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What makes a leader great?

Doris Kearns Goodwin distills lessons from a study of four presidents who overcame withering challenges.

Trump complains about lack of funding for border wall in ‘ridiculous’ spending bill

Trump complains about lack of funding for border wall in ‘ridiculous’ spending bill

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Tickets for Michelle Obama’s ‘intimate conversation’ at Boston’s TD Garden go on sale tomorrow

The former first lady’s book tour event — which comes to Boston Saturday, Nov. 24 — is shaping up to be the next must-see show in town.

Trump admits ‘We have an attorney general,’ but says he’s disappointed in him for many reasons

President Trump has escalated his drawn-out war with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the president’s view that Sessions failed to protect him from the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Elizabeth Warren for president? New survey shows Mass. voters don’t love that idea

A new poll shows a healthy majority of her constituents don’t think the Cambridge Democrat should jump into the 2020 race.

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Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_19A4CO.jpg 56 protesters opposing Kavanaugh arrested in DC

The protesters on Thursday swarmed a range of Senate offices, including those of Senator Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Susan Collins, a key Republican swing vote.

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A central question is circling around the controversy in Washington this week: How well can a person remember anything that happened more than 30 years ago? Memory experts have answers.

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The former first lady’s book tour event — which comes to Boston Saturday, Nov. 24 — is shaping up to be the next must-see show in town.

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Cannabis Control Commission chairman Steve Hoffman had said he hoped the agency would issue a final license Thursday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/Rex_President_Trump_hosts_the_inaugu_9885318P.jpg President Trump suggested a Sahara wall could stop migrants, a Spanish minister claims

Trump suggested building a wall across the Sahara as a means to help solve the European migration crisis, Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

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

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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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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.