Opinion

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/2011-2020/2019/02/14/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0-6508.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.

Latest political news

Commenting on Mass. case, Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel ruling

Thomas commented as the Supreme Court declined to take up a Massachusetts lawsuit involving Bill Cosby.

Ground Game

In 2020, Bernie Sanders must win the N.H. primary. Elizabeth Warren stands in his way

US Senator Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 presidential race with political advantages that his rivals could only dream of having. But he also has one major obstacle.

Could Bernie Sanders lose in 2020 because of his success in 2016?

Unlike his insurgent 2016 campaign against front-runner Hillary Clinton, this time around the Vermont senator faces a diverse field in the Democratic primary.

Voters in N.H. thank Klobuchar for her composure during Kavanaugh hearings

In her first stop in the first-in-the-nation primary state, US Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke to a crowd of about 250 people in Goffstown.

FILE -- Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, in Atlanta on Nov. 2, 2018. Obama has met with several Democratic presidential candidates, but he is seen as unlikely to endorse any of them before the general election. (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)

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Obama quietly gives advice to 2020 Democrats, but no endorsement

Former President Obama has been counseling Democratic candidates on how to win the White House in 2020. But he has no plans to pick a favorite.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi19rally07.jpg 16 states sue Trump over emergency declaration

A group of at least 16 states, including Maine and Connecticut, sued President Trump after his declaration of a national emergency over border security.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/klima_19harris_20190218_003.jpg In N.H., Kamala Harris says, ‘I intend to compete’ in the state

New Hampshire is a test for candidates. Kamala Harris, the California senator, said she’s up for it.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_021819_19Klobuchar_14489x.jpg Voters in N.H. thank Klobuchar for her composure during Kavanaugh hearings

In her first stop in the first-in-the-nation primary state, US Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke to a crowd of about 250 people in Goffstown.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/33f8ba1547f04cbabc652724c1b6efdc-33f8ba1547f04cbabc652724c1b6efdc-0.jpg Elizabeth Warren, other women candidates emphasize experiences as mothers

The women of 2020 plan to embrace policies that affect mothers and working parents more broadly.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/17/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_1DJ1SV.jpg Political, legal hits continue after Trump’s emergency declaration

President Trump’s announcement — an attempt to circumvent Congress and redirect taxpayer money to fund 230 miles of barriers — has already been hit with several lawsuits.

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Senator Lindsey Graham made the comments after former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Justice Department officials had discussed using the 25th Amendment.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_pressley_husband.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.