Former Governor Michael Dukakis.

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Former Governor Michael Dukakis.

How 2016 could look a lot like Dukakis ‘88

In the summer of 1988, former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis was up by 17 points, and he lost badly.By James Pindell

Capital Source

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Two candidates for governor, a candidate for the US Senate, and even Hillary Clinton had an interest in the outcome of this week’s vote on Planned Parenthood funding.

CAPITAL SOURCE

Former lobsterman could claw his way to Maine primary win

Mark Holbrook, a former lobsterman, is currently leading businessman Ande Smith by 55 votes in the GOP’s congressional primary.

Trump’s conspiracy theories find an audience

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Conspiracy theories have always been part of the American political landscape and are believed by more than half of the public.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall-style campaign event at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory.

In N.H., Donald Trump takes aim at US trade deals

Trump took aim at recent US trade deals, arguing the country’s leaders have been manipulated by other nations through such pacts.

Christie remains one of the few major figures in the Republican establishment to align himself entirely with Trump’s candidacy.

Christie becomes powerful adviser

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has quietly emerged as one of the most influential advisers to Donald Trump.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign inexplicably sent a wave of fund-raising pleas in recent days to lawmakers in the United Kingdom, Iceland, Australia, and elsewhere.

Trump fund-raising reaches overseas

Groups in Washington filed complaints alleging the campaign violated federal law by soliciting funds from foreign nationals.

DANTE RAMOS

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The more self-evidently silly and obsolete a law is, the more tempting it is for lawmakers just to leave it in place.

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The possibility women could lead the United States, Britain, and Germany at the same time is a very real one.

A bud of marijuana.

Marijuana legalization group targets Walpole chief

Advocates accused Walpole’s police chief of veering into political advocacy.

Massachusetts State House.

Budget watchdog warns of ‘precarious financial position’

The foundation said the position is in part due to low-balling how many poor people will use programs like Medicaid.

More headlines

Christie becomes powerful adviser

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has quietly emerged as one of the most influential advisers to Donald Trump.

In N.H., Donald Trump takes aim at US trade deals

Trump took aim at recent US trade deals, arguing the country’s leaders have been manipulated by other nations through such pacts.

Budget watchdog warns of ‘precarious financial position’

The foundation said the position is in part due to low-balling how many poor people will use programs like Medicaid.

Women could soon lead three big Western powers

The possibility women could lead the United States, Britain, and Germany at the same time is a very real one.

Ground Game

ground game

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Donald Trump’s operation appears to be doing what seemed nearly unimaginable until recently.

Candidate interviews

Video

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

LIVE Political Happy Hour

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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

Divided Nation

Divided Nation

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

Power Lines

Special series

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

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Joshua Miller

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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