Foxboro casino to go to voters – Frank talks about ligaments – Mitt’s record on jobs

CASINOS: The town of Foxborough is going to get their say whether or not they want a billion dollar "bucolic" casino built across from their already enormous football stadium. I wonder if situations like this are why most of what we think of as "Las Vegas" is built outside of town on unincorporated strips of desert. (Sun Chron., Globe, AP)

LEFTY: Barney Frank talks about his ligaments. (PI)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: How have I never seen this one of Mitt before? (WBUR/CCT/AP)

CASINOS:

Developers say casino worth at least $10 million to Foxborough every year – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

Foxboro casino clears major hurdle | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

Committee wants voters to have first say – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: thesunchronicle.com

Cable group defends airing video from Wynn, Kraft – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: thesunchronicle.com

Former official against Casino – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: thesunchronicle.com

Foxboro’s town counsel cut out of casino deal – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: thesunchronicle.com

Casino could face two votes in Foxboro – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: thesunchronicle.com

Kraft promises more specifics on Foxborough casino – AP: www.myfoxboston.com

Casino study discussed at Palmer Town Council meeting; concerns expressed about study choice | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

MITT MONITOR:

Experts to Mitt Romney: Lighten up – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Mitt Romney sharpens attacks on Newt Gingrich – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Democrats’ assaults taking toll on Mitt Romney – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Romney Holds Lead In N.H. – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston: www.thebostonchannel.com

Romney’s wager was a sure thing – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney intensifies criticism of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich – AP: www.masslive.com

Tea Party darling Christine O’Donnell endorses Mitt Romney – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Romney’s Jobs Record As Governor Is Up For Debate | WBUR: www.wbur.org

Stories about faith and family help Romney open up – AP: www.boston.com

THE FEDS:

Kerry says cod report threatens fishermen, wants data studied – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise: www.enterprisenews.com

Senator John Kerry urges revamp of college financial aid rules – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Representative Barney Frank sports injured thumb – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Mass. US Sen. Brown votes for balanced budget – AP: www.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:

Mass. lawmakers weigh universal health care bill – AP: www.boston.comOPINION:

‘We’re depending on you’ – Editorials – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

MISC:

The Daily Item: Manning to run for senate: itemlive.com

Former senator gives to honor sister | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

FRAUD ACCUSATIONS:

State accuses investment manager with fraud » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

Ex-city attorney denies involvement in Solomon contract » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

Investment advisor accused of fraud | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

ME – LePage’s Medicaid cuts stoke passions, protests | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

CT – Malloy Won’t Blame Administration In Food Stamp Controversy – Courant.com: www.courant.com

VT – Nuclear advisory panel discusses Vermont Yankee safety issues – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

Red Mass Group:: Dean Cavaretta for Senate: www.redmassgroup.com

Massachusetts Liberal: Distrust and verify: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

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