Trump’s judicial legacy will last for decades — and not solely because of his Supreme Court picks

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President Trump has appointed 44 judges since taking office – including more appellate judges than any president in American history at this point in their tenure.

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Progressive voters are increasingly rattling primaries, and they promise to grow as a disruptive force in general elections.

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President Trump suggested Saturday that there could be legal consequences for Michael Cohen, who recorded a discussion about paying a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump.

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The FBI seized the recording during a raid on Cohen’s office amid an investigation into Cohen’s involvement in paying women to tamp down embarrassing news stories about President Trump before the 2016 election.

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The Trump administration has disclosed a previously top-secret set of documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page.

In Massachusetts, Secretary of State Bill Galvin, the fourth-longest-serving secretary of state in the nation, is being challenged by a Boston city councilor.

Ground Game

The hottest race on the ballot? In Trump’s America, that may be secretary of state

Contests for secretary of state haven’t gotten this much attention in over a century.

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Renée Graham

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Boston’s tourist hub is named for a slave trader. Artist Steve Locke wants to commemorate that history without taking Peter Faneuil’s name off the city’s quintessential landmark.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker at this year’s state GOP convention.

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Some conservatives are fuming that Baker is too far left

Charlie Baker’s record would be good for a Democrat. But he’s a Republican, and some conservatives are saying he’s too progressive.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/lee_070918_nikasanchez1_met.jpg Jeff Sánchez, Jamaica Plain Democrat, is getting challenged from the ‘super left’

Sánchez, who serves as the House’s fiscal chief, will face a primary challenge from Nika Elugardo.

Local politics

Inquiry focuses on publisher’s support for Trump

Authorities say the tabloid company American Media Inc. helped quash stories embarrassing to the future president.

Jeff Sánchez, Jamaica Plain Democrat, is getting challenged from the ‘super left’

Sánchez, who serves as the House’s fiscal chief, will face a primary challenge from Nika Elugardo.

Trump’s judicial legacy will last for decades — and not solely because of his Supreme Court picks

President Trump has appointed 44 judges since taking office – including more appellate judges than any president in American history at this point in their tenure.

White House withdraws judicial nominee after GOP realizes he didn't have votes

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, announced he would withdraw Ryan Bounds’s nomination after a scheduled vote to confirm him was delayed for nearly an hour, while Republicans came to the realization they did not have the votes needed to carry the nomination.

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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.