Political Headlines - February 27, 2013

  • Mass. defense industry on hold as cuts near: Defense contractors are already laying off employees and putting new projects on hold because of uncertainty over the federal budget. Globe technology reporter Michael B. Farrell details.







  • Veteran snared in federal budget battle: John MacPherson is an 86-year-old World War II veteran with a problem, one that Washington isn't helping this week. Globe metro columnist Adrian Walker outlines.