Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren jousted on everything from immigration reform and Afghanistan to jobs and the Supreme Court during their second televised debate.
Brown began Monday's match-up by demanding Warren release her personnel records at Harvard University, even as he conceded she is "a qualified academic."
Warren pressed Brown for more information on the clients he represented as a private attorney and said if elected to the Senate, Brown would help fellow Republicans block President Barack Obama's agenda.
In New England, a Republican Senator and Senate candidate are distance themselves from remarks made by GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney about how 47 percent of Americans depend on government and believe they are victims and entitled to benefits.
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown said that's not the way he views the world. He also said too many people are being forced to seek assistance for lack of jobs. Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren said Romney's comments showed a "separate category of contempt" for half the people in Massachusetts and half the people in America.
The AARP is holding a series of forums across the region to collect voter input on federal policies affecting Social Security and Medicare.
The AARP has started its “You’ve Earned A Say” campaign, holding forums, town halls, webcasts and meetings to get people to discuss Social Security and Medicare. Launched in March, the AARP will soon hold a series of meetings in New York and Vermont. AARP Senior Vice President for Campaigns John Hishta.
A study has found that a broad range of interests agree on what type of development strategy is best for the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance heard the results during its annual meeting this week.
Members of the liberal leaning political action committee MoveOn dot org are trying to keep the focus on Mitt Romney’s business record. As WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports there was a demonstration scheduled Friday outside Romney’s campaign headquarters in Boston.
Move On members called on Romney to release more than just the one year of income tax returns he’s previously disclosed. Pat Fiero, a Move On organizer in western Massachusetts said the financial disclosures are about integrity and principles.