When candidates put on their best faces

Kriss Blevens in her salon at work on client Dorothy Verani.

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No one has been closer to the faces of presidential power for the last 20 years than Kriss Blevens, a Manchester-based makeup artist.

Biden said to be exploring campaign for president

The vice president’s entry would upend the Democratic field and deliver a direct threat to Hillary Clinton.

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14 in GOP will take center stage on Monday

A platoon of Republican candidates will confront a pair of strong opportunities this week to break free of the field.

Trump fires adviser after racially charged Facebook posts

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has fired a campaign aide after racially charged Facebook posts surfaced on the aide’s account.

Obama rule for power plants to compel steeper emissions cuts

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.

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Who’s on top in the race for the GOP nomination?

The Boston Globe has revised its rankings of the top 10 Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire.By James Pindell

Governor Charlie Baker.

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Good week, bad week

Governor Charlie Baker remained carefully neutral on the Olympic bid, while few could have had a crummier week than John Fish.

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Dozens of New Hampshire Democrats have rallied to support former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s second presidential bid.

Ground Game

The polling primary is underway

While candidates compete to get in Thursday’s first official debate, so do the pollsters to make sure they are part of the selection process from Fox News.


Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts politics and beyond.

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Lottery firm hires Treasurer’s former aide

Hiring former top political aides to state treasurers as high-priced Beacon Hill lobbyists may be the trend for the gaming giant GTECH.

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A 2018 complication for Baker

Baker could be sharing the November 2018 ballot with a proposed constitutional amendment hiking taxes on all income over $1 million.

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Ben Carson’s campaign makes an unfortunate typo

Carson’s campaign first sent out a media advisory saying he planned to deliver remarks at the “Women Betrayed Rally to Defend Planned Parenthood.”

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Just another honor for Moulton

US Representative Seth Moulton was included in a list of the “50 Most Beautiful” people in Washington.

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Union picket never materializes

A labor leader made noise earlier this month about picketing an early-evening fundraiser, hosted by Speaker Robert DeLeo.

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Steward CEO, once an Obama backer, picks Rubio in ’16

Leading a handful of other Steward executives, Ralph de la Torre has thrown his checkbook behind Senator Marco Rubio.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/rathe_pindell_employee02.jpg--90x90.jpg Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

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

LIVE Political Happy Hour


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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker on a range of topics at Suffolk University.

Republican endorsement tracker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/tracker-089.jpg Tracking the endorsements of N.H. GOP activists

Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/paul.jpg Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

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

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/helm150-1415.jpg Suspicion of US government reaches a new level in Texas

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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