in America, but he cannot do it without the people’s vote.
  • Waiting for Final UNH Poll By Terri Ogan The results of the final WMUR New Hampshire Primary Poll will be released at 11 p.m. tonight. This is the sixteenth University of New Hampshire (UNH) poll this quarter.
  • Gingrich Claims He is an Equal Opportunity Candidate By Samantha Edwards Newt Gingrich is saying “no” to handouts. But the former House Speaker says he wants all Americans to have a shot at success.
  • Ron Paul Says It is the Constitution By Tamara Sacharczyk Ron Paul is a strict constitutionalist. This afternoon he told a crowded room of supporters and undecided independents in Meredith, New Hampshire, that this would be a “strange, new” approach in handling Congress.
  • GOP Mix It Up In 2nd New Hampshire Debate By Katie O’Donnell The candidates came out swinging. And their target was Mitt Romney. He got a pass at last night’s debate, but it was different today in Concord.
  • Romney Wins NH Debate By Terri Ogan Mitt Romney seemed to be untouchable in tonight’s Republican debate.
  • Buddy Roemer is Left Behind By Colleen Shaughnessy Buddy Roemer is missing during yet another debate.
  • The Death of the American Dream By Taylor Smith The American Dream is dead. At least that’s what those at Occupy the Primary in New Hampshire believe.
  • Occupiers Don’t Dampen Romney By Madeline Smeaton Two protestors from the Occupy movement tried to disrupt Mitt Romney’s rally early today in Derry, New Hampshire. But the crowd of supporters booed them and chanted “Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!”
  • Gingrich Places Fourth But Carries On By Ariana Sandillo Newt Gingrich is down but not out. The former House Speaker finished in fourth place with only 13% of the vote.
  • Ron Paul Takes Third By Cat Ross Ron Paul is still in the running. A third place finish in the Caucuses has given the Texas Congressman his ticket out of Iowa. Tonight Doctor Paul thanked the enthusiastic crowd at his Ankeny Caucus headquarters for their support during his grassroots campaign.
  • Romney Wins Iowa in Photo Finish By Christina Winske Eight votes gave Mitt Romney his Iowa Caucus win over Rick Santorum. This was the closest Iowa caucus race ever.
  • Santorum Got a Better Deal Than Romney on Campaign Spending By Christina Winske Big results don’t always require big money. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum narrowly missed a victory at the Iowa caucus by a mere eight votes.
  • Michele Bachmann Drops Out By Dominique Banas and Wynn Harrison Michele Bachmann has quit her race to the White House. The Minnesota Congresswoman received only five percent of the vote coming in last.
  • Every Vote Counts Especially in a Dead Heat By Emari Traffie If you think your vote doesn’t count, you’re wrong. Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucus by eight votes. After a long night, Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn, announced the results of the 2012 Iowa Caucus. Romney finished with 30,015 votes and Rick Santorum took 30,007.
  • Paul Tries to Appeal to Vets By Emari Traffie Ron Paul salutes the troops at the Iowa State Fair Grounds while on the campaign trail. There were a few surprises throughout the event.
  • Republican Presidential Candidates on Energy By Liz Montequila Contributor Liz Montequila reports on the candidates viewpoints on alternative energy sources for WCAX News in Burlington, Vermont.
  • Progressives on Vermont’s Healthcare By Micaeli Rourke The Republican presidential candidates want to dismantle the new healthcare law. But there are others who want a single payer plan. Reporter Micaeli Rourke contributing to WCAX News in Burlington, Vermont, tells us about one state that is making it happen.
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  • Romney the Rock Star By Christina Winske Christina Winske files for WCAX News in Burlington, Vermont, and reports on Mitt Romney in Ames, Iowa.
  • Santorum’s Confidence Rises With Polls By Emari Traffie All eyes are on Rick Santorum. He’s finally getting his turn in the spotlight. This morning the former Pennsylvania Senator was in a small café in Polk City, Iowa. He made his case for being election president to more media than actual registered voters.
  • DNC Chair Rejects Occupy’s Offer to Meet By Micaeli Rourke The Occupy movement has reached another roadblock. Although the group representing the 99 percent have made advancements in recent weeks, it has failed to get the attention of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Bachmann’s Advice To Iowan Voters By Liz Montaquila Michele Bachmann wants voters to vote with their hearts. That’s what she told members of the media when asked about recent reports that voters who initially supported Bachmann have chosen to vote for opponent Rick Santorum.
  • Presidential Candidates Try To Energize Voters By Liz Montaquila Alternative energy is weighing on voters’ minds here in Iowa. Twenty percent of Iowa’s electricity comes from wind power. So voters are especially interested in the GOP candidates’ environmental policies.
  • Romney Concerned With The President, Not Competitors By Garrett Turner New Year’s Day couldn’t keep the crowd away from Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor spoke at a packed local family restaurant in Atlantic, Iowa.
  • A NEW-T Gingrich Year By Dominique Banas Newt Gingrich kicked off the New Year with Iowan voters.Today Gingrich held a meet and greet in the West Towne Pub in Ames,Iowa.The pub was filled with supporters from all over the Hawkeye State to hear from the former Speaker of the House.
  • Gingrich Claims Liars Won’t Prosper By Cat Ross Newt Gingrich is trying to get back in the game. Today almost one-hundred people listened to him speak in Atlantic, Iowa. The former House Speaker blamed negative ads about his past for his drop in the polls to fourth place. He called the commercials false and accused his rival candidates of spreading lies.
  • Bachmann’s Emotional Christian Testimony By Cat Ross Michele Bachmann is letting God take the wheel. This morning she spoke about His role in her life. Bachmann gave the Sunday sermon at the Jubilee Family Church, an evangelical church in Oskaloosa, Iowa to almost two-hundred church-goers. Both supporters and undecided voters listened to the Congresswoman.
