December 21, 2011 Republican Scott Brown won what he called the "people's seat" in 2010 by casting himself as the opposite of the Kennedy dynasty. Now, Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a Wall Street watchdog, is raising Democrats' hopes they can win the seat back. So far, both campaigns are competing over who is the "real" populist.
December 12, 2011 Mitt Romney's position on gay rights doesn't quite lend itself to a bumper sticker. Depending on whom you ask, it is either too thoughtful and nuanced or too inconsistent and politically expedient. Either way, it's definitely got the GOP presidential candidate on the defensive.
December 6, 2011 East Millinocket, Maine, used to be a booming paper mill town that offered residents what was basically a guaranteed ticket into the middle class. But today young people are scrambling to find a new path. "It's a little scary because it's going to be tough," says high school senior Jared Lyons.
November 10, 2011 Though some in East Millinocket, Maine, are thrilled the town's paper mill is open again, many are unhappy with what the jobs are paying. But for every resident riled up about the lower wages, there seems to be another who is infuriated at those who dare complain.
October 6, 2011 Relatives of alleged victims of former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger sued the FBI for compensation, arguing that the agency mishandled its relationship with its mob informants. A federal court awarded them millions of dollars, but government lawyers appealed. They're back in court Thursday.