Trump told by judge not to block users from his Twitter feed

A federal judge ruled the comment section of President Donald Trump’s personal account is a public forum and that blocking users on the basis of political speech is a violation of their First Amendment rights.

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President Trump blocking Twitter users on the basis of political speech is a violation of their free-speech rights under the First Amendment.

Trump defends Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren after she had a drink thrown at her

Lahren had a drink thrown at her during brunch at a Minneapolis restaurant this weekend, was heckled by patrons, and got into a heated argument before leaving.

FILE- In this combination of file photos, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 16, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a meeting with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 27, 2018. Foreign journalists will get the chance to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, a much-touted display of goodwill ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump in June, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)

Michael A. Cohen

The rhetoric and reality of the US-North Korea summit

A face-saving measure that will allow each side to claim victory is the best chance we have for this summit not ending in complete disaster.

Jared Kushner’s FBI background checks had dragged on for a year.

Jared Kushner gets security clearance, ending delay that prompted questions

The move ends a period of uncertainty that had fueled questions about whether Jared Kushner was in peril in the special counsel investigation.

Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman Stephen P. Crosby and his counterparts in three other jurisdictions said the expansion of sports betting is best handled by individual states.

Mass. gaming board chair says states should oversee sports bets

The statement, made with colleagues from three other states, is a rebuke to sports leagues.

The communications director for Robert Massie (above), Mara Dolan, has quit his campaign after six weeks.

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Capital Source

Robert Massie’s communications director departs, citing ‘finance’ issues

“She’s a very strong person,’’ the gubernatorial candidate said. Of her work, he added, “She’s very demanding.”

Local politics

House advances gun bill

With passage expected to come in the late evening, the Democratic-controlled chamber was debating legislation that would allow family members, roommates, current and former romantic partners, and police officials to petition a court to take away a gun owner’s weapons for a year.

Trump repeats unconfirmed claims of a spy inside his campaign

Trump has joined his allies in Congress in an offensive against the Justice Department, calling for the department to disclose the identity of an informant who approached several members of his campaign team who had been in contact with suspected Russian agents.

Jared Kushner gets security clearance, ending delay that prompted questions

The move ends a period of uncertainty that had fueled questions about whether Jared Kushner was in peril in the special counsel investigation.

Ground Game

Warren, Sanders have different focus for the same 2018 goals

If their goals are the same, the way Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are approaching the goals are not.

Globe reporters

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.