Political Headlines - September 28, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 



  • A better way to elect a president: It's time to revisit an idea that could transform our swing-state-to-swing-state campaign into a real national election: The National Popular Vote plan. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh reports.



  • Tierney, Tisei keep it civil in first debate: Richard R. Tisei never mentioned the illegal gambling ring run by US Representative John F. Tierney's brothers- in-lawas the two candidates debated. Globe reporters Michael Levenson and David Filipov cover. 


  • Bielat, Kennedy tussle on policy, qualifications: In a television debate, Sean Bielat declared rival Joseph P. Kennedy III unfit to run, while Kennedy shrugged off the notion that he's taking advantage of his family name. Globe reporter Mark Arsenault recaps.