2012 In Review: Political Junkies Anticipate Full Year Ahead

BOSTON — From a special election to fill U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s seat to a mayor’s race in Boston, 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year in Massachusetts politics.

Why Scott Brown Lost

For the GOP to make a comeback in Massachusetts, WBUR’s Republican analyst says it needs to be a more inclusive, creative, reform party.

Random Thoughts On The Morning After

Massachusetts’ standing as a graveyard for presidential candidates remains intact, says WBUR’s analyst.

Analysis: Presidential Race, Gender Gap Affected Senate Outcome

BOSTON — WBUR’s political analysts take a final look at Warren’s U.S. Senate election.

Throwing The TV Out The Window: Obama Campaign's Secret Weapon

This presidential election will test a modern twist on an old-school approach to campaigning: ground game.

Can Romney Lie His Way To The Presidency?

WBUR’s analyst takes issue with 17 Mitt Romney claims.

Payne & Domke: Previewing Election Day

BOSTON — WBUR’s political analysts, Dan Payne and Todd Domke, discuss the upcoming Senate election.

What If Scott Brown Loses?

WBUR’s political analyst tries out a few post-election scenarios.

Do Disasters Help Incumbents? Survey Says: Yes

President Obama may benefit politically from Hurricane Sandy, provided his relief efforts are viewed as timely and well-managed.

Reputation Of Mass. In 2013: Most Liberal, Libertarian, Libertine State?

WBUR’s political analyst cautions that in voting for this year’s ballot questions, we could unknowingly be determining the reputation of our state.

Scott Brown's In Trouble And Knows It

BOSTON — As the campaign enters its final week, Sen. Scott Brown appears to be falling behind Elizabeth Warren, writes our analyst.

John Tierney's Fatally Flawed Strategy

WBUR’s Democratic analyst says U.S. Rep. John Tierney has followed a reelection strategy that created a contest he could not win.

TV Ad War — Brown Vs. Warren

Our analyst says the TV ad war between the Senate candidates tells the tale of how the race evolved.

Analyst: Warren’s Lead In WBUR Poll Not A Safe One

BOSTON — WBUR’s political analyst give their take on the latest WBUR poll numbers, which puts Warren ahead of Brown, 48 to 43 percent.

Obama Wins And Loses Debate By Being Prosecutorial

Our analyst writes: Obama’s strategy was to be prosecutorial, and he succeeded. Romney’s strategy was to be reassuringly presidential, and he too succeeded.

Romney’s Stuck In The 1950s, As He Goes In For Tie With Obama

It may well be that the Romney strategy was to play for a tie on foreign policy, our analyst writes, because his team felt he has an edge on the domestic economy.

Can A Third Debate Change Anything?

WBUR’s Democratic analyst points out that recent history tells us that the only debate that can affect the presidential race is the first one.

Romney Didn't Build That: His Olympics Were Bailed Out By Taxpayers

WBUR’s Democratic analyst says the man opposed to an auto industry bailout got a fat federal bailout for the Olympic Games he ran.

Analysis: Closely Contested Congressional Races In Mass.

BOSTON — WBUR’s political analysts discuss the state’s closely contested congressional races in the 4th, 6th and 9th districts.

New Congressman Likely For Mass.: Tisei Expected To Beat Tierney

Few candidates enjoy the kind of “perfect storm” that enabled Sen. Brown to win his seat. But Richard Tisei, a moderate Republican, is riding a similar wave.

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