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John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He became the senior Senator from Massachusetts after the 2009 death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. He is currently the 10th most senior Senator. He was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election, but lost by 34 electoral votes to incumbent President George W. Bush. Senator Kerry is a decorated Vietnam veteran, and was a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War when he returned home from service. Before entering the Senate, he served as an Assistant District Attorney and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis, who ran for President in 1988. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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2011Dec
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New Cod (12)
2011-12-16
Update: Kerry calls for new cod study (Gloucester Daily Times, Gloucester Daily Times)
Kerry asks Commerce Sec'y for new cod assessment (Erie Times-News, Boston Globe)
Sen. Kerry Calls for New Cod Assessment (MPBN)
Excerpt: John Kerry called Thursday for a new assessment, because, in his words, "we simply need to get this right, right from the start." In a sharply worded letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration leader Jane... (Read article)

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Professor (4)
2011-12-13
Douthat: Professor vs. Professor (Longview News-Journal)
SuggesteProfessor vs. Professor (Bismarck Tribune)
Ross Douthat: Professor Gingrich vs. Professor Obama (Pioneer Press)
Excerpt: Bush as a decisive military leader and all-American tough guy. So they nominated John Kerry for the presidency, hoping that having a real combat veteran as their standard-bearer — a bemedaled war hero, no less, who began his convention speech... (Read article)

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New Trials (4)
2011-12-07
Local attorney Dennis Francis reacts to petition to Haslam to stop new trials in Christian-Newsom murder case (WBIR)
Jurors call for appeal of new trials ruling in Christian-Newsom murders (WATE)
LeMaricus Davidson jury 'disgusted' by ruling for new trial (WATE)
Excerpt: Many East Tennesseans are still upset over Judge John Kerry Blackwood's decision to grant each of the four defendants in the Christian-Newsom murders new trials. In fact, some people have started an online petition to Governor Haslam to stop that... (Read article)

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Portman couldn't Break Deadlock of Supercommittee (9)
2011-11-26
Portman, key to supercommittee, couldn't break deadlock (Newark Advocate, Newark Advocate)
Portman couldn't break the supercommittee deadlock (Fremont News-Messenger)
Sen. Portman couldn't break deadlock of supercommittee (Zanesville Times Recorder)
Excerpt: Sen. John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat who Portman recently had bonded with during weekend bike rides, had a last-ditch deficit-reduction proposal he wanted to pitch. The Ohio Republican and others huddled in Kerry's Senate office with a... (Read article)

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Net Neutrality (4)
2011-11-10
Senate votes against measure to kill net neutrality rules (IT World)
Senate Votes Against Measure to Kill Net Neutrality Rules (CIO)
GOP Attempt to Overturn FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Fails in Senate (TheWrap)
Excerpt: Republican concerns that the rules would limit investment in the Internet seem unfounded, with 2011 shaping up to be the biggest year for technology initial public offerings in a decade, said Senator John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat. The Republican... (Read article)

Oct
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Senate Approves US Ambassador to Syria (6)
2011-10-04
Kerry: Senate approval of US ambassador to Syria sends 'tough message' to Assad government (Minneapolis Star Tribune, My Fox 8, KSPR.com)
Senate approves US ambassador to Syria (The Guardian, WTOP)
Senate unanimously approves Ford as U.S. ambassador to Syria (CNN)
Excerpt: WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman says approval of diplomat Robert Ford to be U.S. ambassador to Syria sends a "tough message" to Bashar Assad's government. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts says Ford represents U.S. solidarity with the Syrian people.... (Read article)

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Brown Hosting Hearing on Mass (4)
2011-10-03
Kerry, Brown hosting hearing on Mass. fisheries (msnbc.com, msnbc.com)
Kerry, Brown host hearing on Mass. fisheries (msnbc.com)
John Kerry, Scott Brown host hearing on Mass. fisheries (Boston Herald)
Excerpt: BOSTON -- U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown have opened a field hearing in Boston on the state of the Massachusetts fishing industry. Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, launched the hearing by saying the federal government's goal is to help... (Read article)

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Romney (8)
2011-09-14
Is Romney the Next Kerry? (Daily Beast)
In Foreign Policy Speech, Romney Calls for an ‘American Century’ (New York Times Blogs)
Romney the Electable? (American Thinker)
Excerpt: In fact the Republican’s encyclopedia-sized list of policy reversals makes 2004’s whipping boy, John “I voted for it before I voted against it” Kerry, look like an exemplar of political consistency. All of which raises a haunting... (Read article)

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Supercommittee (4)
2011-09-13
US Supercommittee Hints at Progress in Debt Talks (CNBC)
Supercommittee” is toughest task, Murray (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Supercommittee operating in secret (Politico.com)
Excerpt: Another Democrat, Senator John Kerry, hinted that an outline for the negotiations had been sketched out. "I don't want to discuss the framework. I don't think that's constructive," he said, adding, "We're obviously meeting a lot. We're going to... (Read article)