  • The Candidates’ Next Stop Is New Hampshire By Christina Winske Win or lose every candidate is going to New Hampshire. Six presidential hopefuls have been traveling Iowa speaking at local businesses, churches, and even parking lots along the way. No matter what happens on caucus night Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Michele Bachmann have all confirmed they’ll ...
  • Santorum is a Small Town Man By Kate Spalla Revisiting towns seems to be paying off for Rick Santorum. This afternoon he returned to Pella, Iowa to visit the town library. Voters gave him a welcome home. “I’m very impressed that he decided to do this the old-fashioned way, and to go around and shake hands and really listen to people,” ...
  • Perry Wants Congress In The Fields, Immigrants In Classrooms By: Satenik Karapetyan Rick Perry is looking to make Washington DC “inconsequential.” He’s the candidate that wants to go to the White House and make sure that the government stays out of your house.
  • Santorum Tries to Personalize Politics By Kate Spalla Rick Santorum is racing to the finish line. He met with voters at the National Sprint Car Museum in Iowa for a quick, last-minute meet and greet before Tuesday’s Caucuses. Santorum has been to all 99 counties in Iowa, and this was not his first time in Marion County. The revisit was ...
  • Occupiers BUS-ted By Garrett Turner More Occupiers have been arrested. Early this afternoon the movement congregated at the Iowa State Capitol and marched to Stewart Square. Soon after arriving at the square, the protestors packed into three buses and headed towards the presidential candidates’ headquarters.
  • How To Caucus By Satenik Karapetyan What do you do at a caucus? It’s simple. You vote. But voters in the Hawkeye State won’t be heading to polls on January 3rd. They will be heading to caucus locations all over Iowa’s 99 counties. These locations vary from homes to school cafeterias.
  • Santorum Campaigns To Win By Patrick Welter Rick Santorum expects to win Iowa and go straight to New Hampshire. The presidential hopeful talked about his campaign plans at an Ames, Iowa sports bar.
  • Is Newt Gingrich Really Ronald Reagan in Disguise? By Ariana Sandillo Newt Gingrich thinks he’s the modern day Ronald Reagan. He’s channeling his former mentor throughout the presidential race with talks of bringing back supply side economic policies and bringing the country out of debt.
  • Iowan Democrats Try to Stand Out Against GOP By Dominique Banas Democrats are still going strong in Iowa even though the focus is on the GOP. Today Iowa Democratic Chair Sue Dvorsky and DNC Vice President RT Rybak held a press conference on behalf of the party in West Des Moines.
  • Hot Support On A Freezing Day By Cat Ross Below freezing temperatures were no match for these supporters. A crowd of over one-thousand came to hear Mitt Romney. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie flew in for the event. He urged Iowans to replace President Obama. But it sounded more like a threat.
  • Pro-Life Group Accuses Santorum Of Being A Fraud By Dominique Banas Rick Santorum’s Faith, Family, and Freedom tour is on the move. Tonight the former Pennsylvania Senator talked about his campaign in a town hall meeting. It was held at the American Legends Grill in Marshalltown, Iowa.
  • Progressives Put On The Spot In Iowa By Micaeli Rourke The Occupation’s voice is being heard loudly and clearly. Today that was proven with “mic-checks.” Five times they were used to disrupt a Progressive Democrats of America panel.
  • The Tale of Bachmann’s Betrayal By Micaeli Rourke Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been wronged. The man who did it was the state chair of her campaign in Iowa. Last night State Senator Kent Sorensen quit her campaign and quickly endorsed her opponent Congressman Ron Paul.
  • Big Shoes to Fill For Bachmann By Liz Montaquila Michelle Bachmann plans to be America’s “Iron Lady.” That means she wants to follow in Margaret Thatcher’s footsteps.
  • Iowans Rely On Food Banks Even With Low Unemployment Rates By Ariana Sandillo Can you imagine having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country but still relying on food banks for assistance? Well, this is the case in Urbandale, Iowa.
  • Occupiers Arrested Peacefully By Cat Ross This afternoon ten voters traded in their campaign badges for handcuffs. Seven occupiers were arrested in front of Mitt Romney’s Des Moines headquarters. Three others were cuffed at a nearby Wells Fargo Bank building. They all were demanding that Romney release his income tax information and return any corporate campaign donations. Wells Fargo ...
  • Paul Uses Foreign Policy To Persuade Voters By Wynn Harrison Ron Paul is trying to sway undecided voters. And he’s using his position on foreign policy to do that. “Why don’t we encourage people to think about foreign policy under the golden rule? Don’t do anything to any other country that we don’t want them to do to us.”
  • Bachmann Is Almost At The Finish Line By Wynn Harrison Michele Bachmann has only five more counties to go. The presidential candidate wants to visit all 99 Iowa counties before caucus night.
  • Romney Rallies In Ames By Kate Spalla Mitt Romney rolls like a rockstar. Tonight the former Massachusetts Governor stepped out of his supersize bus, clad in blue jeans with his wife on his arm at an Ames, Iowa rally.
  • Bachmann Talks Financial To Iowa Mortgage Brokers By Dominique Banas Michele Bachmann has promised Iowan Mortgage Brokers more jobs. Today Bachman met with the Iowa Association of Mortgage Brokers for a Q&A at the State House in downtown Des Moines
  • Perry Will Never Waver By Liz Montaquila Rick Perry has been talking tough on issues of immigration and abortion.
  • Ron Paul’s Trillion Dollar Promise By Micaeli Rourke Congressman Ron Paul was talking business today. He held a town hall meeting at Guide One Insurance in West Des Moines. Guide One insures churches, but claims it is not a faith-based company.
