Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:
- Romney, Obama in rare accord on health care law: An awkward agreement between the presidential race opponents yesterday regarding the federal mandate - both say it's a penalty, not a tax. Political correspondent Callum Borchers explains.
- Tisei picks up hope, steam in race vs. Tierney: Reporter David Filipov writes about congressional candidate Richard Tisei. He had been looking like the long-shot candidate against Democrate John F. Tierney, but Tierney's legal troubles have now given Tisei an opportunity.
- No Martha's Vineyard vacation for Barack Obama this summer: After three consecutive years of vacation on the island, the Obamas will not head there this year due to the presidential campaign. What does that mean for life on MVI?
- Embattled banker drops out of Romney fund-raiser: The embattled chief executive of Barclays bank will no longer hold a fund-raiser for Mitt Romney. More from the Globe's political staff in today's Political Notebook.
- How a Harvard rivalry changed Taiwan: Columnist Farah Stockman writes about the emergence of democracy in Taiwan, and how that island's relationship to China are related to two former classmates at Harvard Law School.