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After the campaign: paying off debt

The final days before the November 6 vote on same-sex marriage saw a crazy amount of spending from political-action committees on both sides of the question, which has led both PACs to seek post-election contributions to pay off lingering debt.
Money Talks
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 07, 2012

The Outsiders: Also on the ballot, and making good points

Three candidates you haven't heard a lot about from the mainstream media are, nevertheless, running for US Senate.

By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 05, 2012

Romney/Ryan Campaign Gear

Stock up on poll-boosting tools.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  September 14, 2012

The campaign gets serious; Lombardi lets loose; the GOP needs a hug

Phillipe and Jorge are a bit disappointed that Little Rhody's Theater of the Absurd iss closed following the First Congressional District Democratic primary Tuesday.
The curtain comes down
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 14, 2012

Are we voting at the box office?

The accompanying chart classifies various big budget releases over the past 15 months according to their political leanings based on my interpretation of the film.
Movie projections
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 24, 2012

The Hollywood blockbuster guide to the politics of patriotism

Patriotism may be the last resort of the scoundrel, but lately it's proven a hot property in Hollywood.
Red, white, and blue screens
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 24, 2012

ShortTakes: TheCampaign

Review: The Campaign

When it comes to mainstream movies commenting on political issues this year, Jay Roach's satirical comedy may be as bold as it's going to get.
Jay Roach's satirical comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2012

Let’s make campaign finance reform sexy

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was out on the hustings this week promoting his DISCLOSE Act, which would require the sort of independent political groups playing an outsize role in the presidential election to report on who is bankrolling thei
Going Big
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 20, 2012

Rejected Romney Campaign Slogans

Lorem ipsum!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  April 20, 2012

Twelve sweet ideas for Maine in 2012

With the new year upon us, we're looking into the future to see what things will be making Maine better in the coming 12 months. Here's a selection of things we'll be watching — and you should, too.
Better by the dozen
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Review: The Ides of March

Though more contemporary than Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), George Clooney's new directorial effort seems less topical.
George Clooney's new directorial effort
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 07, 2011

Don't say the words

Raye is part of the moderate wing of the GOP, fiscally conservative but close to the middle on social issues.
On the campaign trail
By AL DIAMON  |  September 02, 2011
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Heavy burden

In 2012, collections on homes, buildings, and private infrastructure will feed more than 65 percent of Boston's $2.4 billion budget.
More than any other city on the East Coast, Boston is addicted to property taxes. Could the Hub be hitting a crippling tax-levy ceiling soon?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2011
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Mitt's best week ever

The quadrennial farce known as the Ames Straw Poll has once again made its mark on the race for the Republican presidential nomination — by rewarding the candidate smart enough to avoid it.
Romney's presidential quest is looking better than ever - no thanks to his own campaign
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 19, 2011

We are family

Campaigning for office is easy. It's governing that's hard.
The Maine Republican Party
By AL DIAMON  |  May 27, 2011

From carpenter to king

In the wake of last month's election, I expected Republican governor-elect Paul LePage to provide me with an inexhaustible supply of column material.
LePage has been surprisingly polite
By AL DIAMON  |  December 10, 2010


Charles in charge?

Voters should already have a good idea what they think about the candidates — which is why an increasing number of observers, across the political spectrum, are expressing surprise at how few Bay Staters like Charlie Baker.
Republican Charlie Baker has been ready to be governor for years. But was he ready to be a candidate?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 08, 2010

Over before it started

It's finished. The gubernatorial candidates can cancel all remaining campaign appearances.
Cancel the campaigns
By AL DIAMON  |  October 01, 2010
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Sam Yoon in The Sandbox

Boston Mayoral Candidate Sam Yoon stopped by The Sandbox studios this morning for My Song Is Better ...
By Charlie  |  July 09, 2009

Wishing for more than a wash

According to national polls, Giuliani is leading as the Republican front-runner.
How are the GOP front-runners doing in the almighty early-primary states?
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 13, 2007