Recent polls suggest Massachusetts Republican Gabriel Gomez (left) is within striking distance of Rep. Ed Markey (right) in a contest for a U.S. Senate seat.
June 12, 2013 The race in Massachusetts to fill the seat once held by John Kerry may be giving Democrats anxious flashbacks to 2010, when a Republican won Ted Kennedy's longtime seat. Controversies that have tarnished the Obama administration could give Republicans an edge.
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks to supporters in Malden, Mass, on Feb. 2.
February 21, 2013 Using American slavery to make a point about contemporary politics can be downright tricky business, as some public figures have recently learned firsthand.
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