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Super Committee (3)
2011-09-11
Is the Super Committee Our Superman? (YAHOO!)
Super Committee Members Square Off on Bills Vs. Coins (Roll Call Online)
Kerry Cancels Fundraisers, Vows To Avoid Lobbyists While On Super Committee (Think Progress)
Excerpt: It is only fitting that Congress established a Super Committee to fix America's economic woes. Yes, this group is filled with men like John Kerry, who provided hours of support during the 2004 presidential campaign to mothers with restless babies who couldn't... (Read article)

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Kerry is the perfect choice for committee
2011-08-13
By Douglas Brinkley WHEN SENATE Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his picks for the so-called deficit reduction super committee earlier this week, a lot of people were surprised that Massachusetts' senior Senator John Kerry had been asked to serve. ...
(Boston Globe)
  1. Next Stop: Train Wreck
  2. Sen. Mary Landrieu is happy with Democrats chosen for deficit panel

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Why next year's election ain't over `til it's over
2011-08-10
John) Kerry locked up the nomination, (President George W.) Bush's approval rating was at 44 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of polls....The election (of 2012) is going to be a choice -- and merely being an acceptable alternative to a failed ...
(Chicago Tribune (blog))
  1. Polarized electorate suggests Obama win in 2012

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Message to John Kerry: Quit Whining
2011-08-05
 Senator John Kerry went on TV and was critical of the media and says the media “has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance….[to the Tea Party.]† Let me get this straight… he doesn’t think it is right to give “equal time ...
(Fox News)
  1. John Kerry: Silence Those Annoying Peasants!
  2. Kerry Don't give Tea Party equal time
  3. Senator John Kerry: Media should ignore Tea Party because I disagree with it

Jul
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McCain Slams GOP (5)
2011-07-15
McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism' (CNN, CNN)
Sen. McCain slams GOP 'isolationism' (CNN)
Kerry: GOP 'Extremists' To Blame For Debt Showdown (WCVB Boston)
Excerpt: Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, took aim Sunday at the field of contenders for the 2012 GOP nomination, accusing them of... (Read article)

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McCain and Kerry Introduce Libya Resolution (31)
2011-07-05
In the Senate, McCain and Kerry Introduce Libya Resolution (ABC News)
Libya Resolution: Kerry, McCain Introduce Bill Authorizing U.S. Involvement (The Huffington Post)
Kerry, McCain Introduce Resolution Authorizing U.S. Military Action In Libya (RTT News)
Excerpt: ABC News' Sunlen Miller (@sunlenmiller) reports: Countering efforts in the House to cut off funds for the operation in Libya, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., and John McCain of Arizona, the senior Republican on the Armed Services... (Read article)

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Senate Weighs Libya Resolution (3)
2011-07-05
Senate weighs Libya resolution (Newschannel 6 Wichita Falls, Washington Examiner, KMIR 6 Palm Springs)
Excerpt: A judge sentences a spectator to jail for contempt. The Senate is weighing whether to give President Barack Obama the authority to continue U.S. military action against... (Read article)

Jun
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Egypt Military wants Civilian Government (3)
2011-06-26
McCain: Egypt military wants civilian government (Boston Globe, Washington Examiner, seattlepi.com)
Excerpt: Egypt's military rulers are committed to a quick transition to civilian administration, two leading U.S. senators said Sunday after meeting the general who heads the ruling... (Read article)

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Video (8)
2011-06-23
Video: Economic recovery slow down: How long will it last? (CBS News)
Video: Japan tsunami caught on video from inside car (CBS News)
Video: FBI Agent to Bulger: "Welcome back to Boston" (CBS News)
Excerpt: Chris Wragge talks to CBS Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis about the Federal Reserve cutting the forecast for growth and... (Read article)

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Kerry Praises Obama Plan for Afghanistan (4)
2011-06-23
Kerry praises Obama plan for Afghanistan (Washington Examiner, The San Francisco Examiner, Boston Globe)
Kerry praises Obama plan to begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Excerpt: The The Sen. John Kerry is praising President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, saying it will allow Afghans to "make their own choices about their own future." Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CBS' "Early Show" on Thursday that the plan "will change the political calculation of everybody... (Read article)

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Pakistan to Review US Anti-terror Cooperation (2)
2011-05-13
Pakistan to review US anti-terror cooperation (AFP News via Yahoo! Singapore News, AFP News via Yahoo! Philippines News)
Excerpt: Pakistan said Thursday it would review counter-terrorism cooperation with the United States as it came under growing domestic pressure to punish Washington for the Osama bin Laden... (Read article)

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Kerry Seeks FCC Cable Rate Analysis (2)
2011-05-11
Kerry Seeks FCC Cable Rate Analysis (MultiChannel News, Broadcasting and Cable)
Excerpt: Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has asked the Federal Communications Commission to look into Boston and other cable rates in the wake of Mayor Thomas Menino's petition to reregulate basic rates... (Read article)

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Senator Kerry to Visit Pakistan next Week (3)
2011-05-10
US Senator Kerry to visit Pakistan next week (Dawn, Pakistani Newspaper, Agence France Presse via Yahoo! Canada News)
Excerpt: WASHINGTON: US Senator John Kerry said Tuesday he would travel to Pakistan early next week to help get bilateral ties back “on the right track” amid angry tensions over the US raid that killed Osama bin... (Read article)