Obama defends strategy against Islamic State

At the Pentagon on Monday, President Obama warned of the Islamic State’s movements to recruit Americans.

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In the face of sharp criticism, President Obama portrayed the US-led coalition as gaining ground against militants.

A demonstrator waved a Confederate battle flag Monday at the South Carolina State House as legislators took up a bill to remove the flag from state grounds.

S.C. Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the Statehouse.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a fundraising event.

As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm

The sprawling GOP field shows signs it could tip into a bare-knuckles struggle for the nomination.

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When Bernie Sanders interviewed a Republican senator for Vermont Life

Reading Sanders interviewing George Aiken in 1973 comes as a relief, a refreshing departure from what you might expect.

Deadline for deal with Iran pushed back again

The US and other world powers are blowing past yet another deadline, extending nuclear talks to Friday.

As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm

The sprawling GOP field shows signs it could tip into a bare-knuckles struggle for the nomination.

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The week in politics and issues
Sal DiMasi (right) watched then Governor Mitt Romney sign the health care bill.

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Sal DiMasi (right) watched then Governor Mitt Romney sign the health care bill.

Amid health care, gay marriage victories, no one invokes DiMasi

The two causes that Sal DiMasi went to the wall for passed from controversial wayposts to the virtually unshakable law of the land.By Jim O’Sullivan

The signature of Hillary Rodham Clinton on the wall of Debora Pignatelli’s home.

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N.H. is home to presidential paraphernalia quirky and rare

Among the strangest — and most cherished — items: a collection of signatures from would-be presidents, scrawled right on the walls of a local politician.

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Maine Governor Paul LePage got a visit from Chris Christie, while Donald Trump had a remarkably crummy week.

GOP women’s group, party battle over name

The Massachusetts Federation of Republican Women needs permission from the state party to use the name “Republican.”


Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts politics and beyond.

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Among Clinton emails, a McGovern mystery

US Representative James McGovern apparently wanted Hillary Rodham Clinton to know about Colombian rock star Juanes.

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Jill Stein, back on the stump

Stein puts at three the number of women in a crowded field of presidential hopefuls from both major political parties.

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In Middle East, Lynch assesses US fight against ISIS

Representative Stephen Lynch is traveling through the Middle East with Representative Jim McGovern and other members of Congress.

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For Pagliuca, impressing the Big 3 is Job 1A

Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, and Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg must be on board.

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In City Council race, an underdog fight

A challenger to incumbent Councilor Tito Jackson has accused a second challenger of violating the residency requirement.

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Ground Game

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Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.

Republican endorsement tracker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/tracker-089.jpg Tracking the endorsements of N.H. GOP activists

In the aggregate, endorsements can signal who has the best ground game in the Granite State.

Democratic endorsement tracker

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With just more than eight months until the primary, Hillary Clinton has scored public support from a sizable chunk of New Hampshire political insiders.

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

Candidate rankings

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bush2--90x90.jpg Ranking the top 10 Republican hopefuls in N.H.

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

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The conflict about the Jade Helm 15 exercise illustrates some of the most confounding political divisions in the country.

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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.

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