Anguished Democrats bicker over meaning of Georgia loss

Supporters looked on as Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff conceded to Republican Karen Handel.

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Twin defeats in special House elections set off paroxysms of angst and second-guessing.

Senators had a hearing Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington about how the GOP health care bill could hurt rural Americans.

Senate health care draft would bring wide changes

The Senate’s bill would repeal Affordable Care Act taxes and provide bigger subsidies for low-income Americans than the House bill.

Stein said that, to her knowledge, neither she, nor her campaign, nor her party have taken money from Russian entities.

Jill Stein defends attending Moscow gala with Flynn

Stein, a Lexington resident, told Politico she was accompanied on the 2015 trip by a single aide and her campaign paid for the travel.

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FBI says gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

Officials said the gunman acted alone and had no connection to terror groups.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Johnson answered questions about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential elections and his department's response to the threat. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama White House knew of Russian election hacking, but delayed telling

Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, said: “We were concerned that by making the statement we might, in and of itself, be challenging the integrity of the election process itself.”

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE 21: (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Jared Kushner on June 21, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Kushner begins first solo Mideast trip with meetings with Israelis, Palestinians

President Trump’s son-in-law met with Israeli and Palestinian officials Wednesday to lay the groundwork for what Trump calls the “ultimate deal.”

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Mass. House votes to make major changes to pot law

Passage sets up a showdown with the Senate, which is expected to soon pass a much more modest adjustment of the pot law.

// Millionaires might complain about new tax, but they probably won’t flee, studies show

Despite talk that millionaires will leave the state if Mass. increases taxes on the wealthy, studies show the vast majority will stay put.

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Meet the Senate health care bill. Like Obamacare, only flimsier

The Senate bill retains the basic structure of former president Obama’s signature health care law, except that all the parts have been whittled down.

GOP opposition imperils Senate health care bill

Senator Rand Paul says he and three other Republican senators are preparing to announce their opposition to the Senate health care bill as it’s written.


Marty Walsh to learn how to issue Narcan

Walsh will give a presentation and provide training to other mayors and public officials on the importance of the overdose-reversing drug.

Senate GOP unveils draft of health bill

After weeks of closed-door meetings, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the proposal Thursday.

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