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Politicians keep writing — but who’s reading?

It’s a market that is as vast as the appetite for it is small: books written by politicians.

Sales of books by politicians are often disappointing — and relatively few people seem to be actually reading them.

The State House dome stood out on Beacon Hill during a foggy day.

Derrick Z. Jackson

On gun laws, Mass. emerges as a model

Beacon Hill experienced a surreal day.

Russia eases Cuba debt burden

Moscow agreed to write off 90 percent, or almost $32 billion, of Havana’s Soviet-era debt.

Joe Biden urges governors to lead nation

The vice president condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington.

Evan Horowitz

As health care costs grow, everything else shrinks

Nearly a third of all the money in the budget that Governor Patrick signed this morning goes to health care.

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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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// Capital Quiz: Presidential primary trivia

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary has a long and colorful history. See how much you remember.

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.

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.

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