Political Headlines - September 18, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today:

  • Romney says dependent 47% back Obama: Mitt Romney, during a private May fund-raiser captured on video, talked disparagingly about nearly half the electorate, saying they were "dependent on government." Globe politics reporter Matt Viser details.


  • Warren ahead of Brown in another Senate poll: A third new poll has found Elizabeth Warren pulling ahead of Senator Scott Brown, giving the Democratic challenger momentum before their first debate on Thursday. Globe politics editor Glen Johnson reports.



  • President Obama, Mitt Romney trade jabs on China: While the presidential candidates vied to project strength in relations with the Asian power, the Obama administration filed a complaint against China with the WTO. Globe correspondent Callum Borchers and politics reporter Matt Viser cover.