House Democrats dream of oversight bonanza after midterms

President Trump delivered remarks in front of the US Capitol Building earlier this month.

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If Democrats win the House in November, more than 20 Democratic chairmen would suddenly gain the power to compel reluctant witnesses to testify in front of their committees.

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The Globe has found a growing number of examples of the secretary of state’s campaign closely intertwining with his public office.

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The former governor spoke Saturday at the Waltham university’s commencement.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_Lesley_04.jpg Elizabeth Warren tells Lesley graduates to speak out and fight for their dreams

“There will be plenty of people in your life who will try to shut you up, but people who shut up seldom make a difference,” Warren told the graduates.

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“I didn’t attend the inauguration. I’ve never met with this man. I’ve never seen him in person. I don’t care to see him,” the civil rights icon said.

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The differences in strategy reflect the conflict among Democrats over which politicians the party should back in the Trump era.

EDITORIAL

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If five more Republicans sign aboard, the House can debate a DACA fix.

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/18/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/jacoby-1448.jpg Want to throw the bums out of Congress? This engineer has come up with a plan

Americans despise Congress, yet most incumbents are routinely returned to office. A new political action committee aims to do something about that.

Local politics

Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

Clinton will be awarded Friday in Cambridge with the Radcliffe Medal, which honors those whose life and work have had a ‘‘transformative impact on society.’’

Deval Patrick tells Bentley graduates to ‘seek purpose, not prestige’

The former governor spoke Saturday at the Waltham university’s commencement.

House Democrats dream of oversight bonanza after midterms

If Democrats win the House in November, more than 20 Democratic chairmen would suddenly gain the power to compel reluctant witnesses to testify in front of their committees.

analysis

Trump’s tweet adds to the fog surrounding Russia inquiry

President Trump and his allies over the past several days have pushed a new narrative as they attempt to draw into question the motives of those investigating whether the president’s campaign colluded with Russia.

Globe reporters

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.