Former Rep. Inglis wins JFK Profile in Courage award

Jack Schlossberg, grandson of President Kennedy, presents the Profile in Courage Award to former Congressman Bob Inglis.

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Bob Inglis was honored at Boston’s JFK Library for acknowledging that climate change is real and caused by humans.

Ben Carson led a surgery unit at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins.

Carson launches outsider bid for Republican presidential nomination

Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative political star, has confirmed his White House run.

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GOP field grows as Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bids

Both are longshots who nevertheless have the potential to attract a more diverse group of supporters to the party.

Bill Clinton says he would consider stepping down from foundation

The former president said he would consider stepping down if his wife wins the White House.

Baker clears way for 5,000 to retire early

Approval by lawmakers gave Governor Charlie Baker a victory in his efforts to bridge a daunting budget shortfall.

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The N.H. Connectors: People who know people in primary

These Granite Staters serve as political connectors — and each comes with a hefty rolodex of good people to know if you’re running for president. By Akilah Johnson

Gary Hart celebrated in Manchester after the New Hampshire primary in 1984.

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Primary Memories

Gary Hart got ultimate N.H. primary boost in 1984

US Senator Gary Hart came close to winning the Democratic nomination in 1984 — thanks to a boost from the New Hampshire primary.

Good week, bad week

It was a good week for American socialists, while former Baltimore mayor Martin O’Malley was the punchline of a joke on “The Tonight Show.”


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

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Kelly Ayotte’s potential GOP challengers aren’t interested

Conservatives have voiced frustration with Ayotte, but Republican challengers are not stepping forward.

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Ed Markey holds court before White House dinner

After about 20 minutes of chit-chatting outside a party, the state’s junior senator left without going inside.

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Elizabeth Warren walks into a banking committee hearing

Only Senator Elizabeth Warren could walk into a hearing on the insurance industry and seamlessly invoke diamond-encrusted Super Bowl rings.

Mayor on vacation at undisclosed destination

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is on a “personal trip” through May 5.

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Chris Sununu inches closer to N.H. governor run

Sununu’s father, John H. Sununu, served as a three-term governor before becoming White House chief of staff.

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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.

Endorsement tracker

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

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

Candidate rankings

// 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.

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A series examining the ways industry, lobbyists, and academia influence government decision-making, from the Globe’s Washington bureau.

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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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