“Upholding [the policy] will benefit the law-abiding, hard-working immigrants who contribute to our society,” police Commissioner William B. Evans said Saturday.

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Boston police commissioner joins legal effort to protect ‘Dreamers’

A brief aims to protect young immigrants from the Trump administration’s effort to abolish a federal policy that has shielded roughly 800,000 people from deportation.

Local politics

Treasury chief can’t rule out government shutdown, but expects deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he expects that lawmakers will reach bipartisan agreement on another short-term funding extension to avoid a shutdown.

It was a Merry Christmas in the Oval Office on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Scarlett Johansson reprised her portrayal of Ivanka Trump, and Alec Baldwin again played the president.

Here’s how Trump is trying to undo Obama’s work

A review of executive actions shows how President Trump has systematically attacked his predecessor’s legacy.


Trump’s greatest mission: erasing Obama’s legacy

Some attempts have failed, but the intensity of the president’s anti-Obama movement has never ebbed.

President Trump walked towards Marine One as he departed from the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday.

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Trump’s greatest mission: erasing Obama’s legacy

Some attempts have failed, but the intensity of the president’s anti-Obama movement has never ebbed.

President Trump spoke Saturday as he departed for Camp David, Md.

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

President Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class.

Omarosa Manigault.

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.

Roy Moore’s defeat Tuesday in the Alabama Senate race brought initial joy to Democrats, but by week’s end, the ecstatic moment had faded to a more tempered, pragmatic view of the future.

Realism sets in again after Democrats savor a rare win in Alabama

Alabama voted to send Democrat Doug Jones, an abortion-rights supporter, to the US Senate.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Senator Gillibrand’s star shines as nation unites behind her cause

Gillibrand has assumed her place at the head table of the Democrats’ anti-Trump movement. The reason is simple.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The canceled federal conference on climate change and health problem is back on but apparently minus the federal government. Former Vice President Al Gore, the University of Washington, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the American Public Health Association are resurrecting a climate change and health conference set for next month that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had planned then canceled in December. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Frank Phillips


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


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


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