JOAN VENNOCHI
After hostage release, Kerry and Brown compete for credit 
John Kerry and Scott Brown both worked for the release of the hostages, among them a pastor from Dorchester, but Brown was in contact with family members before Kerry was, showing his instinct for retail politics.
(REUTERS)

JOAN VENNOCHI

After hostage release, Kerry and Brown compete for credit

John Kerry and Scott Brown both worked for the release of the hostages, among them a pastor from Dorchester, but Brown was in contact with family members before Kerry was, showing his instinct for retail politics.

(REUTERS)

JOAN VENNOCHI
Mitt Romney on a jet ski - the GOP candidate’s Kerry moment? 
In politics, visuals matter. And in presidential politics, perception matters even more, which is why a photo of Mitt Romney on a jet ski may not help him.
(CHARLES DHARAPAK/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

JOAN VENNOCHI

Mitt Romney on a jet ski - the GOP candidate’s Kerry moment?

In politics, visuals matter. And in presidential politics, perception matters even more, which is why a photo of Mitt Romney on a jet ski may not help him.

(CHARLES DHARAPAK/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

EDITORIAL
Law of the Sea Convention must be ratified 
- Joining the other 160 nations that already live by the convention’s rules will give the United States more economic strength and national security.
(Michael R. McCormick/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

EDITORIAL

Law of the Sea Convention must be ratified

- Joining the other 160 nations that already live by the convention’s rules will give the United States more economic strength and national security.

(Michael R. McCormick/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Democrats embrace super PACs
- John Kerry took to the Senate floor last year and passionately denounced the prospect of anonymous campaign contributions, labeling them an assault on the political system.

Democrats embrace super PACs

- John Kerry took to the Senate floor last year and passionately denounced the prospect of anonymous campaign contributions, labeling them an assault on the political system.

Kerry acknowledges gay marriage change
- Seven years after a presidential campaign in which he threaded the needle by explaining his support for the gay rights revolution taking place in his home state while not supporting gay marriage himself, US Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, has a declaration.

Kerry acknowledges gay marriage change

- Seven years after a presidential campaign in which he threaded the needle by explaining his support for the gay rights revolution taking place in his home state while not supporting gay marriage himself, US Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, has a declaration.