Senator Elizabeth Warren says now, as she has from the first days of her public life, that she based her assertions about her heritage on her reasonable trust in what she was told about her ancestry as a child.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem goes beyond politics

There’s a ghost haunting Elizabeth Warren: her enduring and undocumented claims of Native American ancestry.

Local politics

With shutdown looming, Baker anticipates minimal Mass. disruption

“If this is a short shutdown, I don’t believe there will be much disruption of any kind,” Baker told reporters.

Trump denies changing his position on border wall

President Trump directly contradicted his chief of staff on Thursday and said his position on building a wall between the United States and Mexico had not “evolved.”

Trump hotel reviews now flooded with a certain expletive on Yelp

Trump hotel reviews now flooded with a certain expletive on Yelp

Trump’s exam shows serious heart concerns, doctors outside the White House say

Cardiologists not associated with the White House said Wednesday that President Trump’s physical exam revealed serious heart concerns.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by SHAWN THEW/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9326629bh) Chuck Schumer and Tom Carper Negotiations continue in the House and Senate to avert a government shutdown, Washington, USA - 19 Jan 2018 Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (L) and US Democratic Senator from Delaware Tom Carper (R) walk out of a meeting of the Democratic senators in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 19 January 2018. Negotiations continue in the Senate to avert a government shutdown.


Deadline passes; government shutdown begins

Congress failed to fund the government before a midnight deadline Friday, triggering the first federal shutdown since 2013.

A staff member carried pizzas to a lunch meeting of the Democratic caucus on Friday.

Ground Game

Trump’s absence in shutdown debate leaves lawmakers on their own

Members of Congress are taking their cues from their constituents back home.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Set your voicemail and clean out the fridge: A pre-shutdown memo

At least one government agency is offering guidance to its employees in the event Congress does not pass a short-term spending bill.

The justices plan to hear arguments in April and issue a final ruling by late June on a Trump policy that has been repeatedly blocked and struck down in the lower courts.

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

The high court will decide the legality of Trump’s latest ban on residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

Omarosa Manigault Newman.


Ousted Trump adviser Omarosa signs with Mass. speakers firm

In a yet-to-be-announced deal, Omarosa Manigault Newman has joined American Programs Bureau, a top booking firm headquartered in Newton.

Former President Obama was out to dinner and a show Wednesday.

No, Obama wasn’t playing HQ Wednesday night

It was Michelle’s birthday, and the former president was out to dinner and saw a play.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Frank Phillips


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

Stephanie Ebbert

// Stephanie Ebbert

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

Akilah Johnson

// Akilah Johnson

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


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

// James Pindell

James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz


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