Turmoil in Washington

What we don’t know about Trump and immigration

Foreign nationals were arrested earlier this month during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

A little-noticed provision in an executive order may have made immigration arrest and court records public for the first time.

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The US senator has shown she’s unafraid of speaking out against her party’s standard-bearer.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_LU2D3.jpg Trump’s revised travel ban would target same countries

A draft of President Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same Muslim-majority countries listed in his original executive order.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/scottbrown.jpg New Zealand is getting to know Scott Brown in all his glory

New Englanders are very familiar with the former senator’s past, er, modeling history. Now, New Zealanders are starting to find out.

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Controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos will speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland next week.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/200_chris_wallace.jpg Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media

Chris Wallace cautioned the network’s viewers Sunday that President Trump’s latest attack on the media had gone too far.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/240d1a1431c34dce860e0d2958ab0995-240d1a1431c34dce860e0d2958ab0995-0.jpg Here’s how Trump explained his head-scratching Sweden comment

Swedes have been scratching their heads since President Trump suggested that some kind of major incident had taken place Friday.

Local politics

Lottery revenue has dropped by 16 percent between 2008 and 2015, accounting for inflation. In an increasingly cashless society, officials say, fewer people are likely to have money on hand to buy lottery tickets at convenience and liquor stores.

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Online lottery could yield windfall for private companies

Companies are stepping up their lobbying, putting themselves in a position to receive lucrative lottery contracts if this law passes.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker[1]-9412.jpg Roxbury Community College case closed, but headaches remain

Now that he has been cleared of any suspicion of wrongdoing, where does Keith McDermott go to get his reputation back?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_sun_met.jpg Thousands did not qualify for residential tax exemption, data show

Since 2010, the city has removed the residential tax exemption from 6,604 homeowners, according to assessing information.

More headlines

Defense secretary in Baghdad: ‘We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil’

Jim Mattis’s comments came after President Trump’s earlier vow to take control of Iraq’s oil fields.

John Oliver uses Putin pop song to (again) try to educate Trump

Oliver took stabs at the Russian president’s famous (and seemingly contrived) photo shoots.

Fact-checking President Trump’s rally in Florida

President Donald Trump’s speech Saturday at a campaign-style rally in Florida was filled with a number of dubious claims.

Breitbart: A new force in the Trump era?

Already there have been indications that Stephen Bannon’s former organization might enjoy something akin to most-favored media status.

Ground Game


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Transition to Trump

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/trump-tweets-homepage.jpg 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

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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

America on Edge

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A series from the Boston Globe Washington bureau examining the unsettled American electorate.

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James Pindell

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