Patrick backs Obama’s transpo spending – Brown back from training – Patrick losing green base? – Wal-Mart in Bos.

GET ON THE TRAIN: Gov. Patrick gets behind President Obama on federal transportation spending. (Globe)

CRITICAL ROLL: After Afghanistan training, Scott Brown now does +12 damage to orcs, dwarves and Harvard elitists. (Herald, AP)

FARASTEIN/BERNARONE: The Boston Phoenix works double-duty this week with stories on Gov. Patrick’s waning environmental support and Wal-Mart’s attempt to move into Roxbury.

JOEY BATTS: And look who else has a two-fer today: Our Man Battenfeld with The Search for Devel Patrick on NECN and a look at a possibly resurgent Kennedy dynasty for the Herald.

Dykema tells Hopkinton leaders she opposes casino bill – –
Raynham dog track owner eyes possible license bid with gaming industry player – The Boston Globe:

Mass. colleges scramble for funding after earmarks end – The Boston Globe:
State seeks public’s comments on outdoor recreation – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger:

Patrick joins Obama’s call to extend highway bill – AP:
What is Rich Davey thinking? – The Boston Globe:
Tropical Storm Irene took toll in lost transportation revenue – The Boston Globe:
Loss of transit funding could cost Mass. $500m a year – The Boston Globe:
FEMA running low on funds |

Gov: Fed act’s lapse will kill jobs –
Deval’s Green Blues – Talking Politics:
Where is Governor Deval Patrick? – NECN:

Sen. Brown Gets Guard Training In Afghanistan | AP:
Sen. Scott Brown returns from Afghanistan –

Auditor calls for new powers to track public spending – The Boston Globe:
Auditor: Special-ed agency corruption ‘dirtier than the Big Dig’ – Lowell Sun Online:
State audits show spending abuses at several education collaboratives – Lowell Sun Online:

As Income Gap Widens, Boston Tests New Anti-Poverty Program | WBUR:
In the Shadow of Walmart – News Features:

AFL-CIO top job has one candidate – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise:
Obama’s uncle set to fight deportation – The Boston Globe:
Service employees union does U-turn on political spending – The Boston Globe:

Red Mass Group:: The Globe *Hearts* Elizabeth Warren :
How do you solve a problem like Uncle Omar? -CW:
Blue Mass Group | Brown Returns from Afghanistan. Tread Lightly!:
Red Mass Group:: Am I supposed to feel bad about this? :
Boss Tolman – Talking Politics :

Republicans may push own redistricting plan | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram :
RI: Governor announces two judicial picks – AP:

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