Early next year, Jay Gonzalez and his rivals will make cases at the local Democratic caucuses that choose delegates for the party’s endorsement convention in June.

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Democratic candidate for governor gets a boost from a Bernie Sanders acolyte

The endorsement comes at a critical time for candidate Jay Gonzalez.

Local politics

Black conservatives reel after Omarosa resigns

When the White House senior staff convened Friday for a regular briefing, there was not one black person among the roughly 30 people gathered.

Rubio, Corker to vote ‘yes’ on GOP tax bill

The support of Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Corker all but ensures the package will pass the Senate.

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‘All over America dudes like me are being pressed to confront our privilege. And. We. Are. Freaking. Out.’

From birth, we get benefits no one else can touch. And it just gets better from there. We need to own up, and share the wealth.

Republicans hunt for ways to pay for tax cuts

House and Senate Republicans faced a new round of uncertainty Thursday about the fate of their $1.5 trillion tax bill.

Senator Susan Collins talked to reporters as she boarded the Capitol subway in Washington.

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GROUND GAME

Will Maine’s Susan Collins have a ‘House of Cards’ moment?

The question of where Collins’s allegiances lie will become huge in Washington, as will the matter of whether she’s ripe for a switch to independent.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) during a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. House and Senate Republicans have reached an agreement, in principle, on a consensus tax bill on Wednesday, keeping the party on track for final votes next week with the aim of delivering a bill to President TrumpÕs desk by Christmas, according to people briefed on the deal. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

The legislation would slash tax rates for big business and lower levies on the richest Americans in a massive $1.5 trillion bill.

Representative Ruben Kihuen has said he would welcome an ethics investigation as a way to clear his name.

House investigating Nevada lawmaker over harassment allegations

Representative Ruben Kihuen is accused of sexually harassing a campaign worker and a lobbyist.

FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. California and the Trump administration will square off at a key federal court hearing in Oakland to help a judge decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women. U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam is not expected to immediately issue a ruling at the hearing Tuesday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control.

President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director Christopher Wray took part Friday in ceremonies at the FBI National Academy.

House intelligence panel rushes to complete Russia inquiry

Some of the most important witnesses are to be interviewed in New York by committee staff early next week.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Ivanka Trump attends an event where U.S. President Donald Trump spoke at the White House promoting the administrationÕs efforts to decrease federal regulations December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The administration has vowed to remove two regulations for every single regulation added in an effort to reduce the amount of bureaucratic Òred tapeÓ. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Is Ivanka Trump trying to wangle an invitation to the royal wedding?

Ivanka Trump tweeted her (somewhat tardy) congratulations to Prince Harry and his soon-to-be wife, Meghan Markle, Friday morning.

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.