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February 1, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Scott Brown, defeated last November in a marquee election battle for a Massachusetts Senate seat by Elizabeth Warren, has opted against seeking a return to Congress this June in the special election to replace John F. Kerry. The Republican revealed his decision in a text message to a Boston Herald reporter Friday , the same day Kerry officially resigns from the Senate to become secretary of State. Brown shocked the political world with his 2010 upset victory to claim the seat that had been held by the late Edward M. Kennedy.
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March 14, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown finally took the plunge. And this time he kept his shirt on. The former senator from Massachusetts, after keeping politicos in Washington and his newly adopted home state of New Hampshire guessing for months, announced Friday that he had formed an exploratory committee to run for U.S. Senate in the Granite State this year. The step -- he called it the start of a "Main Streets & Living Rooms Tour" -- is short of a full commitment to run for the seat held by first-term Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
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February 17, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, whose upset victory in early 2010 marked the moment when many started to take the tea party movement seriously, leads his likely 2012 Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren by 9 percentage points, according to a new survey of voters. Brown has 49% support compared with Warren's 40%, according to a Suffolk University poll released Thursday. Warren, whose reputation as a consumer advocate has made her the darling of progressive activists, holds a commanding lead over her Democratic challengers for the party's nomination, which will be decided in the primary election Sept.
SPORTS
October 11, 2013 | By David Wharton
With the PGA Tour beginning its new wraparound schedule at the Frys.com Open in Northern California this week, some players seem a bit disoriented. Others are taking advantage of what they see as an opportunity. "If you get off to a really hot start early, makes the rest of the year a lot easier," Jeff Overton said. With the second round just beginning on Friday, Overton stood tied for first with Brian Harman at seven under par. Camilo Villegas, Kyle Stanley and Scott Brown were next at five under.
NEWS
March 8, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
MassachusettsSen. Scott Brownhas picked up the endorsement of outgoingSen. Olympia Snowe, the Republican senator from Maine who last week scolded the chamber for becoming a “parrallel universe” of extreme partisanship. The endorsement from Snowe, known as one of the Senate's last moderates, could help Brown in his effort to win reelection nearly three years after he swept into office on the tea party wave. Anticipating a challenge from consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, Brown has been campaigning as “an independent voice.” In her endorsement statement, Snowe echoed the slogan, praising Brown for his “independent spirit and bipartisan outlook.” “Like me, he approaches each issue with an open mind and is always willing to reach across the aisle to build bridges and find common ground,” Snowe said in a statement posted to Brown's campaign website.
NEWS
October 13, 2011 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Republican Sen. Scott Brown's office is blaming a staff error for what appears to be borrowed text on the Massachusetts senator's official website. A spokesman says inspirational text that once appeared on the website of former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole landed on Brown's site by accident. "Sen. Dole's website served as one of the models for Sen. Brown's website when he first took office," said John Donnelly. "During construction of the site, the content on this particular page was inadvertently transferred without being rewritten.
NEWS
July 26, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is throwing his support behind Sen. Scott Brown's bid for reelection, giving a boost to the Massachusetts Republican who faces a fierce opponent in Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Bloomberg will host a fundraiser for Brown on Aug. 15, according to an invitation first reported by Politico. Brown, who swept into office in 2010 as a darling of the tea party movement, has carefully cast himself as a centrist senator who isn't afraid to buck the party establishment.
NEWS
May 23, 2011 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
Republican Sen. Scott Brown has come out against Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan and its proposed overhaul of Medicare, a move that further exposes the deep divisions within the GOP over the proposal. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story said Susan Collins was up for reelection next year. She's next up in 2014. In an Op-Ed article in Politico, Brown, from Massachusetts, said he couldn’t support Ryan’s plan because it would force seniors to pick up too much of the burden for rising healthcare costs.
NEWS
October 6, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
With two words, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown launched himself into controversy Thursday morning when he joked about being glad that Elizabeth Warren, his likely Democratic opponent in 2012, had never posed in the nude. Brown was responding to a quip Warren made at a Democratic debate Tuesday.  Asked how she had paid for college - compared with Brown, who once posed partially nude for Cosmopolitan - Warren said: “I kept my clothes on.” Brown fired back during an interview onBoston radio station WZLX: “Thank God!
