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Government Seeks Default Ruling Against Nienow

The U.S. government filed a motion Tuesday seeking a $748,000 default judgment against state Sen. Sean Nienow over an unpaid small-business loan. The Small Business Administration sued Nienow, a Republican from Cambridge, in January. They said he and his wife Cynthia signed for a $613,000 loan in 2009 but stopped making their payments about 18 months later.

04/01/2014

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Good Question: How Much Foreign Aid Does The U.S. Give?

President Obama brought together his National Security Council Tuesday afternoon to decide whether to cut off aid to Egypt after violence in the country has led to deaths of more than 1,000 people just this week. So, how much foreign aid does the United States give and where does it go?

08/20/2013

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Good Question: Does Calling Your Congressman Help?

We hear it at the end of political issue ad commercials: “Call your congressman.” President Barack Obama told the nation in a primetime address Monday night, “I’m asking you to make your voice heard.” So, does calling your congressman make a difference?

07/26/2011