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On the same day Donald Trump was elected president, Pious Ali, an immigrant from Ghana, was elected to Portland's City Council.
A Cambridge-based nonprofit is encouraging Muslims to run for office, and a Somali candidate hopes to become the first Muslim on the Boston City Council.
The lifelong Southie resident was first elected to the council in 2007.
We're tracking how the 12 U.S. senators are voting on President Trump's nominees for his Cabinet and other top positions.
Republicans used a rarely invoked Senate rule to silence Sen. Warren during debate over Trump's attorney general nominee, but in doing so they handed her a megaphone to make her...
In just over three weeks, the Democrat-controlled Legislature surfaced the idea of pay raises for public officials and then successfully rammed the bill through.
Gov. Baker stopped short of saying he'll lobby lawmakers to sustain the veto he used on the bill Friday morning.
A day after the House passed the pay raise bill, the Senate voted 31-9 to support the measure with three Democrats joining all six Republican senators in opposition.
"Gov. Baker has been clear when he has divisions of opinions with the president on certain issues," said Kirsten Hughes, adding the governor is, however, obligated to work with White...
A Senate vote is scheduled for Thursday. Gov. Charlie Baker has said he opposed raises in 2014 and not much has changed since then.
On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
On Tuesday night, Baker addresses a commonwealth whose residents are still struggling with rising costs and anxieties over income inequality.
A new WBUR poll shows Gov. Charlie Baker with a higher favorability rating than Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Only 44 percent of voters think Warren "deserves reelection." Forty-six percent think voters ought to "give someone else a chance."
A group of mostly women and Harvard graduate students traveled from Cambridge to Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington
Bill McCarthy was a delegate for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. McCarthy headed down to Washington, D.C. to celebrate Trump's presidential inauguration.
Reporting from D.C., Fred Thys speaks with Lou Murray, one of Trump's Massachusetts supporters attending Inauguration Day festivities.
For days, Washington D.C. has been setting up for this ritual transfer of power, and in just a few hours the parade route will be lined with tens of thousands...
"His transition has done nothing but keep this country divided. I've heard almost universally from my constituents how nervous they are, how concerned they are," he said.
It's a divided country, and the New Englanders traveling to Washington, D.C., are as divided as everyone else on the last full day of the Obama administration.