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Wanted: State House security director

Terrorist attacks around the world are rattling the folks who run the State House, so much so they have created a new position – director of security – and are on the verge of filling it.

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Teeth-gnashing on Beacon Hill

The Massachusetts Dental Society has conducted a poll it says shows widespread concern about a new type of advanced dental hygienist, a sort of nurse practitioner of the dental world.

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Group plans sit-in outside governor’s office

A group of clergy and prisoners’ rights advocates is planning a sit-in outside Governor Charlie Baker’s office on Friday – the birthday of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X – in an effort to press the governor to investigate allegations of abuse in the state correction system and end practices such as solitary confinement, which the activists call “barbaric.”

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Kim Janey jumps into council race

Kim Janey, a long-time education advocate, said she will make public education and the plight of people being displaced from their homes amid Boston’s building boom key issues in her bid to be the first woman elected to the city council from District 7, which includes Roxbury, the South End and parts of Dorchester.

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Jeb Bush’s return

Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush will speak at Boston College on June 8 to an annual finance conference.

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Joe Shortsleeve, once a Trump-supporting Democrat, will run for state Senate as an independent

Former WBZ reporter and now state Senate candidate Joe Shortsleeve has solved his Donald Trump problem.

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Scott Brown helps raise money for PAC targeting Elizabeth Warren

The former US senator — who will soon be in New Zealand — is inserting himself in the Massachusetts Senate race.

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Flashback to 2009 patronage mess

Jay Gonzalez has criticized the Baker administration. But in ’09, as a Deval Patrick staffer, he was caught up in a hiring scandal.

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Walsh gets ‘Good Guys’ award

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus has long honored men who have advocated for women’s causes.

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State hiring of Polito supporters’ son draws criticism

When the Globe tried to root out the facts about the appointment, aides to Governor Charlie Baker said the man’s resume was not a public document.

Republican endorsement tracker


// 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.

Democratic endorsement tracker


//[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.

Candidate interviews

// Watch Political Happy Hour Live with Seth Moulton

Boston Globe political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Congressman Seth Moulton. Watch the event replay.

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.