Friday, September 21, 2012 at 07:31AM
Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:
- Brown, Warren hit hard on taxes and allegiances: In their first debate, Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren tangled over her heritage, his tax record, and which candidate would help the struggling middle class. State House bureau chief Frank Phillips and political reporter Noah Bierman cover.
- Obama, Romney leave much unsaid on tax plans: For all of the focus in the presidential campaign about tax cuts, the more important issue may be whether either candidate has a realistic plan to pay for them. Deputy chief of the Washington bureau Michael Kranish reports.
- Patrick picks investigator in drug-evidence scandal: Governor Patrick named former prosecutor David Meier to lead the investigation into fears of widespread tampering at a state drug laboratory. Globe Metro reporter John R. Ellement and politics reporter Michael Levenson detail.
- Warren hits her stride, while Brown stumbles: It was a good night for Elizabeth Warren - and an ominous one for Scott Brown. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh reports.
- A night of smirks and verbal jabs: The woman who made Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner squirm made Senator Scott Brown sweat. Globe columnist Joan Vennochi explains.
- Clash of the titans: Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren finally debate : The first Senate debate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren was shockingly fantastic, and for the first time this year, we got the race we are supposed to have. Globe columnist Brian McGrory writes.
- Drama precedes Senate face-off: Would Senator Scott Brown make it from Washington to Boston in time for his showdown with Elizabeth Warren? For a time, it was not clear. Globe political reporters Bobby Caina Calvan and Michael Levenson cover.
- Menino reportedly to endorse Warren for Senate: Mayor Thomas M. Menino is expected to endorse Elizabeth Warren Friday, throwing his support and army of political operatives behind her. Globe city politics reporter Andrew Ryan writes.