Political Headlines - August 23, 2013

  • Obama targets high cost of college: Area college presidents are skeptical about tying federal funding to a new performance rating system. The plan is intended to reign in exploding college costs. Tracy Jan reports from Washington.
  • Dan Wolf criticizes Ethics Commission ruling: The state senator said the panel misjudged "both the spirit and the letter of the law" when it ruled his business dealings with Massport should prevent him from holding state office. politics editor Jim O'Sullivan details.
  • Connolly, Walsh lead pack in mayoral poll: A new private poll shows that more than a third of voters remain undecided about whom to support in Boston's mayoral race and no more than 12 percent of voters have coalesced around any one candidate. politics editor Jim O'Sullivan details.
  • How limiting is Walsh's union cash?: Martin Walsh's big haul of union money raises the question of how independent he could be if elected mayor of Boston. Columnist Scot Lehigh writes.