Brown & S.P. Murray: bad joke thieves? – National GOP jumps into Tierney/Tisei race – DeFranco still running

J’ACCUSE: The Track Gals are accusing both Senate President Therese Murray and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of mercilessly thinking up bad jokes that have already been thought up before and performing them to a tortured audience at last Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast in South Boston. (Herald)

THE SIXTH: It’s getting nasty up on the North Shore where U.S. Rep. John Tierney is facing a tough challenge from former Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei. Attacks from the NRCC focusing on Tierney’s wife’s legal problems, a tactic Tisei has vowed not to use in his own campaign, are riling up the congressman. (Salem News) In declaring his support for a teen’s right to wear a provocative t-shirt, Tisei also declares a plan to stop school bullying: uniforms. (Item)

CANDIDATES: Marisa DeFranco is still running for Senate. (Repulican)

Did Scott Brown steal Santorum joke from Conan O’Brien? (Photo: Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
VIDEO:
New report ranks state corruption risk – UNDERCOVER – My Fox Boston Lt. Gov. Murray’s image intact following NASCAR stunt – My fox Boston The Afghanistan massacre and the toll of war – Greater Boston

Marian Walsh, ESQ Consulting Services - Experience that informs. Passion that performs.

MITT MONITOR:

Romney’s Medicare plan could create gap for seniors – Nation – The Boston Globe

Mitt Romney criticizes President Obama’s economic policies in Chicago – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Mitt Romney’s defense budget target is lofty – The Boston Globe

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum disagree on Romney’s business background – The Boston Globe

Romney Rides Lead Into Illinois Primary – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston

Romney seeks primary-fight breaking point in Ill. – AP

Romney struts into Ill. as Santorum stumbles – AP

SCOTT BROWN JOKES:

Did Scott Brown steal Santorum joke from Conan O’Brien? – Politics – The Boston Globe

Scott Brown’s joke about Rick Santorum was told by Conan O’Brien in February – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Metro – US Sen. Scott Brown accused of stealing joke from Conan O’Brien

Brown borrows St. Patrick’s Day joke from Conan O’Brien – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

CAMPAIGNS:

Brown reaches out to women – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Marisa DeFranco remains resilient despite challenges | masslive.com

Liz aide: Scott supports policies that ‘hurt families and women’ – BostonHerald.com

THE FEDS:

The Daily Item: Tisei sides with student in T-shirt flap

GOP steps up fight against Tierney » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Sen. Kerry talks about link between career, faith » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

LG:

Lt. Gov. Murray’s image intact following NASCAR stunt – My Fox Boston

Lt. gov: Vicksburg Square ‘great opportunity’ for Devens – Sentinel & Enterprise

STATE HEADLINES:

New report ranks state corruption risk – My Fox Boston

Local rep earns spot on special housing commission – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

Mass. Watches Closely As High Court Reviews Juvenile Sentencing | WBUR

Quasi bigs’ $ soars despite gov’s vow to crack down – BostonHerald.com

State panel urges fewer Mass. tax breaks – AP

Panel to urge fewer tax breaks in Mass. – Metro – The Boston Globe

Beacon Hill bill would mandate more kindergarten – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise

LOCAL POLITICS:

Fitchburg Mayor Wong decries cut of funds for road and bridge repair – Sentinel & Enterprise

Town clerks hold Beacon Hill workshop – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

MISC:

Email sparks anger in casino battle – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

The Afghanistan massacre and the toll of war – Greater Boston

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – Bill Targets Publishers Of ‘Escort’ Ads – Courant.com

ME – Democrat questions timing of primary bill | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

CT – Concord: Gay marriage gets backup | Concord Monitor

ME – New law frees businesses from posting licenses – AP

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