Shock in the Bay State

Politics | Jon Ward

Massachusetts politicos said that while anti-Washington sentiment is part of what’s happening in their state, the presumption by Democrats that the seat would be theirs with little effort is a bigger issue

Small donors make bank for Republican Scott Brown

Politics | Alex Pappas

Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, both Republican governors who sent emails to their supporters encouraging them to donate, helped bring in dollars from across the country

Obama's unemployment spin unlikely to stick

| Jon Ward

The bloody-knuckled brawl this year over whether President Obama is bringing back jobs will go a long way toward deciding whether Democrats in Congress retain their hold on power past midterms