Political Headlines - January 18, 2013

  • JFK White House staffers reunite: A handful of surviving members of the 35th president's White House staff came together Wednesday to relive those heady times that have long since passed for American myth. Globe Washington bureau reporter Bryan Bender covers.


  • More tax hikes in Patrick's blueprint: Governor Deval Patrick's tax plans would eliminate 45 personal tax deduction including those for T passes, college scholarships, and dependents under 12. Globe politics reporters Michael Levenson and Noah Bierman outline.



  • Patrick hints at pick for interim senator: As speculation continues to grow over who Governor Deval Patrick may appoint if Senator John F. Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state, the governor dropped a hint. Globe correspondent Colin A. Young details.


  • Bill to seek end of Mass. cap on charter schools: A group of charter school advocates, business leaders, and legislators is pushing to abolish a state-imposed cap on the number of charter schools. Globe education reporter James Vaznis explains.