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What do Hillary Clinton, the Globe’s Pulitzer, and Demi Moore have in common?

Income inequality seems to be a recurring theme in the news today in everything from presidential politics to Pulitzer Prizes to the for-sale sign on Demi Moore’s New York co-op. Let’s start with Hillary Clinton. She headed to New Hampshire to court skeptical liberals who tend to be supporters of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The(...)

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Baker, Rosenberg go nuclear

There’s a new credo on Beacon Hill, apparently: If things aren’t going your way, blow it up. In the Legislature, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg appears to be following through on invoking the “nuclear option” he has been threatening to use unless the House becomes more accommodating in releasing Senate bills from the joint committees, where House members(...)

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DeLeo vs. Rosenberg

The battle for control of the legislative process on Beacon Hill took an interesting turn on Tuesday, when House Speaker Robert DeLeo dismissed a Senate rules proposal as “ill-advised, disruptive, and …detrimental to the public interest.” For weeks, DeLeo’s top lieutenant, House Majority Leader Ron Mariano, has been hammering Senate President Stanley Rosenberg for violating(...)

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Hillary happens, but it’s still party that matters

It was surely one of the most widely anticipated presidential campaign kickoff announcements in history. But the lack of suspense did nothing to stop the floodgates from opening for yet another round in the time-honored sport of Clinton deconstruction. Hillary Clinton‘s effort at a low-key launch that wasn’t overly scripted, and in which she didn’t(...)

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