Trump falsely claims in speech that Constitution gives him ‘the right to do whatever I want’

That’s the message he delivered — not for the first time — on Tuesday while addressing a crowd of teenagers and young adults at the Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit in Washington.

The Squad, from left: Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

At a modest New York fund-raiser, the Squad got its start

“Change can’t wait,” Ayanna Pressley said the night in 2018 she met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Robert Mueller.

What to watch during Robert Mueller’s hearing on Wednesday

Mueller is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee at 8:30 a.m., followed by a second hearing before the House Intelligence Committee at 12 p.m. The Globe will livestream the proceedings and also provide live updates and analysis.

Robert Mueller.

Live updates: Robert Mueller testifies before House committees

The former special counsel is testifying before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees Wednesday. Follow along beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

USDA rule could cut food stamp benefits for 3.1 million

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed tightening automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could cut benefits for about 3.1 million people.

Boris Johnson took part in a tug of war with Armed Forces personnel at the launch of London Poppy Day during his tenure as Mayor of London.

5 things you may not know about Boris Johnson, the UK’s often disheveled, occasionally inappropriate new PM

Here are five things you may not know about Boris Johnson, who is set to become Britain’s next prime minister.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Pence canceled New Hampshire trip to avoid meeting a drug trafficker

When Vice President Mike Pence abruptly canceled a trip this month to New Hampshire to discuss the opioid epidemic, White House officials refused to say why.

Author Chelsea Clinton.

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky welcome third child

Jasper Clinton Mezvinsky joins Charlotte, 4, and Aidan, 3, as an heir to the Clinton dynasty.

Boston, MA - 7/21/19 Rep. Ayanna Pressley (cq) greets people on her arrival to the event. The Roxbury Unity Parade-Empowerment Fair starts with a program at 75 Malcolm X Boulevard and then steps off to Malcolm X Park. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 22unityparade Reporter: Gal Tziperman Lotan

Insider or outsider? Ayanna Pressley might be trying to have the best of both worlds

She has the resume of an insider, but Pressley won her seat with an outsider move and has banded with rebellious lawmakers known as “the Squad.”

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Two La. police officers fired over post suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

One of the officers posted on Facebook calling US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a ‘‘vile idiot’’ and suggesting that she be shot and another “liked” the post.

Former special counsel Robert Mueller.

House Republicans vow tough questions for Mueller at hearing

The House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee will question Mueller in separate hearings on the report.

Elizabeth Warren.

Warren warns of another economic crash as she touts her policies as a way to prevent it

Senator Elizabeth Warren called on regulators to do their job, arguing federal agencies created to monitor and regulate financial markets are not living up to their mandate in the Trump era.

Holyoke mayor Alex Morse to challenge Richard Neal in 2020 Democratic primary

Morse announced on Monday that he is running against Neal in the First District Democratic primary in 2020.

Senator Bernie Sanders visited Iowa this past weekend, speaking at a candidates forum in Council Bluffs Saturday. His campaign is also doubling down on New Hampshire.

Bernie Sanders might be losing his N.H. firewall

The Vermont senator trounced Hillary Clinton in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. This time around, he can’t take the state for granted.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is no stranger when it comes to testifying before Congress.

Hostile witness or Democrats’ hero? Robert Mueller’s past turns before Congress offer important clues

The former FBI director’s appearances on Capitol Hill were marked by his polite reticence and lawmakers’ deference to his judgment.

Former “Apprentice” co-star Omarosa Manigault Newman accused President Trump of “trying to start a race war in this country.”

In Trump’s long career, an opportunistic view of race

The president often sought to pit Americans against one another along racial lines — even on his reality show, “The Apprentice.”

Beto O'Rourke campaigned last week at Oak Park in Manchester, N.H.

How is Beto O’Rourke hoping to revive his campaign? By getting back to his roots

The rock-star energy has faded, and O’Rourke is doing what he can to recapture the magic that existed during his campaign against Ted Cruz.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Michelle Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

‘It’s our America’: Michelle Obama speaks out amid Trump tweet furor

Former first lady Michelle Obama posted a message on Twitter urging Americans to remember that “there’s a place for us all” in this country.

President Trump.

After distancing himself from hostile chant, Trump calls rally supporters ‘incredible patriots’

A day after he sought to distance himself from a hostile chant by his supporters, President Trump lashed out at the media for its coverage of the episode and called the crowd at the North Carolina rally ‘‘incredible patriots.’’

N.H. state lawmaker claims ‘owning slaves doesn’t make you racist’ in Facebook comments

“There’s no evidence at all that I’ve ever acted in a racial manner,” said Werner Horn, Republican of Franklin.

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