Political Headlines - March 7, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 



  •  Mitt Romney labors back, but at a cost: Washington bureau chief Christopher Rowland writes that although Romney had some big wins in yesterday's Super Tuesday votes, the former Massachusetts governor soon must reckon with the fallout of his sharp shift to the right and a harshly negative campaign 


  • Obama scolds Republican foes on Iran: Tracy Jan and Bryan Bender report on President Obama's criticisms towards Republican presidential candidates for demanding the United States to prepare to take military action against Iran rather than maintaining peace in the Middle East.  



  • Apologize like you mean it, Rush: Columnist Jeff Jacoby thinks Rush Limbaugh's public tirade against a Georgetown law student who testified in support of the Obamacare contraception mandate is embarrassing.   


  •  Lantigua's fund-raising brings inquiry by AG: Reporters Andrea Estes and Sean P. Murphy write about Attorney General Martha Coakley's investigation into Lawrence mayor William Lantigua's fund-raising practices after state regulators found that he and his campaign aides routinely violated campaign finance laws