Alex Beam

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The myth of the common man or woman is alive and well on the campaign trail.

Opinion | Christopher Weyant

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Cartoonist and illustrator Christopher Weyant envisions the reactions of President Trump’s most ardent supporters when they discover the truth behind his promises.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/KREITER02152019weld6.jpg In challenge to Trump, Bill Weld exploring 2020 run as a Republican

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/1124778946.jpg Judge puts a partial gag order on Roger Stone

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