Mitt’s chocolate confession – Maginn wins – MBTA ready for winter – Rebuilding after tornadoes

GATEWAY DRUG: Chocolate milk. Oh, oh, I’m sorry – HOT chocolate milk. With restrictive habits like that, it’s hard to see how such a self destructive individual could ever be president. Hopefully, Mitt can get the help he needs to turn his life around and break away from lactose addiction. (PI)

TORNADOES: Six months after tornadoes whipped through Western Mass., devistated town are still rebuilding. (Republican)

WINTER COMMUTES: While not quite as bad as tornadoes, winter storms can still mean frustration for commuters and the MBTA. The Worcester T&G says transit officials expect to have it under control this year.

HE SHOULD START A BLOG TOO: So is this Scott Brown Op-Ed on Legislative inside trading in the Herald a one-time deal or did they give him his own column too?

GOP: Maginn wins. (Republican)

Patrick admin: No new taxes 2013, cuts Occupy Boston seeks injunction to bar removal Bikers want to ditch helmet law


Investment skeletons hiding inside Mitt’s closets –

Mitt Romney not allowing cheap shots –

Mitt Romney’s first Iowa TV ad same as most recent N.H. spot – with efforts at local appeal – Politics – The Boston Globe:

Romney: Obama Will ‘Cower’ Over Record – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston:

Mitt Romney: Mormon social restrictions ‘liberating’ instead of inhibiting – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

Mitt Romney discusses his Mormon faith, middle class struggles and plan to break partisan gridlock in Washington D.C. |


Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Liar, liar, Romney’s goose on fire:

Bielat’s challenge pushed Frank toward exit – Opinion – The Boston Globe:


As Deval Patrick travels to Chile, Brazil, his power shifts to William Galvin – Politics – The Boston Globe:

Mass. Gov. Patrick to meet with Chilean president – AP:

Patrick leading trade mission to Chile, Brazil – AP:


State works on gambling oversight – Metro – The Boston Globe:

State senate president will not support windmill delay – North Adams Transcript:

AG limits Foxboro print law – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

Massachusetts Gaming Commission appointees to be nominated with help of search firm, top state politicians say |

Incoming Mass. Republican Party chairman Bob Maginn vows to get Sen. Scott Brown re-elected, boost GOP presence across Bay State |

MassGOP taps Bob Maginn as new party chairman – AP:


Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – McGovern’s GOP ex-rival now seeks seat in Boston:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Obama nominates Judge Hillman:

Amid Frank’s Criticism, Rep. Defends Redistricting | WBUR:


State report: Other expenses cutting into districts’ per-student spending – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News:

Westborough School Committee questions 2013 budget increase – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:

Metro – Record highs in T ridership:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – MBTA outlines measures to improve storm record:


NH – Herman Cain thanks New Hampshire staff, vows to keep fighting for now – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

NH – Jon Huntsman speaks at N.H. State House – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

CT – New District Lines For House, Senate –

ME – Lawmaker can keep office in upcoming rival’s district | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:


Romney’s Reading Response – Talking Politics:

Blue Mass Group | Scott Brown’s fundraising letter:

Red Mass Group:: Bob Maginn Wins the Chairmanship of the Republican Party: – Blogs: The Ballot: