Political Headlines - December 4, 2012

  • House GOP counters Obama's fiscal plan: The proposal from House Republicans calls for almost twice as much in spending cuts and half as much revenue increases. Globe politics reporter Matt Viser outlines.



  • Menino offers his view on fiscal cliff: Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino cited lessons from his lengthy hospital stay in a letter to President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. Globe reporter Martin Finucane covers.



  • Mitt Romney for mayor of Boston: As mayor, Romney would be free to problem-solve, to do the kind of work that made him an appealing public servant in the first place. Globe columnist Joanna Weiss writes.


  • Where is the 20 percent?: It is impossible to envision a solution to the fiscal crisis that does not include those in the top 20 percent in income paying more taxes. Globe columnist Farah Stockman details.