Political Headlines - October 10, 2013

  • Menino's last stand?: Mayor Tom Menino stormed back into public view this week with characteristic bully-pulpit belligerence, sending the message that he remains fully in charge, in his last month in office. Political reporter Michael Levenson details.     
  • Shutdown splits foes of medical device tax: While Mass. congressional delegation members are against the federal medical device tax, they won't break ranks with President Obama to repeal it. National political reporter Tracy Jan details from Washington.
  • Voter registration drive targets homeless: Advocates for the Boston homeless are working to ensure that voters with no permanent address also make their voices heard in the upcoming mayoral election. Correspondent Jeremy C. Fox reports.
  • The two David Kochs: David Koch wept for researchers in need of day care at MIT as he donated millions to the school, but he doesn't seem to care about people in need of medical care, writes columnist Joan Vennochi.