Turmoil in Washington

Trump lifts Obama-era transgender protections

Kenzo Morris, right, listens during a public hearing on a bill that would bar discrimination based on gender identity on Tuesday in Concord, N.H.

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President Trump reversed an order from the Obama administration that allowed transgender students to use the restroom of their gender identity.

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JOAN VENNOCHI

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Two days after President Trump’s comments, residents of a Stockholm suburb populated mostly by immigrants clashed with police.

Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Checks and balances can slow Trump

Our system of checks and balances extends well beyond the three formal branches of government.

Roxanne Quimby, the founder of Burt's Bees, through her foundation, donated 87,000 acres to the federal government for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine's North Woods.

Paul LePage asks Trump to return national monument in Maine to private ownership

Maine’s governor said he’s hopeful Trump will heed opponents of the monument in Maine’s Second Congressional District.

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The conservative movement in America now belongs to President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump.

Trump targets many more immigrants for possible deportation

The president is unleashing the government’s full force to deport those in the US illegally, whether or not they have committed serious crimes.

Adrian Walker

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The immigration policies announced Tuesday clearly signaled that President Trump intends to deport immigrants in large numbers.

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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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The new policy gives protection to all residents, regardless of their immigration status.

Opinion | Michael Widmer

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Governor Baker’s proposal to cap commercial insurance payments to providers will create more problems than it solves.

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Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

President Donald Trump is sending his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border.

Emails show EPA’s Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry

Scott Pruitt’s office was forced to release the e-mails after he was sued by the Center for Media and Democracy, a left-leaning advocacy group.

Political Happy Hour: February 22, 2017

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In 2011, Trump was a sideshow at CPAC. Times have changed

When President Trump speaks on Friday, the new president will be the vessel for the conservative cause.

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Transition to Trump

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The stretch between Donald Trump’s election and his inauguration did not exactly provide a lull in the political action.

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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

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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.

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Evan Horowitz

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