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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally Saturday at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders focuses on economic issues at Springfield rally

Saturday, October 3, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the Independent Vermont Senator, delivered a speech centered on income inequality to a cheering crowd at the MassMutual Center here Saturday. Campaign officials estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 would attend Saturday’s event. Final attendance estimates provided by MassMutual Center staff came in at 5,700 to 6,000. He also appeared in Boston Saturday …

Sanders raising big sums of money for 2016 bid

Friday, October 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — For someone who rails almost daily against big money in politics, Bernie Sanders has suddenly become pretty good at getting it. In the past three months, the independent senator from Vermont pulled in $26 million for his Democratic campaign for president. That’s several millions more than he’s raised from donors during his entire 26-year congressional career, and nearly as much as …

Friday, October 2, 2015

Kerry calls for democracy as US flag is raised in Cuba

Friday, August 14, 2015

HAVANA — Jubilant crowds waved American flags and chanted “Long live the United States!” as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba on Friday after a half-century of often-hostile relations. Secretary of …

AP EXCLUSIVE: Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk

Friday, August 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — Neither of the two emails sent to Hillary Rodham Clinton now labeled by intelligence agencies as “top secret” contained information that would jump out to experts as particularly sensitive, according to several government officials. One included …

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 …