Warren likely to endorse a candidate in 2016 primary

Amid speculation that she may be a VP candidate, Elizabeth Warren refused to say whether she will serve out her full Senate term.

Ex-staffer won’t testify in Clinton e-mail probe

Aides to Hillary Clinton urged a former State Dept. employee to appear before a House panel, but the staffer decided not to testify.

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Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee

Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out a third-party bid and vowed to support the Republican Party’s nominee.

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Donald Trump just tripped up on the air over foreign policy

Donald Trump, leading in the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, just hit a speed bump named Hugh Hewitt.

Hillary Clinton apologizes for e-mail ‘confusion’

“I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and raised a lot of questions,’’ Clinton said on MSNBC Friday.

From Tito Jackson, an unusual get-out-the-vote effort

The city councilor from Roxbury has released a YouTube dance video encouraging voters to re-elect him this fall.

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From left: Incumbents Michael Flaherty, Stephen J. Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, and Michelle Wu; and challenger Annissa Essaibi-George.

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From left: At-large incumbents Michael Flaherty, Stephen J. Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, and Michelle Wu; and challenger Annissa Essaibi-George.

What you need to know about Boston’s City Council races

The few challengers on the ballot face an uphill climb to unseat popular incumbents. By Meghan E. Irons

Former Democratic presidential candidate and former Vermont governor Howard Dean waved an American flag in 2004.

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Primary Memories

In ’04, a very young voter was unimpressed with Dean

One little girl was disappointed to discover Howard Dean didn’t even know her name.

A state-level effort to fight Citizens United

Organizers of the Pass Mass Amendment want to change the state constitution in an effort to curb the influence of money in politics.

Good week, bad week

President Obama visits Boston on Labor Day, meanwhile fans of legalized fireworks were dealt a setback this week.


Quotes and quips from the world of Massachusetts politics.

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Donald Trump says his late uncle, an MIT professor, was proof of family’s smart genes

Donald Trump’s late uncle, John G. Trump, was a renowned professor at MIT.

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Forget the Donkeys; make way for the Elkeys

A new state awards ceremony will focus on bipartisanship.

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In an historic crisis, National Guardsmen relied on pink snow shovels

Not that she’ll soon forget the winter of 2015. But Stephanie Pollack has a few poignant reminders hanging on the wall of her office.


Rubio announces Mass. leadership team

US Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, boasts the backing of three GOP state senators in the Bay State.

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Inaugural committee continued to take in money

Baker and his political crew continue to keep secret much of the operations of his inaugural committee.

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A town hall on sidewalk signs? There’s an app for that

A Cambridge startup is “here to lower that barrier to participate in democracy.”

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_ted_cruz.jpg Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

The US senator from Texas stopped in N.H. on Monday to open his campaign office in Manchester.

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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker on a range of topics at Suffolk University.

Republican endorsement tracker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/tracker-089.jpg Tracking the endorsements of N.H. GOP activists

Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Democratic endorsement tracker

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Dozens of New Hampshire Democrats have rallied to support former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s second presidential bid.

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The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/helm150-1415.jpg Suspicion of US government reaches a new level in Texas

The conflict about the Jade Helm 15 exercise illustrates some of the most confounding political divisions in the country.

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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.

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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.

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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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