State election officials across country returning to paper ballots

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Officials are growing increasingly alarmed about the 2018 midterm elections, with a drumbeat of dire warning signs that Russia is determined to influence them.

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Posting from his Florida estate, President Trump seemed most aggrieved that the special counsel’s team had unearthed 13 indictments against Russians on Friday - and alleged that they could have swayed the 2016 election to benefit him.

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Here’s a quick guide to President Trump’s misstatements and misleading claims in his weekend Twitter barrage.

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The students said they are organizing ‘‘March for Our Lives’’ rallies in Washington and other major US cities on March 24 to demand action on gun violence.

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President Trump will host a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida.

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Senator Charles Schumer says President Trump’s proposed budget cuts $12 million from federal programs that help maintain records on who is ineligible to purchase firearms.

Tommy Chang talked to a K2 Spanish class student at Sarah Greenwood School.

The Boston Globe

At midpoint of his term, Tommy Chang is being tested

The controversies that have ensnarled Superintendent Tommy Chang have run the gamut, from budget cuts and school closures to turbulent leadership and late school buses.

Local politics

Joe Biden, in public and private, hints at a 2020 run

The former vice president broached the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

In Swampscott, parents grapple with transgender issues

Elementary school principal Tom Daniels announced earlier this month that she would henceforth be known as Shannon.

After Florida killings, gun-control lessons from Connecticut

Many advocates are pointing to the success of states such as Connecticut in addressing the spiraling toll of gun violence.

With future of young immigrants in doubt, Trump blames Democrats

The Senate rejected rival plans that would have spared Dreamers from deportation and strengthened border security.

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.