Assistant Metro Editor

Cynthia Needham

Needham is the political editor, overseeing coverage of the State House, City Hall, and Massachusetts politics. She previously worked as a political reporter for The Providence Journal. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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Scott Brown set to headline GOP holiday event in N.H.

, Globe staff

The former US senator will headline the GOP holiday dinner this month, furthering speculation that he is considering a run for the Senate in that state.

Scott Brown to headline GOP event in N.H.

, Globe staff

Former US senator Scott Brown will headline the New Hampshire GOP holiday dinner this month, furthering speculation that he is considering a run for the Senate in that state. The GOP event, along with frequent visits to the Granite State, have fueled questions about Brown’s plans. On Tuesday, Brown also penned an opinion piece on FoxNews.com calling the implementation of the Affordable Care Act a tale of “hypocrisy and double standards.”

Timeline of Timothy P. Cahill case

By Cynthia Needham , Globe Staff

Timeline of Timothy P. Cahill case

Warren edging Brown in new poll

By Globe Staff ,

The poll shows Elizabeth Warren with a five-point lead over Scott Brown, but the survey also found that more voters view both candidates unfavorably.