Political Headlines - December 12, 2012

  • Jurors stuck over Cahill; former aide acquitted: Timothy Cahill's former campaign manager was acquitted of corruption charges, but the jury said it was deadlocked on the charges against Cahill. Globe politics reporter Michael Levenson covers.


  • Cahill co-defendant Campbell lived up to Quincy code: In Quincy, where loyalty is highly prized, Timothy Cahill's longtime aide left all the talking to his former boss and political mentor, even as his own freedom was at risk. politics editor Glen Johnson reports.




  • How about Bill Weld for US Senate?: The former Mass. governor is a bigger thinker, a larger personality, and a more engaging figure than Scott Brown, and he's more bipartisan. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh suggests.


  • Freedom from unions: Even Michigan, a cradle of organized labor, embraces right-to-work legislation - and the liberty it protects. Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby writes.