Political Headlines - May 1, 2013

  • Obama says FBI acted properly in bombing case: Washington bureau reporters Matt Viser and Bryan Bender report on President Obama's press conference yesterday, in which he defended the FBI, while also supporting an investigation into lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombings about homegrown terrorists.
  • Newcomer Gomez vs. veteran Markey: In an upset victory in yesterday's US Senate Primary, Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez won, in his first run for higher office, and will face off against veteran Democratic Congressman Edward Markey. The race has the potential to draw major national interest, political reporter Michael Levenson and State House Bureau Chief Frank Phillips report.
  • Democrats fear reliving 2010 race that elected Brown: Republican Senate nominee Gabriel E. Gomez's runaway victory delivers an unwelcome jolt to Massachusetts Democrats, still haunted by Scott Brown's 2010 win. More from politics editor Jim O'Sullivan.
  • Forry's win ushers in new era: On the local primary front, Linda Dorcena Forry has apparently won the Democratic primary for the traditional "Southie seat'' in the state Senate, illustrating new political realities in Boston. Columnist Lawrence Harmon writes about the "New Boston."