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  • January 09, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    In Dorchester....

    A distraught man poured a flammable liquid on himself and a baby girl in a Dorchester triple-decker apartment last night, setting both of them on fire and critically injuring himself and the baby, as well as an older woman also living there, police sources said....

    Binh Thanh, who lives in the apartment, said the man who set the blaze is the estranged husband of a woman who shares the apartment with Thanh and his mother, Nguyen Thi, 62.



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  • January 09, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    Romney's folks claim to have raised $6.5 million in donations and pledges at today's celebrity dialing-for-dollars event, and while there are some caveats yet to be sorted through, it is undoubtedly an impressive day's work.

    It's also a good sign to the rest of the GOP field about the betting limits at the big boys' table for the '08 nomination.

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  • January 08, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    I assume this is #1 of the reportedly promised 30 policies in 30 days. From the release:

    Governor Deval Patrick today announced the creation of Commonwealth Corps, an organization dedicated to encouraging residents and improving communities across Massachusetts through community service and volunteerism.



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  • January 08, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    Byron Barnett had this weekend's "get" -- a taped interview with newly inaugurated Governor Deval Patrick, which aired on Sunday's "Urban Update" on WHDH. Patrick even gave Barnett a little scoop, saying that he will support John Kerry if the Senator runs for President again.

    Thus Patrick steps into the morass of New Hampshire primary politics, a potential opportunity and minefield for him that I wrote about here right after the election.

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  • January 05, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    Hotline reports that Congressional Democrats have established a virtual Capital Hill in Second Life, for discussion of their plans and priorities and such. George Miller (D-CA) hosted the first press conference there yesterday, and apparently managed to avoid gender-metamorphosing during it like Mark Warner did.




  • January 05, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    --Someone's not doing their job: Day 3, and Mitt Romney’s exploratory campaign committee comes up 15th on a google search for either 'Mitt Romney' or 'Mitt Romney 2008.'

    --Reports of Romney making an official announcement of his candidacy next week, perhaps on the 9th, has been replaced with reports that the official announcement will happen next month.

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  • January 04, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein

    "As your governor, I have broad responsibility for what goes right or wrong, but far less authority than I need to influence the course of either."

    What he's saying here is that he intends -- soon -- to introduce pieces of legislation, either seperately or with the budget, to significantly change the way our state government functions.

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  • January 04, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein

    I’ve been looking forward to the Margolis twins’ launch of the DevalPatrickWatch site, in much the same way that fans of epicly bad movies eagerly anticipated “Battlefield Earth.” They do not disappoint: on its first day, the site has already declared Patrick “unfit to take the oath.” Mercy!

    Aaron and Matt Margolis are young conservative bloggers, familiar in these parts for their Hub Politics site.

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  • January 03, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein

    Yes, yes, Mitt Romney filed papers to form his exploratory committee today… well, actually, he didn’t, his general counsel Ben Ginsberg did. Name sound familiar? He was legal counsel to the 2004 Bush/Cheney campaign – until he was forced to resign when it turned out he was also advising the legally-separate Swift Boat Veterans.

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  • January 02, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    According to reports, the legislature today reconvened the Constitutional Convention, picking up where they postponed, and voted on the same-sex marriage ban. It passed easily, and moves on to the 2008 ConCon, where it must face another vote.

    This was predicted by me back on the 27th, before the SJC ruling, as you can scroll down and see for yourself.

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  • January 01, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein

    Poll: Americans See Gloom, Doom in 2007

    by Darlene Superville, Associated Press Writer

    "...findings of an Associated Press-AOL News poll..."

    or, if you prefer:

    AP Poll: Americans Optimistic for 2007

    by Nancy Benac, Associated Press Writer

    "...an AP-AOL News Poll finds..."

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