Romney slams “career politicians” in Perry’s backyard – Brown backs Quincy council hopeful – Irene damages – More trouble in Lawrence

MITT MONITOR: Former Gov. Mitt Romney took it to GOP presidential primary opponent Gov. Rick Perry in Perry’s own state of Texas yesterday, slamming "career politicians," of which Romney has only been one of for a decade or so. (AP, PI)

2012: While Elizabeth Warren’s not quite ready to throw her hat over the fence just yet (Globe), Scott Brown’s backing a candidate for city council in Quincy (WL) which is incidentally Ramblin’ Tom Conroy‘s next stop (Ledger).

DISASTER ZONES: Ben Downing is concerned about flood damage (MassLive). David Linsky wants to hear about power outages (WL). Linda Dean Campbell wants someone to do something about Lawrence (Eagle Trib.)

MITT MONITOR:
Republican Mitt Romney, on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s turf, assails ‘career politicians’ | AP: www.masslive.com
Romney to attend Tea Party Express event in N.H. from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Romney addresses VFW convention in Texas from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
PolitiFact Georgia | Georgia pol whips up debate on Romney record: www.politifact.com
In bashing Harvard, Romney hits alma mater from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

2012:
Elizabeth Warren not set to announce Senate run, but she’s ready for a fight – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com
Sen. Scott Brown to attend Sept. 10 event for Quincy city council candidate – WL: www.wickedlocal.com
Senate candidate Tom Conroy in Quincy on Wednesday – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com

IRENE:
Sen. Ben Downing: Flooding of roads, bridges and culverts remains a concern in the Berkshires after Irene | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Unhappy Linsky wants to hear from residents about NSTAR – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

LAWRENCE:
Methuen lawmaker calls on governor to take action in Lawrence » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com
Top Lantigua aide hospitalized » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

TRANSPORTATION:
State, local officials prep for ethanol trains – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
FBI forms terror task force at Logan – WWLP: www.wwlp.com
Logan Airport Opens Counterterrorism Office | AP: feeds.wbur.org

DiMASI:
Judge denies ex-Mass. speaker new trial – AP: feedproxy.google.com
Judge Denies DiMasi New trial | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org

MISC.
Feudin’ Republicans – CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Tarr’s, others’ Secure Communities call too late » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA: www.gloucestertimes.com
Audit to examine troubled Mass. special ed agency – AP: feeds.boston.com
Arrest Of Obama’s Uncle Fodder For Political Blogs | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
State senator poised to become next head of Mass. AFL-CIO from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Victory for liberty and the right to videotape public officials – On Liberty blog – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Blue Mass Group | Crazy Khazei = Cyberbullying: feedproxy.google.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Taking one for the team: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
NH Protesters in Lebanon | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
CT Malloy Tours Irene Damage – Courant.com: www.courant.com
ME Maine panel backs Democratic congressional redistricting plan | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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Gov tours hurricane damage – Moody’s likes Vegas companies’ chances in MA – Obama uncle arrested

IRENE: Gov. Deval Patrick was out and about yesterday touring areas damaged by hurricane Irene (WWLP, ABC40, Republican). But he wasn’t out and about enough on Sunday for some (AP). PI likes his snazzy disaster vest.

CASINO PUN: Moody’s is putting its chips on Nevada’s Caesar’s Entertainment Group and other Las Vegas companies to get pieces of the expanded gambling pie. (LV Review-Journal)

WACKY UNCLE ONYANGO: So President Obama’s uncle got picked up for drunk driving (outside the Chicken Bone!) and is now possibly going to be deported to Kenya (AP, Herald) . I guess the MetroWest Daily News didn’t think this was all that important when they quietly reported the arrest, and his name, last Friday. (h/t K.C.)

IRENE:
Governor tours Franklin County damage | WWLP.com: www.google.com
Governor Tours Storm Damage – WGGB abc40/FOX 6: News, Weather, Sports: Springfield, MA: www.google.com
Mass. Gov. defends low profile during Irene – AP: feeds.boston.com
Gov. Deval Patrick describes ‘extraordinary flooding’ in Western Mass. from Tropical Storm Irene | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Debris across Cape keeps chain saws buzzing | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Come heck or high water, Patrick has the look from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Nearly 4,000 Western Massachusetts residents still without power | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

GAMBLING:
Moody’s sees payoff for Las Vegas companies if Massachusetts legalizes casino gaming – Business – ReviewJournal.com: news.google.com
DeLeo’s shift helped pave way for casino deal – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney tweaks his climate-change stance from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Romney to address veterans convention in Texas – AP: feeds.boston.com

