Democrats struggle to forge unifying midterm message

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a news conference at the Capitol earlier this month.

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Democrats roll out a new message amid worrisome signs Republicans are making gains in the November midterms.

// Trump falsely accuses newspaper of creating source supplied by White House

President Trump on Saturday falsely accused The New York Times of using an unnamed source.

Yvonne Abraham

// US turns a blind eye, and children suffer

Acknowledging the full humanity of undocumented immigrants requires so much of us. Sometimes it’s easier to see them as less than human.

// George H.W. Bush, back in Maine, attends a pancake breakfast

The former president, who returned to his summer compound last week, met with fellow veterans Saturday in Kennebunkport.

// At UMass, Marty Meehan finds himself mired in controversies

The faculty of the Boston campus took a vote of no-confidence in the president — and then torpedoed the search for a new chancellor.

// Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

Michael Cohen met with the oligarch and discussed US-Russia relations 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president.

// Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

Newly released e-mails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a conservative group that dismisses climate change.

Juana B. Matias is a Lawrence Democrat competing in the crowded Third Congressional District primary field.

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Candidate’s claim of being an attorney is a potential ethics violation, experts say

During the 11 months she was legally allowed to appear in immigration court as an advocate, Juana Matias had yet to be admitted to the Massachusetts bar.

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Democrats struggle to forge unifying midterm message

Democrats roll out a new message amid worrisome signs Republicans are making gains in the November midterms.

Hillary Clinton honored at Harvard ‘for all of her battles, won and lost’

The former presidential candidate received something of a hero’s welcome as she accepted the Radcliffe Medal.


Chris Evans attends fund-raiser to support re-election bid of his uncle, Mike Capuano

The “Captain America” star’s mom is the sister of congressman Mike Capuano.

Top Fidelity executive poised to join Baker budget office

Gary Blank is a onetime top White House economic official and an 11-year veteran of Fidelity.

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Frank Phillips


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

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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.