  • Bachmann And Her Co-Chairman Part Ways By Ariana Sandillo Michelle Bachmann’s main man has left her side. Iowa State Senator and former Bachmann campaign co-chairman Kent Sorenson has decided to endorse Ron Paul.
  • Ron Paul Calls for Bringing the Troops Home By Ariana Sandillo Ron Paul wants to stop it all…wars, spending and corruption. Instead he wants freedom, property rights and sound economic policies. Today at a town hall meeting in Newton, Iowa, the republican presidential candidate told about 200 people the country needs to be run according to the constitution.
  • Democrats Question Romney’s Healthcare Motives By Dominique Banas Democrats are questioning Mitt Romney’s motives concerning healthcare. Today a media conference call was held with Minneapolis Mayor and DNC Vice President RT Ryback and Iowa Democratic Chair Sue Dvorsky.
  • Iowan Democrats Take On Romney By Wynn Harrison Iowan Democrats spent today blasting Mitt Romney. Iowa Democratic Party Chair Sue Dvorsky criticized the GOP Presidential candidate for not spending much time in the state. In a media conference call, Dvorsky denounced Romney’s record. She described him as having failed policies.
  • Occupiers Appear At Ron Paul’s Event By Dominique Banas Occupiers have made their way to Ron Paul. Tonight Dr. Paul was holding a Salute to Veterans at the Iowa State Fair Grounds when protestors yelled “End the Fed.”
  • This Caucus Doesn’t Have A Victor By Cat Ross This is one Iowa Caucus which will never have a winner. That’s because it belongs to the Occupy Movement. Its goal is to challenge this American tradition of choosing presidential nominees.
  • The First People’s Caucus By Ariana Sandillo The nation’s first people’s caucus has kicked off a week of protests here in Des Moines,Iowa. A little more than 250 occupiers came from all across the country to confront the GOP Presidential Candidates.
  • WEBN-TV Boston is preparing for the 2012 Iowa Caucuses Please check back on December 28th as WEBN-TV begins reporting from Iowa.
  • Roemer Is A Different Republican Candidate By Katie O’Donnell Buddy Roemer isn’t your grandpa’s kind of Republican. The former congressman and governor of Louisiana is running for President of the United States on a platform that is not being discussed by many in the political field today.
  • Congressman Barney Frank is Leaving By Erin Connolly Congressman Barney Frank is quitting. After 30 years, he will no longer represent the Massachusetts 4th District 4. Today at Newton City Hall Frank announced his decision not to run for re-election.
  • President Obama in New Hampshire By Colleen Shaughnessy President Barack Obama came to New Hampshire today, urging Congress to vote in favor of his American Jobs Act. The President gave a speech at Manchester Central High School during his first visit to New Hampshire in nearly two years.
  • Harvard Students Give Gingrich A Hard Time By Madeline Smeaton Students at the Harvard Kennedy School gave GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich anything but a warm welcome.
  • Tom Conroy’s Plans for Job Growth By Erin Connolly Tom Conroy has big plans for job growth. The state representative sat down with WEBN for an interview as part of the station’s political coverage of the Massachusetts Senate race.
  • Alan Khazei out of the MA Senate Race By Satenik Karapetyan Democrat Alan Khazei’s MA Senate campaign is over. In an announcement today at his campaign headquarters in Boston, Khazei said he believes the best way he now can be of service is to bring his campaign to a close.
  • Political Support Lacking for Occupy Wall Street By Kate Spalla Lawmakers are not responding. That’s what the Occupy Wall Street protestors are saying after weeks in New York City’s Zuccotti Park.
  • MA Senate Candidate Khazei Isn’t Going Anywhere By Leeza Yeretzian Alan Khazei is in it for the long haul. In a special in-studio interview with WEBN, the social entrepreneur, the father, the idealist, and Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate discussed his proactive campaign platform and his inspiration behind joining the race.
  • GOP Presidential Debate Gets Testy By Katherine Spalla The GOP presidential candidates were back debating tonight. Anderson Cooper moderated the CNN Western Republican Debate in Las Vegas.
  • Occupy Boston March Through Boston By Marc Liverman — 10/17/2011 Occupy Boston demonstrators are not going away. Saturday they marched through downtown Boston starting at Park Street.
  • Occupy Movement Is New Generation’s Revolution By Markus Garcia Jylnn Erikson believes that Occupy Boston is the “revolution of her generation.” Erikson is a 14 year old, home schooled student, who joined the Occupy Boston protest two days ago with one of her friends. They are currently sleeping at the site in a tent and on cardboard to show their solidarity.
  • Logistics At Occupy Boston By Markus Garcia “We’re here for the long haul,” said Philip Anderson, a media representative for the protest group Occupy Boston. Anderson says the group will continue to protest until there is “real systemic change.”
  • Candidates Talk Economy at Republican Presidential Debate By Kate Spalla All eyes are on the economy. Tuesday night’s GOP debate in Hanover, New Hampshire focused on the Republican presidential candidates’ plans to fix the country’s finances.
  • Occupy Boston Protestors Are Arrested By Leah Mishkin and Marc Liverman Occupy Boston protesters have increased in numbers. After being camped out for more than a week at Dewey Square, they expanded and claimed the northern section of the Greenway. However, after protesters failed to leave by Mayor Menino’s deadline of Tuesday at midnight, Boston police removed them from that area.
  • Bob Massie Drops Out of U.S. Senate Race By Kate Spalla In a statement released Friday morning, Massie said, “the dynamics of the race have shifted so profoundly.” Massie says he could no longer foresee a victory for himself.
  • Warren Is Ready to Win the MA Senate Race By Eugenie Inniss and Colleen Shaughnessy Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren says she is energized and ready to win the upcoming election against current Republican Senator Scott Brown.
