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Grading the cabinet

As we watch President Barack Obama replace the federal government's old, unpopular, Republican department heads with fresh, bright talent, it's hard not to think back two years, to the start of Governor Deval Patrick's first term as governor of Massachus
At the midway point of Governor Deval Patrick's first term, we issua a report card for his cabinet
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 21, 2009
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Ménage-à-trashed?

In the hothouse of this past month’s same-sex-marriage battle, the State House’s top three leaders emerged as surprisingly cozy bedfellows.
Deval Patrick has been lounging in bed cozily with Therese Murray and Sal DiMasi but with budget questions looming, the party’s probably over
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 11, 2007
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Patrick’s to-do list

Deval Patrick has plenty to do in the first few months, what with choosing staff and building relationships. But even as that happens, there are issues that simply can’t wait for action.
Enjoy the party, Deval — and then get to work. Here are the top 10 items demanding action ASAP.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 08, 2006
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Slow ride

When the members of the Massachusetts Legislature run for re-election this fall, they’ll brag about the landmark health-care-reform legislation they passed earlier this month. What they won’t mention — if they’re smart — is all the other important busine
The Massachusetts legislature’s unfinished business
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 26, 2006