Before JFK became the man who led America through the days of Camelot, there was John F. Kennedy - junior senator from Massachusetts. The senate is, after all, where JFK's leadership and presidential ambitions truly began.
JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency, is a new book that deals exclusively with JFK’s years in the senate and how they helped catapult him towards the presidency.
The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a bill designed to tighten government oversight of pharmacies that custom-mix prescription drugs, in the wake of last year's deadly meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated pain injections.
This week saw the end of the Massachusetts special Senate election primaries, with Congressman Ed Markey claiming the Democratic nod to face Republican Gabriel Gomez, who won a three-way race. The two will face off at the ballot box on June 25 and have wasted no time trading criticism. Political observer Dr. Alan Chartock says polling, which showed Markey ahead just 44 to 40 in the early going, predicts a close race.
With Senator John Kerry’s resignation taking effect Friday, and an interim appointee named, the field is taking shape for the special senate election in Massachusetts.
The special election scheduled for June 25th will be the third time since January 2010 that Massachusetts voters trek to the polls to pick a US Senator. The new campaign is launching just a couple of months after Massachusetts voters settled the most expensive race in the nation between then incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and now Senator Elizabeth Warren.