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Campaign signs still lined the road in Hooksett, N.H., the day after the first-in-the-nation primary.

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Campaign signs still lined the road in Hooksett, N.H., the day after the first-in-the-nation primary.

In N.H., the circus has packed up and gone home

New Hampshire basks in the attention that comes with its first-in-the-nation contest every four years. And then — poof — it all disappears. By Eric Moskowitz

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tripssquare-11204.jpg It’s South Carolina’s turn to sort out the GOP field

New Hampshire was supposed to pick a favorite of the establishment GOP field. They didn’t, and now it’s South Carolina’s turn.

Capital Source

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/e56fbdebb41744d49cd4c52ba504b2b6-e56fbdebb41744d49cd4c52ba504b2b6-0-11184-kL8--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg What was behind Baker’s Chris Christie endorsement anyway?

The best guess for the endorsement is that Charlie Baker needed to make a political move.

Good Week, Bad Week

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/goodweekbadweek2-11181.jpg Independents lift Kasich; Rubio’s rough debate performance

Marco Rubio admitted he made a mistake in the GOP’s most recent debate. For John Kasich, independent voters proved pivotal in Tuesday’s primary.

Capital Source

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/1c39a7681b5c460b819328dc7f1f259a-1c39a7681b5c460b819328dc7f1f259a-0-11197-khEH--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg From N.H. GOP chair, a poor prediction

New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn had suggested Trump couldn’t win in the first-in-the-nation primary.

epa05155570 Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton (R) participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 11 February, 2016. EPA/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI

Clinton, Sanders spar on scope of plans

In sharp exchanges late in the debate, the candidates revealed how pivotal the politics of race have become in the Democratic nominating contest.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/509069516.jpg Cruz advocates for privacy, but he’s collecting a lot of data

The ‘‘Cruz Crew’’ mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users’ phones.

Florida congressman investigated over management of hedge fund

Rep. Alan Grayson told investors to take advantage when there was “blood in the streets.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/10/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/1K8A4204.jpg Bernie Sanders has cast only one Senate vote so far this year

Bernie Sanders leads among senators running for president this year in recently missed votes.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz-087.jpg Can America afford Sanders’ big plans?

Sweeping changes like single-payer health care, free college tuition, and guaranteed parental leave don’t come cheap.

Bloomberg still sees opportunity after N.H. vote

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics.

House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements

Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday.

House panel calls governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint

Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.

Capital

In N.H., the circus has packed up and gone home

New Hampshire basks in the attention that comes with its first-in-the-nation contest every four years. And then — poof — it all disappears.

Ground Game

It’s South Carolina’s turn to sort out the GOP field

New Hampshire was supposed to pick a favorite of the establishment GOP field. They didn’t, and now it’s South Carolina’s turn.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/12/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/509647734.jpg Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton spar over Obama’s legacy

President Obama’s name was mentioned 33 times during the debate, the first since Sanders trounced Clinton in the New Hampshire primary.

Candidate interviews

Video

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/clinton3.jpg Candidate conversations

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

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New Hampshire primary coverage

The latest coverage of the New Hampshire primary from the Boston Globe.

LIVE Political Happy Hour

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_lynch1_met.jpg Watch: Political Happy Hour with Stephen Lynch

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

Democratic endorsement tracker

Democrats

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ENDORSEMENTS-web[1].jpg Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the Democratic candidates

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

Republican endorsement tracker

Republicans

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

Chris Christie, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Divided Nation

Divided Nation

//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.

Power Lines

Special series

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/capital.jpg The Business of Influence

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.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

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.

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Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.

 

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Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.