Warren’s tribal troubles – Occupy comes out for May Day play- New websites heat up casino war

ALL AROUND THE MAY POLE: Spring is here and Occupy is back out to play! The precocious tikes are vowing to avoid all forms of capitalism for the duration of May Day. This is one of those stories where you should really just sort the comments by “highest rated” and “lowest rated” and soak it all in. Happy May Day!

KNOW NOTHINGS: So it looks like Elizabeth Warren is actually part Cherokee, which I don’t remember being the point of this issue to begin with. I thought it was about using marginal, if legitimate, minority status in professional listings. My bad! Cambridge native Peter Lucas would like to be considered for a job at Harvard now.

T TOWN: Supporters and opponents of casinos are waging a shadow war for the hearts and minds of the fine people of Taunton, MA. Oh, right now it’s just a few websites pitching for and against the resort, but soon it’ll be open warfare: neighbor against neighbor lobbing chorizo and fine fish dishes at each other in a brutal and charmingly ethnic display of delicious American democracy.

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In N.H., Mitt Romney talks business – Nation – The Boston Globe

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Brown says daughter, 23, insured under health law – Metro – The Boston Globe

Document ties Warren kin to Cherokees – Metro – The Boston Globe

Elizabeth Warren had key role in asbestos court case – Metro – The Boston Globe

Minority report: A Mass. Senate race update – Greater Boston

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Consul general calls Brown ‘a true friend of Israel’

Genealogist says Warren may be able to claim Cherokee heritage; Brown and Warren campaigns continue to trade barbs – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

2 former Dem mayors back Brown for Mass. Senate – AP

In Mass. US Senate race, a question of heritage – AP

Elizabeth Warren’s embattled campaign: Cherokee tie found 5 generations ago – BostonHerald.com

Mitt Romney striving to win over the right (Photo: AP)
Red Mass Group:: Elizabeth Warren: One Native American’s Trail of Tears

What the Mass. GOP Caucuses tell us – Less Is More blog – Boston.com

Massachusetts Liberal: Let’s get serious

Mitt Romney and the Art of the Takeover | MassPoliticsProfs

State lawmakers advance bill meant to tackle double poles – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

Mass. OKs small hike in health insurance rates – AP

Senate to unveil bill to aid vets, families – AP

CT – 5 GOP Rivals Train Sights On Obama, Democrats In 5th District Debate – Courant.com

CT – House Debates Controversial Same-Day Voter Registration – Courant.com

ME – LePage ‘corrupt’ remark draws GOP fire | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

ME – Lawmakers weigh what to do with new money | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

VT – Rep. Welch collects student debt stories – AP

Casino ballot question finalized in Taunton – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise

Casino factions launch websites | CapeCodOnline.com

Mass. economy outperforms U.S. economy | WWLP.com

Former state official wants public defenders for trials – My Fox Boston

Homeland Security To Test Biological Sensors In MBTA Tunnels « CBS Boston

METCO hopeful of funding increase – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

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