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A mellow and feisty Barney Frank visits Capitol Hill

Barney Frank says he does not miss Congress.

Frank testified before the committee he once ran, four years after his signature financial reform legislation passed.

House, Senate release immigration proposals

House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants.

Patrick reiterates concern about Clinton’s front-runner status

Governor Patrick feels the air of inevitability around Hillary Clinton’s potential 2016 candidacy for president might hamper her bid.

Montana Senator John Walsh facing plagiarism allegations

The senator said the unattributed use of others’ work in his master’s thesis could be blamed, in part, on post-Iraq war trauma.

A mellow and feisty Barney Frank visits Capitol Hill

Frank testified before the committee he once ran, four years after his signature financial reform legislation passed.

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Clockwise from top left: Republican Karyn Polito, Democrat Leland Cheung, Democrat Mike Lake, and Democrat Steve Kerrigan.

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Clockwise from top left: Republican Karyn Polito, Democrat Leland Cheung, Democrat Mike Lake, and Democrat Steve Kerrigan.

Is a lieutenant governor even needed?

Seven hopefuls are championing not only their candidacies but also the indispensability of the office. By Akilah Johnson

Tracking the stories that the Massachusetts political community is talking about on Twitter.
Each week SocialSphere, in partnership with The Boston Globe, ranks the most influential political voices on Twitter.

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The office of Massachusetts lieutenant governor isn’t particularly glamorous, but some lieutenants have gone on to later fame of all sorts.

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

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