Political Headlines - January 29, 2013

  • Governor Patrick's interim senator pick near: Senator Kerry's plan to resign Tuesday will set off a quick series of events this week that could define Mass. politics for years to come. Globe State House bureau chief Frank Phillips and politics reporter Michael Levenson detail.


  • Obama, senators prepare immigration plans: Advocates are mobilizing for what they say is their best chance in almost three decades to secure a path to US citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants. Globe immigration reporter Maria Sacchetti outlines.




  • Hart set to quit state Senate today: State Senator John A. Hart Jr., a favorite to succeed Therese Murray as Senate president, plans to announce that he is resign­ing to take a job at a law firm. Globe politics reporter Michael Levenson covers.


  • Inauguration, Massachusetts style: From gay marriage to health care, from John Kerry to Elizabeth Warren, it feels like the state is an ideological center of gravity in Washington again. Globe columnist Farah Stockman writes.


  • Bobby Jindal and the problem of the 'stupid party': Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal likes to say the GOP needs to "stop being the stupid party," but his support of teaching creationism seems to contradict that. Globe columnist Joanna Weiss explains.