Opinion

EDITORIAL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Clipboard-6330.jpg Beacon Hill’s new rules but same old MeToo problems

What’s most important is that legislative leaders send a message that they’re serious about changing a sexist culture that has thrived for too long. New rules only go so far.

Latest political news

Elizabeth Warren criticizes Trump’s wall as ‘dumb’ and cruel in Puerto Rico

“Puerto Rico has suffered enough,” the Massachusetts senator said. “We will not allow anyone to sabotage your recovery – not even the President of the United States.”

For Democrats, women in 2020 may offer opportunity and hard choices

Four or more top-tier women candidates are gearing up for the Democratic nomination, providing the party with a chance to make history — and difficult decisions.

Elizabeth Warren welcomes Kamala Harris into an already crowded Democratic presidential field

Warren, who also is running for the White House, called the California Democrat’s entrance into the race “terrific” for the party.

Trump visits MLK memorial in Washington

The president and Vice President Mike Pence visited the slain civil rights leader’s memorial on the holiday honoring his birthday.

President Trump departed after speaking about the partial government shutdown at the White House over the weekend.

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Senate to push forward with two shutdown votes Thursday

The Senate will vote this week on two bills to end the government shutdown, but it’s doubtful either will pass.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_1CI3YS.jpg Trump moving ahead with State of the Union speech next week

At the same time, the White House is continuing to work on contingency plans and has been considering potential alternatives, including a rally, as a back-up venue.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/e3a86d6fbd5841deb13d808a65beb5b1-e3a86d6fbd5841deb13d808a65beb5b1-0.jpg For Democrats, women in 2020 may offer opportunity and hard choices

Four or more top-tier women candidates are gearing up for the Democratic nomination, providing the party with a chance to make history — and difficult decisions.

Analysis

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/1085353974.jpg Fact-checking President Trump through two years in office

The president has made 8,158 false or misleading public claims in his time in the Oval Office.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_1C61KB.jpg Kamala Harris runs for president after swift rise in national politics

In a Martin Luther King Day appearance on “Good Morning America,” Harris said she will officially launch her campaign next weekend at a rally in Oakland.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_012119_22WarrenSpeech_699x.jpg Elizabeth Warren welcomes Kamala Harris into an already crowded Democratic presidential field

Warren, who also is running for the White House, called the California Democrat’s entrance into the race “terrific” for the party.