  • Massachusetts Nurses Association Supports The Occupy Boston Movement By Satenik Karapetyan The Occupy Boston movement is growing. The Massachusetts Nurses Association is just one of many unions across the state that is standing in solidarity with the demonstrators.
  • MA Senate Candidates Debate at UMass Lowell By Sharline Nabulime They want to take the late Ted Kennedy’s seat away from Scott Brown. There are six of them who are determined to unseat the Republican Senator who won in a special election.
  • Flaherty and Yoon Teaming Up in a Two For One Deal By Dan Massar — 09/29/09 A historic alliance is shaking up the Mayoral race in Boston. City Councilor Michael Flaherty is teaming up with former rival City Councilor Sam Yoon to take on Mayor Thomas Menino in the November 3 general election. Yoon will be running as Flaherty’s Deputy Mayor.
  • Associated Press Best Website 2009 and 2008 PoliticalPulse.net has won the 2009 Associated Press College Award for Best Website. This is the second year in a row that the website has won, making it the only site to ever receive this honor. The award was presented at the AP-RTNDA regional Conference in Brookline on April 3, 2009.
  • Gregg Withdraws His Commerce Secretary Nomination By Valeria Villarroel Espinoza — 02/12/2009 President Obama has received another blow to his cabinet selection. Republican Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, whom President Obama had picked as his Commerce Secretary, has withdrawn from the nomination. In a statement released Thursday, Senator Gregg cited “irresolvable conflicts,” with the President on the stimulus package and the upcoming 2010 Census.
  • Geithner Finally Confirmed By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/27/09 President Barack Obama’s cabinet has a new addition. Timothy F. Geithner was confirmed as Treasury Secretary today, after a long road to the vote. Today, the Senate voted 60 to 34 in Geithner’s favor, endorsing him as the best man for the job. However, this is a fairly close vote for a cabinet ...
  • Frustration On Capitol Hill By Cassidy Quinn Brettler –1/21/09 Today, I met a lot of senators and representatives… Correction: I met a lot of the P.R. people for senators and representatives. Actually, I’ll be honest – I met their secretaries.
  • Obama’s New Era Of Peace By Kaitlyn Fox— 1/20/09 In his first address as President of the United States, Barack Obama promised to use diplomacy to enforce the country’s security. He recognized that although America is capable of building weapons and fighting wars, “our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please.”
  • Katrina Victim Travels with Hope By Abbey Niezgoda — 1/20/09 For many, Hurricane Katrina is on a list of mistakes made by the Bush administration. Criticism over the delayed rescue response and failed government action continues even today. For Martha Robins, the issue hits closer to home.
  • You’re Welcome But You’re Not Invited By Kailani Koenig-Muenster– – 1/20/09 If you’re an average Joe, you’re probably stuck with the mob this week. It’s deemed “the most public inauguration ever.” The Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website states that it “will organize an inclusive and accessible inauguration that reflects the new Administration’s commitment to leadership that sets aside partisanship and unites the nation around our shared values and ideals.
  • George W. Bush’s Exit By Tucker Goncalo — 1/20/09 George W. Bush made a gracious and for lack of a better word, hasty exit after the inauguration of President Barack Obama. For what was surely a monumental occasion for millions of Americans, George W. Bush seemed eager to leave his eight-year stay at the White House.
  • Reverend Lowery Embraces Color in Benediction By David Carty – – 1/20/09The concept of race was a talking point through Barack Obama’s run to Presidential office and Reverend Joseph Lowery, a civil rights pioneer, was not about to leave it out of Inauguration Day.
  • Elizabeth Alexander offers poetic praise at Obama Inauguration By David Carty– – 1/20/09 Once President Barack Obama had been sworn into office, poet Elizabeth Alexander put into words what thousands of gatherers felt as the sun shined over Washington D.C.
  • Obama Slams Bush By Kaitlyn Fox — 1/20/09 President Barack Obama has a lot on his plate. The United States is facing economic turmoil and fighting two foreign wars. As he swore to uphold the Constitution in his inaugural speech, President Obama directed several criticisms towards his predecessor George W. Bush.
  • Barack Obama Makes History as Nation’s First Black President By Kaitlyn Fox — 1/20/09 Two million people flocked to Washington D.C. to witness the inauguration of our nation’s first black president. Spectators of all races and backgrounds cheered as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.
  • Reverend Warren’s Olive Branch By Tucker Goncalo– – 1/20/09 When Barack Obama chose Reverend Rick Warren from the California Saddleback Church to give the invocation speech at his inauguration, the country stirred. That is because in the past Warren had made many comments regarding same-sex marriage, equating the union to a sister and brother marrying. This did not sit well within the LGBT ...
  • View From the Route By Sarah Aaskov– -01/20/09 On Tuesday afternoon I watched thousands prove that you don’t have to see to believe. People began lining Pennsylvania Avenue before the sun came out.
  • Talking with Barney Frank By James O’Leary — 1/21/09 Today I had the opportunity to sit down and interview Congressman Barney Frank at his Washington office. The Democrat represents the 4th district in Massachusetts, which includes my hometown of Assonet.
  • Victory and success for the press By Shannon Donahue –1/20/2009 We found ourselves in the mix of hundreds upon thousands of Obama supporters trying to attend the festivities on Inauguration Day. We had all been credentialed and eagerly tried to find the Press entrance, but were turned away at every street corner we encountered.
  • Anti-Abortion Activists Pound the Pavement By Abbey Niezgoda — 1/20/09 As many gathered in celebration of the Inauguration, some protestors stood with a specific purpose. Anti-abortion activists lined the corners of 12th and E street, holding signs that read “Abortion is an ObamaNation.”
