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Democratic candidates for Vermont governor. Clockwise from top left: James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist, Brenda Siegel and Ethan Sonneborn.
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Tuesday, August 14, is primary election day in Connecticut and Vermont. In Vermont, voters have big decisions ahead for governor and the U.S. House.

From left, Beth Lindstrom, Geoff Diehl and John Kingston. The three GOP candidates for U.S. Senate are vying in a state primary September 4 to face Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the November general election.
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Three Republicans vying for their party's nomination to challenge Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren are sharply criticizing the Democratic incumbent while offering varying degrees of support for President Donald Trump. 

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
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Muslim activists are condemning anonymous mailers targeting a Muslim-American congressional candidate in Massachusetts. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Is Hopeful About SCOTUS Fight

Aug 1, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has acknowledged that Democrats face an uphill battle opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but said they've won similar fights in the past.

The families of some victims who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks are calling on Congress to declassify documents that detail what happened that day and who was behind it, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is helping them.

Congressman Neal Defends Use Of PAC Money

Jul 30, 2018
Springfield Democratic Congressman Richard Neal
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Springfield Congressman Richard Neal defended the practice of accepting money from political action committees, or PAC's, following criticism from his Democratic primary opponent.

Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is taking on Congressman Richard Neal in next year's Democratic primary. Here, Amatul-Wadud addresses supporters during a campaign event in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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Updated at 7:14 a.m. on July 21, 2018.

The underdog in a Democratic primary for a western Massachusetts congressional seat is accusing U.S. Representative Richard Neal of taking too much money from special interests.

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET

President Trump wants to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin for a visit to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump and Putin had agreed at their summit on Monday in Finland that their security staffs would have an "ongoing working-level dialogue" and as part of that, Trump told national security adviser John Bolton to invite Putin to the United States.

After speaking at a New England Council breakfast on July 16, 2018, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told reporters that the U.S. government needs to offer a strong response to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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U.S. Senators from Massachusetts and Connecticut reacted negatively Monday to President Trump’s one-on-one meeting and joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Congressman Richard Neal in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Springfield Congressman Richard Neal is responding to President Trump's jab Thursday at Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Trump brought up Warren's claim of Native American ancestry and challenged her to take a DNA test. 

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