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Moulton on the move

  There has been no shortage of head shaking and hand-wringing in Democratic Party circles following this week’s double loss in special elections for House seats in Georgia and South Carolina. But US Rep. Seth Moulton wasted no time pouting. He started tweeting. Only about 20 minutes after the Georgia race was called for the(...)

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A costly lesson

Mark Twain once famously observed, “Everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” College debt, it seems, is falling into the same category as tuition rates continue to climb with little relief coming from state or federal governments. University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan said it’s likely that tuition and fees at(...)

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Baker likes the center

Gov. Charlie Baker demonstrated again on Monday his ability to shape-shift to the political center. The Republican governor, who had once floated the idea of merging the state’s Life Sciences Center into a broader economic development agency, opted instead for a five-year extension of his Democratic predecessor’s life science initiative. He said he would ask(...)

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How a health care bill becomes a law

While all eyes yesterday were on the Senate hearing where Attorney General Jeff Sessions was testifying, some actual legislating is taking place in Washington — or so we are led to believe. The once-moribund Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, which the House resuscitated last month, passed, and sent along to the Senate, may be moving toward a(...)

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