On trail in S.C., Clinton faces old ghosts

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Cognizant of how her 2008 campaign angered African-Americans in the state, Hillary Clinton is taking pains to make amends.

DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS -- 08/09/2012 -- State Representative Carlos Henriquez, right, who is facing assault and kidnapping charges, has an exchange with Thomas Dooley a candidate for Massachusetts Senate about the charges against Henriquez during a community meeting at the Dorchester House Thursday evening. Brian Feulner for the Boston Globe

After jail, ex-state representative mulls another run

Carlos Henriquez, who served jail time for assaulting a woman, said he will soon decide whether to launch a campaign.

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Are they really ready for Hillary?

With just more than eight months until the primary, Hillary Clinton has scored public support from a sizable chunk of New Hampshire political insiders. By James Pindell, Shira Center and Patrick Garvin

Ground Game

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Most of the Granite State’s top Democrats have already backed Hillary Clinton. So why is Governor Hassan hesitating?

Dan Habib was given full photo access to the Clinton campaign for one day in January 1992.

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Primary memories

In ’92, an iconic image captured a weary Clinton

Here’s how that unlikely bathroom photo came to be.

Maura Healey.


Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts politics.

Why the N.H. primary is nearly impossible to predict

The first-in-the-nation primary has a reputation for being particularly hard to survey. So what about the Granite State makes it so difficult?

Capital Quiz: GOP presidential candidates edition

For the time being, the GOP primary field a big crowd for voters to vet. See how closely you’re paying attention.

Capital Source

Elizabeth Warren’s populist bestseller earned her a bundle

The senator gained more than populist fame for taking on Wall Street and big banks. She also earned a small fortune.

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Mass. Fiscal Alliance recording stirs up holiday controversy

In an appearance on Howie Carr’s radio show last week, the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance managed to whip up an anti-veteran controversy.

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Grownup pols, children’s literature

School officials in the North End have invited about a dozen public officials to lead book discussions with students.

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Retired city worker collects pension and City Council pay check

City Councilor Stephen J. Murphy hired a former city employee to work 10 hours a week in his office.

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Congressman recalls pollster told him to quit race

Seth Moulton, who was elected to Congress in November, said a pollster early in his race said his effort had little chance of success.

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Inside Ben Bradlee’s FBI file

He listed a former Globe editor as a reference.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Ground Game

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Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.

Endorsement tracker

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In the aggregate, endorsements can signal who has the best ground game in the Granite State.

Candidate interviews


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

Candidate rankings

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The Globe has ranked the prospects of the top 10 Republican candidates in the Granite State, followed by the rest in alphabetical order.

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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.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


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

Jim O'Sullivan

Jim O’Sullivan writes about politics for The Boston Globe. Previously, he was White House correspondent and chief analyst for National Journal in Washington, D.C.

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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Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.


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