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Michael A. Cohen

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There’s no crisis at the border, but there is a democratic crisis within the GOP.

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/President_Benjamin_Harrison.jpg The Republican president who alienated Republicans

Benjamin Harrison had an illustrious family name and a gift for public speaking. He also had a personality problem.

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Polito pays herself back $226,000 in loans from decades-old campaigns

“I was fortunate to have the means to be able to recoup the funds that I personally gave to my campaigns, and I felt it was the right time to do so,” Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito said.

Dan Geldon is Elizabeth Warren’s secret weapon

Dan Geldon, chief of staff for Warren’s presidential campaign, will greatly influence her political prospects in the months ahead.

Cory Booker visits New Hampshire for first time as presidential candidate

The New Jersey senator is spending Presidents’ Day weekend in the state.

John Kerry says he’s ‘ashamed’ Pence didn’t acknowledge climate change

The former secretary of state and vice president both spoke Saturday at the Munich Security Conference.

Some dismiss Dan Geldon (left) as inexperienced, wonky, arrogant. But there’s no denying he’s part of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s rise from a Harvard law professor to a top tier candidate for the highest office in the land.

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Dan Geldon is Elizabeth Warren’s secret weapon

Dan Geldon, chief of staff for Warren’s presidential campaign, will greatly influence her political prospects in the months ahead.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/AFP_1AM1T2.jpg Ayanna Pressley’s husband left City Hall to launch consulting firm just before she entered Congress

An ethics expert warns that Conan Harris and Ayanna Pressley will have to be mindful to avoid any potential ethical and political pitfalls.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumackigillibrand268.jpg Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand tours businesses in Exeter, N.H.

She was among several Democratic candidates seeking to be the nation’s chief executive who visited the Granite State on Saturday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_021619_17NewHampshire_12192x.jpg Cory Booker visits New Hampshire for first time as presidential candidate

The New Jersey senator is spending Presidents’ Day weekend in the state.

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The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., spoke Saturday in Raymond, N.H.

Analysis

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/0763b0e6404846de9a9e74a68106752f-0763b0e6404846de9a9e74a68106752f-0.jpg In declaring a national emergency, Trump reminds Republicans: It’s all about him

Though he expects loyalty from Republicans, President Trump has never demonstrated much fidelity to the party that he leads, and Friday he proved it again.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2ndld-writethru-f2ef3d5e-315b-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c-8342.jpg Trump’s move to bypass Congress leaves Republican senators in a bind

The resistance to Trump’s emergency declaration was much more pronounced in the Senate than in the House.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_1DI51F.jpg John Kerry says he’s ‘ashamed’ Pence didn’t acknowledge climate change

The former secretary of state and vice president both spoke Saturday at the Munich Security Conference.