Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:
- Scott Brown paints win as key for GOP: Senator Brown's pitch to non-Massachusetts Republicans is stressing control of the Senate, not bipartisanship. Globe politics reporter Noah Bierman writes.
- Richard Tisei leads Rep. John Tierney in poll: The former GOP state senator from Wakefield is pulling six percentage points ahead of Rep. Tierney in a new Boston Globe poll. Globe politics reporter Michael Levenson covers.
- Election's winner may shape Supreme Court: The high court's makeup and ideological balance could change, perhaps significantly, depending on who is elected president in November. Globe reporter Alan Wirzbicki details.
- Christie predicts Romney will surge after first debate:
Governor Chris Christie predicted that this week's presidential debate will mark a turning point for GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Globe correspondent Callum Borchers reports.
- Energy policy shows fallacy of a 'domestic' debate: The reason why presidential debates can be so phony is because we've bought into the false notion that certain issues turn on and others turn off at our borders. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem reports.
- Obama using Mass. politicians to cast doubt on Romney: Eleven state Democrats who overlapped with Mitt Romney's term as governor will visit nine swing states this week in a foray timed to Wednesday's presidential debate. Globe correspondent Callum Borchers writes.
- Romney must change dynamics of race drastically to win: With President Obama's standing among swing state voters growing, Mitt Romney's campaign is in desperate need of a change - and fast. Globe politics reporter Matt Viser details.