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Maine RNC delegates stand for Paul

At the 2016 Republican National Convention, Maine delegates will probably be seated on the roof, somewhere between Michael Steele and American Samoa.
Convention Report
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 31, 2012

Memory lapse

I asked some Republicans what they knew about Patrick Calder, the guy who came within 300 votes of being the GOP's 1st Congressional District nominee and is now being hailed as one of the party's rising political stars.
Politics + Other Mistakes  
By AL DIAMON  |  June 29, 2012

Don't tell me what to do

Welcome to the 2012 Republican Party caucus for the town of East Abunni, Maine.
Straw polls
By AL DIAMON  |  March 02, 2012

Getting the Ron-around

While fellow Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum fight it out in Florida, Ron Paul, dark-horse candidate and Constitutional fundamentalist, sallied forth along his unorthodox campaign trail, hitting states with upcoming cauc
Checking in with presidential hopeful Paul
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 03, 2012

Will Ron Paul try for a win in Maine?

Maine Republicans are gearing up for this state's presidential caucuses, scheduled for February 4-11 this year.
Primary School
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 20, 2012

Occupying the New Hampshire primary

The nation's first presidential primary isn't new terrain for activists.
A Wedding and Four Funerals
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 13, 2012


Photos: New Hampshire Primaries, Friday, January 6th, 2012

Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses in New Hampshire for the first day of the weekend primary.
Ron Paul and Rick Santorum speak to packed houses
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  January 13, 2012

PHOTOS: Scenes from the NH primaries, starring Romney, Santorum, Occupy, Vermin Supreme, and Callista Gingrich's hair

This weekend, while the entire Granite State was gripped with #FITN fever, our operatives leapt into the fray -- even infiltrating the Newt Gingrich phone...
By webteam  |  January 09, 2012
I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries

I'm Here. I'm Drunk. Get Over It: Sunday dispatch from the NH primaries

Sometimes the only way to really dive into an early morning presidential debate is with a little cough syrup. Or actually a lot of cough...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 08, 2012

QUIZ: Candidate or Criminal?

Of the 16 passages printed below, half were written or spoken by a 2012 Republican candidate for president. The other half were written by incarcerated criminals. Can you tell the difference?
Telling politicians from those in the pen isn't easy — just take their words for it
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 23, 2011

Photos: 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College

The 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH on October 11, 2011.
October 11, 2011 | Hanover, NH
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  October 21, 2011

Stranger than known

In politics, things don't have to make sense. If they did, there'd be no excuse for the Tea Party, Democrat Jon Hinck's US Senate campaign, or Republican State Committee chairman Charlie Webster's existence.
Political nonsense
By AL DIAMON  |  September 23, 2011

Frank talk

I was pleased to see Harvey Silverglate's story about the collaboration between myself and Ron Paul in the effort to remove all federal criminal restrictions on personal marijuana use.
Letters to the Boston editors, August 12, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 12, 2011

Pledge class

Whether it's to flags, fraternities, or charities, privileged douchebags love pledging allegiance.
This campaign season, you’re not really committed to defending the GOP agenda unless you sign on the dotted line

From Morons to Assholes

A pyramid of political insults.
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 15, 2011
Frank and Pot

Are Civil (Liberties) Unions America's Best Hope?

Ron Paul and Barney Frank make odd bedfellows, but one hopes theirs is more than a one-night-stand.
Freedom Watch

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Racist, reality-denying, Republican bigots

Judging from what the seven Republican presidential hopefuls said — and didn't say — during New Hampshire's recent primary debate, it is hard to escape the conclusion that they are a group of uptight bigots.  
Plus, Galvin Bites Goldman
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 17, 2011

Republican whisper campaigns

Republican would-be candidates have some unusual secrets.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  May 06, 2011

Right Click

Back in February 2007, a few months after a political neophyte named Deval Patrick cruised to victory in the Massachusetts governor's race with help from a political blog named Blue Mass Group (BMG) — which whipped up pro-Patrick sentiment while aggressi
While conservatives have ruled radio, liberals have dominated the net. But as the rise of Red Mass Group demonstrates, the left's Web supremacy is hardly a sure thing.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 19, 2010

Ready to rumble

Last summer, the upcoming race that got most Bay State politicos salivating was the run for governor.
As the Senate race comes to an end, the challengers for Deval Patrick's job are sharpening their knives
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 15, 2010

Preliminary findings

Even knowledgeable City Hall insiders know they're better off scratching lotto tickets than wagering on Boston politics.
Handicapping the 15-headed horse race that is Boston's at-large City Council election
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 14, 2009


Review: Brüno

Candide camera
Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno restores bad taste to its rightful place
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 10, 2009

Legalize pot now

The Obama administration, already overtaxed with two foreign campaigns, made headlines this past week when the White House's newly minted director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy called for an end to the "War on Drugs."
With support from the unlikeliest circles, this could be marijuana's moment
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 29, 2009

Hemp — the law, the musical

When liberal congressmen like Barney Frank begin co-sponsoring bills with libertarians like Ron Paul, there must be something funny in the air.
Dept. of Really Strange Bedfellows
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 01, 2009

Cracking up

Republicans all over the country find themselves backed into an ideological and political corner: their dogma has brought the country, and their party, to ruin.
State legislators across the country are filing resolutions declaring state sovereignty  just as they did the last time a Democrat won the White House
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 18, 2009

The Year of the Nerd

Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 23, 2008


Maine House candidates

As with the candidates for Maine Senate, we compiled some biographical information on each candidate and then asked each person what they would take action on right up front, if they were elected.
Who wants to go to Augusta?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 29, 2008

The alt-candidates

A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 29, 2008
Ron Paul, Gary Gulman, WTF and The Finisher!

Ron Paul, Gary Gulman, WTF and The Finisher!

Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) joins us to talk third parties, Gary Gulman sits in before he takes on Sean from Harmonix, we check the WTF...
By Charlie  |  September 11, 2008
The Gospel According to Ron

The Gospel According to Ron

MINNEAPOLIS--Sometimes Ron Paul seems like a bona fide political prophet. Here, for example, is what the Republican congressman from Texas and former GOP presidential candidate had to say about...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 02, 2008