The Trump administration

Trump order softens laws on climate change

President Trump on Tuesday signed an “energy independence” executive order at EPA headquarters.

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The president’s order drew sharp criticism from environmental advocates.

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// Trump administration reportedly sought to block Sally Yates from testifying on Russia

The White House called the story “entirely false” in a statement Tuesday morning.

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// Will GOP decimate budget to notch win on tax cuts?

The weeks ahead will reveal which matter more to Republicans: tax cuts or balanced budgets.

// House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rules

The move is the first step toward allowing Internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

// House GOP again blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump’s taxes

House Democrats tried for a third time Tuesday to use a procedural vote to pry loose President Trump’s returns.

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House leaders want to revive health bill, but Senate, White House say no thanks

Senate Republicans and the White House sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law.

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Baker boosts funding for early education

The funding, if approved by the Legislature, will translate directly into raises for teachers.

After apology, Bill O’Reilly continues attacks on Maxine Waters

An expression of regret on “The O’Reilly Factor” was immediately followed by a lengthy broadside against the congresswoman.

Ivanka Trump, shifting plans, will become a federal employee

The move comes after her plan to be an informal adviser prompted criticism from ethics experts, who said it would allow her to avoid some rules.

The border wall will be pretty tough to build, interior secretary says

Geographic challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the US-Mexico border wall, Ryan Zinke said.

Transition to Trump

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// A look at Trump’s jam-packed transition period

The stretch between Donald Trump’s election and his inauguration did not exactly provide a lull in the political action.

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// Watch: Political Happy Hour with Stephen Lynch

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

America on Edge

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// America on Edge

A series from the Boston Globe Washington bureau examining the unsettled American electorate.

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Frank Phillips


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

Jim O'Sullivan


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

// 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 focused on the 2016 presidential race.

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


Evan Horowitz


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