Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign, and Wikileaks, claiming conspiracy in 2016 election

President Donald Trump.

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The DNC says that Russia launched a “brazen attack on American democracy” that began with a cyberattack on the committee.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, leaves a court hearing in Manhattan, April 16, 2018. For years Trump treated Cohen poorly, with gratuitous insults, dismissive statements and, at least twice, threats of being fired, according to interviews with a half-dozen people familiar with their relationship. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times)

Trump lawyer told put up or shut up to slow porn star suit

A federal judge said there were ‘‘gaping holes’’ in Michael Cohen’s request for a delay and it was not enough for his attorney to file a statement on his behalf.

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 20: In this handout provided by the Office of George H.W. Bush, former President George H. W. Bush looks at the casket with his daughter Dorothy

President George HW Bush greets mourners honoring his wife

Thousands of people came Friday to pay respect to Barbara Bush, wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd.

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The episode is yet the latest reflection of the regard with which Trump holds the Russian leader.

US President Donald Trump speaks following the ceremonial swearing-in of James Mattis as secretary of defense on January 27, 2016 at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

State Department strikes reproductive rights, Occupied Territories from annual report

The report covering 2017 focuses less on societal attitudes and discrimination than in previous years and more on governmental actions that encourage or reward violence and bigotry.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confers with his communications aide Matt House as he speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Democratic leader plans bill to decriminalize pot

Senator Chuck Schumer is using marijuana’s informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug.

With seven months until the 2020 presidential primary season kicks off in earnest, the top-tier Democratic potential candidates are nowhere to be found in New Hampshire.

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Ground Game

In N.H., a burning political question: Where are all the big-deal Democratic presidential candidates?

The top-tier Democratic potential candidates are nowhere to be found in Iowa or New Hampshire, with seven months until primary season kicks off in earnest.

Local politics

Trump considering full pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

President Trump says he’s considering “a Full Pardon!” for the boxer more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of “immorality.”

Trump plan would cut back health care protections for transgender people

The administration plans to roll back a rule issued by President Obama that prevents discrimination.

Why Trump has struggled to assemble a legal team

Twelve partners from a total of seven firms have said no to President Trump’s entreaties to help him navigate the special counsel’s probe.

Ground Game

In N.H., a burning political question: Where are all the big-deal Democratic presidential candidates?

The top-tier Democratic potential candidates are nowhere to be found in Iowa or New Hampshire, with seven months until primary season kicks off in earnest.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Frank Phillips

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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

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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.

Evan Horowitz

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