BostonGlobe.com Political Headlines - April 8, 2014 April 09, 2014 Here are the top political headlines from BostonGlobe.com today: Combative Maine governor faces fight: Maine Governor Paul LePage’s tough-guy act may be wearing thin after more than three years in office. Political reporter Noah Bierman explains. The case for moderates: The moment moderation expires is the moment conflicts spin out of control, writes columnist Farah Stockman, about conflicts ranging from Syria to the Ukraine. Scott Brown to declare quest for Senate: Brown’s bid for the US Senate in New Hampshire coincides with his retirement from the National Guard. Political reporter Joshua Miller reports.