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My Morning Cup

House Speaker John Boehner

My Morning Cup features the coffee rituals that most of us have. Here, the House speaker shares his coffee drinking habits.

Markey to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

The issue has grown more pressing as companies seek to increase exports to Asia, where coal prices can be much higher than in the United States.

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In N.H., Christie touts Brown’s Senate bid

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie — a potential presidential candidate — was in New Hampshire Wednesday to tout Scott Brown’s US Senate bid.

House approves arms, training for Syrian rebels

The 273-156 vote crossed party lines to an unusual degree in a Congress marked by near ceaseless partisanship.

Political Happy Hour: September 17, 2014

Political Happy Hour: Grim poll for Dems | Best. Vacay. Policy. Ever. | Charlie Baker has a plan | Buddy Cianci under attack | Speaker’s brew | Big Boston political issue, 1634 edition

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The week in politics and issues
Massachusetts may be familiar with the gubernatorial candidates, but they will be running in an increasingly transforming political landscape.

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Massachusetts may be familiar with the gubernatorial candidates, but they will be running in an increasingly transforming political landscape.

What Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley need to do to win

With the primaries behind them, the major party candidates for governor have a big challenge ahead. By Frank Phillips

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: Independent candidate edition

Now that the party primaries are over, it’s time to learn about the independent and third-party candidates.

The 2014 race for governor

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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analyis of the 2014 race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

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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.

Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson

Akilah has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

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