Boston US Atty. Carmen Ortiz’s Name Pops Up for Governor Spot

By Allan Lengel U.S. Atty. Carmen Ortiz for Massachusetts governor in 2014? That seems to be the rumor circulating in Democratic circles, according to the Boston Herald. “That’s a rumor out there,” acknowledged former Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Phil Johnston, according to the Boston Herald “She’s had a high profile as a U.S. attorney,…

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White Man Sentenced to 9 Years For Burning Down African-American Church: Was Angry About Obama Being Elected

By Allan Lengel For AOL News A white man was sentenced today to nine years in prison for burning down a predominately African-American church in Springfield, Mass., the day after Barack Obama won the presidential election. Benjamin Haskell, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor in Springfield for the 2008 burning of…

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Full Senate Confirms 3 More U.S. Attorneys

By Allan Lengel WASHINGTON — The way-too slow process of confirming newly minted U.S. Attorneys around the country continued on Thursday. The full Senate confirmed Carmen M. Ortiz for U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts, Ed Tarver for the Southern District in Georgia and Benjamin Wagner for the eastern District of California, the news website Main…

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