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Michelle Obama Is Not Running for President

It’s simple, really: Michelle Obama does not want to be president, and so she is not running for president. During a moderated conversation at Simmons […]

David Hogg, a student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. addresses a community rally for common sense gun legislation at Temple B'nai Abraham Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Livingston, N.J. Speakers include student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., including Hogg, Ryan Deitsch and Matthew Deitsch.
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Barnstable County Commissioner Criticizes David Hogg on Twitter

Attacking a high-school student is never a good look—particularly if said high-school student is a survivor of a tragic mass shooting, one of the chief architects […]

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Sean Spicer Will Attend a Fundraiser for Geoff Diehl

The race to challenge Elizabeth Warren for Senate is about to get Spicier. Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer will headline a fundraiser for State Representative […]

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Massachusetts Is Suing Over a Proposed Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census

Given her history with this sort of thing, I’m sure you all saw this coming. But here we are again. Another of the Trump administration’s […]

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Mitt Romney: “DACA Kids Shouldn’t All Be Allowed to Stay in the Country Legally”

Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who’s running for U.S. Senate in Utah, wants to out-Trump the president when it comes to the nation’s young […]

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Legislators Accuse Robert DeLeo of Disguising Sexual Harassment Payouts

Two Democratic representatives broke ranks with their fellows and accused House Speaker Robert DeLeo of concealing sexual harassment claims in the chamber through a series of […]

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TBT: Maine Becomes a State, Breaks Up with Massachusetts

Ah, Maine, that beautiful enigma. It’s got stunning vacation homes, the “prestigious” marker of being the first official dry state, and the honor of hosting the iconic Oxford comma […]

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Ed Markey, Marty Walsh Unveil a National Gun Bill Modeled on Massachusetts

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, joined by Marty Walsh and local law enforcement leaders, unveiled a bill on Monday that would encourage states to follow Massachusetts’ lead […]

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Deval Patrick Isn’t Ruling Out a 2020 Presidential Run

No matter how bad your aim is, you can’t throw a dart at a list of Massachusetts politicians and not come close to hitting a […]

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Koh, What a Life

Andover. The Ivy League. Mayor Marty Walsh’s number two. Is there anything Dan Koh can’t do? Now that he’s running for Congress, we’re about to find out.

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Lawrence’s Dan Rivera Says Bill Galvin Told Him, “I Made You Mayor”

William Galvin is (allegedly) not very happy with people endorsing Josh Zakim. The secretary of state, who is facing a primary challenger for the first […]

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Elizabeth Warren Urges Investment Firms to Hold Gun Manufacturers Accountable

United and Delta Airlines ended their discount programs for NRA members. Dick’s Sporting Goods halted in-store sales of assault-style weapons. And if Elizabeth Warren has […]

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The Interview: Andrea Campbell

Is Boston’s new city council president the (next) most powerful politician in the city?

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Michelle Obama Will Speak in Boston in April

Michelle Obama will participate in the closing session of the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston on April 5, the organization announced. The annual conference, run […]

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Mitt Romney and Donald Trump Are Cool Now

The long-running feud between Mitt Romney and Donald Trump has apparently run its course. Amazing, isn’t it, how quickly a friendship can repair itself when […]