  • A Day of Service for our Military By Ryan Pfleiderer — 1/20/09 Over 15,000 volunteers spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day lending a helping hand to American troops overseas. The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium held the event which was organized by Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit based in California. In 2003, the founder of the organization, Carolyn Blashek, said that she came up with the idea after talking ...
  • Cheap Seats By Jeff Young — 1/20/09 It is often said that the true fans of sports teams are the ones crowded into the bleachers. They have the cheapest seats and worst view, but make the most noise. If this level of fan-hood could be transferred to politics, then I definitely met those fans today.
  • Care Packages Do Make a Difference By Valeria Villarroel — 01/19/2009 This morning Sergeant Mac heard about the Operation Gratitude service event on the news. She quickly called her friend, got directions, and made her way over to the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. She then got in line with the other 15,000 or so volunteers and made a care package for a ...
  • Arab Americans Celebrate the Eve of the Inauguration By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/20/2009 ‘Twas the night before the Inauguration, and it was time for Arab Americans to celebrate. Many Arab Americans from all across the country have been pledging their support for Barack Obama since the beginning of his presidential campaign.
  • Heightened Security at the Obama Inauguration By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 1/20/09 It has been an extreme showing of security here in Washington for the largest event ever to hit the nation’s capital. And today it became even more intense as the city geared up for Barack Obama to take his oath of office. Police, the National Guard, and federal agents swarmed the National Mall ...
  • The Price of Having a Ticket By John Oliveira — 1/20/09 This morning’s historic inauguration was seen in person by over a million people on the National Mall in Washington D.C. I was one of the few to have one of these limited tickets in my possession.
  • Feeling History, Facing Change By Abbey Niezgoda — 1/19/09 This afternoon the line of people at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. stretched for almost a mile. Many were there to reflect on the past especially an unpopular war that had killed about 50,000 Americans.
  • MLK’s Spirit Lives in Volunteers By Jeff Young — 1/19/09 Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a holiday with many different meanings. For some, it’s a day of remembrance. For others, it’s a day to give. And that’s exactly what was happening today outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library here in Washington, D.C.
  • Feeding America In The Nation’s Capitol By Sarah Aaskov — 1/19/09 Feeding America sponsored this year’s outdoor food drive at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Thousands came out to volunteer their time to hand out clothing, serve meals and take non perishable items for the hungry and homeless.
  • Awaiting the Surge By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 1/19/09 The country still has to wait for Barack Obama to be sworn in. But already tens of thousands of people have crowded along the Capitol Mall, just hoping to take in the powerful energy that is surrounding D.C.
  • Picking Up Your Ticket to History By John Oliveira — 1/19/09 This morning supporters who were lucky enough to win tickets to the historic inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama were finally able to pick up their tickets.
  • Kids’ Inaugural: We are the Future Concert By John Oliveira — 1/19/09 The President-elect may be the most sought after person in Washington D.C. but Monday night he had to share the spotlight with the likes of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. These young entertainers and others, including rapper Bow Wow and cast members from the “High School Musical” franchise were all tapped to appear.
  • The Quest for the Golden Ticket By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/19/09 Well, apparently I won’t get to meet Aretha…at least not yet. Today I went to the Kennedy Center, in hopes of getting press access or at least tickets to the “Let Freedom Ring” concert being held there tonight.
  • Remembering the Dream By Shannon Donahue — 1/19/09 This evening, the Lady Soul herself Aretha Franklin will be performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. George Washington University has teamed up with the Kennedy Center to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • It’s No Ordinary Soup Kitchen By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 1/19/09 While today is a special occasion for many here in Washington, DC, for others the Martin Luther King Day of Service lasts year-round. In the nation’s capital today there were huge drives and small gatherings to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and encourage volunteerism.
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing! By James O’Leary — 1/19/09 Last night after a long train ride from Boston, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the African-American Church Inaugural Ball. It was an exciting, emotional, and exhausting experience.
  • Latino Inaugural Gala By John Oliveira — 1/18/09 Sunday night, commuters arriving at Washington D.C.’s Union Station were greeted with station detours and ball gowns. That is because Union Station helped kick off President-elect Barack Obama’s Inaugural weekend with the Latino Inaugural Gala.
  • We Are One Concert Emphasizes Diversity and Unity By Valeria Villarroel Espinoza — 01/19/09 In Washington, D.C. Sunday morning the crowd started to gather at the Lincoln Memorial at 3 a.m. for the “We Are One” Inaugural concert. The concert started at 2:30 pm in front of 400,000 people. The crowd extended from the Lincoln Memorial down the entire length of the National Mall down to ...
  • First Day Covering the 2009 Presidential Inauguration By Shannon Donahue 1/18/2009 Conclusion: The Secret Service was not so intimidating. This evening, I was able to shoot a stand-up outside Blair House, where President-Elect Barack Obama and his family are staying until he makes the BIG move into the White House.
  • Obama Keeps Himself Busy Kicking Off The Inauguration By Cassidy Quinn Brettler — 1/18/09 Washington may be freezing, but the Obama and Biden families have been keeping warm with a flurry of pre-Inauguration activities.
  • The Progressive Majority of the Future By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 12/16/08 Young people turned out in record numbers for the Democrats this year. Is this a sign of what’s to come?
  • Obama Enters History Books as 44th President
  • Area Results: Chang-Diaz, Kerry, Shaheen Winners After a scandalous end to her opponent’s campaign, Sonia Chang-Diaz declared victory in the Second Suffolk District tonight. Incumbent state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson was forced to drop out of the race following an arrest on federal bribery charges.
  • Mass. Rejects Repeal of Income Tax The only local question the Bay State did not approve was repealing the state’s income tax, voting Question 1 down 67 to 33 percent, according to AP.
