Governor Charlie Baker

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Baker endorses Mass. ban on handheld use of phones by drivers

The state Senate passed such a bill earlier this year.

Local politics


The politics of sexual harassment

Even while Al Franken’s politics are often mine, I’m uncomfortable with his defenders pointing at other people’s behavior to minimize his.

Marshawn Lynch shows ‘great disrespect!’ to anthem, Trump says

Lynch did not stand during the US national anthem during Sunday’s game in Mexico City, but stood for the Mexican anthem.

Why evangelicals are again backing a Republican despite allegations of sexual misconduct

Nearly 20 years after prominent evangelical leaders called for President Clinton to resign over sexual misconduct, many are standing with US Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Tito Jackson hosts his last turkey giveaway as a city councilor

Tito Jackson and his volunteers gave away 3,000 turkeys to community members for their Thanksgiving dinners.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trump announces that the United States will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


President Trump gives de facto endorsement of Roy Moore

Trump said that Moore “totally denies” the allegations against him, and encouraged voters not to choose Moore’s challenger, Democrat Doug Jones.

President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China shook hands earlier this month.


Three ways China (not Russia) has benefited from Trump being president

The change in administrations from Barack Obama to President Donald Trump has coincided with a number of positive developments for China.

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke earlier this summer at the G-20 summit.

Trump and Putin spoke on the phone for more than an hour today

President Trump spent more than an hour speaking on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, according to the White House.

President Donald Trump during a meeting with his Cabinet.

Judge permanently blocks Trump’s order to cut funding from ‘sanctuary cities’

A federal judge blocked President Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities.

US President Donald Trump pardoned Drumstick in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

Tuesday’s pardoning was the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey tradition.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Frank Phillips


Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Jim O'Sullivan


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

// Stephanie Ebbert

Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

// Akilah Johnson

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


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

// James Pindell

James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Policy writer

Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.


Evan Horowitz


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