Political Headlines - September 20, 2013

  • Rivals skirmish over casino, police: In the final big-ticket forum before the preliminary election, the candidates wrangled over how the city should manage the prospect of a casino and criticized Police Department leadership. Jim O'Sullivan details the debate.


  • What are the candidates' signs really saying?:  A font choice can suggest decisiveness, warmth, or a new direction. Color selection hints at which candidate might play it safe and who is a rebel. Andrew Ryan details the race.


  • No solution in sight to averting shutdown: The dizzying political divides are setting the stage for an especially tense House vote Friday on a plan that would deny funding for President Obama's health care law. Noah Bierman and Matt Viser report.