- System feels strain as a US judgeship sits empty: No judge has been appointed to the seat in Springfield since Judge Michael A. Ponsor stepped down in 2011. Globe metro reporter Milton J. Valencia details.
Donors give Stephen Lynch $1.5m to fund race: The former senator reiterated he had not ruled out campaigning against Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Globe politics reporter Joshua Miller elaborates.
- Former Senator Scott Brown not ruling out a run in New Hampshire - again: Pressed on whether he had ruled it out, he said, "Nothing's off the table, and nothing's on the table." Globe politics reporter Joshua Miller outlines.