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Gas infrastructure in Mass.: A recipe for disaster?

The gas lines that wend through the state, beneath city streets, and into people’s homes are overseen by a patchwork of bureaucracies and a regulatory system that largely trusts utility companies to police themselves.

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James Woods locked out of Twitter over post that violated rules

The actor, known for his conservative political views, posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterms.

Summaries of the governor’s races on the ballot in 36 states

Governor’s races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job.

For some, the year’s lessons feel forgotten

If the public decides you should not be held accountable for what you did as a drunken 17-year-old, some wondered, what message does that send today’s 17-year-olds?

Susan Collins comments Friday on her nationally watched Kavanaugh vote

US Senator Susan Collins said she wants to understand the allegation made by a former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s that he had sexually assaulted her in high school.

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser agree to testify on Thursday before Senate panel

Officials said Judge Brett Kavanaugh is well rehearsed and ready to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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A tentative agreement has been reached for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault from decades ago.

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If the public decides you should not be held accountable for what you did as a drunken 17-year-old, some wondered, what message does that send today’s 17-year-olds?

Alan M. Dershowitz

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This is an adversarial confrontation, and reasonable people could disagree about the appropriate procedural steps. But there are certain basic rules that must be followed for hearings of this kind to be fair.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_19B7TY.jpg White House drafts order to look into Google, Facebook

The order is in its preliminary stages and hasn’t yet been run past other government agencies, said a White House official.

Then-senator Joe Biden (left) in 1991 at Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings.

As he considers 2020, Joe Biden airs regrets of Anita Hill hearings

Former vice president Joe Biden says he should have protected Anita Hill from what he called ‘‘character assassination.’’

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein reportedly brought up secretly taping Trump. The revelation is being met with denials

Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration. The deputy attorney general is calling the story “inaccurate.”

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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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.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.