Mass. AG hopeful aided online gambling venture

An adviser for Warren Tolman said the candidate would cut all ties with Fast Strike Games if he’s elected to office.

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Martha Coakley criticizes Steve Grossman over super PAC

The super PAC, Massachusetts Forward Together, officially registered with state campaign finance officials Wednesday.

Senate Democrats Mary Landrieu,  Mark Pryor, and Kay Hagan face tough races.

Democrats work to turn out vote in midterm elections

A Republican victory in a special congressional election in a winnable district in Florida last month has put many Democrats on edge.

New law requires MassDOT construction pre-apprentice program

State legislators are hoping that the program will give women and minorities more access to state construction jobs.

Walsh withholds diversity records

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has refused to release information gathered by the city on hiring practices of municipal employees, a decision that breaks with longstanding city policy.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke about her new book, “Fighting Chance,” this week with David Muir of ABC News.

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Warren gets wide exposure, friendly questions on book tour

US Senator Elizabeth Warren’s softball media tour has made her and her populist message nearly ubiquitous on major media outlets.

Patients urge Governor Patrick to let marijuana dispensaries open

Patients complained that they are suffering because of the state’s delayed review of medical marijuana dispensaries.

Scott Brown’s entrance into New Hampshire’s US Senate race has created a political and media firestorm that some analysts believe will damage critical underpinnings of Charlie Baker’s gubernatorial candidacy in Massachusetts.

Scott Brown’s candidacy could hurt Charlie Baker

Many of the party resources that would have been showered on Baker’s race for governor will now be directed at Brown’s challenge to Jeanne Shaheen.

Independent to campaign with Yarmouth selectwoman

Gubernatorial candidate Jeffrey McCormick announced that Tracy Post will be his running mate, his campaign said.

Hillary Clinton spoke at Simmons' Leadership Conference April 23.

Clinton gets warm reception in Boston

Hillary Clinton’s speech, part pep talk and part political call to action, urged hundreds of female business executives to “dare to compete.”

A Mitt Romney aide confirmed the donation, which was first reported on Tuesday by the Washington Post.

Romney donated $10,000 to embattled former Va. governor

The donation was made to the legal defense fund for Robert McDonnell, who was indicted on corruption charges.

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Copies of President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 were set out for distribution.

Report says Obama proposal would produce larger deficits

The plan proposed last month by President Obama would produce deficits of $6.6 trillion over the next 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office says.

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