Joe Kennedy protests Trump’s family-separation policy

Representative Joe Kennedy III spoke during a rally in Tornillo, Texas, to protest the Trump administration’s policy on separating migrant children from their parents.

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The Massachusetts congressman joined protesters in Texas Sunday, blasting President Trump and comparing those who are fleeing violence today to his own ancestors.

// First lady Melania Trump says US should govern ‘with heart’

Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham says the first lady believes ‘‘we need to be a country that follows all laws,’’ but also one ‘‘that governs with heart.’’

// Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

To those who work with immigrants, the parents’ plight was heralded by a series of measures making it harder for kids arriving on the border to get released from government custody and to seek legal status here.

// Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign

The man, who called himself Henry Greenberg, offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton, Trump’s presumptive Democratic opponent in the upcoming presidential election.

// Giuliani suggests Trump may pardon Manafort after Mueller’s probe

Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Trump, was jailed last week in the investigation by Robert Mueller.

// FBI agent removed from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts says he’s willing to testify before Congress

Peter Strzok, who was singled out in a recent Justice Department inspector general report for the politically charged messages, would be willing to testify without immunity, and he would not invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to any question.

// Trump defends summit with North Korea, says US ‘got so much’

President Trump pushed back against criticism that he gave too much ground to North Korea at last week’s summit, saying the US “got so much” out of the meeting, including the return of American citizens.

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up from the presidential SUV.

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‘When are Republicans going to stand up to Trump? Never.’ Here’s why

President Trump is scoring policy victories with surprising efficiency, fulfilling campaign promises and propelling his support among GOP voters.

Local politics

Reporters were let inside a detention facility for migrant kids. Here’s what it was like

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside.

Here’s what you need to know about children being separated from their parents at the border

Here are four things you need to know about the controversy.

Governor Charlie Baker says Mass. National Guard will not help with patrols on Mexican border

Governor Charlie Baker called the Trump Administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families “cruel and inhumane.”

Little-known White House aide chosen to lead consumer agency

Kathy Kraninger would take over from her boss, budget director Mick Mulvaney, as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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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

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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.