June 08, 2016

Commentary: Will Trump’s War On A Federal Judge Bring Down His Campaign?

Even some of Donald Trump’s supporters have criticized him for his verbal assaults on a judge in two of the three fraud cases against him and Trump University.

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June 08, 2016

Payne & Domke: Clinton Wins Democratic Primary In California

Our political analysts weigh in as primary season in Election 2016 draws nearer to an end.

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June 07, 2016

Commentary: Will Trump Bring Down The GOP?

There are remarkable similarities between the Old Testament strongman, Samson, and Donald Trump, writes political analyst Todd Domke. Trump has made those who thought they’d taken him captive look foolish.

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June 06, 2016

Pindell: Clinton Is ‘Limping To The Finish Line’ As Presidential Primary Season Approaches End

Boston Globe political reporter James Pindell joins us with the latest from Election 2016, discussing how Hillary Clinton is very close to clinching the Democratic Party’s nomination ahead of the party’s national convention.

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June 06, 2016

Analysis: A Way-Too-Early Look At Marty Walsh’s Poll Numbers

There is no evidence yet that voters are feeling anything but affection for the mayor.

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June 02, 2016

Commentary: The Donald Vs. The Media

On Tuesday, at a news conference he called to explain his contributions to veterans groups, Trump suddenly declared war on members of the press in attendance.

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June 01, 2016

Mass. House Takes Up Transgender Bill A Day After Gov. Baker Says He Would Sign It

Backers of a bill before the Mass. House that would prevent discrimination against transgender people accessing public accommodations feel optimistic following a statement of support from Gov. Charlie Baker.

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May 30, 2016

Former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld Chosen As Libertarian VP Candidate

Weld was, until a few weeks ago, a Republican — and many delegates at the convention were still skeptical of his loyalty to the Libertarian Party.

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May 29, 2016

How Libertarians Gathered For Election 2016 Convention In Orlando Choose Their Nominees

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is among the contenders for vice president.

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May 27, 2016

Commentary: Trump Endorsers Will Need To Avoid Quoting Past Presidents

Many Republican officials — like House Speaker Paul Ryan — are wrestling with how they might endorse Donald Trump without sounding unprincipled and hypocritical. That will be a problem for GOP speechwriters as they consider what quotes they might use from past Republican presidents that don’t conflict with Trump’s pronouncements. Here are three quotes they […]

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May 26, 2016

Analysis: Joint Mass. And N.H. Presidential Primary Could Work

Though any proposal would provoke intense wrangling between state parties, pairing Massachusetts and New Hampshire makes a good deal of sense, Steve Koczela writes.

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May 26, 2016

Payne & Domke Discuss New Report On Clinton’s Use Of Private Email

WBUR’s political analysts — Republican Todd Domke and Democrat Dan Payne — joined us with the latest news from the election.

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May 25, 2016

Commentary: Why Sanders Does Better Against Trump Than Clinton Does

It’s about Clinton, not Sanders, writes Dan Payne.

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May 20, 2016

Commentary: Why Picking The Right Running Mate Is More Important Than Usual

Just imagine, all three of the vice presidential candidates could be politicians from Massachusetts: Warren or Patrick, Brown and Weld.

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May 19, 2016

Former Gov. Weld Will Run For VP On Libertarian Ticket

Former Gov. Bill Weld is teaming up with Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico.

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