In visit to N.H., Trump to announce opioid plan including death penalty

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Rochester, N.H., Sept. 17, 2015. Trump boasted that he had won WednesdayÕs debate and noted that he was ahead of rivals like Carly Fiorina Ñ and smiled as his crowd booed her name. (Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/The New York Times)

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President Trump is expected to visit the state he once referred to as a “drug-infested den” on Monday.

// State official gave six-figure jobs to friends and neighbors

Michael Heffernan has filled the revenue agency with Wellesley residents, business associates, and fellow golfers.

// Fact-checking Trump’s error-filled tweetstorm about the Mueller probe

President Trump made a number of inaccurate or misleading statements about the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

South Boston, MA -- 3/18/2018 - (L-R) Senator Elizabeth Warren sings with Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch as Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Mayor Marty Walsh clap along during the Annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast at the Ironworkers Local 7 Union Hall. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 19stpatsbreakfast Reporter:

A kinder, gentler — sort of — South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

It was held in a smaller space, and it had fewer bells and whistles, but South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast went on Sunday morning as it has for years.

// Governor Baker threw back a tequila shot on St. Patrick’s Day — and teasing ensued

A video posted on Twitter Saturday shows Governor Charlie Baker drinking a shot of tequila in South Boston. Yes, tequila — not Irish whiskey — on St. Patrick’s Day.

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The State House culture still needs to change

At the very moment significant reform on harassment and sexual misconduct on Beacon Hill was approved, an appalling scene was a reminder that more remains to be done.

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Speaker DeLeo says House non-disclosure agreements included laid-off staff

But DeLeo did not say why the House sought the controversial agreements — which it has since waived — or why it did for some employees and not others.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Facebook’s mentality: anything for a buck

A political research firm linked to the Trump campaign may have improperly accessed user data, but Facebook should not have allowed it to happen.

Hillary Clinton said she meant no disrespect to women voters

In a Facebook posting, Clinton wrote that she did not realize the impact her comments would have.

Baker defends budget chief’s hiring of friends, says they’re ‘qualified’

“Every single one of those people was qualified to do their job,” Baker said at the State House, adding: “So we’re going to outlaw people from Wellesley from working in the administration?”

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Frank Phillips


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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

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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.

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

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