Trump says he’s ending strategy council, manufacturing panel after exodus

President Trump spoke to reporters at Trump Tower on Tuesday.

“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both,” the president tweeted.

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General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt joined the exodus of executives quitting the manufacturing council.

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President Trump united the country under a common belief: The president should not have blamed both sides for the bloodshed in Charlottesville.

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Kat Timpf says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her criticism of President Trump’s statement.

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“What I just saw,” a visibly stunned Chuck Todd said on MSNBC, “gave me the wrong kind of chills.

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‘‘We the people have got to be smarter than this,’’ Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and the only African-American Cabinet member, said.

The boarded-up Confederate war memorial on George's Island on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. A DCR employee declined to comment on why the monument to 13 Confederate soldiers who died here was boarded up.

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State officials still undecided about fate of Boston’s only Confederate memorial

The memorial has been boarded up since June 16, according to Troy Wall, spokesman for DCR.

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There are at least 12 organized hate groups in Massachusetts, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Trump comments on race open breach with CEOs, military, and GOP

President Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday.

Ousted Suffolk president compares herself to Reince Priebus

In a 371-word Facebook post, Margaret McKenna criticized the university’s efforts to reform its board and search for a new president.

10 Commandments judge forces runoff in Alabama Senate race

The firebrand jurist rode a tide of anti-establishment sentiment to secure more votes than the incumbent for the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Jimmy Kimmel: Let’s make Donald Trump the first king of America

“England has a queen. She lives in a palace. Everyone makes a big deal when she shows up. She has no power at all,“ Kimmel said on his show Tuesday night.

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Boston Globe political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Congressman Seth Moulton. Watch the event replay.

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Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Jim O'Sullivan

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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.

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.

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Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.

 

Evan Horowitz

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