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The week in politics and issues

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The 2016 primary circus is coming to New Hampshire

A cluster of possible 2016 hopefuls is making the trek to New Hampshire in what some say is the most wide-open GOP field in memory. By Joshua Miller

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.

Capital profile

// For new environmental chief, deadline approaches

Maeve Vallely Bartlett has just a few months to finish Governor Patrick’s long list of environmental priorities.

Capital Source

// Answers about the 54 ballots, polling in the Fifth, and more

A roundup of political goings on for the past week.

Good week, bad week

Boston’s new fire chief is a favorite of union membrs, while the former head of the Big Dig has been accused of filing false tax returns.

It’s a market that is as vast as the appetite for it is small: books written by politicians.

Politicians keep writing — but who’s reading?

Sales of books by politicians are often disappointing — and relatively few people seem to be actually reading them.


Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts politics.

Lexicon: Political vocabulary

A political term of the week, defined.

Senator Markey is gaining a reputation for attentiveness to constituents.

Political intelligence

Warren, Markey seek to reinvent Senate pairing

Along with Elizabeth Warren, Markey is working to refashion what it means to be a senator from Massachusetts.




Gambling fight is Harshbarger’s long crusade

Scott Harshbarger is a driving force behind the campaign against expanded gambling in Massachusetts.


The book Democrats are reading about

The book to name-drop among Democrats these days isn’t Hillary Rodham Clinton’s latest.

Five takeaways from the Mass. campaign fund-raising reports

The results of the latest filings give a sense of who’s winning, who’s cash-strapped, and what’s to come.

The week’s best editorial cartoons

Two of the best editorial cartoons this week focused on the immigration crisis at the southwest border.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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Globe political quiz

// Capital Quiz: Presidential primary trivia

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary has a long and colorful history. See how much you remember.

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.

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.

Globe opinion writers

Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.



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