Turmoil in Washington

Donald Trump claims to remake GOP as party of ‘the American worker’

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 24: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 24, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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President Donald Trump made it clear how much the world has changed for rank-and-file Republicans since his insurgent campaign upended the party.

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Reporters from CNN, the New York Times, Politico, and others were barred from attending a White House press briefing Friday.

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There’s a growing movement to “bind” the president’s behavior, according to a spell circulating online.

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“Does [the regulation] make life better or safer for American workers or consumers? If the answer is no, we will be getting rid of it,” the president said.

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President Trump is blaming the FBI for failing to stop leaks, saying the information being reported is classified.

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It’s likely to increase blowback amid growing support for the program.

02/23/2017 BOSTON, MA Mayor Marty Walsh (cq) spoke to the media while surrounded by children during an immigrant and refugee community forum held at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Walsh affirms Boston’s role as sanctuary city

Mayor Walsh offered a passionate defense of immigration and religious diversity at the city’s largest mosque Friday.

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HighSpeed advertises $55 Jalapeno Lemonade delivery with “a very special gift” — a small black bag of marijuana. Is it legal?

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As many as 1,000 graduates may be unfairly penalized because of their country of origin, and Mass. could be hit particularly hard.

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Australian children’s book writer blasts Trump over detainment at LA airport

Mem Fox got a written apology from the US embassy in Canberra after lodging a complaint over her treatment by immigration officials at Los Angeles International Airport last month, according to a report by the Australian Broadcasting Company.

White House bars several news outlets from briefing

Reporters from The New York Times, BuzzFeed News, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of the press secretary, Sean Spicer.

How White House press briefings usually work

The Trump administration veered from longstanding White House protocol on Friday.

Will Trump crack down on marijuana?

The Trump administration raised the prospect Thursday of a federal crackdown on recreational pot.

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