Jared Kushner got his start as Somerville landlord

These apartments on Dimick Street and Waldo Avenue in Somerville were once owned by Jared Kushner.


As an undergraduate at Harvard, Jared Kushner bought dozens of rental units in Somerville. But tenant complaints soon followed.

Barack Obama.

Ground Game

Barack Obama is still around. This is good news for Trump and Democrats

In small, but visible ways Obama is still very relevant.

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Will Anthony Kennedy step down from the Supreme Court?

Several former law clerks of Anthony Kennedy, who is 80, said they think he is considering leaving the high court in the next year or so.

Supreme Court decisions near on travel ban, religion

The Supreme Court will enter its final week of work before a long summer hiatus.

Melania Trump (center) moved into the White House on June 11 and has mostly remained out of the spotlight since, yet even the smallest details of every recent Barron Trump sighting have drawn interest.

As Melania Trump keeps lower profile, son draws interest

The first lady said she doesn’t really miss New York, and that Barron Trump has adapted well to the White House.

To make sense of American politics, immigrants find clues from lands they left

Waves of immigrants from around the world have transformed Houston into one of America’s most diverse cities.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) and opponent Tito Jackson gathered signatures last month in Dudley Square.

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Walsh has 31-point lead over Jackson in mayoral race, poll shows

The poll also found the city split along racial lines when voters were asked if Boston is a racist city.

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5 GOP senators now oppose health bill — enough to sink it

Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party’s banner legislation.

Political Happy Hour: Friday, June 23, 2017

Political Happy Hour: Pot confab | Scalise out of the ICU | Engaged!


Representative Seth Moulton announces engagement

The congressman shares big personal news via Twitter.

Jared Kushner got his start as Somerville landlord

As an undergraduate at Harvard, Jared Kushner bought dozens of rental units in Somerville. But tenant complaints soon followed.

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

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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.

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.