  • Obama Ahead; Biden Wins Senate race Barack Obama is the winner in New Hampshire, New Jersey and Massachusetts – and in his home state of Illinois.
  • Bay State Turnout Beats 2004 Voter turnout is significantly higher than four years ago in the Bay State, with almost 200,000 ballots cast by 3 p.m., elections officials said.
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  • McCain Rally at St. Anslem College By Maria Brophy —10/22/08 Republican presidential candidate John McCain is on a mission. There are only 12 days until the national election and the self-described Maverick is hoping to rally New Hampshire’s swing voters.
  • The Two Obamas By Valeria Villarroel Espinoza 10/20/08 Barack Obama has a dual personality. In the three debates with his opponent, Senator John McCain, Obama came off as professorial and detached. In a rally, like the one in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Obama was easy and warm, and cracking jokes – occasionally straying from the prepared text to interact with his audience.
  • Obama Rallies New Hampshire Support By James O’Leary — 10/16/08 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was in Londonderry, New Hampshrie to rally supporters in that key battleground state. Recent polls show Obama holding a 5 point lead over his Republican opponent Senator John McCain.
  • Sarah Palin Reaches Out To New Hampshire Voters By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 10/15/08 New Hampshire is reclaiming its status as a political hotspot. Even though the Granite State has only 4 electoral votes, candidates in the race for the White House are flooding the area. Wednesday Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin visited 3 towns to drum up support for her ticket.
  • Charlie Gibson Lands Palin Interview By Elyce Taylor — 09/19/08 It looks like Americans just may have their questions answered. Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has agreed to do an interview with ABC’s Charles Gibson. It will be her first television interview since John McCain chose her to join the GOP presidential ticket. McCain adviser Mark Salter says Palin and Gibson will sit down for ...
  • The Fight for the Battlegrounds Heats Up By Elyce Taylor — 09/14/08 Up, down, and back and forth….that’s about the only way to describe this presidential election’s poll numbers in the key battleground states.
  • McCain Vows to Shake Up Washington By Magdalena Parker — 09/05/2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain is going to fight the status quo. When the Arizona Senator gave his acceptance speech in St. Paul, Minnesota, he promised to “shake up Washington” and “fight for the ideals and character of a free people.”
  • As the RNC Wraps Up, Protests Rile Up By David Carty — 9/04/08 Thursday morning, police arrested 102 protesters and booked 15 in downtown Minneapolis according to the Joint Information Center. Of the arrests, 100 were for misdemeanors and 2 were gross misdemeanors.
  • Huckabee Takes the Stage By Madeira Ginley — 9/03/08 It wasn’t meant to be. Last January former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee had won the Iowa GOP caucus. So he had hoped to be accepting the party’s presidential nomination on Wednesday night.
  • Romney Addresses RNC By Elyce Taylor — 9/03/08 Mitt Romney knows the remedy. Wednesday night the former Massachusetts Governor spoke passionately to his party in St. Paul, Minnesota about his belief in John McCain. Romney called the Arizona Senator “a prescription for every American who wants change.”
  • President Bush Speaks By Elyce Taylor 9/02/08 — The Presidency has spoken. Tuesday night the Republican National Convention was back to business as usual after cutting down on its festivities and speakers because of Hurricane Gustav’s path through Louisiana.
  • Different Priorities, Different Speakers By Elyce Taylor 9/02/08 — Kickoff night of the Republican National Convention was changed considerably due to touchdown of Hurricane Gustav in the Gulf Coast. Instead of keynote addresses regarding GOP reform, First Lady Laura Bush and First Lady hopeful Cindy McCain joined together and appealed to their party for financial hurricane aid.
  • Looming Storm Shifts GOP Plans By Elyce Taylor — 8/31/08 John McCain’s next move is critical. Monday is supposed to be the uplifting kickoff for his party’s convention. But now the Republican nominee’s Presidential campaign agenda has been overshadowed by the fast approach of Hurricane Gustav toward the Gulf Coast. All eyes are on Senator McCain as painful memories of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation linger in ...
  • Palin Wants Clinton’s Supporters By Magdalena Parker — 8/29/2008 Palin is going for Senator Hillary Clinton’s “18 million cracks in the ceiling.” As Senator John McCain’s running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said women in America aren’t finished yet. She said that women can shatter the glass ceiling once and for all.
  • McCain Picks Palin As Running Mate By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/29/2008 Senator John McCain has picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin is a first term governor who is the youngest person to hold the Governor job. She will be the first woman to serve on a Republican presidential ticket, and the first Alaskan to serve on a national presidential ticket.
  • On The Road Again By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 08/28/2008 The Obamas and Bidens will get back on the bus Friday morning. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and their wives will embark on a 3-state bus tour of the Midwest.
  • Pyrotechnic Display Follows Obama Speech By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/28/2008 Confetti is a convention cliché. But how about fireworks? Tonight there was plenty of both. Following Barack Obama’s acceptance speech of the Democratic nomination for president, a rotating blast of fireworks erupted from the top sections of Invesco Field in Denver.
  • It Was a Night Full of Promises By Magdalena Parker — 8/28/2008 Barack Obama is promising to change America. In his speech tonight at Invesco field at the DNC, the Democratic presidential nominee has promised to cut taxes for 95% of all American working families.
  • Al Gore Warns Of Environmental Disaster By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/28/2008 Tonight Al Gore made dire predictions. “We are facing a planetary emergency which, if not solved, would exceed anything we’ve ever experienced in the history of mankind,” he said.
  • Electrifying Patriotism at Invesco Field By Magdalena Parker — 8/28/2008 Patriotism swept through Invesco Field tonight. There seemed to be more American flags then the tens of thousands Obama supporters in the stadium. The Democratic party’s first African-American presidential nominee came out onto the stage to wild cheers and loud chants of “Yes We Can!”
