I did not join ‘Never Trump’ movement, says Weld

Said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) of former Massachusetts governor William F. Weld, the Libertarian nominee for vice president: “I don’t talk about his alcoholism, so why would he talk about my foolishly perceived fascism?”

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Despite a war of words with Trump, Weld said the GOP frontrunner deserves credit for “a lot of things he’s done this year.”

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Delegates selected the former Mass. governor to be Gary Johnson’s running mate on the ticket.

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Questions are surfacing worldwide about a revival of fascism, and Donald Trump’s words are drawn in.

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Echoes of Trump Shuttle reverberate in the Trump presidential campaign.

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In an interview Sunday, Bernie Sanders went furthest yet in saying Hillary Clinton’s e-mail issue could be a drain with voters.

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State rules prohibits waiting lists, but many patients apparently were not aware the practice was illegal.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign message keeps evolving

Clinton has used different campaign messages and slogans since her election effort began last year.

On cutting-edge voter data, Trump critically behind Clinton

Trump trails in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say.

Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

President Obama challenged Americans to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for their families.

Sanders sees e-mails as drag on Clinton in California primary

In an interview Sunday, Bernie Sanders went furthest yet in saying Hillary Clinton’s e-mail issue could be a drain with voters.

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Trump-Clinton battle could upend electoral map

The new map is mostly thanks to the unique nature of the match-up between the pair of New Yorkers.By James Pindell

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Libertarians field a long list of presidential candidates

Before Gary Johnson and Bill Weld become the Libertarian Party’s 2016 standard-bearers, they must vanquish a long list of candidates.

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Fifty school committees come out against charter school expansion

Chief among their concerns is that charter schools drain money from traditional public schools and aren’t required to hire licensed teachers.

House teeing up transgender bill

Mass. House leaders plan to begin polling members on the legislation Monday.

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The report could affect Hillary Clinton’s ability to pivot her campaign heading into the general election.

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