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Pindell: What Iowa Results Could Mean For N.H.

February 1, 2016

When the Iowa caucuses conclude Monday night, all of the attention will shift to New Hampshire.

Commentary: The Enthusiasm Factor In Iowa — Who’s Got The Mojo?

January 30, 2016
What distinguishes the campaigns that have a shot at winning some kind of “victory” in Iowa is the enthusiasm of their staff, volunteers, donors and supporters. Pictured here, Republican candidates greet the audience before a debate in Iowa Thursday night. (Chris Carlson/AP)

What distinguishes the campaigns that have a shot at winning some kind of “victory” in Iowa is the enthusiasm of their staff, volunteers, donors and supporters.

Donald Trump Takes Break From Campaigning In Iowa For N.H. Rally

January 29, 2016
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump held a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, Friday afternoon -- a day after skipping the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

The Iowa caucuses are on Monday, but Donald Trump made a brief detour to New Hampshire for a rally in Nashua Friday.

Former Providence Mayor Remembered As A Bundle Of Contradictions

January 29, 2016

As Rhode Island Public Radio’s Ian Donnis reports, the judge who sentenced Cianci likened him to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Without Trump, The GOP Debate Focuses On Policy Talk

January 29, 2016

Political analysts Republican strategist Todd Domke and Democratic strategist Dan Payne joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to recap the debate.

GOP Rivals Mock Trump, Try To Make The Most Of His Absence

January 29, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at Thursday night's Republican presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Never one to go quietly, Trump was holding a competing rally elsewhere in Des Moines, an event his campaign said was raising money for military veterans.

In New Hampshire, Clinton And Sanders Battle For The Future Of The Democratic Party

January 29, 2016
Bernie Sanders has defied expectations with his grassroots challenge of Hillary Clinton -- turning their primary race in New Hampshire into a fight over the future and soul of the Democratic Party. (David Becker/AP)

Bernie Sanders has defied expectations with his grassroots challenge of Hillary Clinton — turning their primary race in New Hampshire into a fight over the future and soul of the Democratic Party.

Biographer Mike Stanton Reflects On Vincent Cianci, ‘The Prince Of Providence’

January 28, 2016

Mike Stanton, a former Providence Journal reporter who covered Cianci, joined WBUR’s All Things Considered to remember the “Prince of Providence.”

Senate Panel Advances Bill To Overhaul Public Records Laws

January 28, 2016

The bill aims to make it easier and less expensive for citizens to access public records.

Analysis: New Hampshire’s Undecided Independent Voters Think Like Democrats

January 28, 2016
Sam Chausovsky holds a sign as attendees wait in line before a Bernie Sanders campaign event at Bedford High School last week. (John Minchillo/AP)

These independents are a relatively liberal group, hewing a bit more to a Democratic view of what issues matter most, and even identifying as Democrats more than Republicans.

Buddy Cianci, Former Providence Mayor, Dies At 74

January 28, 2016
This 1997 photo from the Providence City Hall archives and provided by Laural Hill Films, shows former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci at Waterplace Park in Providence. (Laural Hill Films, Isabelle Taft/AP)

The wisecracking political rogue presided over the revitalization of the Rhode Island city during two stints in office cut short by a prison sentence for corruption.

Mass. Senate Leaders Express Concerns About Gov. Baker’s Budget Increases For Education

January 28, 2016

The governor’s budget increases local aid for education by 1.6 percent.

Commentary: Spoilers Alert, They’re Everywhere

January 28, 2016
In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the C40 cities awards ceremony in Paris. Bloomberg is taking some early steps toward launching a potential independent campaign for president. (Thibault Camus/AP)

Should he run, Michael Bloomberg would be the latest spoiler in presidential politics.

House Speaker DeLeo Cites Schools, Energy And Ride-Hailing As Top Priorities For 2016

January 27, 2016
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo speaks during a press conference Monday. (Steven Senne/AP)

DeLeo outlined his 2016 agenda Wednesday during his annual address to House members.

Baker Plans 3.5 Percent Spending Increase In $39.5 Billion Budget

January 27, 2016
Gov. Baker's budget proposal reflects the ongoing reality that fixed costs required for MassHealth, pensions, debt service and other expenses continue to consume large chunks of new revenue. Here, Gov. Baker leaves the House chamber after delivering his State of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 21. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Baker’s budget reflects the ongoing reality that fixed costs required for MassHealth, pensions, debt service and other expenses continue to consume large chunks of new revenue

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