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Rollins resigning as US attorney

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE RACHAEL ROLLINS, a former Suffolk County prosecutor who quickly rose in political prominence and often drew the ire of Republican lawmakers, will resign her role as US attorney for Massachusetts this week because “her presence has become a distraction,” her attorney said. Rollins’s attorney, former Justice Department inspector general Michael Bromwich, […]

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Divided Congress could be good for Biden

IN JUNE 1858, Abraham Lincoln famously said “A house divided against itself can not stand.” Now, 165 years later, the 118th Congress has officially begun and the divide is deeper than we have seen in generations. The Democrats remain in control of the Senate while a new Republican majority takes over in the House – truly […]

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Baker talks politics on CNN

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STEPPING ONTO A STAGE that he usually shuns, outgoing Gov. Charlie Baker recently invited CNN to his State House office so he could share his thoughts on the midterm elections and the direction of his Republican Party. In the interview that aired Monday on the national network, the two-term governor said […]

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Harris calls Mass. a model on abortion rights

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE MASSACHUSETTS STANDS as a “model” that other states should follow to protect access to abortions and other reproductive health care, Vice President Kamala Harris said during a visit to the Bay State on Thursday. Offering praise both for the Democrats who crafted a substantial reproductive care bill and for Republican Gov. […]