What happened to the GOP’s red line on Mueller being fired?

Senator Lindsey Graham (right, with Senator Ron Johnson) once warned President Trump that firing special counsel Robert Mueller would be the “end” of his presidency. More recently, Graham said “not now” when asked if he wanted his bill to protect Mueller to pass.


Now that the president is escalating his personal attacks on the Robert Mueller Russia investigation, Republicans in Congress are expressing reluctance to take specific steps.

President Trump spoke about the opioid crisis in Manchester, N.H., on Monday.

There’s more to that Dartmouth study Trump mentioned in his N.H. speech

The president pinned much of the blame for the opioid epidemic in the Granite State on Lawrence, but other factors are also at play.

Trump says he wants to meet with Putin soon

President Trump said he also congratulated the Russian president on his reelection, even as other world leaders hesitated to do so.

MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 06: Karen McDougal attends Playboy's Super Saturday Night Party at Sagamore Hotel on February 6, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Playboy)

Ex-Playboy model sues to break silence on Trump

A former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with Donald Trump sued Tuesday to be released from a 2016 legal agreement requiring her silence.

First lady Melania Trump hosted executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying on Tuesday.

Melania Trump vows to fight cyberbullying despite skeptics

‘‘I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic,’’ the first lady said. ‘‘But it will not stop me from doing what I know is right.”

Anthony Amore, the director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, is the  first GOP contender for Massachusetts secretary of state this year.

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Gardner museum security chief to run for Mass. secretary of state

Anthony Amore, a Republican, had been planning a run for the state House of Representatives, but has shifted to chase the statewide office.

Local politics

Death penalty for drug dealers is not a new idea

Trump can already pursue the death penalty for drug dealers. Here’s why no other president has done it.

Baker pushes more ‘urgency’ in changing fentanyl trafficking law

Because of how a 2015 bill by Attorney General Maura Healey was drafted, prosecutors say it’s extremely difficult to charge someone with fentanyl trafficking.

Trump congratulates Putin on his reelection, raises no concerns about election meddling here

Trump also did not raise Russia’s apparent role in a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil.

Saudi prince meets with Trump at White House

President Trump welcomed Saudi Arabia’s crown prince to the White House on Tuesday, reaffirming his endorsement of the young monarch.

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.