Post Politics: Boston


Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Lawmakers join quilt effort for Boston Marathon victims

Republican and Democratic leadership organize signings for their caucus members.

By Wesley Lowery  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Boston Marathon

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Three Boston mayoral candidates kick off first of three debates

Boston mayoral candidates chitchat about late-night transportation, happy hours, Uber

By Ruth Tam  |  09:00 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Mayors Against Illegal Guns apologizes for naming Tsarnaev as gun violence victim

Mayor Bloomberg's gun group backtracks after accidentally listing Boston bombing suspect as a victim.

By Ruth Tam  |  06:14 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston marathon bombings, gun control, Guns

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Biden: Boston bombers 'cowardly, knock-off jihadis' (VIDEO)

The vice president calls them "two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knock-off jihadis here in Boston."

By Aaron Blake  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Ricin may have been found at D.C. military base, Reid says

Federal authorities are investigating another potential ricin attack at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Southeast Washington, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday.

By Aaron Blake and Ed O'Keefe  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/23/2013

AP Twitter account hacked; hacker tweets of 'explosions in the White House'

The Associated Press says its Twitter account was hacked Tuesday after its @AP feed tweeted about an explosion at the White House.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, White House

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/22/2013

White House says Tsarnaev will not be held as enemy combatant, over GOP dissent

Democrats and at least one Republican are balking at the push by hawkish Republican senators to not Mirandize Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Boston mayor: Information suggests bombing suspects 'acted alone'

The Boston mayor says the information he has suggests the suspected Boston Marathon bombers acted alone.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston marathon bombings

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Graham: Boston Marathon bombings ought to prompt swifter action on immigration reform

South Carolina senator pushes back against Sen. Charles E Grassley on immigration.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston marathon bombings

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Feinstein: Don't treat Boston Marathon bombing suspect as enemy combatant

The California senator disagrees with four Republican lawmakers on the way the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be held.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston marathon bombings

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/20/2013

GOP lawmakers want Boston bombing suspect treated as 'enemy combatant'

Four Republican lawmakers urged the administration to treat the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings as an enemy combatant and not a common criminal.

By Ed O'Keefe and Rachel Weiner  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, Congress

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Lindsey Graham: Boston bomber could be held as enemy combatant

"If captured, I hope Administration will at least consider holding the Boston suspect as enemy combatant for intelligence gathering purposes," Graham tweets.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Politicians respond to manhunt in Boston

A sampling of politicians' reacting to the ongoing manhunt in Boston.

By Aaron Blake and Rachel Weiner  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Obama will travel to Boston on Thursday

The White House announced Tuesday that President Obama will travel to Boston on Thursday morning to attend an interfaith service for those who were killed and gravely injured in the attack on the Boston Marathon.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston