Political Headlines - September 5, 2013

  • Markey votes 'present' on Syria resolution: Senator Edward Markey voted "present" on the resolution, a move that was "about my worry about a greater involvement in Syria," he said. National political reporter Matt Viser details from Washington.
  • Lawmakers on left, right unite to oppose Syria: An unlikely coalition is forming to challenge President Obama's push for military action. Steadfast liberals and Tea Party-backed Repulicans are finding rare agreement. Matt Viser and Noah Bierman report.
  • John Kerry's bad idea: Columnist Alex Beam shares his thoughts on the concerns and problems with the rush to strike Syria.
  • Baker enters governor's race, Coakley weighs bid: Charles Baker is in the 2014 race, Attorney General Martha Coakley is edging closer, and US Representative Michael E. Capuano could jump in. Frank Phillips and Jim O'Sullivan report from the State House.
  • Barros believes in pathways to empowerment: How the Roxbury native arrived at this moment, as one of 12 candidates for mayor, is, in many respects, the story of America. Reporter Akilah Johnson details as part of the Globe's ongoing Boston Mayoral Race coverage.
  • Black leaders may ask some mayoral hopefuls to bow out: Leaders and activists from the city's African-American communities met behind closed doors and considered asking some candidates of color to abandon their campaigns and rally behind the remaining hopefuls. Travis Andersen and Andrew Ryan report.





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