James Pindell | Ground Game

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The flip side for Governor Charlie Baker is his standing among Republicans, who gave his GOP challenger, an anti-gay Springfield pastor, nearly 36 percent of the vote in the Sept. 4 primary.

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The analysis by the Health Policy Commission will be the first independent look at the polarizing issue.

Latest political news

Arizona prosecutor is GOP choice to question Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser at hearing

Rachel Mitchell is the sex crimes bureau chief for the Maricopa County Attorney’s office in Phoenix. Senator Chuck Grassley said he was “very appreciative that Rachel Mitchell has stepped forward.”

At Yale, Kavanaugh accusations are the talk of campus

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds both undergraduate and law degrees from Yale. On campus, the sexual misconduct allegations against him have sparked protest.

Citing two candidates with ‘100 percent’ scores, abortion rights group stays out of governor’s race

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund is not taking a side in the contest between Republican Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez.

Was Brett Kavanaugh’s interview with his wife persuasive? Body language experts weigh in

The Supreme Court nominee, who is facing a pair of sexual misconduct allegations, repeatedly denied during the Fox News segment having ever sexually assaulted anyone.

President Trump attacked Iran but praised diplomatic overtures to North Korea in his second UN address.

Trump boasts and scorns globalism to skeptical UN crowd

The president preached a theme of “sovereignty” at the United Nations on Tuesday as he spoke to the General Assembly.

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President Trump responded by saying, ‘‘I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK.’’

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President Trump ran a bit late for his once-a-year speech at the UN General Assembly, forcing organizers to change the order of speakers.

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The Republican strategy was the most vigorous effort yet to put the damaging accusations of sexual assault into the framework of a partisan brawl.

Opinion

Michael A. Cohen

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Every comment about sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh seems expertly designed to inflame and enrage women.

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.