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Governor Charlie Baker is set to sign into law a bill that would mandate many Massachusetts women receive free access to contraceptives.

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Massachusetts correctional institutions have long resisted providing methadone or Suboxone, but both the House and Senate criminal justice bills would require it.

Local politics

KEVIN CULLEN

The politics of sexual harassment

Even while Al Franken’s politics are often mine, I’m uncomfortable with his defenders pointing at other people’s behavior to minimize his.

Marshawn Lynch shows ‘great disrespect!’ to anthem, Trump says

Lynch did not stand during the US national anthem during Sunday’s game in Mexico City, but stood for the Mexican anthem.

Why evangelicals are again backing a Republican despite allegations of sexual misconduct

Nearly 20 years after prominent evangelical leaders called for President Clinton to resign over sexual misconduct, many are standing with US Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Tito Jackson hosts his last turkey giveaway as a city councilor

Tito Jackson and his volunteers gave away 3,000 turkeys to community members for their Thanksgiving dinners.

President Donald Trump spoke to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday. Trump officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terror

The president said the action is aimed at dramatically increasing pressure on the rogue nation.

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The program allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the US since a powerful 2010 earthquake.

KEVIN CULLEN

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Even while Al Franken’s politics are often mine, I’m uncomfortable with his defenders pointing at other people’s behavior to minimize his.

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The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for a legal battle.

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Barack Obama tweeted out a hilarious photo to wish Joe Biden a happy birthday.

Senator Al Franken

New claim against Al Franken could put him in more trouble

Senate Democrats didn’t ask for Franken to resign after one woman came forward. That could change.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Jim O'Sullivan

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Jim O’Sullivan writes about politics for The Boston Globe. Previously, he was White House correspondent and chief analyst for National Journal in Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Policy writer

Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.

 

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.