Political Headlines - July 30, 2013

  • Basile gives backing to Connolly in race: The first high-profile coup in the tightly contested fight to become Boston's next mayor - Councilor at Large John R. Connolly won the endorsement of state Representative Carlo P. Basile, an East Boston powerbroker with a potent political organization. Andrew Ryan reports.
  • State gets new role in fraud probes: State and federal officials Monday signed an agreement empowering Mass. authorities to investigate retailers who may be engaging in food stamp-related fraud. Political reporter Joshua Miller details.
  • 'Getting to Yes' in the Middle East: The famous book "Getting to Yes," written by a Harvard professor more than 30 years ago, still has lessons for negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Columnist Farah Stockman writes.
  • Gabriel Gomez joins board of conservative, gay coalition: Gomez lost last month's special US Senate election, but is now set to join the board of directors of GOProud, a national coalition of gay and lesbian conservatives and their allies. Joshua Miller blogs on Political Intelligence.