Macron, Le Pen advance to French presidential runoff

Emmanuel Macron (left) and Marine Le Pen.


French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are advancing to the presidential runoff.


// Defeating Trump’s French connection

Marine Le Pen is riding a wave of anti-immigrant populism that has propelled once-noxious views into the mainstream.

// Robert Kraft among those Trump trusts for counsel

The owner of the Patriots is a Democrat, but his loyalty to Trump dates partly to the president’s thoughtfulness when Kraft’s wife died.

Michael A. Cohen

// French election is a backlash to the backlash

Yes, Marine Le Pen finished second in Sunday’s round of voting, but she is a long-shot to win the election.

// White House talks tough on wall funding ahead of spending fight

The White House appeared ready to go to the mat for its planned Mexican border wall in this week’s must-pass spending bill.

Yvonne Abraham

// How can fans make sense of the Trump-Kraft relationship?

“It’s pretty simple,” explained son Josh Kraft. “They’ve been friends for years. The worst time in my dad’s life, this guy was there for him.”

// The retirement party is over: Obama is returning to public life

Barack Obama’s extended post-presidential vacation is about to end, and he’ll be in Boston in May.

// Trump assails 100-day mark as 'ridiculous standard'

Toward the end of his campaign, President Trump embraced the 100-day marker he is now questioning.

The Massachusetts State House.

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Robert K. Massie enters race for governor

The longtime environmentalist and entrepreneur, a Democrat, says his résumé makes him uniquely qualified to take on Charlie Baker.

// Trump executive orders eye changes to Obama’s tax and Wall Street rules

The Trump administration has embarked on new efforts to study and possibly dismantle some Obama-era tax and financial regulations.

// Abortions in Massachusetts down nearly 11 percent since 2010

As the political fight in Washington over Planned Parenthood intensifies, the number of abortions performed in Massachusetts continues to fall.

// Marijuana panel chair aims to kill off black market quickly

A key state senator wants to kill the black market for marijuana by keeping the tax on the drug low when it is sold legally next year.

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Baker bill targets revenge porn, sexting

The legislation also tackles the issue of sexting among teenagers.

Political Happy Hour: April 25, 2017

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Scott Brown nominated as ambassador to New Zealand, Samoa

President Trump on Tuesday formally nominated former US senator Scott Brown to serve as his ambassador to both New Zealand and Samoa.

House Oversight lawmakers say Michael Flynn sidestepped disclosure rules

Michael Flynn did not inform the US government about payments he received for appearances before Russian organizations or lobbying for Turkey, documents show.

Transition to Trump

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// 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.

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// 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.

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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.