Tracy Jan

Jan covers national politics as well as healthcare policy in the Washington bureau. Previously she was the Globe’s higher education reporter in Boston. She joined the Globe in 2004 and covered K-12 education, including the Boston Public Schools. Her work has won the National Headliner Awards. A Stanford University graduate, Jan began her career as a crime and courts reporter for The Oregonian.

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Politicians hold line on gun control after Oregon shooting

By and , Globe Staff

It quickly became clear Friday that a shift in Washington or in the presidential campaign debate is highly improbable.

Democrats see opening to work with John Boehner

By , Globe Staff

The speaker said he wants to “get as much finished as possible” before leaving office. Does that mean more reaching across the aisle?

Boehner’s decision sets off shock waves in House GOP

By Annie Linskey and , Globe Staff

John Boehner struggled to knit together Republican factions and had become deeply unpopular with the conservative base.

In historic speech, Pope Francis focuses on dignity of human life

By and , Globe Staff

Francis also entreated lawmakers to welcome immigrants instead of fearing them, reminding them that he, too, is a son of immigrants.