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Abortion rights group backs Jay Gonzalez for governor over Charlie Baker

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts PAC says it is planning to endorse Democrat Jay Gonzalez, arguing that it’s looking for a more forceful advocate for abortion rights and family planning in the Corner Office.

At UN, Trump says second summit with North Korea likely ‘quite soon’

President Trump arrived at the United Nations on Monday striking a far less ominous tone than a year ago, announcing he likely will hold a second summit with Kim Jong Un “quite soon.”

Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump, with fate unclear

The White House delayed a decision on the fate of the Justice Department official overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation.

Retailer pulls sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costume after online backlash

A lingerie company announced it was pulling a short, body-hugging costume similar to the red outfits featured on “Handmaid’s Tale” after the ensemble sparked heavy backlash.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (right) walked away after a meeting Monday at the White House with John Kelly, the White House chief of staff.

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Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump, with fate unclear

The White House delayed a decision on the fate of the Justice Department official overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation.

// Kavanaugh controversy spills into congressional midterms

The harrowing allegations of an attempted sexual assault, and Republicans’ defense of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, are reverberating in battleground congressional districts.

// Yale cancels some classes as law students protest Brett Kavanaugh nomination

Yale Law School students are demanding an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

// Dozens protesting Kavanaugh arrested outside Susan Collins’s office

Protesters have targeted Collins, a Republican US senator from Maine, because she is an undecided vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

// Republicans, including Trump, were vocal in defense of Kavanaugh today

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denounced new allegations against him as President Trump said he stands with his pick.

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Here’s what we know about the new accusations against Brett Kavanaugh

From the explosive New Yorker report published Sunday night to lawyer Michael Avenatti’s tweets, here’s a look at the new allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.


// This isn’t just about Christine Blasey Ford. To end rape culture, we need to believe survivors

President Trump insinuated if Christine Blasey Ford’s assault was that bad, it would have been reported. Today survivors and their supporters walk out on that kind of shaming and blaming.

N.H. state senator describes her 1976 assault and why she didn’t report it

Sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh prompted a New Hampshire state senator to come forward with her own story of assault.

// Trump says no statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

President Donald Trump said he’s an “absolute no” on statehood for Puerto Rico while critics, including San Juan’s mayor, are in office.


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// The Republicans bet on the tax cut — and lost

The GOP’s top legislative accomplishment has become an albatross around the party’s neck.

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Frank Phillips


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

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

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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.