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Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen in dead heat

New Hampshire US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (left) and GOP challenger Scott Brown.


The US Senate race in N.H. has narrowed since a poll released last month found Shaheen, the incumbent, leading Brown.


Beacon Hill needs more dialogue, less sparring on ramps

It’s time for both sides to come to the table, absent the class rhetoric and legal maneuvers.

Latest politics headlines


If Perry runs in ’16, he promises to be more prepared

Texas Governor Rick Perry, under indictment on abuse of power charges, returned today to New Hampshire.

Warren has nothing to do with ‘Ready for Warren,’ attorney says

The group was looking to build a base of support for a potential presidential bid by Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Paul Ryan backs another Mitt Romney run

Romney, who lost to President Obama in 2012, has denied any plans for another campaign for president.

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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
Warren Tolman (left) and Maura Healey are running for attorney general.

Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe

Race to watch

Attorney general race splits Democrats’ hearts, minds

Candidates for attorney general Warren Tolman and Maura Healey are tapping into different impulses within the party.

Weekly poll

Voters aren’t eager for more charter schools

Voter support for more charter schools in Massachusetts appears to be weak, according to a new Boston Globe poll.

Former Presidents George H. W. Bush, right, and George W. Bush.

George W. Bush not the first president to write about his dad, the president

John Quincy Adams started working on a biography of his father, John Adams, generations before George W. Bush’s project.

Celeste Ribeiro Myers spoke at a kick-off party for her campaign.

In East Boston race, casino battle plays out once again

Celeste Ribeiro Myers is waging an uphill battle to unseat state Representative Carlo Basile in a campaign focused on gambling.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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Globe political quiz

// Capital quiz: Attorney general edition

Many Massachusetts attorneys general have also played other notable roles in politics and beyond. See how many you remember.

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.

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.

Policy writer

Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.


Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.

Globe opinion writers

Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.



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