UNCLE OBAMA:
Obama relative arrested on drunk-driving charges in Framingham – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Obama’s uncle arrested on drunk driving charge – AP: www.telegram.com
Living American dream illegally – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

2012:
U.S. Senate candidate stops at Newton diner on statewide walking tour – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

STATE NEWS:
One Roxbury Company Gives CORI Registrants A Second Chance | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
UMass incoming class largest in college’s history | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Poll shows support for banning credit scores in auto insurance coverage – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com

HEALTH CARE:
State will cut free flu shots by over half – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Massachusetts’ plan to cut free flu shots threatens high-risk patients, health-care officials say | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

MISC.
Dream life, no redistricting, for Delahunt – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.google.com
Boston man in plot to kill Worcester prosecutor – AP: feeds.boston.com
Falmouth planners pursue bylaw on turbines | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
VT Brattleboro begins the cleanup – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
CT Financing, Loans Available To Companies Hurt By Irene – Courant.com: www.courant.com
ME GOP jobs plan: Repeal regulations | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
ME Irene is a nightmare for Vermont, upstate New York | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
VT State, town officials pledge to rebuild: www.reformer.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | Kerrigan’s Stunning Upset – Results of MaSen Madness Round One: feedproxy.google.com
Because disasters are good for the economy! – Less Is More blog – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Red Mass Group:: How Many More Obamas are Commonwealth taxpayers supporting? : www.redmassgroup.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Oh that’s different. Never mind: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Massachusetts: Is the Kennedy Liberal Legacy Coming to an End? – Daniel Doherty: townhall.com

Irene blusters through New England – T shut down Sunday – Damaging floods wash out much of region

STORM: We got Irened. 1 dead, thousands still without power. (WBUR)

TRANSPORTATION: The MBTA shut down yesterday (Globe) but is back up today. (Sun).

HERO: wouldn’t have put up with that nonsense.

Here’s video of Rep. Peter Kocot looking at floods. (MassLive)

IRENE:
Irene Leaves 1 Dead, Thousands Without Power In Mass. | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Along East Coast, day of destruction — and relief – AP: www.lowellsun.com

IRENE-LOCAL:
Video: A journey down the flooding Mill River in Northampton during Hurricane Irene | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Monson relieved as damage limited – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

TRANSPORTATION:
MBTA shutdown leaves many stranded – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
T resuming service Monday – AP: www.lowellsun.com
Emergency traffic plan addresses worst-case scenario | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

OUTAGES:
Mass. outages may take week to restore | AP: www.wwlp.com
Storm Knocks WBUR Offline Briefly | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Power outages: Many Western Mass residents still in the dark after Hurricane Irene pummels region | AP: www.masslive.com

MISC.
Surfer arrested for refusing to leave Mass. beach | AP: www.masslive.com
Looming storm provides boost to the bottom line | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Southbridge Man Killed By Fallen Power Lines | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org

2012:
Campaigns find that some truths are inconvenient – AP: feeds.boston.com
Senate-minded Sooner? – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Capuano still weighing his options on possible Senate bid from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

GAMBLING:
Crap shoot over casinos – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com

STATE NEWS:
Monday Morning Briefing – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Tax supporters turn to the ballot box – Stateline: feeds.stateline.org
Beckman to kick off hospital oversight stint – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
State will take years to dig out from foreclosures – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Lobbyists throw cash at gov’s – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

TODAY IN CORRUPTION:
Vitale seeking plea deal on state charges – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
MetroWest mulls shared public health resources – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Political Scene: Rhode Island GOP campaign coffers have big edge | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
Democrats In 2012: Larson meeting points up challenges for Democrats in 2012 — jobs and Obama – Courant.com: www.courant.com
Irene leaves 171,000 still without power in Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
Maine emergency officials assess Irene’s wake | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
Vermont battles epic flooding throughout state – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
Irene Hits Hard – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com

Irene incoming – Patrick preps supplemental budget – Perry takes aim at health reform – Brown disavows Crazy tweets

STORM: Irene’s coming (MassLive/Republican). The storm is forcing our elusive governor to make an appearance at the Framingham bunker today. But wait – a Patrick siting! (Globe)

SUPP: Of course I kid, since the gov has been busy this whole time preparing a supplemental budget. (Globe, Ledger, Taunton Gaz.)

MITT MONITOR: Texas governor Rick Perry critisizes that state’s health care reform law (Hill, Globe). But does former governor Romney care? No, he’s too cool for that. (Herald)

CRAZY: Scott Brown wants nothing to do with this twitter nonsense. (PI, Sun Chron.)

