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The governor said he is worried by reports that people who wish to tell their story are skittish to do so because they fear their identities will be revealed.

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The state is the first in the country to authorize the recreational use of marijuana by an act of a state legislature.

Local politics

Schumer takes back wall offer in new immigration push

Senator Chuck Schumer has taken back his offer of billions of dollars for President Trump’s long-promised US-Mexico border wall.

This year’s Charlie Baker poised to look a lot like last year’s Charlie Baker

The governor will address his bread-and-butter issues: fighting the scourge of opioid overdoses, investing in education, and holding the line on taxes.

Governor, Senate leader differ over potential for success of probe into alleged sexual assaults

The governor said he is worried by reports that people who wish to tell their story are skittish to do so because they fear their identities will be revealed.

Public is upbeat on economy and critical of Trump, poll says

Americans are feeling the best about the economy in two decades, according to the ABC-Washington Post poll released Sunday.

Ground Game

Here’s why Senate Democrats caved on the shutdown in favor of longterm political gain

The vote by Senate Democrats Monday afternoon to end the shutdown may have come with a cold logic: They were beginning to overplay their hand.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left the Senate chamber after the vote to end the shutdown.

Government shutdown ends as Democrats relent

President Trump signed a bill to fund the government for three weeks, and Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said he would hold a debate on immigration.

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Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey were among 18 “no” votes on a vote to advance a short term funding bill that was passed in the Senate.

Michael A. Cohen

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Lessons from the shutdown: Republicans have no shame and Democrats have no courage or brains.

JOAN VENNOCHI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-4018.jpg Why does Trump get a pass, but not Elizabeth Warren?

Nothing matters for Donald Trump, but when it comes to Elizabeth Warren, everything matters.

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.