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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2014.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2014.

Warren to Piketty: ‘Hit Back’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and best-selling author-economist Thomas Piketty – two players in the nation’s income inequality debate — took the stage in Boston last night to convey a favorite message: The system is rigged in favor of moneyed classes. “Those...

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left, poses for a "selfie" with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left, poses for a "selfie" with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Red Sox: Selfies with Papi

Known for their colorful clubhouse, the Boston Red Sox didn’t hold anything back at the White House today celebrating the team’s 2013 World Series championship. Outfielder Jonny Gomes wore an American-flag inspired blazer, and David “Big Papi” Ortiz interrupted the...

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Representative Patrick Kennedy and his wife Amy Petitgout with son, Owen Patrick, on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Representative Patrick Kennedy and his wife Amy Petitgout with son, Owen Patrick, on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Obama to Kennedy Toddler: ‘When Are You Running?… How it Works?’

Remember, it was the late Sen. Edward Kennedy who added his endorsement to the upstart campaign of then-Sen. Barack Obama for the presidency in 2008, a shocking rebuff to the Clinton clan. “I feel change in the air — what...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama to Donors: ‘We Get a Little Sleepy’ in the Midterms

For the president to close down a lengthy stretch of the George Washington Parkway in Virginia during evening rush hour, it must be really important, right? Well, it’s important to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for sure. It was their...

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President Barack Obama greets attendees during a campaign rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2013.

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President Barack Obama greets attendees during a campaign rally for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2013.

Election Day: What to Watch

Updated 9:45 a.m. EST It’s Election Day today in many parts of the nation. Here’s a look at some of the big races to watch. Poll closing times are listed parenthetically and set to Eastern time. Virginia governor (7 p.m.):...

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President Barack Obama hugs a woman while greeting customers during a stop at Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2013.

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President Barack Obama hugs a woman while greeting customers during a stop at Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2013.

Obama: ‘That Sense of Wonder’

Message from the White House today: “Never lose that sense of wonder.” The irrepressible “West Wing Week,” that video replay of the White House week’s highlights, ranges from the president’s swearing-in of a new FBI director to his pitch for...

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Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with David Ross #3 after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with David Ross #3 after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

White House Red Sox Fans: Rein-Carneyation — ‘The Pathos’

  Congrats @RedSox on tonight’s #WorldSeries win! Here’s how beautiful Boston looks from space: #WinToday pic.twitter.com/2S4ZpNA4GJ — Raytheon (@Raytheon) October 31, 2013 If this is how Boston looked from space last night after the Red Sox won the World Series...

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Cathey Park, from Cambridge, Mass., shows off her cast as she waits for President Barack Obama to speak at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law, on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Cathey Park, from Cambridge, Mass., shows off her cast as she waits for President Barack Obama to speak at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law, on Oct. 30, 2013.

Obama: Health Care ‘Worked’ for Romney — ‘Model for the Nation’

Updated at 4:27 pm EDT In historic Faneuil Hall — in the heart of “Red Sox Nation” — a baseball-capped Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick introduced president Barack Obama, there to promote the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “In this...

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Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with David Ross #3 after recording the final out of a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning of Game Five of the 2013 World Series on October 28, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with David Ross #3 after recording the final out of a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning of Game Five of the 2013 World Series on October 28, 2013 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

Confidence Hits a Home Run in Red Sox’s New England

Are prospects of the first World Series title at home in 95 years bolstering New England’s confidence? Sentiment in the Boston Red Sox region climbed 19.6 points to 83.8 in October, the biggest jump since April, according to the Conference Board’s...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, holds a Boston Bruins jersey at an event to honor the team on their 2011 Stanley Cup championship at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, holds a Boston Bruins jersey at an event to honor the team on their 2011 Stanley Cup championship at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 65%

That’s the share of the vote that President Barack Obama received in the 2012 election in Massachusetts’ 5th District, a Democratic bastion near Boston that’s holding a special primary election today. The winner of the seven-candidate Democratic race is highly...

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