Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:
- House passes compromise three-strikes bill: The measure would eliminate parole for habitual criminal offenders while reducing some mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. Correspondent Wesley Lowery reports.
- Michelle Bachmann's anti-Muslim paranoia: Thanks to Bachmann's attempts to root out the Muslim Brotherhood's "deep penetration" into the US government, the nation has been introduced to a new phenomenon: the Manchurian Mom. Columnist Juliette Kayyem writes.
- After hostage release, John Kerry and Scott Brown compete for credit: Kerry and Brown both worked for the release of the hostages, among them a pastor from Dorchester, but Brown was in contact with family members before Kerry was, showing his instinct for retail politics. Columnist Joan Vennochi explains.
Republicans push Romney to get it over with, release tax returns: A growing roster of Republicans is calling on Mitt Romney to release additional tax returns on the premise that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee could score political points with transparency-hungry voters and weather a few stormy news cycles about the volume and location of his wealth. Political correspondent Callum Borchers reports.