By Emily Rooney
Observers are speculating that James "Whitey" Bulger’s defense will be that his crimes were protected by his informant status with the FBI. But, a former U.S. attorney says, that didn't work for Steven "The Rifleman" Flemmi.
By Anne Mostue
Harvard Square panhandlers talk about their lives — and the Cambridge police commissioner explains a new "ambassador program" to get panhandlers help.
Rep. Guinta (R-NH): Deal Is The Best We Can Do For Now At this hour – the Senate is expected to do what the House did easily yesterday: pass a compromise bill to raise the debt ceiling and thereby narrowly avert a first-ever default. Critics like the New York Times’ Joe Nocera say Tea Party Republicans – with their “intransigent demands for deep spending cuts and an almost gleeful willingness to destroy America’s credit” – have through the this process – “waged jihad on the American people.” We’ll hear from one Freshman Republican who wavered until the last minute and wound up voting FOR the bill. RepresentativeFrank Guinta– who represents New Hampshire’s first congressional district – joins us.