Political Headlines - May 14, 2013

  •  O'Malley's reasoning on BC graduation boycott is flawed: Columnist Kevin Cullen writes about the cardinal's opposition to the Prime Minister of Ireland receiving an honorary degree at Boston College's graduation, citing proposed legislation to allow abortion in cases where it would save the mother's life. 
  • First deadline passes with 24 in Boston mayoral field: The two dozen people officially signed up for the race range from career politicians to radio station founders to a justice of the piece. City Hall bureau reporter Andrew Ryan and correspondent Lauren Dezenski report.
  • McCain to stump for Gomez's Senate bid: US Senator John McCain is scheduled to come to Boston next week to raise campaign cash for a fellow US Navy veteran and Republican, Senate nominee Gabriel E. Gomez. Plus, other Mass. political updates from the Globe politics staff.