Walsh campaign payments to law firm soar to $159,000

Walsh campaign spokeswoman Rachel Goldstein said — as the campaign had previously — that the payments to the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo have nothing to do with the ongoing federal probe, which led to the indictments of two of Walsh’s department heads (both have plead not guilty).


On Beacon Hill, Deb Goldberg stands alone

Goldberg has built a reputation at the State House for taking no prisoners when she feels political players are not bending to her interests.


Tito Jackson’s campaign donations plummet

The Roxbury city councilor raised only $250 during a two-week period from May 22 through June 1.

New England is trying to untangle hair braid licensing

The latest legislative trend to weave its way through New England? Efforts to deregulate hair braiding.


Want to summer with Charlie Baker? Bring your checkbook

“Here’s the summer line up,” the governor teased in an email to prospective donors.


Optometrist battle puts DeLeo in hot seat

House Majority Leader Ron Mariano is trying to use his political muscle to again quash legislation to expand what conditions opthalmologists can treat.


Can you trademark ‘covfefe’? These people and companies are trying

After President Trump tweeted “covfefe” last week, a handful of individuals and companies are seeking to trademark the term.


Sheriff Tompkins finds one way to quiet a crowd

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins took the stage before an unruly crowd Saturday. What happened next will shock you.

Roxbury gets a cultural boost

Roxbury has been designated a cultural district by the state, after a years-long effort to attract people seeking out authentic slices of Boston’s ethnic mosaic.

Capital Source

Walsh not too proud to brag

The mayor’s campaign boasted that it had collected 38,521 signatures. Mayoral candidates need 3,000 to qualify for the ballot.

Republican endorsement tracker


// Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the GOP candidates

Chris Christie, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Democratic endorsement tracker


//[1].jpg Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the Democratic candidates

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

Candidate interviews

// Watch Political Happy Hour Live with Seth Moulton

Boston Globe political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Congressman Seth Moulton. Watch the event replay.

The 2014 election


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