BUDGET:
Patrick proposes rainy day fund deposit – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Quincy project gets $5m in governor’s budget – Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
Patrick’s budget includes $3M for Taunton infrastructure improvements – Taunton Gaz.: www.google.com

IMMIGRATION:
GOP Lawmakers Want Patrick To Reconsider Deportation Program | WBUR: www.wbur.org
GOP bill would force Mass. to join federal program on illegals – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

MITT MONITOR:
Perry: Romney realizing Massachusetts healthcare law is ‘huge problem for him’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room: www.google.com
Mitt Romney slams Obama’s vacay, ignores Perry – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com
Romney greeted by 100 protestors in N.H. from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Romney sticks with strategy despite Perry’s surge – AP: feeds.boston.com
Rick Perry’s critique of Mitt Romney’s health law has practical focus – The Boston Globe: www.google.com

CRAZY:
Brown staff: Talk to ‘CrazyKhazei’ author about ‘CrazyKhazei’ tweets from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Brown: I wasn’t aware of negative Khazei tweets – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Brown disavows anti-Khazei tweets, says he won’t tolerate it again – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
CrazyKhazei like a fox? – CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org

GAMBLING:
Massachusetts casino derby – NECN: www.google.com
Casino provision for tribe sparks debate in Massachusetts – The Boston Globe: news.google.com
Area selectmen discuss potential casino’s ripple effect – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

2012:
Elizabeth Warren Receives Major Union Endorsement Before Launching Senate Candidacy – HuffPo: news.google.com
Khazei: I made a big effort in Newton before Mayor Warren announced | Mass Politics Blog: blogs.wickedlocal.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Somerville blasts Green Line delay – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
BostonHerald.com – Blogs: City Desk Wired» Blog Archive » So where’s that sinkhole? Right here …: www.bostonherald.com

LANTIGUA:
Failed recall petition stands; new drive can begin » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com

STATE NEWS:
State to join enforcement effort in clubs » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA : www.eagletribune.com
Bishops support in-state tuition for undocumented- Catholic Free Press: www.catholicfreepress.org

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
New state law takes concussions head-on – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
lepage-fires-four-dhhs-program-directors_2011-08-26.html: www.pressherald.com

AWESOME:
Herb Chambers, Kevin Youkilis record ad with Biz Markie (video) – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com

BOSTON:
In Boston City Council race, Michael Flaherty lags in fund-raising – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

OBAMA:
Obamas find solace in dinner with Patricks from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Boston’s Last Congressman – Talking Politics : feedproxy.google.com
Blue Mass Group | Greta Van Susteren: What’s Mitt and Scotto going to do about Fehrnstrom?: feedproxy.google.com
Blue Mass Group | Nice Twitter account you got there … be a shame if something were to happen to it…: feedproxy.google.com
ATTENTION Disenfranchised Democratic Primary Voters of the 12th Bristol District! – RMG

Fehrnstrom fesses up – Polls: Perry overtakes Romney – Gambling interests spend big – Senate Madness

TWEETS FROM THE SILO: An early favorite for the "Most insider story no voter will actually care about" award: the CrazyKhazei saga. (Globe)

COMEBACK COIF?: If an underdog is strapped to a the roof of a car, is he still considered an underdog? (PI) They still love him in New Hampshire (Herald).

GAMBLING: Even before a single casino is built, the money’s already beginning to flow on Beacon Hill and across the state. (Sun Chron., Globe)

MADNESS: Deval Patrick vs. Marty Walsh? Tom Reilly vs. Trav? Steve Grossman vs. The Benator? It’s a political dork’s dream come true over at The Peoples Seat’s "MaSen Madness" tournament. Get your vote on.

And if you’re looking for something to do tonight: 5:30 at a certain beloved Faneuil Hall Chinese eatery, say goodbye to an almost-as-beloved outgoing Senate staffer. There’s nothin’ wrong with him.

