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At a White House rich in coffee lore, no word on president’s preference

Caffeine consumption in the West Wing has, apparently, become a state secret.

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It turns out that the Obama White House makes it nearly impossible to find the source of its coffee and how it is prepared.

Baker, Coakley steer clear of far-reaching tax talk

Gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley are treading cautiously when it comes to the charged issue.

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Political Happy Hour: September 16, 2014

Political Happy Hour: Gaming commission picks Wynn | Christie to NH | Dem super PAC attacks Brown | Moulton on TV | Indy gov candidate unleashes campaign song (!)

If ISIS strategy fails, Dempsey says US ground troops possible

Army General Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faced multiple questions during a Senate hearing.

Ebola outbreak ‘spiraling out of control,’ Obama says

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis.

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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.

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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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