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In N.H. Senate race, a focus on veterans

Chet Martel (center) of Pembroke, N.H., played cribbage with fellow veterans at the American Legion Henry J. Sweeney Post 2 in Manchester, N.H.

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Candidates in the race are spending considerable time and resources courting New Hampshire military veterans.

Donald Berwick met with senior citizens in Harvard Yard.

Role of political outsider reconsidered

Gubernatorial hopeful Donald Berwick, the newest newcomer, is struggling to get traction.

Justice Department seeks appeal in health overhaul case

A three-judge panel ruled last week that financial aid can be provided only in states that have set up their own insurance markets.

In effort to aid successor, Eric Cantor to leave House early

The former majority leader said he will ask Virginia’s governor to call an early election.

Fla. lawmakers ordered to draw new voting map

A judge ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal.

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As she was four years ago, 46-year-old Kelly Ayotte is regularly included in the long list of potential vice presidential nominees.

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In the right place at the right time

Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is everywhere, often in the right place at the right time to make a splash.

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Massachusetts: even more liberal than you thought

Despite disliking the liberal title, Massachusetts voters consistently side with left-leaning policies over more conservative ones.

Chet Martel (center) of Pembroke, N.H., played cribbage with fellow veterans at the American Legion Henry J. Sweeney Post 2 in Manchester, N.H.

Trail Mix

In N.H. Senate race, a focus on veterans

Candidates in the race are spending considerable time and resources courting New Hampshire military veterans.

Evan Horowitz

Everyone gets sick. Should everyone get sick days?

Come November, Massachusetts voters get to decide whether all workers should have the right to earn sick time. Here’s what you need to know.

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Female Republican politicians in New England are few and far between. How many are you familiar with?

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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