Liz Goodwin, The Boston Globe

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Recent articles by Liz:

Elizabeth Warren’s income jumped to $1.36 million last year after book advance

Senator Elizabeth Warren and her husband reported about $1.36 million in total income in 2021, a higher amount than in recent years due to a six-figure advance the senator received for her books “Pinkie Promises” and “Persist.” → Read More

A new conservative majority poised to overturn Roe could spell the end of the Roberts court

As the draft opinion on abortion rights show, an emboldened group of justices to the right of Roberts no longer needs the deeply conservative, but more cautious and institutionalist, chief to join them to hand down rulings. → Read More

Massachusetts lawmaker joins Pelosi’s surprise trip to Ukraine

The discussion with Volodymyr Zelensky was described as “intense,” with the Ukrainian president detailing the aid he needed for the war effort. → Read More

Seth Moulton defends surprise Afghan trip: ‘The scoldings mean nothing when we’re saving a few lives’

“I don’t care one bit about anonymous quotes from Washington when I’m saving the lives of our allies,” Moulton said. → Read More

Democrats push racial justice measures as some Republicans briefly seek an ‘Anglo Saxon’ caucus

The push on civil rights has so far attracted zero Republican votes, while GOP party leaders spent last week tamping down a move by a handful of their more extreme members to form a caucus dedicated to celebrating “Anglo Saxon” heritage. → Read More

For her first major task as VP, Kamala Harris is handed a thorny diplomatic mission

President Biden has deputized her to solve the “root causes” of the migrant crisis at the southern border, a politically unsavory assignment that has only gotten more difficult since Biden took it on himself as vice president in 2014. → Read More

Josh Hawley became a pariah in Washington after the insurrection. Does it matter?

A total freeze out from nearly half the Senate might raise the danger of being seen unable to deliver for the voters back home. But in a world in which hundreds of Trump supporters mobilized to ransack the US Capitol, becoming a pariah inside its marble walls isn’t necessarily a political liability with the GOP grassroots. → Read More

Walsh sworn in as labor secretary by Vice President Harris

His longtime partner, Lorrie Higgins, was at his side in the ceremony presided over by Vice President Kamala Harris. → Read More

Zero Republicans voted for the COVID relief bill. Will that haunt them in the midterms?

Polls show the massive $1.9 trillion bill is broadly popular. But GOP lawmakers stood united against the bill anyway—a move that Democrats are hoping will spell doom for them in the 2022 elections. → Read More

In three Republican districts, a view of Trump’s continued dominance in the party

Former president Donald Trump is still the most popular potential presidential candidate in his party, and even his biggest Republican detractor in Congress, Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, says Trump probably would win the 2024 nomination if he runs. → Read More

Jake Auchincloss swings left in Congress amid lingering progressive skepticism

Jake Auchincloss swings left in Congress amid lingering progressive skepticism → Read More

What riot? Amnesia sets in among Republicans in Washington

Republicans — some of whom initially showed willingness to push for consequences for Trump — have swiftly closed ranks around a new message: Let it go. → Read More

Biden delivers sober call to action: ‘America has to be better than this’

The new president laid out the challenges facing the country in stark terms — from white supremacy and political disinformation, to a once-in-a-century pandemic, to devastating job losses. → Read More

Biden’s challenge: Preaching unity at the scene of Trump’s insurrection

One hand on the Bible, the other in the air, Joe Biden will stand in front of the US Capitol just two weeks after angry supporters of President Trump ransacked the building. → Read More

What happens the next time a president tries to steal an election?

As the broken glass is still being swept from the Capitol, fear lingers in the air about what could happen in the future, given how far Trump, his congressional allies, and his supporters were willing to go to attempt to stay in power this year. → Read More

‘Surprise’ medical billing banned after Richard Neal gets on board

Congress banned the surprise, sky-high medical bills patients get when they use an out-of-network service on Monday, after Mass. Representative Richard Neal dropped his objections to earlier proposals and prevailed with his version of a fix. → Read More

Boston native Annie Tomasini, with a ‘Let Biden be Biden’ approach, to be a top staffer in his White House

The former Boston Latin and Boston University basketball star will be director of Oval Office operations in the White House. → Read More

The deliberate, staged normalcy of Joe Biden’s Wilmington transition

As President Trump actively blocks Joe Biden’s transition team from preparing to take over the reins of government, Biden is publicly acting out the process of the transition about 100 miles northeast of Washington, DC. → Read More

Biden team locked out of key vaccine information as COVID rages

The delay caused by Trump’s continued false insistence he won the election is putting lives at risk, President-elect Joe Biden declared this week. → Read More

Trump delays transition to Biden as COVID-19 pandemic worsens

That commitment to an orderly transition has helped peacefully transfer the massive machinery of federal power after every previous election. → Read More