Political Headlines - June 7, 2013

  • Debate rages over monitoring of phone records: The disclosure of a top-secret order allowing the Obama administration to obtain phone records of millions of Americans reignited a national debate about whether the White House is violating civil liberties, with Mass. lawmakers among the most vocal critics. Matt Viser and Noah Bierman report from Washington.
  • In Senate race, two views of global responsibilities: The two candidates for US Senate in Mass. offer strongly different stances on US foreign policy, positions that illustrate distinctive philosophies of what role the country should play in the world. Political reporter Joshua Miller details.
  • Absent facts, the GOP still talks scandal: Columnist Scot Lehigh writes that the White House will neither be consumed or deterred by the storyline of scandal. Instead, the administration will proceed with its own agenda.