The week in politics and issues

For candidates, timing a surge determines success

It’s not enough to run a perfect presidential campaign anymore. Candidates must seize and ride out their one-shot moment to the primary. By Jim O’Sullivan

// Good week, bad week

Look who’s Mr. Popularity — again. This month, two polls showed Massachusetts voters giving Governor Charlie Baker high marks.


// Cruz, Carson, and the fight for the right

Is US Senator Ted Cruz the king of conservatives in Iowa? And would his victory doom the caucuses?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton looks around the New HampshiresSecretary of State's office after filing papers to be on the nation's earliest presidential primary ballot, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at The Secretary of State's office in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)


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Filing Day in New Hampshire

Those seeking to be president signed up at the N.H. State House to get on the state’s primary ballot this month.

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Yes, that was indeed Baker in the Times cartoon

Brian McFadden, the Jamaica Plain cartoonist, apparently didn’t think much of the governor’s reluctance to accept Syrian refugees.

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Jeb Bush hires top Mass. operative

Struggling in the polls, the GOP presidential candidate is beefing up his team here and in the rest of the Northeast, hiring Rob Gray.

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Moulton, Baker spat eases

One of the more unexpected stories of the month involved Seth Moulton sparring with Governor Baker over the issue of Syrian refugees.

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Just the man for the job

Mayor Martin J. Walsh needed an emcee for an arts event in a pinch. Why not the parks commissioner?

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Write a FITN essay; win a free ride to college

There is one place in the Granite State, where, come January, college will be tuition-free — well, at least for one student.



Opinion | Nathaniel Rakich

A modest proposal for the Democrats

Here’s a strategy to shake things up: Punt the 2016 election entirely, set up for gains in 2018, then force a GOP turnover in 2020.


//[1]-1626.jpg Jefferson might have sympathized with Carson

All of the candidates vying to become the next president would do well to consider the words of Thomas Jefferson.


// Trump in the lead: The nonbelievers react

Donald Trump’s supporters are steadfast and defiant. For everyone else, the reaction takes many forms.

// Punch lines: The war on ISIS, the refugee issue

Cartoonists’ takes on the week’s political issues.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Republican endorsement tracker

// 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.

Democratic endorsement tracker

// N.H. Democratic endorsement tracker

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

Candidate interviews


// Conversations with the 2016 presidential candidates

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

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

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.

Policy writer

Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.


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Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.