CRAZY:
Brown links to ‘CrazyKhazei’ Twitter feed from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Scott Brown adviser confesses he’s Twitter’s CrazyKhazei – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
OK, So About This Crazy Twitter Thing – Talking Politics : feedproxy.google.com

MITT MONITOR:
Mitt Romney woos Granite State – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
Romney defends saying ‘corporations are people’ from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Perry surpasses Romney in new polls from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Romney against federal-right-to-work law from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

OBAMA:
On the Vineyard, Obama fever is no longer raging – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com
President works in some golf during his working vacation | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

GAMBLING:
Gambling interests spending big on Massachusetts casino bill – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Plainridge’s gamble just may pay off – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Casino Bill Revamps Law Enforcement, But Critics Say It’s Not Enough | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
2011 Massachusetts casino bill explained: 3 regions, 1 slot parlor, on-site state lottery sales | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Gambling Bill Opponents Say Crime, Commuting Being Ignored | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Gambling bill could end up in court – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org

STATE:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Patrick pressured on illegal immigration after fatal crash in Milford: www.telegram.com
Report due next month in death at pool – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Plan would put troubled special-ed agency into receivership – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Garry backed GOP turncoat for commissioner’s job – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
MEMA keeps eyes on Irene | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Menino wages ticket war on tank trucks in Hub – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Thomas M. Menino fuels tanker ire – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Dept. of Transportation to pull the plug on Mass. Pike signs – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Bright signs to go dark at Natick stop – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

GREAT RED HOPE:
A Kennedy to join Middlesex DA’s office – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Kennedy leaving Cape DA’s office for Middlesex post | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

COURTS:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Judge Agnes hears good, bad: www.google.com
Abortion foes ask judge to end clinic buffer zones – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

SPECIAL:
Brunelle, Orrall to square off in 12th Bristol district – AP: feedproxy.google.com

TODAY IN CORRUPTION:
US seeks 12-year sentence for ex-House speaker Salvatore DiMasi – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

THE FEDS:
Quake should be wakeup call for NRC, says Markey from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Romney, Former Frontrunner? – Talking Politics : feedproxy.google.com
Red Mass Group:: MA Casinos? Eight arguments against (to start) : www.redmassgroup.com
Keller @ Large: Is 12 Years Too Harsh A Penalty For DiMasi? « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
Massachusetts Liberal: A wild and Khazei guy: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Blue Mass Group | Eric Fehrnstrom admits he’s the evil genius behind CrazyKhazei: bluemassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | Some CrazyKhazei tweets look a little different now that we know who wrote them: bluemassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | Fehrnstrom wasn’t “Going Rogue” – Paging Sen. Brown: bluemassgroup.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
State Collected $300 Million In Child Support In Fiscal 2011 – Courant.com: www.courant.com
Cookies disabled? | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
Vermont opposes Entergy’s attempt to bar witnesses – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
LePage launches ‘zero-base’ budgeting | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

Beacon Hill leaders reach casino deal – VA quake shakes MA – Creem backs Khazei

DOG DAYS: Yesterday was just your typical, boring August Tuesday. Except a casino bill was released. Then there was an earthquake (NECN). Then the major news of the day hit: Cindy Creem’s endorsement of Alan Khazei. (PI) Setti is unfazed! (WL)

GAMBLING BONANZA: So here are your casino stories: T&G, Herald, Globe, SouthCoast, CC Online, Sun, Republican, Taunton Gazette, WBUR.

CASINOS:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Casino efforts on deck again: www.google.com
House Speaker Robert DeLeo all in on Bay State gaming bid – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com
Massachusetts leaders agree on casino bill – The Boston Globe: news.google.com
Bill calls for 3 casinos, 1 slots parlor | SouthCoastToday.com: www.google.com
Gov. Deval Patrick reacts to new casino gambling bill headed for Legislative debate | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Raynham Park owner George Carney eyes slots and resort casino – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette: www.google.com
New Gaming Bill Promises New State Revenue, Jobs | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Governor Patrick, legislative leaders agree to 3 resorts, 1 slot parlor; full vote expected in September – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Mashpee tribe gets casino boost | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

QUAKE:
No damage in Massachusetts from 5.8 magnitude earthquake: news.google.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Virginia earthquake felt in Central Mass.: www.telegram.com

2012:
Newton’s Creem backing Khazei’s Senate campaign from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Newton Mayor Setti Warren: In Senate race for the long haul – WL: www.wickedlocal.com

MITT MONITOR:
Seniors to protest Romney in N.H. from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Mystery Romney donors lists address at postal box from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
Romney has big lead in new poll of state GOP | Detroit Free Press | freep.com: www.google.com

STATE NEWS:
Mass. court orders new trial in Nantucket slaying – AP
: feeds.boston.com
State seeks control of troubled special ed agency – AP: feeds.boston.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Changes To Hazmat Truck Routes Draw Support, Ire | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Fast14 helps redeem MassDOT reputation from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
T’s salary structure has little flexibility – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org

