Political Headlines - February 20, 2013


  • Kerry plans nine-nation tour to Europe, Mideast: Kerry plans to meet with members of the Syrian opposition and huddle with foreign leaders on a series of other thorny issues from the civil war in Mali to continued instability in Egypt. Globe Washington bureau correspondent Bryan Bender reports.


  • GOP condemns Ed Markey fundraiser with Eliot Spitzer: The state Republican Party called on Representative Edward Markey Tuesday to cancel a fundraiser for his Senate campaign co-hosted by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer scheduled for next month. Globe politics reporter Noah Bierman explains.



  •  The NRA's sharp turn to the right: Hard-liners have transformed the NRA into the               uncompromising, fire-breathing pressure group that it is today. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh writes.