Axelrod to stump in Boston for Obama – “Boss Deval” gets behind Warren – Lantigua “paramour” testifies t o grand jury

TALK TO CORPORATE: The big leagues are in town today as Obama aide David Axelrod stops by the State House for a press conference that – I’m just guessing here – might have something to do with former Gov. Mitt Romney’s record.

PROMOTE SYNERGY: Another Axelrod candidate done good, Gov. Deval Patrick, got himself involved in the U.S. Senate race yesterday by officially backing Elizabeth Warren a few days before the Democratic convention in Springfield. The Herald talks to “critical Democrats” who say Patrick is acting like a “boss,” and not in a good way.

TURN INTO A JET: Lawrence Mayor Willie Lantigua’s “paramour” was called to testify before the grand jury investigating the mayor. Lorenza Ortega, a city employee, wouldn’t answer any questions about her (maybe former) relationship with Lantigua or whether he still lives with her.


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MITT MONITOR:

President Obama makes Massachusetts ground zero for his campaign today – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Obama calls Romney; congratulates him on GOP nod – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com

Romney, Obama ramp up attacks on economic records – Boston.com

SENATE RACE:

Endorsing Elizabeth Warren, Gov. Deval Patrick says it’s time for Democrats to focus on Scott Brown | masslive.com

Critics rip Gov. Deval Patrick’s nod – BostonHerald.com

Elizabeth Warren acknowledges telling Harvard, Penn of Native American status – The Boston Globe

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

New In The Phoenix — Here Come The Netroots – Talking Politics

Red Mass Group:: Warren’s 2009 question for Deval Patrick: You’re Rich. What are the rest of us going to do?

Blue Mass Group | Apparently, the Globe has pulled its big series on Romney from boston.com … to sell books

Issues? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Issues! | MassPoliticsProfs

Red Mass Group:: Elizabeth Warren talks about fighting Deval Patrick, while accepting Deval Patrick’s endorsement

LOCAL NEWS:

Springfield Mayor Sarno supports new condom policy ‘for economic reasons’ | masslive.com

Bear tracking is new Cape pastime | CapeCodOnline.com

LEGISLATURE:

Mass. House overrides Gov.’s background check veto – Boston.com

State Rep. Naughton of Clinton returns from Afghanistan duty – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com

House Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Murray no shows at Partners chief’s retirement celebration – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

VT Vermont is embarking on largest highway spending ever – Brattleboro Reformer

CT Rowland Controversy Could Rise Again – Courant.com

ME Occupy Maine: Less visibility, same goal | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

THE FEDS:

U.S. CONGRESS: Tierney, Tisei race heats up in 6th District – – WickedLocal.com

Former House Speaker Tip O’Neill to receive posthumous honor from Gerald R. Ford Foundation – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Vicky Kennedy to speak at Mass. law dinner – Boston.com

CASINOS:

Top Massachusetts legislator criticizes gaming official for saying state might not license 3 casinos | masslive.com

State pension fund flight – BostonHerald.com

Casino study outlines benefits, drawbacks | CapeCodOnline.com

BUSINESS:
Eric Rosengren: Fed should do more to cut joblessness – BostonHerald.com

Fed should flex muscle, Boston chief says – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com

WGBH, union reach contract agreement – The Boston Globe online

Intel Teams Up With MIT To Bring Big Data Research To Mass. | WBUR

Game maker’s ex-staff seek pay – The Boston Globe

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