Trump wants to make foreign arms sales easier

The United States exports more weapons than any other country.

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The president has proposed allowing US manufacturers to sell large batches of firearms to other countries without consulting Congress.

Demonstrators blocked a bus containing immigrant children during a Saturday protest outside the US Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas.

Democratic lawmakers want plan to reunite immigrant families

A delegation of 25 members of Congress visited a US Customs and Border Protection center in McAllen, Texas.

A Honduran girl waited with her mother along the US border near Brownsville, Texas, on Saturday, after they were denied entry into the country.


On Texas border, despite what Trump says, some see no crisis

Brownsville’s mayor and other leaders said the turmoil President Trump refers to is largely fiction.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke during a news briefing last week.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave Virginia restaurant

The White House press secretary was booted from a restaurant about three hours from Washington because, she said, she works for President Trump.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered the keynote address at Saturday’s Nevada Democratic Convention.

As Elizabeth Warren says ‘soul of our country is at stake,’ Trump again calls her ‘Pocahontas’

It was most direct confrontation yet between the president and one of his top potential opponents in 2020.

Justice officials give Congress new classified documents on Russia inquiry

A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said the department has partly complied with congressional requests.

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Increased checkpoints away from borders alarm advocates

For 11 hours on Wednesday, drivers who wanted to travel through a remote stretch of northern Maine were asked a simple question: Where were you born?

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Trump says legal process ‘not the way to go’ with illegal border crossings

President Donald Trump said those trying to come to the US illegally “must simply be stopped at the Border and told they cannot come into the US.”

Ayanna Pressley endorses defunding ICE

Pressley, who is running for the Seventh Congressional District seat, said US Immigration and Customs Enforcement poses an “existential threat” to immigrant communities.

Rufus Gifford’s bid for Congress boosted by father’s connections

Associates of former Boston banker “Chad” Gifford have donated $87,000 to Rufus Gifford’s campaign.

Gun industry sees corporate activism as new threat

Gun makers say they need additional protections in Congress to prevent financial retaliation from banks.

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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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