Political Headlines - July 18, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today:

  • Obama camp rallies base in red states: Washington Bureau reporter Bryan Bender writes about President Obama's campaign trying to build the party apparatus in states that have been traditionally Republican in an effort to make them eventually winnable for Democrats.


  • Brown raises more large gifts from Mass. than Warren: In contrast to challenger Elizabeth Warren, Senator Scott Brown is collecting most of his high-dollar donations in Massachusetts, according to a Globe analysis. Political reporter Michael Levenson and reporter Matt Carroll explain


  • Echoes of the Ryan budget: Columnist Scot Lehigh writes about Mitt Romney's budget ideas being similar to those of Paul Ryan, the House budget chairman, who wants to reduce the federal deficit soley through spending cuts.