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Campaigning looks much different this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Democratic Representative and U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Kennedy of the fourth district. This interview was recorded August 17.

Senator Edward Markey
Senator Edward Markey

Criminal justice reform is the subject of national debate this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey.

This interview was recorded on August 12.

Senator Edward Markey
Senator Edward Markey

Summer will soon give way to the fall campaign.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey.

This interview was recorded on August 12.

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   Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, sparred in a televised debate Monday night. 

The U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts has resumed after a shutdown of about 2 months because of the pandemic.

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     Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey and his Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy debated for the first time in months Monday night.  The political event came amidst a pandemic and nationwide protests against police brutality and racism. 

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School, sports and politics are all being disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. In Massachusetts, next Wednesday’s debate in Springfield between two Democratic U.S. Senate candidates is postponed. Congressman Joe Kennedy of the 4th District is challenging Senator Ed Markey in the primary, but Friday his campaign said it’s suspending activities for now. Kennedy spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus from Washington as the House worked on a new COVID-19 bill.

A Massachusetts Congressman is trying to move over to the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Representative Joe Kennedy.

U.S. Senator Ed Markey and his Democratic primary challenger Congressman Joe Kennedy sparred on several topics during their first broadcast debate last night.

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The Massachusetts Democratic Party held its annual convention in Springfield Saturday, and the focus was on 2020.     

While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter Eunice was tapping her father’s fortune and her brothers’ political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movements of our time on behalf of millions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Now, in "Eunice," Pulitzer Prize winner Eileen McNamara finally brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers’ shadow.