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Mass. lawmakers don’t need challengers to amass war chests

Congressional lawmakers are raising millions, even though only three of nine Democratic representatives face a GOP opponent.


Cash for Clunkers: How bad public policy gets made

The $3 billion program was a spectacular failure, at least according to two comprehensive studies.

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Senate infighting stalls nominations for ambassadors

The number of nominees awaiting confirmation now stands at 55 out of 226 positions.

George Barrett, 86, lawyer who fought segregation

Mr. Barrett led a 38-year campaign to desegregate Tennessee universities.

Michael Sullivan regrets work as adviser

The candidate for DA took a consulting contract with a Cambridge real estate developer after taking office as Clerk of Middlesex Superior Court in 2007.

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With PACs in Mass., get ready for high-priced attack ads

Super PACs, free to raise unlimited sums from corporations and unions, have landed in Massachusetts politics. By David Scharfenberg

Weekly poll

Mass. voters concerned about the influence of money in politics

Seven in 10 voters say television advertisements from super PACs are “harmful” to the Bay State’s political debate.

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The latest coverage of the race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

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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