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National Parks’ Status in Massachusetts Remains Murky as Government Shutdown Looms

If you’re planning on taking advantage of this weekend’s warm weather with a trip to one of Massachusetts’ 21 national parks or historic sites, you might […]

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Activists Prepare for Second Women’s March in Cambridge and Boston

Last January, more than 100,000 people flooded Boston Common with pink hats, signs of resistance, and cheers for science. A year later, organizers of the […]

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Ed Markey Wants to Rescue Net Neutrality

He may be Massachusetts’ second most famous senator, but Ed Markey has taken center stage to defend the free and open internet. In December, the […]

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Elizabeth Warren Called Donald Trump a “Racist Bully” at Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

As debate rages over whether to call Trump’s comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa racist, Elizabeth Warren is going one step further. In fact, […]

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Linda Dorcena Forry Responds to Trump’s “Shithole” Comment

Constant outrage is exhausting. Just ask State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry. After the president of the United States referred to Haiti and several nations in […]

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Former Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Bryon Hefner Are Separating

Former Senate President Stan Rosenberg is apparently separating from his husband Bryon Hefner in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hefner. The […]

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Charlie Baker Maintains Remarkable Favorability Numbers

Like bad weather and delayed commuter rail trains, Gov. Charlie Baker’s popularity has become a fact of Massachusetts life. According to the latest WBUR poll, […]

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Could This Man Be Your Next Governor?

Setti Warren is handsome, charming, smart, and unabashedly progressive. But is that enough to dethrone Charlie Baker?

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TBT: President Franklin Pierce’s Train Wreck

Though history has not been particularly kind nor cruel to the oft-forgotten Franklin Pierce, life certainly dealt the 14th president a tough hand. The New Hampshire […]

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Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Gonzalez Braves MBTA during Storm

Though ridership is, unsurprisingly down across Boston’s public transit system on Thursday, according to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, ridership among gubernatorial candidates has seen a […]

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Mitt Romney Offered a Clue He’s Running for Senate in Utah on Twitter

Now that Orrin Hatch has announced he won’t seek reelection this year, the time is nigh for us to learn if Mitt Romney will follow through […]

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Group Aligned with Massachusetts Republicans Violated Finance Law

State regulators are forcing a second Republican-aligned political nonprofit into transparency after a review found the organization violated Massachusetts finance laws by failing to properly […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Challengers Support GOP Tax Overhaul

The Senate passed the GOP’s deeply unpopular tax reform package late Tuesday night by a margin of 51-48. But if any of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee Investigates Jill Stein for Potential Russian Collusion

Donald Trump isn’t the only 2016 presidential candidate under the microscope for ties to the Russian government. Lexington’s Jill Stein, who twice lost the race […]

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Doug Jones Is Not Scott Brown

Scott Brown, like that old pair of acid wash jeans still lurking in the depths of your closet and reminding you of past fashion flops, […]