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Governor Baker, angered by a report that painted the department as rife with dysfunction, dispatched a defense of the agency to its workers.

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Among the decisions are whether to allow pot bars and weed delivery.

Local politics

Women renew their accusations against Trump

President Trump’s history of alleged sexual misconduct re-emerged Monday amid the national reckoning over inappropriate behavior.

Watch: A conversation with the women of the Boston City Council

Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham held a round-table discussion with Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi George, Ayanna Pressley, Andrea Campbell, Lydia Edwards, and Kim Janey.

Trump continues his full-court press for Roy Moore

The president’s latest move in support of the US Senate candidate was recording a robocall urging voters to back Moore.

Mass. is tackling marijuana rules this week. Here’s what to watch for

Among the decisions are whether to allow pot bars and weed delivery.

Rachel Crooks (left) Jessica Leeds (center) and Samantha Holvey attended a news conference Monday in New York to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.

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Accusers say it’s ‘heartbreaking’ to see Trump elected despite their allegations

‘‘I put myself out there for the entire world and nobody cared,’’ one accuser said on NBC’s ‘‘Megyn Kelly Today’’ show.

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When asked for a response to calls for President Trump to resign or for a congressional investigation, the press secretary used a familiar refrain.

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The report that the president watches four to eight hours of TV a day sparked a reaction from the president. But there were lots of other stunning tidbits.

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During a radio show Monday, Moore took aim at a political group that has run ads hammering the Republican over alleged misconduct with teen girls.

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“Given its relative closeness, the moon in particular offers humans the best hope for long-term exploration and utilization,” a White House statement said.

Michael A. Cohen

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The network is trying to cajole and convince the president — a dedicated Fox watcher — to fire Robert Mueller.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


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.