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Brown alleges N.H. voter fraud

But back in 2014, Brown encouraged out-of-state residents to “come on up” and vote for him.

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Mum’s the word on Amtrak meeting

State officials met this week with Amtrak’s new president and CEO. No word on what came of it.


Decor for Obamas’ final White House Christmas unveiled

Michelle Obama used the holiday decor to highlight her core initiatives as first lady: military service, education, and health.

Trump, on tour, revels in crowd and campaign themes

A triumphant Donald Trump soaked up the adulation of thousands of supporters in Ohio on Thursday.

Paul Ryan says he and Trump have moved on and speak often

The House speaker said he and Donald Trump “speak about every day. And it’s not about looking. . . back in the past. That’s behind us.”

Shouting match erupts between Clinton, Trump aides at Harvard

The lingering emotions of the 2016 campaign erupted as top Hillary Clinton strategists accused their GOP counterparts of fueling and legitimizing racism.

Senate extends Iran sanctions bill

The move puts veto pressure on the Obama administration, which believes the president has sufficient authority to punish Iran without sanctions.

Elizabeth Warren endorses Scott Brown for secretary of VA

Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprising endorsement of former rival Scott Brown on Thursday for Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs.

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The most revealing moments of the 2016 race — as told by the campaign managers

Lead campaign strategists gathered at Harvard this week to formally debrief on the most unpredictable race in US history.

Mass. Representative Richard Neal has clear shot at plum committee post

The path for Neal to become the top Democrat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee just got a whole lot easier.

Political Happy Hour: December 1, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Elizabeth Warren & Scott Brown’s ‘#truce’ | Ed Markey’s flip-phone | Worst. Junket. Ever.

Chip and Joanna Gaines show the culture wars aren’t fought in D.C., but on TV

As the stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” become household names, they join a cast of reality TV families known — and scrutinized — for the values they represent.

In Indiana, Trump says companies won’t leave US ‘without consequences’

President-elect Donald Trump made the comments at the Carrier factory, where he says he helped prevent jobs from moving to Mexico.

Democrats say they’ll take aim at Trump’s Treasury pick

As with his other Cabinet choices, Donald Trump’s selection of Steven Mnuchin elevates an early supporter to a plum government role.

House Democrats, even after reelecting Pelosi, see change coming

Though his challenge was unsuccessful, Tim Ryan said he’s confident that his 63 votes send a strong message about discontent within the party.

Lawmakers could tap emergency fund for pot regulation

Lawmakers are scrambling to pay for oversight of the marijuana industry and may turn to a controversial source: the state’s emergency savings account.

The Trump Tower elevator cam has officially become reality TV

What unfolds before the live-stream cameras at Trump Tower has all of the elements of a Kardashian-worthy unscripted drama.

Romney, Giuliani make cut as finalists for Trump’s secretary of state

Transition team officials would not name the other two finalists.

Russia has contacted Trump’s team about Syria, diplomat says

Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov says Russia had been in contact with ‘‘several people that we have known for a long time.’’

Political Happy Hour: November 30, 2016

Political Happy Hour: In Trump-era, Mass. ‘sanctuary cities’ worry | Scott Brown frets ’bout N.H. voter fraud | Golden timing

How a tweet may have inspired Donald Trump’s voter fraud claim

The president-elect, apparently vexed by Hillary Clinton’s 2 million vote lead, turned to Twitter, seemingly inspired by Gregg Phillips’ math.

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Tim Ryan versus the TSA

Back in 2007, US Representative Tim Ryan had an unfortunate encounter at a New Hampshire airport.

Romney, Giuliani make the cut for Trump’s secretary of state finalists

President-elect Donald Trump’s drama-ridden selection process for secretary of state has narrowed to four finalists.

House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as leader

The California Democrat turned back a challenge from Ohio Representative Tim Ryan to be re-elected minority leader.

‘Michelle will never run for office,’ Obama says

President Barack Obama tamped down any speculation that first lady Michelle Obama may one day run for office herself.

Trump’s call to punish flag burners caters to base voters

The president-elect’s Twitter outburst underscored a key aspect of his three-week-old transition: He is continuing to cater to his base.

Warren splits with party, Mass. interests over drug bill

Elizabeth Warren says the legislation, aimed at boosting medical innovation, has been “hijacked” by pharmaceutical companies.

Donald Trump to meet with Carrier executives in Indiana

Trump pledged throughout the presidential campaign that he would stop companies like Carrier from moving jobs overseas.

Maura Healey threatens to sue Donald Trump

In a new fundraising appeal, the Mass. Attorney General is promising to take President-elect Donald Trump to court.

Trump expected to tap Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

Steven Mnuchin is a financier with deep roots on Wall Street and in Hollywood but no government experience.

Jill Stein delivers $3.5 million for Wis. recount

The Green Party presidential candidate has delivered $3.5 million to Wisconsin to guarantee a recount of the presidential vote there.

Political Happy Hour: November 29, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Hampshire College gets results? | Jamie Eldridge in cuffs | The passage of time

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Libertarians endorse N.H. secession

You would likely have to show your passport at the New Hampshire border if the Libertarians had their way.

Trump slams CNN over ‘baseless’ voter fraud claim

The president-elect again lashed out on Twitter, criticizing the network’s coverage of his accusations.

Donald Trump’s ‘truths’ often fail the test

Donald Trump is taking the country into uncharted territory, a Twitter-age president-elect with little regard for facts.

‘Serious voter fraud’ in N.H.? Officials haven’t seen it

Donald Trump said many people in the state voted illegally. Top Democrats — and Republicans — say no.

They’re called citizen initiatives, but they’re dominated by big money

The measures, meant to let citizens have their say, are now pushed by special interests and wealthy out-of-staters.

Boston NAACP selects new president

Tanisha Sullivan, a lawyer who was the initial investigator into claims of racial discrimination at Boston Latin, was the only candidate.

Political Happy Hour: November 28, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Getting to know Mitt | Pot advocates smoking mad | Red barns, frozen fish, and the wonder of the interwebs

You may have to wait longer for legal pot in Mass.

The voters’ decision to legalize marijuana may not be certified in time for it to go into effect Dec. 15.

Trump claims, with no evidence, that ‘millions of people’ voted illegally

The president-elect made the claim as part of a daylong storm of Twitter posts voicing anger about a three-state recount push.

In rare move, Trump aide campaigns openly against Romney

Jockeying for administration positions is common. Such open questioning of a potential appointee, particularly by a core adviser, is much rarer.

In father’s scandal, the genesis of Jared Kushner’s unflinching loyalty

The 35-year-old Jared Kushner is poised to become one of the top advisers to his father-in-law, the president-elect.

Trump claims without evidence that millions voted illegally

The president-elect returned to his campaign mantra of a rigged race even as he prepares to enter the White House.

Wisconsin officials to meet Monday, set timeline for recount

The recount comes at the request of Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Trump Tower becomes ‘Dump Tower’ on Google Maps

Someone renamed Donald Trump’s midtown Manhattan building on Google Maps, and the new moniker isn’t very flattering.

Trump claims, with no evidence, that ‘millions of people’ voted illegally

The president-elect wrote that he received the most votes nationwide “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

Trump aide rips possible Romney nod

Kellyanne Conway warned that the president-elect’s supporters would feel ‘‘betrayed’’ if he tapped Mitt Romney as secretary of state.

Harvard classmates barely recognize the Bannon of today

From the very first day, the man who has become one of the most controversial advisers to Donald Trump, made an impression.

Trump slams recount push as ‘a scam,’ says election is over

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory.