- Once a 'disrupter,' Edward Markey now a mover in House: With his pathway toward more power in the US House uncertain, Markey is trying to make an unprecedented transition to a seat in the Senate. Globe Washington DC bureau reporter Noah Bierman profiles.
Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey debate civilly: The representatives sought to showcase their blue-collar roots and argued over gay rights and outside spending in their race for the Democratic Senate nomination. Globe State House bureau reporter Michael Levenson covers.
- Felix Arroyo expected to join race for Boston mayor: The city councilor, who is expected to launch his bid today, would be the first Latino candidate to run for the office. Globe State House bureau reporter Andrew Ryan details.
- House approves measure to fund transit system: Mass. House lawmakers passed a $500 million transportation bill, but failed to get the margin needed to protect it from Governor Patrick's threatened veto. Globe transportation reporter Martine Powers outlines.
- Winslow presses FEC on contributions from same-sex spouses: Senate hopeful Daniel B. Winslow filed a request with the Federal Election Commission on Friday seeking guidance on how to categorize contributions from legally married same-sex couples. Globe politics reporter Joshua Miller elaborates.
- US Senate hopeful Michael J. Sullivan has D.C. fundraiser on calendar: Republican US Senate candidate Michael. J. Sullivan, whose campaign has drawn Tea Party enthusiasm, is scheduled to scoop up some cash Friday in a decidedly Tea-free venue. Boston.com political editor Jim O'Sullivan reports.
- Three reasons for hope in Afghanistan: Afghan entrepreneurs who want to invest in their country, a generation of open-minded young people, and a Taliban that might be more moderate are reasons for optimism. Globe columnist Farah Stockman writes.
- The Irish education of Margaret Thatcher: It was too late to save a generation of Irish political prisoners and rebels, but eventually the UK prime minister did the right thing. Globe metro columnist Kevin Cullen explains.