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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 […]

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Mitt Romney Has Officially Announced He’s Running for Senate in Utah

The cat has been out of the bag for a while, but now it’s official: Mitt Romney is running for Senate in Utah, where he’s a […]

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Elizabeth Warren Took on the Native American Heritage Issue in a Surprise Speech

Responding to the never-ending criticism from rivals about her claims of Native American heritage, Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday made a surprise appearance at a national conference to […]

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 Spent over $18,000 on Joe Biden’s Book

If politics doesn’t work out for Marty Walsh, the mayor may have a solid shot at success in book publicity. Walsh treated 1,500 people who […]

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Several White House Staffers Tied to Domestic Abuse Allegations Are from Massachusetts

Several men with ties to the Trump Administration and allegations of spousal abuse have something else in common, too: the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The trend […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]