Hype ahead of debate is taking on Super Bowl quality

A marquee advertised the opportunity to watch Monday’s US presidential debate at the American City Diner in Washington.

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet in the first of three presidential debates Monday night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/trump%20clinton%20comp.jpg What Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to do to win the first debate

For either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to come away the clear winner, something pretty extraordinary needs to happen.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abraham-11780.jpg A bit of friendly advice for Clinton before the debate

Advice for Hillary Clinton is simple: Be perfect. All she has to do is everything right.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/WALKER_1600924_25warren_0001x.jpg Elizabeth Warren rallies in N.H. for Clinton and Hassan

“What this election is about is it’s about the health of our families,” Warren told volunteers in Nashua.

OPINION | MICHAEL P. JEFFRIES

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Trump has an arsenal of offensive beliefs and statistics that should force moderators to broach the topic of race.

Abraham Wallach (left) with Donald Trump in 2007.

Amelia Bauer

Former Trump executive had a penchant for theft

Over 30 years, Abraham Wallach collected at least 15 arrests in five states for crimes including forgery and grand larceny.

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What Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to do to win the first debate

For either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to come away the clear winner, something pretty extraordinary needs to happen.

Hype ahead of debate is taking on Super Bowl quality

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet in the first of three presidential debates Monday night.

Meet the new Senate battleground states

Seats such in red-leaning states as Indiana, Missouri, and North Carolina are up for grabs.

Obama vetoes bill that would let 9/11 families sue Saudis

The decision set up the possibility that Congress might override his veto for the first time in his presidency.

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Free tickets to library gala at issue

Some library staff who were asked to work the gala, while Mayor Walsh and some of top City Hall officials got free $1,500 tickets.

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When ‘train’ becomes a dirty word

What’s the difference between Massachusetts and New Hampshire? It can be boiled down to a single insult in this year’s election cycle.

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Rick Steves’ latest adventure isn’t in Europe

It’s selling Massachusetts voters on legalized pot.

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McDonough, ex-State House lobbyist, out of prison

Richard (Dickie) W. McDonough, a former high-flying State House lobbyist, is out of jail — and spotted around Boston recently.

Ground Game

ground game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/21/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/2016-09-20T221754Z_905984703_S1BEUCLRSCAA_RTRMADP_3_USA-ELECTION-TRUMP.jpg It’s time for Donald Trump to pledge to serve a single term

Maybe it is time for him to make a dramatic announcement: A pledge to only serve one term.

Ballot question debates

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/01/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/513206018-6457.jpg A look at the schedule of ballot question debates

The Boston Globe is co-sponsoring four weekly debates on the ballot questions before voters this November. Here’s a look at the schedule.

LIVE Political Happy Hour

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_lynch1_met.jpg Watch: Political Happy Hour with Stephen Lynch

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

Divided Nation

Divided Nation

//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.

Power Lines

Special series

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/capital.jpg The Business of Influence

A series examining the ways industry, lobbyists, and academia influence government decision-making, from the Globe’s Washington bureau.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

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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