Coakley run speculated – Fishy jobs numbers probed – South Shore or Hazzard County? -Hamp. County Clerk battle

LUCAS EXPLAINS IT ALL: In one of those “Oh yeah, why didn’t I think of that?” moments, Peter Lucas tells us why A.G. Martha Coakley wasn’t at the Southie breakfast and enlightens us on her possible electoral future. (Sun)

DIXIELAND: Welcome to the first in a new series I like to call “South Shore or Hazzard County?” First up: Man receives his third DUI after being caught doing doughnuts in the town center. (Enterprise. That kinda gives it away, huh?)

IT IS ON: Ain’t no Superior Court Clerk fight like a Hampden county Superior Court Clerk fight. (Republican)

TECHNOLOGY: At Soviet UConn, buses yell at you. (AP)

RETCH A SKETCH: Couldn’t Eric Fehrnstrom have chosen a Massachusetts-based toy to revitalize? (AP)

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SENATE CAMPAIGN:
Warren tells gay newspaper that Obama should ‘evolve’ and support gay marriage – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com
Brown-backed jobs bill passes – The Sun Chronicle Online – News
CANDIDATES?
Coakley looking to learn from Warren – Lowell Sun Online
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz eyed as gov candidate – BostonHerald.com
Southie is my home town. «
THE FEDS:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – 3 local US reps cited for hiring relatives
Jim McGovern and George McGovern: Aspire to end hunger in US | GazetteNET
LOCAL HEADLINES:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Direct Air flight refunds in the millions
lynn_rep_candidate_fired_by_mayor_alleges_race_discrimination
Ex-Fitchburg mayoral candidate gets probation in assault – Sentinel & Enterprise
Regional lawmakers talk business at Framingham breakfast – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News
BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Blue Mass Group | A Tsunami of Truthiness: Anatomy of one House of Representatives Debate
Red Mass Group:: Sec. Bialecki is derelict in his duty.
Keller @ Large: A Toy For Every Politician On Your Shopping List
Blue Mass Group | Mass Legislators Sponsor Bill That Killed Trayvon Martin
Red Mass Group:: Tom Weaver Running for Congress in Mass 3rd CD
Massachusetts Liberal: Etch-a-sketch journalism
Dumb Down with Scott Brown | MassPoliticsProfs
LEGISLATURE:
Massachusetts Sen. Stephen Brewer promotes expanding citizen’s rights to use deadly force in self-defense | masslive.com
State House rally to keep Taunton Hospital open – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette
Cambridge state Representative Alice Wolf: It’s time – – WickedLocal.com
Legislators hit deadline on getting bills out of committee – – WickedLocal.com
AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
VT Protesters converge on Entergy headquarters – Brattleboro Reformer
ME State plan lets cities cut off aid to the poor | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
CT Chris Shays: ‘I’m The Only Republican Who Can Win In November’ – Courant.com
NH Will gay marriage fight go on? | Concord Monitor
NH Coalition calls on governor, council to delay Medicaid plan | Concord Monitor
ME Maine egg farm workers may lose union rights | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
ME Lobstermen from U.S., Canada meet in Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
STATE HEADLINES:
The Daily Item: State OKs hospitals’ merger
Locals hail health merger mandates » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA
BOSTON:
Flurry of meetings to focus on school assignment reforms | Dorchester Reporter
Prosecutors vow to retry Moore for Mattapan massacre | Dorchester Reporter
MISC.
Governor takes aim at housing authorities – Lowell Sun Online
Mass. Republicans press for probe on jobs data – Sentinel & Enterprise
Two county men eye Governor’s Council seat – Berkshire Eagle Online
Sal DiMasi shipped farther from home — to Okla. City – BostonHerald.com

By Mike Deehan

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