Republican groups aim to bring down Donald Trump

Many Republican Party leaders fear that a Donald Trump candidacy would hand the White House to Hillary Clinton.

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GOP leaders are worried about long-lasting damage to the party’s image that Trump may cause.

Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont addressed immigration issues on Tuesday.


Sanders outlines plan to overhaul immigration laws

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowed to create a “humane” immigration system.

Republican campaign rhetoric angers Muslims in US

Muslim-Americans say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears.

Syrian refugees prayed last week at the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester in Worcester. Voters are deeply split over Governor Charlie Baker’s resistance to accepting Syrian refugees here, according to a Suffolk University poll.

Poll shows voters split on Baker’s refugee stance

A majority of those questioned said Mass. should accept Syrians who have been vetted by the government.

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Healey says states should welcome Syrian refugees

Attorney General Maura Healey says states lack the legal standing to defy federal instruction to accept them.

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A strange story grows stranger still

A creepy story from the last decade has returned with a second chapter, thanks to some solid reporting by a local TV station.

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I’ll take Menino for $400. . .

The mention of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino last Thursday on the game show “Jeopardy!” was his fifth such reference.

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Feud between Charles Yancey, Mayor Walsh eases

A months-long standoff between the city councilor and the Walsh administration appears to be over.

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Carly Fiorina, the movie

A super PAC supporting former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s Republican bid has purchased an hour of airtime Sunday.

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The wisdom of Mike Tyson

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Write a FITN essay; win a free ride to college

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After testifying at a hearing Monday before the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Governor Charlie Baker (center) answered a question about letting Syrian refugees resettle in Massachusetts.

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Charlie Baker’s refugee stance undercuts his image

The governor has called himself a fact-driven “data guy,” but his comments Monday run counter to that description.

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// Democrat Seth Moulton criticizes Republican Charlie Baker, and it’s news

The congressman’s tweet on Monday may have signaled that the governor’s honeymoon is ending.

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// Paris attacks boost Donald Trump

In today’s Republican Party, Trump’s vulgar gusto on issues such as terrorism resonate.

// Punch lines: Chris Christie, the GOP in 2016

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Former GOP candidates stick around in social media

Here’s how some Republican also-rans have been adjusting to life outside the spotlight.

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// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

Many presidential candidates are about to take a day for Thanksgiving to huddle with family instead of advisors and reflect.

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Video: Political Happy Hour with Rep. Joe Kennedy III

Reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Joseph Kennedy III live from Suffolk University.

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// Tracking the endorsements of N.H. GOP activists

Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

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// N.H. Democratic endorsement tracker

Dozens of New Hampshire Democrats have rallied to support former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s second presidential bid.

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// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.

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// Suspicion of US government reaches a new level in Texas

The conflict about the Jade Helm 15 exercise illustrates some of the most confounding political divisions in the country.

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A series examining the ways industry, lobbyists, and academia influence government decision-making, from the Globe’s Washington bureau.

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