Coakley: warpath or campaign trail? – “Everybody does it” – Cahill supporters speak up – T protest – per die m kerfuffle

JUSTICE, THY NAME IS MARTHA: Is Attorney General Martha Coakley on a warpath or simply on the campaign trail? Former Treasurer Timothy Cahill and two former treasury underlings may have been indicted yesterday by a grand jury, but the real story according to the front pages of Massachusetts’ newspapers, is that Coakley’s streak of high-profile legal work is putting the spotlight on her role as A.G. and on her political future.

SAVE THE TOMATO-SAVER: Many are rallying to defend Cahill. The “Stay outta” Quincy Patriot Ledger talks to Cahill supporters who think the former treasurer and independent candidate for governor was railroaded for something “everyone does.” And speaking of what “everyone does,” the Herald editorializes against that kind of thing. Even on Emily Rooney’s show last night, a guy with a goatee and a bald man who misquotes Casablanca didn’t seem all that upset about the lottery ads.

OPINIONS: State House press room tribal elder Peter Lucas takes a look at the state of patronage in today’s column, arguing that it’s all in the eye of the beholder. Battenfeld takes a similar view in his Herald piece.

MBTA: T riders young and old are staging a 24-hour protest over the T’s fare hikes.

OUTRAGE: The Lynn Item gets it’s tabloid on with an evergreen story talking to the car-driving public about local lawmakers and their dastardly mileage per diems.

Timothy Cahill indicted in corruption case (Photo: Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
VIDEO:
Former state Treasurer Tim Cahill indicted for corruption – My Fox Boston Keller @ Large: What Was Tim Cahill Thinking? – CBS Boston Cahill’s friends and family come to his defense – 7NEWS WHDH.COM

CAHILL CORRUPTION CASE:

Cahill’s friends and family come to his defense – Boston News, Massachusettts News, WHDH-TV 7NEWS WHDH.COM

Keller @ Large: What Was Tim Cahill Thinking? « CBS Boston

Former state Treasurer Tim Cahill indicted for corruption – My Fox Boston

Corruption charges cap a sharp decline for Cahill – Metro – The Boston Globe

Timothy Cahill indicted in corruption case – Metro – The Boston Globe

Former Treasurer Tim Cahill is indicted – Greater Boston

The Daily Item: Locals react to Cahill indictment

Timothy Cahill indicted on charges of using official funds for campaign-boosting ads – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Aides’ emails key evidence – BostonHerald.com

Charges alarm pols – BostonHerald.com

Former Treasurer Cahill fighting ethics charges – AP

Former treasurer charged with corruption, fraud – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

Steve Grossman: Lottery suffered cash setback – BostonHerald.com

MITT MONITOR:

Romney Fields Hostile Question On Mormonism – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston

Romney Fires Back On ‘Judicial Activism’ – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston

Mitt Romney halfway to clinching GOP nomination – AP

President Obama leads Mitt Romney by 9 points in swing states, poll shows – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Mitt Romney pushed on Mormon faith question during Wisconsin campaign stop – AP

SCOTT BROWN BUZZ:

US Sen. Brown delivers $34,545 check under ad deal – AP

US Sen. Brown to Ecuador: Return murder suspect – AP

Brown breaks pledge, gives to charity | CapeCodOnline.com

MBTA FARE HIKE:

Metro – MBTA advocates to hold 24-hour protest on state house steps

Fare hikes called a Band-Aid – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

MISC:

Mass. leads fight on right to marry – Metro – The Boston Globe

The Daily Item: Lynn-area legislators amass thousands in travel reimbursements

MGM donates $250K to Hitchcock Free Academy; still seeking casino site – Worcester Telegram & Gazette

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

ME – Governor’s foreclosure veto upheld – AP

NH – Rep sees politics in House seats | Concord Monitor

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Headlines by Hannah McGoldrick

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