Karyn Polito to officiate Senate president’s same-sex wedding

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will officiate the wedding of state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg (right).


The lieutenant governor, a former gay marriage opponent, will officiate Stanley Rosenberg’s wedding to his domestic partner.

Republican Kane, Democrat Madaro win special House races

In elections for state representative, Hannah Kane won in Central Mass. and Adrian Madaro won in East Boston.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute includes a full-scale recreation of the Senate chamber in Washington.

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute aims to inspire

The institute is a reminder of everything the Senate was designed to be — and everything it can be again, the senator’s widow writes.

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N.J. senator faces bribery charges linked to donor

Prosecutors say Sen. Robert Menendez was involved in a scheme to trade political favors for luxury vacations, golf outings, and campaign donations.

Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

President Obama financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.

Charlie Baker to get buzzcut for charity

The governor will settle into a barber’s chair next Tuesday to help raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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In recent weeks, Governor Charlie Baker has wiped the state’s Mass.gov website clean of references to his predecessor.

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N.H. fourth-graders get the last laugh, while Speaker DeLeo’s opposition to marijuana legalization is bad news for advocates.

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Quotes and quips in the world of Massachusetts politics.

Tom Laughlin created the character of Billy Jack, an ex-Green Beret Vietnam veteran.

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Primary memories

In 1992 race, Tom Laughlin was a voice for the voiceless

Unlike much of the political fringe, Laughlin’s campaign served an important purpose: giving voice to the concerns of Vietnam veterans.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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.

Election 2014


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

Globe political quiz

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A quiz on the (sometimes) proud history of Boston’s public transit system.

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

Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

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.

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