  • Richardson Brings The Noise By Elyce Taylor — 8/28/08 Shouts, shrieks and stomps were the sounds the crowd made when Bill Richardson spoke at the 2008 Democratic National Convention’s final event. And they had made the noise long before he introduced music legend Stevie Wonder. The New Mexico Governor had the people rocking all on his own. Richardson’s speech at Invesco Field was ...
  • DNC Slide show The WEBN news team has taken several stunning photos from their week long coverage of the Democratic National Convention. You can watch them in slide show form here.
  • In the Hall with Bill Clinton By Josh Miller 08/28/08 On Wednesday evening, former President Bill Clinton approached the podium at the Pepsi Center and was welcomed with an uproar of cheers. I happened to be just outside the arena shooting exterior shots of the center when he was giving his speech.
  • McCain Has Made His Choice By Magdalena Parker — 8/28/2008 It is still a secret. But Senator John McCain has decided who will be his vice-presidential running mate. Friday morning he will officially reveal his choice in Dayton, Ohio, but the person will be notified today.
  • Biden Says It’s Time For A Leader By Elyce Taylor — 8/28/2008 His punching gloves are ready. Senator Joe Biden has accepted the Democratic Vice President nomination and he’s raring to go.
  • Kailani Koenig-Muenster Kailani Koenig-Muenster is a reporter for PoliticalPulse.net.
  • Clinton Says Obama Is Ready By Elyce Taylor — 8/27/2008 The rumor mill has been silenced. Wednesday night former President Bill Clinton told Democrats Senator Barack Obama is ready to be Commander in Chief. This ends months of speculation about the level of support he will give Obama.
  • History Will Be Made at Invesco Field By Magdalena Parker — 8/28/2008 History will be made tonight in Denver. Senator Barack Obama will become the first African-American to run as a major political party’s presidential candidate. He will officially accept his party’s presidential nomination at Invesco Field.
  • 3 Seconds and GO By Magdalena Parker 8/27/2008 Breaking news is a big deal. Everything seems to move in fast forward. There’s never enough time. Nerves, trembling hands… it’s all part of the deal.
  • Magdalena Parker Magdalena Parker is a reporter for politicalpulse.net and Executive International News Producer for WEBN-TV.
  • Democrats Officially Nominate Obama By Magdalena Parker — 8/27/2008 It’s official. Senator Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.
  • Clinton Withdraws Her Name From Party Nomination By Magdalena Parker — 8/27/2008 Senator Hillary Clinton has withdrawn her name from the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
  • Obama Is Now In Denver By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/27/08 Barack Obama’s plane has landed in Denver. This afternoon he arrived in his campaign plane which landed without a hitch at Denver International Airport under clear skies and good weather.
  • James Taylor Gave Me Goosebumps By Magdalena Parker 8/26/08 He was dressed in a grey t-shirt and jeans. Famous musician James Taylor was belting out “This land is your land,” next to David Crosby and Graham Nash.
  • The Next Generation By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/27/08 They were louder than ever. This week in Denver, young people raised their voice in record numbers. Voters 35 and younger made up 15 percent of the convention’s total delegates. That’s up from 11 percent in 2004, and 9 percent in 2000.
  • Democrats Rally For Health Care Reform By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/27/08 This morning the Democratic Party’s most prolific names gathered to proclaim their top priority for the coming year. Hillary Clinton was the star of the event called “Winning Health Care Reform in 2009.”
  • From The Convention Floor By Kailani Koenig-Muenster 8/27/08 If I’ve learned anything within the last few days, it’s that you shouldn’t believe anyone who tells you something’s impossible.
  • Biden Takes the Stage By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/27/08 Senator Joe Biden will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight in Denver. The Democrat from Delaware is Barack Obama’s running mate. Late last night Biden walked around the stage and podium after the majority of the delegates had left.
  • Obama Not Yet in Denver By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/27/08 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive here in Denver tomorrow morning.  Right now he is still campaigning in Montana.  He is holding a discussion with military families.  It is called “Securing America’s Future.”  Last night he was in Montana watching the DNC proceedings in a supporter’s home. 
  • Warner Pushes Technology By Elyce Taylor — 8/26/2008 Mark Warner says technology is a top priority. Warner gave the keynote speech Tuesday night at the DNC. The former Virginia governor called upon the Democratic party to invest in science and technology. He electrified the crowd with success stories.
  • Hillary Rallies Hard For Obama By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/26/2008 Tonight was Hillary’s night. She took the stage at the Pepsi Center in front of a gigantic blue screen broadcasting her name. Senator Clinton faced a thunderous ovation from thousands and a gigantic sea of Hillary signs. But even though this was her night, Ms. Clinton switched focus back to her former rival.
  • Women’s Caucus Draws Huge Crowds By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/26/2008 Today it’s all about the women. Hillary Clinton is speaking tonight, it’s the anniversary of the women’s right to vote, and this morning the women’s caucus drew huge crowds at the Colorado Convention Center.
  • Reporting LIVE from Denver By Kailani Koenig-Muenster 8/26/08 I have many jobs here in Denver for WEBN. I feed information to our website, gather footage for the WEBN Democratic Convention special, and report for a few radio stations.
  • PUMA Hillary Clinton Supporters Make Convention Push By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/25/2008 Barack Obama is the star of the DNC. But Hillary Clinton’s role is being constantly debated. The Democratic National Committee and most delegates have been rallying around Obama all week.
  • Sprinting To Get The Story By Magdalena Parker 8/26/2008 I arrived to my first breaking news story, red-faced and out of breath, barely able to ask anyone what had happened. In a matter of minutes, my Chief Photographer Josh Miller and I had run what seemed like a mile trying to catch up to the protesters who were being surrounded by riot police.
