Assistant Washington Editor

Michael Kranish

Michael Kranish is deputy chief of the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau. Kranish has covered national politics, the White House, and Congress. He co-authored the Globe’s biography of Senator John F. Kerry and authored a book about Thomas Jefferson.

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In mining country, ‘war on coal’ hard to see

By , Globe Staff

Though Obama’s critics use the “war” as an attack line, his administration often sides with mining interests seeking federal leases.

Facebook draws fire on ‘related articles’ push

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The stories apparently are selected based on mathematical calculations that rely on word association and the popularity of an article. No effort is made to vet or verify the content.

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State pushes to keep Mass. military bases open

By Bryan Bender , Globe Staff

A bid to save the state’s six military installations fuses political and business forces, and former senator William “Mo” Cowan straddles both.

IRS is America’s feared and failing agency

By , Globe Staff

The federal agency is under attack, distrusted, and underfunded, yet crucial to the nation’s survival and prosperity.