Here’s what Donald Trump did on his first day as president

President Donald Trump held up the executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday.

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The busy day seemed to put the Trump presidency on more solid footing after a wobbly weekend performance.

// Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as CIA director

Representative Mike Pompeo has secured enough votes to be the next CIA director.

// Senate committee approves Rex Tillerson for secretary of state

The move that all but assures Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump’s choice to be the nation’s top diplomat.

// Five things to watch on immigration

Donald Trump vowed to crack down on illegal immigration. Here are the top issues we’re watching.

// Trump again wrongly blames fraud for loss of popular vote

President Trump said he would have won the popular vote if not for the votes of immigrants living in the US illegally.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, flanked by Senator Ed Markey (left) and Mayor Marty Walsh, pumped up the crowd.

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Charlie Baker can’t go MIA on Trump forever

The governor was a no-show at the Boston Women’s March. At some point, the new president will force him to take a stand.

// Some country club members didn’t want Obama because of Israel policy

Members of a mostly Jewish country club in Maryland have been entangled in a bitter dispute over whether to blackball former President Barack Obama.

// ‘SNL’ writer is suspended after tweet about Trump’s son, 10

Katie Rich deleted her account, reinstated it, and then “sincerely” apologized for the comment.

‘Alternative facts’ quip from top Trump aide sparks mockery

The Internet went wild after Kellyanne Conway made the comment on a Sunday news show.

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State of the Commonwealth address will present stark contrast to Trump’s

Governor Charlie Baker will emphasize compromise, not confrontation, in Tuesday’s speech.

Baker to propose new spending to improve Bridgewater State Hospital

In tonight’s State of the Commonwealth, the governor will pledge $37 million for the facility, which has long been under scrutiny.

Mexico’s leader lays out points for talks with Trump

Enrique Pena Nieto said his government is prepared to negotiate with Donald Trump if Mexico’s national sovereignty is respected.

Minnesota governor collapses during State of the State speech

Mark Dayton struck his head on a lectern during the speech, but colleagues later said he was OK.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe focused on the 2016 presidential race.

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