Senate moves to redo pensions, raise retirement age – Gambling bill humming along – Texas messed with, gets offended – That Dick Cheney je ne sais quoi

GAMBLING: CommonWealth takes a critical look at the House’s gambling vote and the bill itself. The Mayor’s in. (Herald) Patrick won’t go that far. (WL)

PENSIONS: The Senate voted yesterday to curtail some pension benefits for new hires (AP) while the Retirement Board decided to more than curtail Sal DiMasi’s. (Herald)

MITT MONITOR: Now Mitt, you know how sensitive Texas is. Try not to hurt its widdle feewings next time. (CNN)

WANTED: A vice presidential candidate with an unlimited view of executive power, no heartbeat and reptilian sideways eyelids. (PI)

GAMBLING:
Patrick won’t put odds on gambling bill – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
Mayor Menino backs resort-style casino proposal – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
Lawmakers agree to consider Internet poker – AP: feedproxy.google.com
The casino debate’s Achilles’ heel – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Theaters get protections in casino bill: www.telegram.com
Online poker legalization in the cards? – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Analyzing the House vote on gambling – CommonWealth Magazine: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Penn National Gaming eyeing Western Massachusetts for a casino | masslive.com: www.google.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Casino bill restricts venue size: www.telegram.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney bills Perry as less electable in general election against Obama – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com
Mitt Romney refutes report on Massachusetts health law – BostonHerald.com: news.google.com
Perry: Romney offended Texans – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs: news.google.com
Romney says Cheney has qualities he would seek in a vice-president candidate – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Perry says new study shows Romney health plan cost state 18,000 jobs – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
BostonHerald.com – Blogs: Katy on the Campaign Trail» Blog Archive » Perry, on Romney turf, strikes: bostonherald.com

WARREN:
Elizabeth Warren evasive on Obama jobs bill – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com
Helmet in hand during Lowell visit, Democratic front-runner Elizabeth Warren says she’s ready for Senate battle – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

THE FEDS:
Brown, Snowe seek better disaster planning – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com
Tierney complains about Afghan contractor corruption – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

MISC.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump says Mass. owes $2.5M for 2012 elections – AP: feedproxy.google.com
Political leaders south of Boston hoping for the best out of congressional redistricting – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com
Board suspends Sal DiMasi’s $60K pension – BostonHerald.com: feedproxy.google.com
Mass. board votes to suspend DiMasi’s pension – T&G: www.telegram.com
Senate approves shakeup of Massachusetts pension system | AP: www.masslive.com
State highlights prostate cancer issue | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Markey Speaks! : The Natural Truth: michaelgraham.com
Blue Mass Group | Things that matter, and things that don’t: feedproxy.google.com
Blue Mass Group | Elizabeth Warren Interviewed By Rachel Maddow: feedproxy.google.com
"Secure Communities" is not a crime-fighting tool – On Liberty blog – Boston.com: feeds.boston.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT Aides to Connecticut governor say blogger urging readers to ‘take up arms’ was seen as real threat | AP: www.masslive.com
CT Nancy Pelosi: Nancy Pelosi To Tour Irene Damage In East Haven Friday – Courant.com: www.courant.com
CT Connecticut AFL-CIO: Connecticut AFL-CIO Welcomes Malloy Despite Contentious Summer – Courant.com: www.courant.com
NH Lynch announces he will not seek a fifth term as governor | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
ME Sides gear up for ballot fight on fate of registration law | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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