Why Trump has struggled to assemble a legal team

Being turned down time and again led President Trump to pick former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani this week for his team.

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Twelve partners from a total of seven firms have said no to President Trump’s entreaties to help him navigate the special counsel’s probe.

Trump plan would cut health protections for transgender people

The administration plans to roll back a rule issued by President Obama that prevents discrimination.

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Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, is under investigation, but Trump on Saturday said he doesn’t think Cohen will “flip.”

Boxer Jack Johnson in 1932.

Trump considering full pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

President Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of “immorality.”

The casket was brought into St. Martin's Episcopal Church during the funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Houston, Texas, on Saturday.

Barbara Bush remembered as 'first lady of the greatest generation'

Barbara Bush was remembered as the ‘‘first lady of the greatest generation’’ during a funeral Saturday attended by four former US presidents.

US Senate candidate Mitt Romney spoke to the delegates at the Utah Republican Nominating Convention Saturday in West Valley City, Utah.

Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nod for US Senate seat in Utah

The former Massachusetts governor has been forced into a Republican primary for a US Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career.

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Five Democrats vying for Suffolk DA job make their cases

Five Democrats vying to be the next Suffolk district attorney attempted to woo Dorchester voters on Saturday.

Local politics

Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nod for US Senate seat in Utah

The former Massachusetts governor has been forced into a Republican primary for a US Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career.

Trump considering full pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

President Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of “immorality.”

Trump plan would cut health protections for transgender people

The administration plans to roll back a rule issued by President Obama that prevents discrimination.

Why Trump has struggled to assemble a legal team

Twelve partners from a total of seven firms have said no to President Trump’s entreaties to help him navigate the special counsel’s probe.

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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.