MISC.
Obama family vacation rolls along | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Level 3 sex offenders face library restrictions in Lowell – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Lays Off 56 Troopers; Union Calls Move "Unjustifiable Risk” To Public Safety – Courant.com: www.courant.com
Chairman of N.H. Republican party facing pressure to resign – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Senator urges repeal of tax on tours – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Keller @ Large: What If Casinos In Massachusetts Fail? « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
‘Nevergreen’ debacle a Patrick production – SUn: www.google.com
Red Mass Group:: Carolyn Dykema: The Face of Smug Indifference to Violent Crime : www.redmassgroup.com
Herald having difficulty covering itself – CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown is actually trying to raise money off his incredibly lame “jobs” video: bluemassgroup.com
Red Mass Group:: 12th Bristol Special Election Results – Keiko Orrall has won GOP Primary : www.redmassgroup.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Beacon Hill earthquake: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

3-and-1 Casino bill set – Romney to lay out jobs plan in NV – Lottery aide let go amid advertising investigation

CASINOS: It’s on like Donkey Kong, if Donkey Kong was a game you could gamble on in a casino.(Globe, WBUR)

MITT MONITOR: Speaking of casinos, the Las Vegas Sun has some details on former Gov. Mitt Romney’s intention to reveal his new jobs plan next month. Maybe the plan is to build resort casinos everywhere.

LOTTO: Lottery chief of staff and Cahill loyalist Alfred Grazioso Jr. was let go from the agency yesterday after staffers alleged he coached them to be nonresponsive when answering investigators’ questions about the former treasurer’s use of a Lottery advertising blitz. (Globe) Quincy mayor Thomas Koch stands up for Team Quincy. (Ledger)

GAMBLING:
Gambling bill raises hopes for casinos – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Lawmakers Set To Introduce Casino Bill | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org

STATE NEWS:
Marijuana and assisted suicide on Massachusetts 2012 ballot? – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Albert Arroyo case prompts IG to push ‘general’ fraud law – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com
State, local officials to celebrate reopening of tornado-damaged businesses in Monson | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Law would have sex offenders divulge online IDs – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
New film set for tax breaks for filming in Mass. – AP: www.chron.com
State launches push to wipe out child abuse – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Candidate calls for governor to declare state of emergency, bring in National Guard » Latest News » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

LEGISLATURE:
Legislators join in denouncing Clean Harbors settlement – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
Primary to be held for vacant Mass. House seat – AP: feeds.boston.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney to unveil his jobs plan from Nevada – Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 | 6:23 p.m. – Las Vegas Sun: www.lasvegassun.com
Romney, Huntsman applaud Khadafy fall from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

2012:
Mayor Warren gets Senate endorsement from leader of state’s Black and Latino Caucus – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

LOTTERY:
Cahill holdover ousted from lottery board post – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Quincy mayor defends ex-lottery official – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Acting GM Named For Boston’s T | AP: feeds.wbur.org
Davis to steer MBTA as interim general manager – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
App gives commuters an outlet to the MBTA – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com
MBTA Commuter Rail could cut night, weekend service – Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Northeast rail corridor gets $745 million for upgrades | AP: www.masslive.com

REDISTRICTING:
Combining-Congressional-districts-could-affect-South-Shore-in-many-ways: www.enterprisenews.com

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Amherst lab closing may cost police | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
MetroWest-stimulus-funds-are-drying-up: www.metrowestdailynews.com
SJC rejects conviction in Lowell murder – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

MISC.
Verizon Workers Union Rep. Optimistic A Deal Will Be Made | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Media backs Patriot Ledger’s push to unseal O’Connell case – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Chris Shays Says He’ll Run For U.S. Senate Once D.C. Work Is Done – Courant.com: www.courant.com
Vermont leads in energy efficient schools – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com
Redistricting plans up for comment in Augusta | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
Three’s a crowd in race for 1st Congressional District | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | Brown says biggest problem is: he doesn’t know what’s next: bluemassgroup.com
Red Mass Group:: “Artificial Libertarian Islands?” Let’s sink them. : www.redmassgroup.com
057-Warren-picks-the-medium-for-her-message.aspx: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Red Mass Group:: The wacky and pathetic legacy of Timothy P. Cahill : www.redmassgroup.com
Warren wins one over | Mass Politics Blog: blogs.wickedlocal.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Tone deaf candidate: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
BostonHerald.com – Blogs: Lone Republican» Blog Archive » Governor Patrick is wrong!: www.bostonherald.com
The net pushes aside alternative newspapers – Gatekeeper blog – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Doing Scotto No Favors – Talking Politics : feedproxy.google.com