Beacon Hill power trio in tune — mostly

From left to right: Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

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Competing ideas on issues like how to fix the MBTA underscore an ideological split in the state’s political leadership.

“Anybody who monkeys with this [Iran] bill is going to run into a buzz saw,” warned Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina.

Backers of Iran bill are striving to fend off amendments

The bill’s proponents must first win a battle with colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it.

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In N.H., Donald Trump dances around candidacy questions

“I have made up my mind,” Trump said to reporters, but later told a group of mostly veterans that he was “very close to making a decision.”

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Governor Baker forms council on domestic violence

The council’s aim is to improve prevention, enhance existing support services, and hold perpetrators accountable.

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Capital Source

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According to the state, the unions did not comply with Mass. campaign finance law governing political action committees.

Good week, bad week

Elizabeth Warren won’t be on the ballot, but her policies might be. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton didn’t meet many “everyday” people in New Hampshire.

Overheard

Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts and US politics.

1988 Republican presidential hopeful and former Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt.

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Primary Memories

Paul Laxalt’s short-lived 1988 run

Former Nevada senator Paul Laxalt’s campaign for president in 1988 was so brief that it ended in ’87.

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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.

Endorsement tracker

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In the aggregate, endorsements can signal who has the best ground game in the Granite State.

Candidate rankings

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bush2--90x90.jpg Ranking the top 10 Republican hopefuls in N.H.

The Globe has ranked the prospects of the top 10 Republican candidates in the Granite State, followed by the rest in alphabetical order.

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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

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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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Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.