NEWS
May 24, 2012 | By Morgan Little
In spite of the attention paid to the controversy over Elizabeth Warren's purported Native American heritage, the Democratic Senate hopeful has tightened the race against incumbent Sen. Scott Brown, according to new polling. The race is now well within the margin of error of the latest Suffolk University/7NEWS poll , with Brown holding a single point lead over Warren, 48% to 47%, with 5% of voters undecided. The numbers show a steady rise for Warren, who in February was 9 points behind Brown, 49% to 40%. “This leaves both campaigns no choice but to spend tens of millions of dollars in an all-out war to woo the 5% of voters who will decide this election,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Massachusetts voters elevated a veteran congressman to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, choosing longtime Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey to fill John F. Kerry's unexpired term. With 82% of precincts reporting, Markey held an 8-percentage-point lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez, and the Associated Press declared him the winner. Markey will serve 17 months; the seat will be on the ballot again in November 2014. The race to replace Kerry, who resigned Feb. 1 to become U.S. secretary of State, began with the lessons of another Massachusetts special election fresh in both parties' minds.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By David Ng
Organizers of the Pritzker Architecture Prize - the highest award in the field of architecture - have turned down a request to retroactively honor Denise Scott Brown, whose design partner and husband Robert Venturi received the award in 1991. Peter Palumbo, the current chair of the Pritzker jury, said in a letter that "Pritzker juries, over time, are made up of different individuals.... A later jury cannot reopen or second-guess the work of an earlier jury, and none has ever done so. " The letter, dated June 14, was addressed to the leaders of a group known as Women in Design, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
NATIONAL
June 12, 2013 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Desperate to avoid another Massachusetts special-election debacle, Democrats are pulling out all the stops for Rep. Edward J. Markey in the contest to keep the Senate seat formerly held by Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Democratic hands. Markey, a liberal from suburban Boston, is at least a nominal favorite in the June 25 election. But he has failed to put the race away, and Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez, a political novice, is lurking a few percentage points behind in recent public polling.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
"Everything Loose Will Land" has landed. And its timing could hardly be better. The exhibition at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, curated by UCLA architectural historian and critic Sylvia Lavin, is a wry study of the ways Los Angeles artists and architects worked with, leaned on, stole from and influenced one another in the 1970s. In a larger sense, it charts the way Southern California architects threw off the influence of establishmen Modernism and helped remake the profession in that decade.
NATIONAL
April 30, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON - The race to replace John F. Kerry in the U.S. Senate will offer Massachusetts voters a familiar choice: a longtime Democratic officeholder against a fresh-faced Republican. Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey and Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez won their respective party nominations in a special primary election Tuesday, after a campaign overshadowed in the closing weeks by the Boston Marathon bombings. Markey defeated fellow congressman Stephen Lynch, according to the Associated Press, while Gomez, a political novice, defeated former U.S. Atty.
NEWS
February 1, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Scott Brown, defeated last November in a marquee election battle for a Massachusetts Senate seat by Elizabeth Warren, has opted against seeking a return to Congress this June in the special election to replace John F. Kerry. The Republican revealed his decision in a text message to a Boston Herald reporter Friday , the same day Kerry officially resigns from the Senate to become secretary of State. Brown shocked the political world with his 2010 upset victory to claim the seat that had been held by the late Edward M. Kennedy.
NATIONAL
January 24, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey
For residents of this picturesque New England town, Scott Brown's exercise routine was a familiar sight -- steady and symbolic of the man himself. He could be seen running down the main drag -- past the hardware store that sells brown eggs, past the bakery with the pumpkin whoopie pies -- almost every day. No headphones. Occasionally with his daughter. Always with purpose. "Running, not jogging," said Nabil Shehata, the owner of a pizza and subs place in the center of this Boston bedroom community.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown finally took the plunge. And this time he kept his shirt on. The former senator from Massachusetts, after keeping politicos in Washington and his newly adopted home state of New Hampshire guessing for months, announced Friday that he had formed an exploratory committee to run for U.S. Senate in the Granite State this year. The step -- he called it the start of a "Main Streets & Living Rooms Tour" -- is short of a full commitment to run for the seat held by first-term Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2013 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti's call last week for a "People's Pledge" - to limit spending by outside groups in the mayor's race - hails from Massachusetts, where a similar pact got mixed reviews from the Boston Globe. The Boston newspaper editorialized after the recent U.S. Senate showdown between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown that an agreement between the candidates tamped down so-called independent expenditures. But one of the newspaper's columnists, Jeff Jacoby, said the pact, which required the candidates to counter any outside spending on their behalf by sending half the amount in a donation to charity, limited third-party spending only to a point.
NEWS
November 6, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Warren defeated Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in a marquee race for a seat that was crucial to Republican hopes of gaining control of the Senate. It was one of the most-watched campaigns of the year, with Warren, the Democrats' consumer activist icon, against Brown, the Republican who shocked everyone in 2010 when he won the seat that had been occupied for decades by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. In a year in which most races across the country had featured Democrats casting Republicans as extremists, this one turned that narrative on its head.
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