The Trump administration

GOP health plan would cost Mass. $2 billion, Baker says

Governor Charlie Baker.

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Governor Charlie Baker’s estimate came in a letter to the state’s congressional delegation in which he shared his administration’s analysis of the effects of the bill.

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// Trump tells GOP ‘failure is not an option’ on health care plan

The president used warnings and vague threats, according to reports, in an effort to close the deal on health care.

// Trump campaign official tried to hide $750,000 payment, claims Ukrainian lawmaker

Serhiy Leshchenko says a document links Paul Manafort to attempts to hide the payment from a pro-Russia political party, which Manafort denies.

// Labor pick cut deal with billionaire in sex abuse case involving 40 underage girls

Jeffrey Epstein’s unusually light punishment has raised questions about how Alexander Acosta handled the case.

// Gorsuch calls Trump’s attacks on judges ‘demoralizing’

The Supreme Court pick said for the first time publicly that President Trump’s attacks on federal judges were ‘‘disheartening’’ and ‘‘demoralizing.’’

Ground Game

// Trump won with Twitter. Now he is losing because of Twitter.

This could have been a very good week for President Trump, but his tweets have come back to haunt him.

// Trump lays plans to reverse Obama’s climate change legacy

The president also wants to gut several smaller, but significant policies aimed at curbing global warming.

// Sean Spicer slipped a Tom Brady joke into press briefing

The White House secretary, who hails from Rhode Island, used the missing jersey incident to take a jab at the press.

More headlines

Donald Trump Jr. criticizes London mayor after deadly attack

It’s an online custom to react to tragic stories with messages like “thoughts and prayers.” But that doesn’t appear to be Donald Trump Jr.’s style.

Shepard Smith: The Fox News anchorman who drives the Fox News faithful crazy

Once again, Shepard Smith is doing cleanup on aisle Fox.

Political Happy Hour: March 22, 2017

Political Happy Hour: LIVE with Congresswoman Katherine Clark | No more pot delay, Rosenberg insists | Ex-veep meets puppy. Silly photo ensues.

House hard-liners still firm against GOP health bill

Several members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus say they stand firm in opposition to the GOP health care bill.

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

Special section

// 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.