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  • July 01, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Sandra Pressley, mother of Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, has died of complications from leukemia, at the age of 63.

    The councilor has been with her mother at the hospital almost constantly for some time, during her bout with the illness. It is a sad loss for her.

    It should be noted that Mamma Pressley's daughter achieved a victory last night, with important human-trafficking legislation she championed passing unanimously in the state senate, and now heading to conference committee.

  • July 01, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "DeepThinker" asks:

    Should Elizabeth Warren run for U.S. Senate? The popularity of Bob Massie is greatly under-reported, Setti Warren is gaining ground, and Alan Khazei's past supporters are back. Scott Brown is proving to be very thin-skinned (where did those baseball cards go, anyway?) and unprepared for the heat he's about to get.

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  • July 01, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Let's start Ask Me Anything Day off with "Elias Nugator," who asks:

    The State House GOP caucus has proposed some splashy new ethics rules. Realistically, do these proposals have any change of being debated let alone becoming the rules of said chamber?

    It sure doesn't seem like it, but we'll see. Clearly, Speaker Bob DeLeo wants to be seen as a serious reformer, as shown in the aggressive patronage-ethics bill the house passed earlier this year (which the senate has shown no appetite for).

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  • July 01, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    We're halfway through the year, heading into a red-white-and-blue patriotic three-day weekend, so what better time for the festivities of Ask Me Anything Day?

    Leave your questions in the comments to this post, and I will do my best to answer with posts throughout the day, with facts, estimates, guesses, rumors, predictions, and wildly irresponsible innuendo.

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