Thursday, December 27, 2012
President, Congress have just a few days to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts. A number of Massachusetts Congressman suggest cutting nuclear programs instead.
Starbucks baristas are writing "come together" on all cups in the Washington, DC, area to encourage Congress and the President to come together to fix the fiscal cliff issue. For more information about this initiative, go to www.patch.com/fixthedebt. Congress and President Obama are racing against the clock this week as they make one last attempt to hammer out a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” the U.S. government is set to go over on New Year’s Day. Without a compromise deal to lower the deficit, the government will face a self-imposed deadline that triggers both spending cuts and higher taxes. Congress itself set the Jan. 1 deadline after failing to come to a budget compromise earlier this year. On Jan. 1, the George W. Bush-…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The battle for the 6th District seat is over.
Congressman John Tierney has defeated Republican challenger Richard Tisei in an extremely tight race for Massachusetts 6th District congressional seat. This has been an unusually high-profile congressional race in Massachusetts, which is considered a stronghold for House Democrats. Tierney suffered from the impact of a family scandal involving his wife, her brother and her brother’s illegal offshore gambling business. Tisei, on the other hand, climbed to popularity with his aggressive campaign, his theme of bipartisanship and his years of serving in the state legislature. He out-raised Tierney in campaign donations every quarter. Tisei made Tierney’s family legal scandal a focus of the campaign, calling Tierney’s credibility into question…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
There are many issues in the 6th District congressional race. Which one is the big factor for you?
The election is less than two weeks away. In the Massachusetts Sixth District, voters will decide who their next congressman will be. Incumbent Democrat John Tierney is in an intense race against Republican challenger Richard Tisei and Libertarian Daniel Fishman. The campaign has gained national attention. Legal drama involving Tierney's inlaws, Tierney campaign talk of Tisei having radical right-wing connections, and the emergence of Fishman's outside-the-box third party effort have made the race eventful, to say the least. All this, in the midst of a federal budget crisis, Medicare, student loans, abortion, high unemployment and more. We want to know what issue is the biggest deciding factor in your vote in the 6th District race. Discuss…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Candidates and issues to watch in Swampscott.
As the election cycle nears Swampscott Patch will turn its attention to the races and issues that matter most to those who live in Swampscott. Below are candidates and issues each of which links to an article. NATIONAL:
Friday, June 15, 2012
He even suggests giving the money to 'Gamblers Anonymous.'
Friday, June 15, 2012
In what seems to be a hard political right hook to the gut, congressional candidate Richard Tisei is revisiting Congressman John Tierney's wife's legal scandal involving her fugitive brother's illegal gambling business. “For years, John Tierney’s wife worked for this massive criminal enterprise," Tisei said. "She made tens of thousands of dollars for it. She went to prison for her role. John Tierney should immediately give every single dime of that money to a charity. For them to keep the ‘gifts’ that actually constitute income is dishonest and corrupt.” Patrice Tierney pleaded guilty in 2010 to helping her brother Robert Eremian manage a Massachusetts bank account into which money from an illegal offshore gambling operation was funneling…
Friday, June 1, 2012
Tell us what issues are most important to you when picking a congressman this year.
This year's congressional election promises to be an exciting one for Massachusetts' 6th District. Former House Minority Leader Richard Tisei is challenging 8-term Congressman John Tierney for that seat, and polls show Tisei is a formidable opponent for Tierney. We had a live chat with Tierney last week, and next week we'll have a live chat with Tisei. Meanwhile, we want to know what issues are most important to you when picking a congressman this election. The economy? Taxes? Terrorism? Foreign policy? Leave a comment and discuss what issues are on the top of your list for this congressional election.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Here's a recap of Friday's Live Chat.
Congressman John Tierney joined us for a Live Chat Friday morning. Many of the questions had to do with his work in Congress over the years as well as what he wants to accomplish if reelected. Comment From Meredith: Congressman Tierney, we were promised that the stimulus package would keep unemployment under 8% yet the unemployment rate is higher than 8%. Would you support another stimulus package? John Tierney: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act did in fact have much to do with this country avoiding a full blown depression. And saved or created nearly 4 million jobs at a time when doing so was essential. The administration upon taking office hoped that the unemployment rate would not rise above 8%, but obviously the severity of …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Swampscott resident and state Senate and House minority leaders make up the team.
As the 6th congressional district campaign rages forward, Congressional candidate Richard Tisei is bringing big names on board. Team Tisei has announced a Leadership Team made up of former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker of Swampscott, State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and State House Minority Leader Brad Jones. Tisei ran as Baker's running mate in 2010. The duo lost that election to Gov. Deval Patrick, but Baker did win the majority of votes in the 6th congressional district. “I chose Richard Tisei to be my running mate in 2010 because he had an outstanding reputation as an independent minded and effective legislator," Baker said. "That’s exactly the type of person we need in Washington to break the logjam and move this …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Congressman John Tierney released an online ad this week attacking Republican Richard Tisei on the payroll tax.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The general election season hasn't started yet, but in many races, attack ads have already been launched. And that includes the race for the Massachusetts 6th District congressional seat. Congressman John Tierney this week released an Internet ad calling out Republican challenger Richard Tisei (who, while not officially the GOP nominee, is running unopposed for the nomination) for opposing the Social Security payroll tax cut. The ad, complete with haunting, ominous music, starts with black text across the screen reading: "Massachusetts Families just filed their federal income taxes. If Richard Tisei had his way, they would have paid $1,290 more." Then (dark melody still playing) it cuts to an interview Tisei had on NECN in which he …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Do you have questions for the congressman? Join the live chat Friday at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Congressman John Tierney will join us Friday, May 25, at 11 a.m. for a live chat! If you have any congressional-related questions for him, this is a great opportunity to get those questions answered. Be sure to head on over to our homepage from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. Tierney will be fielding your questions, on topics ranging from congressional budget issues to the fight against terrorism to the 2012 campaign. Be sure to mark your calendar today to get your questions answered. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for …