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House panel OK’s Obama lawsuit over health care reform

Republicans have long asserted that President Obama has selectively enforced the health care law.

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The vote in the Rules Committee was 7 to 4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.

John O’Brien was found guilty of mail fraud, racketeering, and racketeering conspiracy.

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Jury cracks down hard on Beacon Hill’s corrupt culture

The overall verdict in the probation case should prompt deeper introspection.

Obama urges limits on foreign mergers

President Obama is urging ‘‘economic patriotism’’ from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to avoid US taxes.

Outcome brings few words from lawmakers

Outside the Senate chamber, senators insisted they had to be somewhere else, had not read the verdict, or were busy with other business.

Relief over probation verdict, concerns over pace of change

Victims of corruption in the Probation Department reacted with relief and elation.

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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.
The week in politics and issues
Supporters of proposed ballot initiatives to raise the state’s minimum wage and require more employers to allow workers to earn sick days rallied at the State House last July.

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Unions gaining power in Mass.

This year, unions are savoring a number of victories in the state, including a higher minimum wage and protections for housekeepers.

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The first day of drive-through tolls on the Tobin Bridge. More poll respondents favored an increase in fees and taxes if the proceeds would go to repairs of local roadways.

Weekly Poll

Voters would pay for road fixes — close to home

Mass. voters are sensitive to whether their taxes will go toward infrastructure upgrades nearby, a new Boston Globe poll finds.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/09/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/17coakley09.jpg From candidates’ spouses, unusual campaign encounters

We asked the spouses of the candidates for governor to tell us something voters might not know about the candidates.

Rock stars they’re not, but candidates go on tour

Political tours help candidates garner media coverage for what could otherwise seem like just another event to hear from residents.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/franklin.jpg Quiz: Official Massachusetts symbols

The Legislature has designated a large collection of official state symbols over the years. See how many you know.

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.

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