  • Protesters Want Free Speech Rights By Joshua Miller — 08/26/2008 Young protesters in Denver at the DNC are accusing the police of keeping them from their free speech rights. Our WEBN-TV reporter Magdalena Parker talked with two of them.
  • Police in Riot Gear Surround Protesters By Magdalena Parker — 8/26/2008 Seven o’clock hit and protesters began linking arms, getting ready to march under the evening sky of Denver. They flooded the streets outside of Civic Center Park, moving toward the 16th Street Mall and the Convention Center. Hundreds of police officers were dressed in riot gear and gas masks.
  • A Family Affair By Elyce Taylor — 8/25/08 It brought some to tears. Barack Obama’s half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng spoke on DNC kickoff night. Although she was there in support of her brother, most of her words centered on her late mother.
  • President Carter Supports Obama By Elyce Taylor — August 25, 2008 Jimmy Carter believes in Barack Obama. Monday night the former President decided not to speak at the Democratic Convention but instead showed his support for the presidential candidate in a video tribute.
  • Cindy Sheehan Speaks Out By WEBN Staff — 8/25/08 There are two reasons that peace activist Cindy Sheehan is here in Denver. First, she has once again taken her leadership role in the anti-war movement. It is her way to honor her son Casey who was killed as a soldier in Iraq.
  • Protesters March on Denver By WEBN Staff — 8/25/08 All week long protestors will be marching througout Denver. One of the first ones took place on Sunday, August 24 when 1000 people demonstrated in the Recreate ’68 Rally.
  • A Lesson Learned By Magdalena Parker 8/24/2008 During what has become my ritualistic “I need to de-stress so I’m going to take a hot shower” routine, I came to the realization that the interview I worked so hard to get today was a tough lesson learned. In order to talk to Fox reporter Griff Jenkins, I not only had to go through Fox Media ...
  • Welcome to Denver! Welcome to Denver! Volunteers from the DNCC greeted the WEBN crew and hundreds of politicians, delegates, and journalists at the Denver International Airport this afternoon. We have a crew on the ground all week covering events throughout the city.  Stay with politicalpulse.net for all the latest updates!
  • Our Reporting Team is at the DNC! By WEBN Staff — 08/23/08 Our WEBN-TV reporters, producers, and photographers are in Denver covering all the action. They will bring you the sights and sounds of the Democratic Party, the protestors, and even the GOP who have all landed in the Mile High City.
  • Arriving for the DNC By Kailani Koenig-Muenster 8/23/2008 It was very clear the moment I stepped off the plane and into my gate that I was in the city hosting the 2008’s Democratic National Convention.
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  • McCain Denies Allegations in Times Arizona Senator John McCain denies having an inappropriate relationship with a female lobbyist.
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  • Delegate Count after Super Tuesday Favors Clinton, McCain With the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday primaries completed, the delegate totals for the candidates are somewhat clearer — but no that much clear, since different new organization use different methods to calculate delegate totals. DEMOCRATS According to the Associated Press, Sen. Hillary Clinton picked up 584 delegates on Super Tuesday and her opponent, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, won 569 delegates. This is the ...
  • Clinton, Romney Win Massachusetts Primaries 2/5/08 — Hillary Clinton won the Massachusetts primary Tuesday night, according to Associated Press projections based on exit polling.
  • McCain Widens Lead Among Pledged Delegates As of 9:19 p.m, McCain has 282 pledged delegates, 180 of which he won today. Romney trails with just over half that number — 93 — none won so far today. Huckabee has won another 18 so far tonight, bring his total up to 61. The total number of delegates to the Republican Convention needed to win the nomination is 1,191.
  • Exit Polls: Clinton Wins Women, Older Voters in Massachusetts 2/5/08 — Exit polling conducted by the Associated press reports that New York Sen. Hillary Clinton bested Illinois Sen. Barack Obama among women, lower-income and older voters.
  • McCain Carries Garden State Senator John McCain should pick up all 52 New Jersey GOP delegates in an easy win this evening, with Mitt Romney trailing in second, according to the Associated Press.   Yesterday the Arizona senator stumped in a fire station in the Garden State, where he promised to lead the nation and motivate all Americans “to serve a cause greater than their self-interest.”   McCain ...
  • Clinton Projected New York Winner 2/5/08 — The Associated Press projected New York Sen. Hillary Clinton as the winner of the Massachusetts Democratic Primary at 9:05 Tuesday night.
  • Obama, McCain Projected Winners in Delaware The Associated Press projected Arizona Sen. John McCain as the Republican Primary winner and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic Primary winner in Delaware Tuesday night just before 9 p.m.  
  • Clinton Projected Winner in Massachusetts 2/5/08 — The Associated Press projected New York Sen. Hillary Clinton as the winner of the Massachusetts Democratic Primary at 9:05 Tuesday night.
  • Early Mass. Results Favor Clinton, Romney With 9 of the 2,167 precincts in Massachusetts reporting, here are the first vote totals: DEMOCRATS Hillary Clinton 1,828 (55 %) Barack Obama 1,368 (41 %) John Edwards 67 (2 %) No Preference 22 (1 %) REPUBLICANS Mitt Romney 614 (51 %) John McCain 493 (41 %) Mike Huckabee 52 (4 %) Ron Paul 30 (2 %) Rudy Giuliani 8 (1 %) No Preference 7 (1 %)
  • Huckabee Wins His Home State of Arkansas 2/5/08 — The Associated Press has projected former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as the winner of the primary in his home state.
  • Huckabee Wins West Virgina Caucus, Earns 18 Delegates 2/5/08 – Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took the first Super Tuesday win earlier today, collecting all 18 West Virginia delegates in the Republican caucuses there.