The week in politics and issues

Ranking the top 10 Republican hopefuls in N.H.

The Globe has ranked the prospects of the top 10 Republican candidates in the Granite State, followed by the rest in alphabetical order.By James Pindell

// States’ rights on marriage have limits, Healey says

In a brief to the Supreme Court, Attorney General Maura Healey is arguing states should not have the authority to ban same-sex marriage.

// Good week, bad week

Chris Christie has picked up positive headlines amid a busy news week, while Rick Santorum and Ben Carson missed an opportunity.

Capital Profile

// William Straus, Thomas McGee raise issues with governor’s T report

The two chairmen of the Joint Committee on Transportation wondered how certain recommendations won out over others.

Capital Source

For AIM, Baker’s order was good news indeed

Governor Baker’s regulatory review couldn’t have been sweeter music to the ears of one of the state’s leading antiregulatory groups.


Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts politics.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (seated at left) spoke with reporters after filing her husband’s primary paperwork in New Hampshire in 1991.

Primary Memories

How Bill Clinton got his name on the ballot

A big question loomed in 1991: Should Clinton call himself “Bill” or “William J.” on the New Hampshire ballot?

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Ground Game

// 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.

Globe political quiz

// Capital Quiz: MBTA edition

A quiz on the (sometimes) proud history of Boston’s public transit system.

The 2014 election


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

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.

Policy writer

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


Globe opinion writers

Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.