Trump told Comey he didn’t stay in Moscow in 2013. The flight records tell a different story

President Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in Russia during that trip


Combined with existing accounts and Trump’s own social-media posts, they capture 45 hours and 43 minutes in 2013 that loom large in the controversy engulfing the White House.

// Senate panel votes to recommend Pompeo as secretary of state

The divided committee voted in favor of Mike Pompeo, paving the way for the CIA director to gain approval from the full Senate later this week.

FILE - In this Thursday, July 13, 2017 file photo, US President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and his wife Brigitte Macron, left, sit for dinner at the Jules Verne Restaurant at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Macron arrives Monday April 23, 2018 in Washington for the first state visit of Trump’s presidency. The two men have an unlikely friendship, despite strong differences on areas such as climate change. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Here’s what the Trumps and the Macrons will be eating at Tuesday’s state dinner

The president of France and his wife will join Donald and Melania Trump for a fancy state dinner on Tuesday. Here’s what’s on the menu.

Clarence Thomas spoke in February at the Library of Congress.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

Why is Clarence Thomas still on the Supreme Court?

Thomas remains on the court, unchallenged, unprotested, with all we know now about sexual harassment and other accusations against him.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

// The world pays for Trump’s indifference to human rights

Our allies and all those hoping for democracy and human rights must be encouraged to stand against their enemies.

// Senate pays $230,000 to firm investigating former president Stanley Rosenberg

The payments may be a sign that the probe into whether Stanley Rosenberg broke any rules in the wake of allegations against his husband is nearing an end.

Local politics

John Oliver wants to educate Trump — so he bought ads on Sean Hannity’s show

The Catheter Cowboy’s previous ads sought to inform the president of facts such as ‘‘Frederick Douglass is dead,’’ and ‘‘other people exist.’’

Cambridge Analytica contractor defends role in data gathering

Alexander Kogan said he was upfront about how the data would be used and that Facebook never objected.

Shania Twain apologizes after saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

The Canadian singer told The Guardian she would have voted for Trump because “even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.”

Mitt Romney is forced into GOP primary in Utah Senate race

The former Massachusetts governor, who was hoping to avoid a primary fight, instead will square off against a state lawmaker on June 26.

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

// 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.

Evan Horowitz


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