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Obama coming to Boston for Labor Day breakfast

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON — President Barack Obama will be coming to Boston for the annual Greater Boston Labor Council’s Labor Day breakfast on Monday. The White House announced Obama’s plans Tuesday. Rich Rogers, executive secretary-treasurer of the Greater Boston Labor Council, said the group is honored Obama will join its members “to celebrate a labor movement that is needed now more than ever.” Rogers said Massachusetts workers have several legislative victories to …

Experts: No criminal exposure for Clinton

Monday, August 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Some Republicans, including leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, have …

Warren, coy on whether to seek re-election, stockpiles cash

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is stockpiling campaign cash from liberal supporters across the country even though she hasn’t committed to a 2018 re-election bid. Warren has collected nearly $1.6 million in contributions in the first half of 2015, bringing her campaign bank account to more than $2.4 million as of the …

Email woes persist for Clinton camp

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — Try as she might to focus on the policies she wants to enact if elected president, Hillary Rodham Clinton just can’t dig out of her inbox. Clinton’s email problems are getting worse. She agreed to turn …

Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig to ‘hack’ politics with White House run

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — A Harvard law professor wants to “hack” the political system by running for president. On Tuesday, Lawrence Lessig began a crowd-funded campaign for the Democratic nomination, filing the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Lessig said he plans to set himself apart from Democratic frontrunner …

Sanders delivers speech at rally after activists disrupt earlier event

Sunday, August 9, 2015

SEATTLE — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a packed crowd Saturday night at the University of Washington campus about his commitment to criminal justice reform as well as addressing income equality. Sanders gave his talk to …

Donald Trump barred from conservative gathering after attack on Fox News debate moderator

Saturday, August 8, 2015

ATLANTA — Donald Trump opened his mouth again and found the door closed to him Saturday at a high-profile gathering of conservative activists. His latest incendiary comment, about one of the Fox News moderators from Thursday’s Republican presidential …

2016 ballot proposal would allow more charter schools in Massachusetts

Saturday, August 8, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts charter school supporters have filed a proposed ballot question for 2016 to expand the number of charter schools allowed by the state. The proposal is reigniting a familiar debate pitting supporters of traditional public schools and backers of charters schools, which also are public schools …

After raucous debate, GOP’s rowdy 2016 field is back at work

Friday, August 7, 2015

ATLANTA — The raucous field of Republican presidential candidates hustled back before voters Friday, hoping to build on momentum from their first meeting of the 2016 campaign — and clean up any debate-night messes left behind. “It’s not …

Fiorina looks to capitalize on undercard debate performance

Friday, August 7, 2015

ATLANTA — As Carly Fiorina stood at the back of a packed hotel ballroom Friday to give a television interview, a gaggle of conservative activists watched, chattered and snapped pictures as if she were a Hollywood celebrity. Minutes …

Clinton records: Judge sets schedule for release to AP

Friday, August 7, 2015

WASHINGTON — Impatient with years of delays, a federal judge on Friday gave the State Department some tight deadlines to provide The Associated Press with thousands of pages of documents related to Hillary Rodham Clinton — a timetable …

GOP debate leaves some vying for air

Thursday, August 6, 2015

CLEVELAND — A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination. His startling declaration left his onstage …

Supporters of legalizing recreational use of marijuana file proposed ballot questions

Thursday, August 6, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts voters could get a chance to decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana if any of several proposed pro-pot questions filed with the state attorney general’s office Wednesday reach the 2016 ballot. A …