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  1. politics
    America Runs on Ben Affleck Not Running for CongressThe actor thought about launching a political career back in 2018. Mercifully, he’s only revealing this now.
  2. massachusetts
    Ed Markey Wins MA Senate Primary Over Joe KennedyThe progressive Democratic incumbent defeated his challenger, making Joe Kennedy the first person in his family to lose a primary in Massachusetts.
  3. massachusetts
    How Markey and Kennedy Are Closing Out Their Brutal Primary‘Family fights are the most vicious fights’: inside the ugly final days of the year’s most contentious Senate primary race.
  4. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  5. Self-Described ‘Real Indian’ Offers Abrasive Challenge to Elizabeth WarrenRepublicans who dislike Warren have a new champion in Shiva Ayyadurai, a Trump fan whose attacks on Warren as a “fake Indian” are relentless.
  6. transgender rights
    Massachusetts to Expand Protections for Transgender PeopleThey’ll now be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
  7. politics
    35-Year-Old Iraq Veteran Unseats House Democrat in MassachusettsSeth Moulton beat Representative John Tierney.
  8. very sad things
    Seven Killed in MassachusettsPlane CrashThe group was on its way to Atlantic City.
  9. crimes and misdemeanors
    People in Massachusetts Lose Right to Take Up-Skirt ShotsJust a day after learning of the disgusting freedom.
  10. photo op
    ‘Obamacare’ Covers Massachusetts HeroinSpecially branded drug baggies!
  11. accidents
    Massachusetts Had Its Own Transportation Nightmare This WeekendA 65-car pileup.
  12. elections
    Rep. Markey Wins John Kerry’s Former Senate SeatNot the next Scott Brown.
  13. talking about the weather
    The Northeast Still Has a Lot of Snow to Clear This weekend’s blizzard was one of the biggest in New England history.
  14. talking about the weather
    Here’s What Happened During the Big Snowstorm [Updated]650,000 people in New England lost power, for one thing.
  15. stuck in the mittle
    Tagg Romney Won’t Be the Massachusetts GOP’s New Scott BrownNo word yet from his mom.
  16. bqhatever
    With Scott Brown Out, Massachusetts Republicans Are Getting DesperateThey’re considering a lesser-known Romney.
  17. massholes
    Scott Brown Elegantly Dismisses Haters on Twitter “Whatever.”
  18. early and often
    Elizabeth Warren Wins Senate Race Over Scott Brown in MassachusettsThe tight race goes to the Democratic challenger.
  19. massachusetts
    Scott Brown Gets in Debate Zinger, Distances Himself Even More From GOPBrown refuses to call himself a “reliable” Romney ally.
  20. In First Debate, Warren Attacks Brown’s Record, He Emphasizes His BipartisanshipPlus: a cameo from his truck.
  21. nanny state
    Cambridge, Massachusetts Wants in on Controversial Soda BanThe city’s desperate cry for attention.
  22. stuck in the mittle
    Romney’s Breakup With Massachusetts Is Getting AwkwardMaybe the state doesn’t want to be associated with Romney.
  23. stuck in the mittle
    Romney Blocked Mass. Anti-Bullying GuidePart of his shift on gay issues as governor of Massachusetts.
  24. the third terminator
    Bloomberg Shunning Massachusetts, MostlyThe mayor keeps a healthy distance from his home state.
  25. comings and goings
    Republicans Won’t Have Barney Frank to Kick Around Much Longer [Updated]He’s retiring at the end of his term.
  26. wall street
    Bank of New York Mellon May Dodge $2 Billion in LawsuitsTake that, Massachusetts.
  27. what can brown do for you?
    Can We Ever Trust Scott Brown Again?He was caught plagiarizing Elizabeth Dole.
  28. early and often
    Elizabeth Warren Announcing Senate Run TomorrowProbably from the halls of Harvard, where she lives.
  29. early and often
    GOP Says Elizabeth Warren Has Basically Never Been to MassachusettsExcept for Harvard, but that doesn’t count.
  30. early and awkward
    Barney Frank’s Boyfriend Is Becoming Our Favorite Political SpouseWe’re going to keep our eye on this one.
  31. my name is earl
    Hurricane Watch: One, Two, Earl Is Coming for YouA roundup of the latest as Hurricane Earl moves toward the East Coast.
  32. founding follies
    Electoral College One Step Closer to DeathMassachusetts joins the movement to make the popular vote matter.
  33. equal rites
    Victory for Gay Rights As Federal Gay-Marriage Ban Ruled UnconstitutionalJudge says it interferes with states’ rights to define marriage.
  34. party chat
    William Weld: Scott Brown Win ‘Not a Verdict on Obama’The former Massachusetts governor, who campaigned with the Republican senator, shares his thoughts on the election and health care.
  35. in other news
    Talking Heads Weigh in on Scott Brown’s VictoryThey had a lot to say but we boiled it down to 71 seconds.
  36. early and often
    Seven Things That Will Happen After Scott Brown’s WinHow today’s Massachusetts special election could change everything.
  37. early and often
    Coakley Campaign Takes on the Democratic PartySomeone thinks she already lost.
  38. early and often
    Lots and Lots of Massachusetts Voters Heading to the Polls, But No Indication Which Way Things Are GoingHeading into today, polls had Scott Brown in the lead. But no exit polling leaves us in the dark until tonight.
  39. health-care reform
    Martha Coakley Reveals Scott Brown Doesn’t Pay for His Employees’ Health InsuranceThings are getting even more contentious in Massachusetts.
  40. early and awkward
    Obama Heading to Massachusetts to Save Coakley, Health-Care Reform, His Entire AgendaHe’s his own last hope.
  41. early and often
    Rasmussen: Massachusetts Senate Race Neck and NeckMartha Coakley is still confident, though.
  42. early and often
    Paul Kirk Expected to Be Named to Replace Ted Kennedy TomorrowHe says he’ll pretty much do what Kennedy would have done.
  43. early and awkward
    Ted Kennedy’s Last Wish — Fulfilled?Massachusetts may be coming around to appointing a quick replacement for Kennedy.
  44. massachusetts really screwed up this time
    ‘There Are One Million Black Men in Jail in This Country and Last Thursday I Was One of Them’Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses his recent, insane arrest.
  45. equal rites
    Marriage-Equality Update: D.C., Maine, Wisconsin, and the Supreme CourtLawsuits, petitions, and the slow spreading of civil rights all continue as we enter July.
  46. smart purchases
    City Puts Worthless Ferry Up on eBayThanks a lot, Massachusetts.
  47. made-off
    Were Ruth and Bernie Madoff the Ian Brady and Myra Hindley of Finance?Was she in on it? We consider the possibilities.
  48. it just happened
    Senator Ted Kennedy Has Brain Tumor, Doctors SayHe is currently resting comfortably, reports his family, and a plan of treatment is still uncertain.