Political Headlines - November 20, 2012

  • Hospital room is now Mayor Menino's office: For the past 25 days, the mayor has been working from Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he is being treated for a ­variety of ailments. Globe politics reporter Andrew Ryan details.


  • Racial divide expected to persist in US: Recent surveys by the AP and researchers showed that 51 percent of Americans express explicit antiblack attitudes, compared with 48 percent in 2008. Globe politics reporter Brian MacQuarrie outlines.


  • Baby, please don't go: Talk of secession could be a sign of irreconcilable differences in our relationship to the federal government. Globe columnist Farah Stockman writes.


  • Tuition breaks for immigrants stirs debate: Governor Patrick said allowing young illegal immigrants to pay lower rates at state colleges is "a step in the right direction," but some lawmakers criticized the move. Globe correspondent Johanna Kaiser and politics reporter Michael Levenson explain.