Political Headlines - September 25, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 

  • Elizabeth Warren assisted mining company: In the 1990s, Warren helped LTV Steel in its fight against a congressional requirement that it pay millions into a fund for its retired coal miners' health care. Globe politics reporter Noah Bierman writes.


  • A plea for a new party: Keeping It Real: This new political party would offer nothing but the cold, naked truth, and cast a light on a truism: Political fiction lives on, in part, because we demand it. Globe columnist Farah Stockman reports.


  • Candidates could bump commercial ads on TV: Political campaigns flush with money are poised to launch a late advertising blitz that could crowd out a significant number of other advertisers, especially in battleground regions. Globe politics reporter Brian C. Mooney and business reporter Erin Ailworth outline.



  • In ads, Warren defends heritage after Brown attacks: Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren launched dueling ads over her claims of Native American heritage, an issue that has provoked the contest's most serious personal attacks. Globe State House bureau chief Frank Phillips and politics reporter Noah Bierman explain.


  • Mayor Setti Warren's bid for reelection starts : The Newton mayor officially launched his campaign with a fund-raiser that attracted both political bigwigs, such as Deval Patrick and Michael Dukakis, and protestors. Globe reporter Deidre Fernandes details.