Obama now supports gay marriage – Bake sales protected by the House – McGee quits gambling post

MEATLOAF COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT: After a jump to the left and a step to the right President Obama brought his knees in tight to do the Timewarp again by announcing his official support for same-sex marriage yesterday. This brings 2012 Obama firmly in line with 1996 Obama. Reaction here at home varied from thrilled to not at all thrilled, with federalist mixed in there somewhere.

ANTOINETTE-ING: One thing we can all be sure about today is that the sky isn’t going to fall due to the illegality of school bake sales, not in the good old Bay State, no siree! The House voted yesterday to overturn a ban on unhealthy treats used for fund raisers.

IF NOT FOR YOU MEDDLING JUDGE-COUNSEL-REPS!: And it looks like you won’t have Carl McGee to kick around anymore, at least as director of the Gaming Commission. The controversial pick to serve as interim executive director of the new gambling overseer is resigning before he even really started. The bigger issue here is what Dan Winslow’s personal private sleuth Bob Long is going to be investigating now that McGee has quit. Hit the Twitters with ideas at #DetectiveWinslow.

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Gambling panel director McGee quits amid uproar – Metro – The Boston Globe

The Daily Item: Foxborough’s ‘No Casino’ vote seen giving Suffolk Downs edge

Milford casino plan moves forward as Foxborough proposal is dropped – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

Gaming official quitting – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

McGee gives up post | CapeCodOnline.com

Carl Stanley McGee quits gaming panel in wake of sex allegation – BostonHerald.com

Interim Chief Of Gaming Agency Declines Job Offer – AP

In Mass., joy, caution, and condemnation for Obama – Metro – The Boston Globe

Frank cheers statement – The Sun Chronicle Online – News

Sen. Scott Brown: Leave gay marriage to the states | masslive.com

Mitt Romney stands by opposition to gay marriage following President Obama’s statement of support – AP

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren react to Obama’s support of gay marriage – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

In Mass., joy, caution, and condemnation for Obama (Photo: The Boston Globe)
Meanwhile, Insanity In Massachusetts – Talking Politics

Massachusetts Liberal: Out of the closet

Gambling on McGee | MassPoliticsProfs

Mass. Democrats file ethics complaint against Scott Brown over half-court shot video – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

College loan subsidy proposal by Senator Scott Brown could fall short of $6 billion funding – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Democrats latch on to Brown’s photo-op shot in hyannis – AP

CT – General Assembly: An ‘Education Session’ That Became So Much More – Courant.com

ME – Gays in Maine delighted, marriage foes unmoved | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

ME – Collins ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Postal Service plan | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

VT – Vt. asks Obama for additional Irene funds – Brattleboro Reformer

New plan could spare Massachusetts school bake sales | Health – WCVB Home

A push to ban electric shock therapy in Massachusetts – Greater Boston

Lawmakers quick to make toast of bake-sale ban » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Anti-foreclosure bill on move at Mass. Statehouse – AP

House sweet on bake sales – BostonHerald.com

UMass students move out; school recycles trash – WWLP

Lt. gov. announces money for Beverly, Danvers housing » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing honors past, earns awards | masslive.com

Mass. governor to host annual immigrant salute – AP

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