//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Facebook_13fakenews01_met.jpg In Maine, is GOP linked to flurry of anonymous attacks?

Hyperpartisan, anonymous conservative websites have alarmed state Democrats and media observers — and some posts may already have influenced one election.

Local politics

Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government

President Trump’s incendiary words about immigration have dampened the prospects that a broad spending and immigration deal can be reached by the end of the week

Lawmakers may restrict use of Valor Act

The law gives judges the discretion to send veterans accused of criminal charges to rehabilitation or counseling programs, rather than jail.

Democrats aim for midterm election wave

The party has been buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Trump’s low approval rating.

Warren: ‘We face the challenge of an openly racist president’

US Sentator Elizabeth Warren spoke during the Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at the Boston Convention Center.

Donald Trump and Mitt Romney met in November 2016 at Trump’s Bedminster, N.J., estate.

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Mitt Romney reportedly tells close friend: ‘I’m running’

If Mitt Romney’s Senate candidacy is inevitable, how exactly he would run and serve is less clear.

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The president is on the defensive after being accused of making disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the Washington. Many parts of the world were shocked by Trump’s vulgar insult of Africa, at least once foreign-language news organizations figured out how to translate the epithet. Japanese media went with translations ranging from simply “filthy” to the more vivid “dripping with excrement.” Chinese state media went with “fenkeng,” which means “cesspit.” And some African outlets decided to use a word meaning “dirty countries” and leave it at that. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Did Trump say it? A senator who was there says he didn’t

A Republican senator who attended a closed-door meeting at the White House said President Trump did not say words that were widely attributed to him.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_WN13F.jpg Hopes for DACA deal fade as lawmakers clash over whether Trump uttered slur

President Trump said chances for a deal on a law to protect young immigrants were ‘‘probably dead.’’

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.

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.

Evan Horowitz

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