Political Headlines - August 20, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 

  • Warren, Brown's no third-party ad pledge holds: A pact between Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren to prevent third-party ads in the Mass. Senate race has survived, to the amazement of partisans around the US. Political reporter Noah Bierman explains.


  • Obama's vital Jewish backing slips in Florida: The stagnant economy and Obama's Middle East policy are the main reasons the president is losing Jewish support in the swing state, according to activists and demographers. Political reporter Brian MacQuarrie writes.


  • Romney says he'll release tax return by Oct. 15: Mitt Romney will release his complete 2011 tax return by that date or sooner, but that will be the candidate's final disclosure, his campaign said Sunday. Globe correspondent Callum Borchers reports.