Politics

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Stan Rosenberg Faces Murky Political Future after Hefner Email Reveal

Stan Rosenberg’s political future is looking more and more dire. Since the Boston Globe reported on Sunday that the former Senate president’s estranged husband, Bryon Hefner, had […]

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Michael Capuano Grapples with Identity Politics in Interview about Challenger Ayanna Pressley

Michael Capuano, the Massachusetts Congressman facing a primary challenge from Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, is a white guy. He knows it, voters know it. […]

In this still image taken from video, Rep. Joe Kennedy III delivers the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union, at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Kennedy, 37, a three-term congressman and grandson of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, outlined a Democratic vision that he said promises a "better deal for all who call this country home." (
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Democrats Applaud Rep. Joe Kennedy’s State of the Union Response

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III walked one of the most rickety and scrutinized bridges in politics on Tuesday night, and by many accounts, he made it […]

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Ayanna Pressley Is Running for Congress

She’s doing it. Ayanna Pressley is running for Congress. Teeing up a primary fight with a member of her own party, the Boston City Councilor […]

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Who Massachusetts Is Bringing to the State of the Union

Invitations to guests for the State of the Union are politically charged choices, made to serve a few major purposes: To communicate something about your priorities, to highlight […]

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Maura Healey’s Trump Card

Our AG has sued Donald Trump’s administration more than any other elected official in America—and voters love her for it. But is she playing for the state’s glory, or her own?

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Sources Close to John Kerry Deny Jerusalem Post Report

So, there’s been some news about John Kerry this week. If a scandalous report—which came from the Israeli outlet Maariv and was published in the English-language Jerusalem Post—is to be […]

Charlie Baker speaks at the 2018 State of the Commonwealth
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Charlie Baker Focuses on Bipartisanship in State of the Commonwealth

America’s most popular governor is even getting accolades from some political opponents. Gov. Charlie Baker used Tuesday night’s State of the Commonwealth address to highlight […]

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Warren and Markey Both Voted “No” on Ending the Shutdown

Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey both refused to support a compromise bill to re-open the government after a shutdown. They were among a minority of […]

The cottages and lighthouse at the tip of Sandy Neck as seen from across Barnstable Harbor beach.
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Steamship Authority Ferry Line Bans Cable News from Vessels, Terminals

CNN blares through terminals at airports; MSNBC is permanently plastered across doctors’ office’s televisions; Fox is front-and-center in hotel lobbies. The news is everywhere, but […]

The Bunker Hill Monument
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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 […]

A woman holding a poster that says "I am woman, hear me roar"
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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, […]

Linda Dorcena Forry
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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 […]