HANOVER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential contenders blamed the federal government on Tuesday for the struggling economy and harshly criticized Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during the early stages of a 2012 debate.
Several of the Republicans seeking the nomination to unseat President Barack Obama in 2012 said government policies had led to the economic slowdown and refused to place blame on Wall Street or corporations.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Tensions boiled over in the early hours of Tuesday in downtown Boston, where police arrested about 100 protesters after the Occupy Boston group expanded its footprint and was told by authorities to backtrack.
Protesters said late on Monday that police had given participants an ultimatum to return to their small original encampment by nightfall or be moved along.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The Boston Bruins opened their National Hockey League (NHL) season on Thursday with a noisy, emotional ceremony to mark their 2011 Stanley Cup victory.
The team and its diehard fans have barely come off the high that followed June’s Stanley Cup win over the Vancouver Canucks in a decisive seventh game that clinched the franchise’s first championship since 1972.
BOSTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Consumer advocate and former
Obama administration official Elizabeth Warren squared off with
Democratic rivals in her first political debate on Tuesday as
she campaigns to unseat Republican Scott Brown in next year’s
Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democrats are eager to take back the seat Brown won in an
upset in a January 2010 special election after the death of
longtime Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy in 2009.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Consumer advocate and former Obama administration official Elizabeth Warren got into the nitty-gritty of campaigning for the Senate in Massachusetts on Tuesday, facing off in her first political debate.
The Harvard Law School professor, who has never before run for office, lined up at the University of Massachusetts Lowell with five lesser-known Democrats who stand between her and a shot at unseating Republican Scott Brown in 2012.
SALEM, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Slowing the pace of increases in Social Security benefits for wealthier Americans would be one way to help keep the retirement program solvent, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said on Monday.
Romney said benefit adjustment for wealthy recipients should be tied to the consumer price index rather than the faster-rising wage index.
DERRY, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, reeling from recent debate missteps, told voters in New Hampshire on Friday he is the authentic conservative choice for the Republican nomination for president.
At a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, Perry took a veiled shot at former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who has recently jumped back to Republican front-runner status.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The arrest of a Massachusetts man who allegedly plotted to fly explosives-packed model planes into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol has reignited concern about the risk of a home-grown militant attack in the United States.
Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, was indicted on Thursday in the explosives plan, as well as for attempting to provide support and resources to al Qaeda in order to carry out attacks on U.S. soldiers overseas.
BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. authorities on Wednesday arrested and charged a Massachusetts man with plotting to damage or destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol by using remote-controlled aircraft filled with plastic explosives.
Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, a U.S. citizen, was also charged with attempting to provide support and resources to al Qaeda in order to carry out attacks on U.S. soldiers overseas, the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston said. He was arrested after an undercover operation.
BOSTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities on Wednesday
arrested and charged a Massachusetts man with plotting to
damage or destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol by using
remote-controlled aircraft filled with plastic explosives.
Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, a U.S. citizen, was also charged with
attempting to provide support and resources to the al Qaeda
group in order to carry out attacks on U.S. soldiers stationed
overseas, U.S. attorney’s office in Boston said.