Astead W. Herndon

Herndon is a general assignment Metro reporter for the Globe. He joined the Globe in 2015 after a summer reporting internship. A graduate of the Marquette University, Herndon previously worked at and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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2 black lawmakers cancel appearances at Miss. museum opening that Trump will attend

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Two black lawmakers, including civil rights hero John Lewis, intend to skip the opening of a civil rights museum after President Trump said he planned to attend the event.

Black lawmakers may skip civil rights museum opening in protest of Trump

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Angered by a White House they view as racially divisive, black lawmakers wrestling with how to respond to President Trump’s planned attendance at the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi.

GOP tax plan clears Senate in narrow, early morning vote

By Astead W. Herndon and Julia Jacobs , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

After weeks of back-room negotiations, 51 of 52 Republican senators coalesced around a package that would dramatically lower taxes, particularly for corporations and wealthy individuals.

Shaking off distractions from the White House, Senate GOP edges closer to a tax vote

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

President Trump has brought his penchant for high drama to Capitol Hill once again, as another high pressure vote looms over the US Senate.