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Old battle lines drawn anew in Kansas

 Principal Beryl New of Highland Park High School says the school’s funding is “a blatant economic status issue.”


In the state where “separate but equal” died, the governor’s bet on supply-side economics imperils school gains.

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Obama tosses zingers at press, political foes at dinner

The White House Correspondents’ dinner also featured a few barbs from host Cecily Strong of “Saturday Night Live.”

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CIA won backing from lawmakers for drone attacks

Interviews with officials show that Congress holds the program to less careful scrutiny than many members assert.

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White House praises Vt. time-off bill

Valerie Jarrett, a top aide to President Obama, sent out a congratulatory tweet on Friday.

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Old battle lines drawn anew in Kansas

In the state where “separate but equal” died, the governor’s bet on supply-side economics imperils school gains.

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According to the state, the unions did not comply with Mass. campaign finance law governing political action committees.

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Elizabeth Warren won’t be on the ballot, but her policies might be. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton didn’t meet many “everyday” people in New Hampshire.


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1988 Republican presidential hopeful and former Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt.

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Paul Laxalt’s short-lived 1988 run

Former Nevada senator Paul Laxalt’s campaign for president in 1988 was so brief that it ended in ’87.

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

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

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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