The transition: Obama to Trump

Senate grills Education pick Betsy DeVos on experience, family donations

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In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, DeVos pledged not to dismantle public education.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/joint.jpg On Inauguration Day, marijuana activists in D.C. will give out 4,200 joints

The move comes as activists fear Jeff Sessions could set back efforts nationwide to legalize marijuana and could cripple D.C.’s local laws.

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The makeup and size of the parade are just two of the many ways America’s divide over Donald Trump’s election will be reflected.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Bedford_170116_BIKE_001.jpg A list of the 56 congressional Democrats who plan to skip Trump’s inauguration

A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_18democrats4_MET.jpg Kennedy stands by decision to attend Trump’s inauguration

“So, it’s not about the person, it is about the process and the celebration of our democracy, so I should be there,” Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/631915864.jpg Zinke says humans ‘influence’ climate change

However, Ryan Zinke quickly added, ‘‘I think where there’s debate on it is what that influence is, what can we do about it.’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/631932254.jpg Your guide to Donald Trump’s inauguration

While only 33.5 percent of Mass. voters cast their ballots for Trump, the inaugural events are sure to be of interest for Americans of all political stripes.

Obama’s legacy

SCOT LEHIGH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-1791.jpg Why was Obama so divisive?

These are President Obama’s last few days in office, and so conservatives are dusting off their favorite critique.

Opinion | Veronica Chambers

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0118michelle.jpg She dwells in possibility: the legacy of Michelle Obama

We’re too close to see it now: the full power and impact of Michelle Obama’s time as first lady.

Local politics

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The assertion came during a long-promised City Council hearing about Mayor Walsh’s push to regulate municipal lobbyists.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City address at Symphony Hall.

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In State of City speech, Walsh vows to fight ‘for our values’

As he prepares for his re-election effort, Mayor Martin Walsh highlighted his record on public education, the arts, and other areas.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walsh_cutout-11829.jpg Walsh tries again for pre-kindergarten expansion

This time, the Boston mayor is pitching a specific revenue stream to pay for free, universal pre-K access.

More headlines

Zinke says humans ‘influence’ climate change

However, Ryan Zinke quickly added, ‘‘I think where there’s debate on it is what that influence is, what can we do about it.’’

Donald Trump takes out inaugural ads on social media

Donald Trump has tweeted that his inauguration will bring record numbers of people to D.C. — and he’s doing his utmost to make that happen.

On Inauguration Day, marijuana activists in D.C. will give out 4,200 joints

The move comes as activists fear Jeff Sessions could set back efforts nationwide to legalize marijuana and could cripple D.C.’s local laws.

Kennedy stands by decision to attend Trump’s inauguration

“So, it’s not about the person, it is about the process and the celebration of our democracy, so I should be there,” Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III said.

LIVE Political Happy Hour

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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

America on Edge

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A series from the Boston Globe Washington bureau examining the unsettled American electorate.

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 focused on the 2016 presidential race.

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.