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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More study? Addiction experts disappointed with Trump’s lack of action on opioid crisis

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Some say President Trump is giving too little attention to the opioid addiction crisis.

Senators praise Trump’s strike on Syria, but warn against further action without congressional approval

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

The bipartisan support speaks to the degree that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has outraged the world.

Filibuster broken, Gorsuch vote is set

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

This procedural maneuver was the culmination of years — if not decades — of increased partisanship for the once-collegial body.

Here’s how the Senate’s ‘nuclear option’ works

By Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Republicans just voted to invoke the “nuclear option” and allow confirmation of Supreme Court nominees by a simple marjority. Now what?