Matt Viser

Boston Globe

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National political reporter for the Boston Globe, based in Washington, DC

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California Congressman Eric Swalwell is now the 18th Democratic candidate running for president in 2020. The field is already crowded.

18 Democrats are running for president now

California Congressman Eric Swalwell is now the 18th Democratic candidate running for president in 2020. The field is already crowded.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As promised, President Obama had lunch with Mitt Romney today — no press coverage, no details of their discussion.

The Fiscal Cliff, Susan Rice and Political Gamesmanship

As promised, President Obama had lunch with Mitt Romney today — no press coverage, no details of their discussion.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Whatever its ultimate ruling in June may be, the US Supreme Court made history this week.

Supreme Court Justices Weigh Future of Healthcare Law

Whatever its ultimate ruling in June may be, the US Supreme Court made history this week.

from To the Point

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The leading Republican candidate in the California recall election is trying to build a multi-ethnic coalition of voters — and overcome criticism for his views on race.

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If you live in California and care at all about a sudden change of leadership in this state, you’ll want to vote in the 2021 recall election.

While rumors are rampant about stolen ballots and suspicious holes in voting envelopes, state and local officials say they have put measures in place to keep elections secure.

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President Biden announced in May that the United States would ship 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to dozens of countries.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s recall makes sense, but the electoral system as a whole needs reform, according to columnist Joe Matthews.

from To the Point

The Caldor Fire has burned more than 200,00 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and 53,000 residents of South Lake Tahoe have evacuated.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Guantánamo Bay detention center is still open, and 39 detainees are still in custody, down from a high of nearly…

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The LA City Council has passed a motion that aims to curb street racing.

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