The Trump administration

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Who wins and loses under Trump’s tax plan?

President Donald Trump.

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The biggest benefits would go to businesses, which would see the top corporate drop by more than half.

// Trump’s plan cuts tax rates across board

President Trump unveiled tax cuts of historic proportions Wednesday.

Richard North Patterson

// Richard North Patterson: Tax cuts are GOP’s weapon of choice in class warfare

Cue the tax fairy, that mythical figure who turns tax cuts for plutocrats into a boon for all.

// In recognizing Boston educator, Trump says nothing more important than being a teacher

Sydney Chaffee, a teacher at a public charter school in Dorchester, was recognized as the National Teacher of the Year.

// Trump tells Mexican, Canadian leaders he won't terminate NAFTA

President Donald Trump has told Mexican and Canadian leaders he won’t terminate NAFTA, and all parties have agreed to renegotiate.

// US Senate briefed by White House on North Korea threat

All 100 senators were invited to Wednesday’s classified briefing at a building next to the White House.

Local politics

Capital Source

// Jacobs family, owner of TD Garden and Bruins, gives $13,000 to Walsh

The Buffalo-based family that owns the TD Garden and the Bruins just gave $13,000 to Mayor Walsh’s political committee.

// Feds give Mass. nearly $12 million to fight opioid abuse

The grant will support treatment and recovery programs, including initiatives to help at-risk women and soon-to-be released inmates.

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Flying foxes, pawpaws, and Scott Brown

Here’s everything you need to know about Samoa.

When is a wall not a wall? GOP redefines Trump’s border wall

Congressional Republicans have a new talking point about President Donald Trump’s border wall: It’s not really a wall at all.

With dispute over health payments defused, spending bill is on track

The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense budget standoff just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.

Capital Source

Jacobs family, owner of TD Garden and Bruins, gives $13,000 to Walsh

The Buffalo-based family that owns the TD Garden and the Bruins just gave $13,000 to Mayor Walsh’s political committee.

Transition to Trump

special report

// A look at Trump’s jam-packed transition period

The stretch between Donald Trump’s election and his inauguration did not exactly provide a lull in the political action.

LIVE Political Happy Hour

// Watch: Political Happy Hour with Stephen Lynch

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

America on Edge

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// America on Edge

A series from the Boston Globe Washington bureau examining the unsettled American electorate.

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 focused on the 2016 presidential race.

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.