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Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2010.

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Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2010.

Democrats on Brown: Every Senator Doesn’t Get Two States

Senate Republicans got a blast from the recent past when former — and potentially future — colleague Scott Brown joined them for lunch today at the Capitol. Brown, who won his Massachusetts Senate seat in a January 2010 special election,...

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The St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City.

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The St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $59,220

That’s the median income for U.S. households led by an Irish-American, compared with $51,371 for all households. There are about 34.1 million Americans who claim Irish ancestry, according to a 2012 Census Bureau survey. Irish is the second-most frequently claimed...

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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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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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U.S. Senate candidates Cory Booker (L) and Steve Lonegan (R) shake hands after their second televised debate moderatred by Tim Rosenfield (C), NBC 10, at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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U.S. Senate candidates Cory Booker (L) and Steve Lonegan (R) shake hands after their second televised debate moderatred by Tim Rosenfield (C), NBC 10, at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Special Elections This Week: Massachusetts, N.J., Louisiana

Happy Special Election Week from Political Capital. There are three special votes this week — first-round elections for vacant seats in U.S. House districts in Massachusetts and Louisiana and a special general election in New Jersey, where voters will pick...

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Ben Cooper, left, of Sensible Baby, a start-up with a product that monitors the health of infants, met with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey.

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Ben Cooper, left, of Sensible Baby, a start-up with a product that monitors the health of infants, met with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey.

Massachusetts Democrats Raise $3.7 Million Seeking Markey’s Seat

The top five Democrats seeking a vacant U.S. House seat in Massachusetts together have raised $3.7 million before a decisive primary election Oct. 15. State Sen. Katherine Clark led with $1.1 million in total receipts, followed by $919,000 for county sheriff...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, welcomes Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White before a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, welcomes Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White before a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Warren: ‘Not Running for President’

Add one more to the list of those no-way running for the White House in 2016. David Axelrod, who helped President Barack Obama get elected to the Senate and then the presidency, had Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts and...

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Martha Coakley smiles as she greets patrons inside Morin's Diner in Attleboro, Mass., on Sept. 16, 2013.

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Martha Coakley smiles as she greets patrons inside Morin's Diner in Attleboro, Mass., on Sept. 16, 2013.

Boston Reversal: Coakley Plays Red Sox, Brown Hangs Up Phone

Could Scott Brown and Martha Coakley be switching personalities? Three years ago, Brown, a Republican, charmed deep-blue Massachusetts with his barn jacket and pick-up truck and whalloped Coakley, a Democrat, in a campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by...

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