Politics

Former Gov. Deval Patrick speaks at a lecturn
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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 […]

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The Most Outrageous Ways Brian Joyce May Have Broken the Law

Former State Senator Brian Joyce, a Milton Democrat, has been indicted by federal prosecutors on more than 100 counts of mail fraud, money laundering, extortion, and other […]

From right, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, react along with the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, behind, during a remembrance ceremony at the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
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Marty Walsh Will Be Sworn in by His Bud Joe Biden

When Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is sworn in for his second term, he’ll have a high-profile pal there to lead the ceremony: Joe Biden. The […]

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Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey Say Al Franken Should Resign

The growing contingent of Senate Democrats calling on their colleague Al Franken to step down now includes Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey. “I think he should resign,” […]

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Bannon: Mitt Romney “Hid Behind [His] Religion” to Stay out of the Vietnam War

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has drawn the ire of Steve Bannon. At a campaign event for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused […]

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Harriette Chandler Elected Interim Massachusetts Senate President

After a marathon meeting that took roughly eight hours, the state Senate finally elected Harriette Chandler to temporarily lead an embattled body shouldering the weight […]

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Mitt Romney Still Thinks Roy Moore Is Bad

Sometimes when the bar is set extraordinarily low, you can just step right over it. Such is the case with Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts […]

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Michael Dukakis’s Last Stand

In Mike Dukakis, many see a progressive hero. Others see a presidential flop. Now, in the winter of his career, Massachusetts’ political lion makes his final case.

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Donald Trump Does Not Like the Sound of Senator Mitt Romney

Neither time nor gourmet frog legs heal old wounds, if your name is Donald Trump. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who has a far-from-loving relationship with […]

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Senate President Stan Rosenberg Will Step Aside

Under increasing pressure from his Senate colleagues, Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg says he is stepping aside. Rosenberg made the announcement Monday after accusations from five […]

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Independent Investigator to Spearhead Bryon Hefner Probe

The state Senate will select a special investigator to look into the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Bryon Hefner, husband of Senate President Stan Rosenberg. […]

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Bryon Hefner Accused of Sexual Harassment, Assault

Four men have accused Bryon Hefner, whose husband is state Senate President Stan Rosenberg, of sexual assault or harassment. The Boston Globe reports that three of […]

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After Boston’s $1 Million Fine, Walsh Points the Finger at Chang, the Past

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, under pressure after the IRS imposed a nearly $1 million fine on the city after a sweeping audit, said blame for […]

Senate President Stan Rosenberg
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Stan Rosenberg Will Not Back Charlie Baker’s Reelection Bid

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker may be more liberal than most members of the GOP, but his bipartisan bent isn’t enough to sway state Senate President […]

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A Fellow Democrat Says It’s Time for Secretary William Galvin to Go

For more than 20 years, Secretary William Galvin has overseen Massachusetts’ elections, lobbyists, and public records. And now Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim says his time […]