Gabriel Gomez has weaved in and out of the Republican voter registration lists over the last few years.

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Republicans may have another hurdle in their efforts to unseat Elizabeth Warren

Gabriel Gomez is sending out signals he is considering changing his Republican Party affiliation and running against Warren as an independent.

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Trump’s exam shows serious heart concerns, doctors outside the White House say

Cardiologists not associated with the White House said President Trump’s exam revealed very high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, which raise the risk of heart attack.

How a defiant Chelsea Manning could upend the race for US Senate in Maryland

In her first utterances as a US Senate candidate, Chelsea Manning declared war on establishment politicians.

Ex-senator Bob Dole shares stage with Trump as he receives Congressional Gold Medal

Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before Donald Trump published the 1987 book of the same name.

Trump is ending his first year with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president

Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average first-year approval rating of any elected president.

Tereza Lee.

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One of the original Dreamers fights for DACA

Tereza Lee. now a US citizen, grew up with a nightmare every day: the knowledge that she and her family could be discovered at any moment and sent away from the place that had become home.

Nestor Ramos

// A golden age of bad faith arguments emerges from Trump’s White Hole

This week’s hole/house dispute has to be the highest expression of a terrible art form.

President Donald Trump, during an appearance with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, at the White House in Washington, Jan.16, 2018. Trump on Tuesday falsely claimed via Twitter that his approval ratings with black Americans has doubled, apparently crediting a segment on ÒFox & Friends.Ó (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

That vulgar term Trump reportedly used? One of its first recorded uses in America was in Mass.

A report that traces back the history of the word notes that perhaps the earliest recorded use of it in America happened — where else? — right here in Massachusetts.

Senator Jeff Flake spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday.

Jeff Flake just gave a dramatic defense of the press on the Senate floor

The outgoing Republican Senator called the president’s attacks on the press “a source of great shame” and compared his language to that of Josef Stalin.

President Trump.

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How would you score on a cognitive test like the one Trump took?

President Trump did “exceedingly well” this week on a cognitive screening, used to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions.

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon left a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

White House directed Bannon silence in House interview

Steve Bannon’s attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist.

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Frank Phillips


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

Stephanie Ebbert

// Stephanie Ebbert

Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

// Akilah Johnson

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


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

// James Pindell

James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz


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