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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local Democrats and Republicans across Massachusetts discussed Wednesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in a live chat on Patch.
In the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado, President Barack Obama came out flat while Gov. Mitt Romney had some effective arguments, according to local Democrats and Republicans from across Massachusetts who joined in a Patch live chat during the debate on Tuesday night. "Overall, tie goes to Obama," said Democrat Alex Buck. "Romney had a couple good lines, but nothing hugely productive. He looked jittery and possibly his most memorable line was about Big Bird." Reader Tom Sheff added late in the debate, "No defining moment so far, that's for sure." As the debate opened on the economy, Romney took an early upper hand according to the Democrats and Republicans who joined the chat as panelists. "President seemed nervous, and …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The governor, during a live chat on Tewksbury Patch, expressed skepticism about the legalization of medical marijuana, though he sympathized with patients in pain.
Gov. Deval Patrick said he would likely vote no on Question Three this fall. During a Thursday live chat with Patch, a reader asked Patrick how he would vote on the ballot question and whether the governor was for or against the legalization of cannabis. "I am not too energized on this issue, personally. California's experience has been mixed. I will probably vote against it. I respect the opposing view, though, especially those whose concern is for people in constant pain," wrote the governor in response. Proponents say medical marijuana will help ease the pain and suffering of cancer patients and other eligible residents. Opponents, meanwhile, say the law is a back door to full legalization, and that medical marijuana can be dangerous…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick answered several questions from readers on topics ranging from taxes to immigration and more.
The governor will take your questions Thursday at 1:30 p.m..
Gov. Deval Patrick will answer your questions during our live chat at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. To join the chat, enter your name and question in the widget above. We will try to get to as many questions as we can within the allotted 45 minutes, but can't guarantee every question will make it into the chat.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
If you could ask Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick one question, what would it be?
Governor Deval Patrick speaks with Patch readers live at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. What questions do you want him to answer? If you could ask Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick one question, what would it be? Patrick will join Patch Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for a live chat with readers. Now's your change to ask the executive of the commonwealth your question about casinos, the JP crime lab, the economy, elections or whatever else you want to know Can't make it to the live chat? Leave your questions for Patrick in the comments to have them considered for the live Q&A session. We'll be sure to ask about the most popular topics when we chat Thursday. To join Thursday's chat, head on over to our homepage from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
A chance for you to ask questions live of the governor of Masssachusetts on Tewksbury Patch.
Ask Governor Deval Patrick about any topic you like during our live chat at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Governor Deval Patrick will take your questions live on Patch this Thursday. The governor will spend 45 minutes fielding your questions as they come. Head on over to our homepage from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday to join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chat, leave your questions as comments to this article, and we'll do our best to add them to the queue. We will publish the live chat transcript immediately and a recap first thing on Friday morning. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren joined us live on July 13 to answer your questions. Here's a short recap of the Q&A session.
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren joined us for a live chat with Patch readers on July 13. Many of the questions submitted were about her position on healthcare, job creation and the affordability of higher education. Check out the following short recap of the chat, or browse through the full Q&A transcript. Patch: The first question came from a reader in Lynnfield. "Although there is a relatively small number of Mass. voters of Native American descent, do you feel you have addressed their concerns about your own statements involving your heritage?" Elizabeth Warren: Growing up, my mother and grandparents often talked about our family's Native American heritage. As a kid, I never asked them for documentation--what kid would? But …
Friday, July 13, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will chat live on Patch on Friday, July 13. Sign up here to get an email reminder.
Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be live chatting on Tewksbury Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. Join our online community chat where you and your neighbors can ask Warren questions about her 2012 campaign and the issues you care about most. Wondering about her stance on the economy, the national debt, or education? What about how she would help middle class families or small businesses? The chat will take place on Friday from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Enter your email in the box above to get an email reminder on Friday.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-5th District) will chat live on Patch on Friday, July 13. Sign up here to get an email reminder.
Friday's a big day for Patch! Throughout Massachusetts, readers will get a chance to hear from U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday afternoon, and here in Tewksbury, and we're getting a chance to talk with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas as well. You ask, she answers. Simple as that. We'll be live with Niki Tsongas from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and if you can't make it then, leave us your questions in the comments and we'll try to get as many unique questions to the Congresswoman during the chat. Enter your email in the box above to get an email reminder on Friday.