Republican Newt Gingrich had not heard of a controversy surrounding some of the final actions of rival Mitt Romney’s staff when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, but suggested the ploy might even turn up in one of his books in the future.
The Boston Globe reported this week that when Romney was leaving the statehouse in 2006 after one term as governor, eleven of his staff were allowed to use their own money to purchase their work computers’ hard drives, and the Romney administration’s emails were all wiped from a server.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said on Friday that his recent sharp rise in opinion polls as the first 2012 primary contests approach has been “almost disorienting.”
At an appearance at Harvard University, Gingrich promised “extraordinarily radical proposals” if elected president, such as having inner city children work as janitors in their schools.
White House hopeful Herman Cain defended his now infamous “Milwaukee pause” while stumping in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday, and even termed a new phrase putting a positive spin on his apparent gaffe.
Earlier this week Cain stumbled in an interview at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, pausing at length when asked a question about U.S. policy in Libya.
BOSTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A Power Rangers “samurai mega
blade” and a Godzilla figure with dagger-like attachments are
some of the most dangerous toys lurking in stores this holiday
season, according to a consumer watchdog group.
Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) on
Wednesday issued its annual list of the 10 worst children’s
toys, just in time for the shopping frenzy that typically
starts in late November.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A Power Rangers “samurai mega blade” and a Godzilla figure with dagger-like attachments are some of the most dangerous toys lurking in stores this holiday season, according to a consumer watchdog group.
Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) on Wednesday issued its annual list of the 10 worst children’s toys, just in time for the shopping frenzy that typically starts in late November.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve policies alone cannot restore full employment in the United States and need back-up on the fiscal side and support from greater global stability, a top Fed policy-maker said on Wednesday.
Fiscal problems “have increasingly limited the response we would normally expect in a severe economic downturn and a painfully slow recovery,” Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said in remarks prepared for a speech to the Boston Economic Club.
BOSTON (Reuters) – It could be years before a sense of normalcy returns to Penn State after the child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the campus this week, with fund-raising and sports recruiting among the activities that could feel the sting.
“From now, when you mention Penn State, the first thing people will think about is the scandal. The legacy can not help but be tainted,” said Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Sport in Society program at Northeastern University.
DOVER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Far from the glamorous receptions he once hosted as an ambassador, Jon Huntsman is braving hungry goats and hard-bitten voters in New Hampshire in a risky go-for-broke strategy that will decide the fate of his bid for the White House.
Huntsman has pinned almost all his hopes for the Republican presidential nomination on finishing first or second in the state’s January 10 primary.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve should continue to act “aggressively” to try to bring down the stubbornly high U.S. jobless rate and boost lagging economic growth, a top Fed official said on Monday.
Eric Rosengren, President of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, said weak labor conditions would help keep inflation below 2 percent over the next several years.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A vast majority of Massachusetts residents want action to lower health care costs, and many see the state government as best positioned to do it, according to a new survey released on Friday.
The poll, conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, showed 53 percent of residents see the high cost of health care as a major problem. Another 25 percent regard the issue as a crisis.