Fla. students face an NRA that’s even more powerful than before

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The kids from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School face long odds, as the NRA stands in their way.

Trump says arming teachers in schools ‘Up to States’

On Twitter, President Trump said arming teachers as a deterrent against school shootings is “Up to States.”

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As Trump talks about new gun measures, gun owners talk ‘betrayal’

President Trump says he’s backing new gun measures, but the gun owners and advocates who helped propel his political rise see desertion and betrayal.

The release by Congress came after weeks of back and forth over how much of the Democratic document would be redacted.

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

The memo aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference.

Jared Kushner has had access to sensitive material while waiting for his background investigation to be completed.

Ongoing inquiry delays Kushner’s security clearance

White House chief of staff John Kelly said staffers whose clearances have not been finalized cannot view top-secret information.

Governor Charlie Baker.

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National Democrats may not invest in Baker fight

The campaign of Democratic candidate Setti Warren, the former mayor of Newton, blasted the tepid support.

Local politics

Mexico’s president shelves plan to visit White House

A call between the two countries’ leaders ended in an impasse over President Trump’s promised border wall.

Fla. students face an NRA that’s even more powerful than before

The kids from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School face long odds, as the NRA stands in their way.

Joe Kennedy III bashes GOP response to school shooting

A day after Trump proposed arming some teachers, Kennedy was unequivocal in rejecting the idea.

capital source

Galvin charges Electoral College lawsuit is ‘designed to benefit people like Donald Trump’

The suit was filed by former Massachusetts governor William F. Weld and two other plaintiffs.

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.