Tito Jackson (right) put his arm around Sal LaMattina as they walked to their seats in the City Council chamber Wednesday.

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Capital Source

Jackson, LaMattina say goodbye to Boston City Council

On Wednesday, they were celebrated with tears and cheers, and praised for their service on the City Council during their last hearing as councilors.

Anthony Amore has, since 2005, been the security chief at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and has continued to try to find the masterworks stolen in the notorious 1990 heist.

Gardner security chief will seek state rep seat in 2018

Anthony Amore, a Swampscott resident, will seek the GOP nomination to take on the incumbent, Representative Lori A. Ehrlich, a Marblehead Democrat.

Local politics

AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax package

House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give many Americans modest tax cuts starting next year.


This time, Alabama sent Trump a different message. Will he listen?

Alabama showed President Trump the path to victory early in his campaign. A year into his presidency, the state warned of looming failures.

Former ‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House

Former ‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House

Alabama election result seen as ‘miracle’ in a Europe horrified by Trump

Alabama election result seen as ‘miracle’ in a Europe horrified by Trump

Scott Brown (left) and Doug Jones.


Is Alabama’s Doug Jones the Scott Brown of 2017? Yes and no

The comparisons began the moment the final results came. Tuesday night’s upset looked an awful like another unlikely win in Massachusetts seven years ago.

Republican Roy Moore was defeated Tuesday night in Alabama’s special Senate election by Democrat Doug Jones.


Good riddance, Roy Moore — but don’t call it a reckoning

Only by the thoroughly debased standards of our current political moment does a narrow victory over this ridiculous man qualify as a sort of reckoning.

Roy and Kayla Moore at a campaign event on Monday. At the event, Kayla said that she and her husband fellowship with Jews.

We tried to find the rabbi Roy Moore’s wife said they’re friends with. Here’s what happened

Alabama may not have that many rabbis. How hard would it be to find the one who befriended Roy Moore and his wife?

Republican Representative from Texas Kevin Brady (left) and Democratic Representative from Massachusetts Richard Neal (right) spoke during a conference committee meeting to reconcile the House and Senate tax bills in the US Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.

House, Senate leaders reach agreement in principle on sweeping tax package

Details still need to be drafted and assessed by congressional scorekeepers but the final compromise is on track to be unveiled this week.

Joe Biden consoles daughter of ailing John McCain on TV

Meghan McCain began crying while discussing her father’s battle with brain cancer on ABC’s “The View.”

President Donald Trump.

‘Not fit to clean the toilets’ — USA Today editorial torches Trump over Gillibrand tweet

“Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low,” the editorial said.

Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Omarosa Manigault Newman set to leave White House

One of President Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters plans to leave the administration next month.

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Using Cooper’s account, someone called President Trump a “loser” and a “tool” in the wake of Roy Moore’s election defeat.

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.

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


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


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