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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, […]

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Michael Dukakis Endorses Setti Warren for Governor

Like a lot of car seat NPR listeners, Newton Mayor Setti Warren says he learned the power of government as a kid in the backseat. […]

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Massachusetts Dems Are Gleeful Over Doug Jones’ Victory in Alabama

Massachusetts political leaders cheered the news Tuesday night that a fellow Democrat, Doug Jones, had done what had once seemed impossible and pulled off a win […]

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Charlie Baker Says He Doesn’t Support Roy Moore, Keeps Funneling Money to the RNC

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has spent his tenure leading deep blue Massachusetts distancing himself from some of his GOP colleagues, most notably throughout his party’s alliance with […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Trades Barbs with Suzanne Bump

The state audit of Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families is not pretty. And neither is the fallout. The audit revealed widespread dysfunction within the agency, bringing […]

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Deval Patrick to Campaign for Doug Jones in Alabama

Massachusetts is getting awfully involved in the Alabama Senate race. Next week’s special election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones is certainly the […]