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By SCATV Somerville - 5/13/15 - 10:33 am

State Rep Bashes Obama's Agreements - SNN #39 - 5/5/2015

State Representative Denise Provost is “appalled” with what is going on in Washington, DC.

The Democratic representative of the 27th Middlesex District might not be a member of U.S. Congress, but two trade agreements being negotiated in secret by the Barack Obama administration – the Transpacific Trade Agreement (TPPA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) – could have severe impact on the state of Massachusetts and even on the City of Somerville.

By presspass - 10/23/12 - 5:25 pm

During the final presidential debate, Romney boasted that MA is a leader in education and number one in the country.

MR. ROMNEY: — just about education, because I’m — I’m so proud of the state that I had the chance to be governor of. We have, every two years, tests that look at how well our kids are doing. Fourth graders and eighth graders are tested in English and math. While I was governor, I was proud that our fourth graders came out number one of all 50 states in English and then also in math, and our eighth graders number one in English and also in math — first time one state had been number one in all four measures."

It is true that MA is the birthplace of public education, something Romney would gladly claim if he could. Our schools also receive one of the highest rates of funding from the federal government and spends more per student than other states. As such, our schools were number one before Mitt and after. One of the main reasons for MA’s success was its investment in early chilhood education, which Romney cut as soon as he became Governor.
In addition, something that Mitt did not claim but happened on his watch was the Unz initiative, which made bilingual education illegal and widened the opportunity Gap.

By jonallen - 5/31/12 - 10:06 am

Want Governor Romney back? We didn't think so.

Voters in Massachusetts know better than anyone else what a Romney presidency would look like—and we need to let the rest of the country know how terrible it would be.

That's why we're joining with other Massachusetts progressive groups TODAY for a rally to show that Romney was a failure as governor and we certainly don't want him in charge of the country.

Can you join us THIS MORNING at 11:15 on the steps of the State House on Beacon Street to stand up and say that Mitt Romney was wrong for Massachusetts and he is wrong for America?

By dwyer - 4/3/10 - 7:40 am

He was raised as an American aristocrat. As the eldest grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt (niece of Teddy and 5th cousin to her husband) he’s twice a Roosevelt, a name which means wealth and status. With his sister, he moved into the White House at age three and became a child celebrity.

By rsiasoco - 4/2/10 - 3:05 pm

A stupid question, but worth asking: Are there any members of the Teabag party who are also people of color? I've tried to find images of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, or Native Americans to no avail. The right's extremely popular wingnuts don't seem to have a place at the table for non-whites. What's up with that?

By Cynic - 1/28/10 - 11:32 am

The Obama Administration is announcing $8 Billion in grants for High-Speed Rail - and allocating just $112 million of that total to the only successful rail corridor in the country - and the only existing high-speed network. Instead of building on success, the administration has decided to hand out chunks of cash to regions without any substantial existing passenger rail traffic. It's more than a little painful.

By Dave - 6/23/09 - 11:55 pm

Protest Against Obamacare and the ABC-TV Obamacare Infomercial

ABC is going to be turning over
all of its news programming to the White House
on Wednesday.

"Good Morning America" will be broadcasting from the South Lawn, "World News Tonight" will be broadcast from the Blue Room, and then in prime time, an hour-long infomercial from the White House will be aired to help Obama promote his vision of socialized medicine.

By MarkNavin - 1/27/09 - 11:44 am

This week on Radio Boston, we're asking, "can the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Plan be used as a model for national reform? The Obama administration has said it wants to expand health care coverage to many of the un-insured, and they're looking at the was we did it in the Bay State. Let us know what you think at www.radioboston.org.

By JosephPorcelli - 1/18/09 - 11:20 pm


I am in DC vlogging live for Be the Change Inc., / ServiceNation (where I work). Follow along, chat, and embed.

Tomorrow morning I will be at Ballou Senior High School and then Simon Elementary for an MLK Breakfast and service event. In the evening I will be at the Huffington Post event. On Tuesday I be filming from the Mall or how ever far in I make it in, and finally at night at Obama's Youth Ball.

Joseph Porcelli

By MarkNavin - 1/16/09 - 10:11 am

Barack Obama’s inauguration comes at a time of unprecedented economic crisis and concern. How are your expectations for the future shaped by the current economic conditions? Do you believe a new administration in Washington can effect real change? Go to www.radioboston.org

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