The week in politics and issues


When reluctant presidential candidates need a push

The activists hoping to get US Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president are the latest in a long line of draft organizers. By Meg Heckman

Pete du Pont’s ideas were mocked by some on the campaign trail in 1988

Primary memories

In ’88, an uncomfortable meeting with Pete Du Pont

A particularly unflattering editorial about the Republican presidential candidate was just rolling off the press, when who should saunter into the newsroom?

Capital Source

School Building Authority is called to heel

State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has begun her tenure with a crackdown on the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

Good week, bad week

Adrian Madaro topped a field of five Democratic candidates for the state Legislature, while Gordon Fox agreed to plead guilty to corruption.


Quotes and quips from Massachusetts politics and beyond.

John Katsaros, during World War II and in 2010, was badly injured when his plane was shot down in 1944 over occupied France.

Tsongas faces steep odds in bid to win award for WWII veterans

Representative Niki Tsongas of Lowell thinks Haverhill’s John Katsaros and other veterans like him deserve a medal — the Congressional Gold Medal, to be precise.

A less-crusty Sanders tests presidential waters

 Assessing a presidential run, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont visited Drake University in Des Moines during a visit to Iowa.

Steve Pope for the boston Globe

The independent Vermont senator has begun to loosen up on the stump and soften his curmudgeonly demeanor.

House Speaker John Boehner says his chamber wants to enter talks with the Senate on a final bill.

Blame substantial, consensus negligible on Homeland Security

Some Republicans said the party should simply surrender and give the agency money without conditions.

Latest politics headlines


Attacker of US envoy to S. Korea acted alone, police say

Police say the man, Kim Ki-jong, used a 10-inch knife to attack Ambassador Mark Lippert at a breakfast meeting.

State Dept. pledges review of Clinton’s e-mail account

The government will review a huge cache of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails for possible release after revelations she conducted official business as secretary of state in the shadows of a private account. The disclosure has raised questions in the buildup to her expected presidential run about whether she adhered to the letter or spirit of accountability laws.

Ground Game

In N.H., a budding movement to draft Ben Carson for presidential run

The Draft Ben Carson effort, also known as Run Ben Run, is similar to the Ready for Hillary and Run Warren Run efforts.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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.

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Election 2014


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

Globe political quiz

// Capital Quiz: MBTA edition

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

Power Lines

Special series

// The Business of Influence

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.

Policy writer

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


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