Political Headlines - November 7, 2012

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Here are the top political headlines from today:

  • Obama defeats Romney for 2d term: President Obama overcame a formidable challenge by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Globe politics reporters Michael Kranish, Matt Viser and Brian MacQuarrie cover.


  • Elizabeth Warren defeats Scott Brown: Warren, a fierce consumer advocate who galvanized liberals across the nation, won a decisive victory over Senator Brown. Globe politics reporters Noah Bierman and Frank Phillips detail.



  • Rep. Tierney hangs on to win Sixth District: Rep. John Tierney held to win a ninth term, beating Republican Richard Tisei by the narrowest margin since his first victory. Globe politics reporter Eric Moskowitz outlines.


  • Romney fails the trust test: Americans need to believe in a basic reliability in the person they send to the White House, and that was Mitt Romney's downfall. Globe columnist Joan Vennochi writes.


  • Obama wins an ugly victory: President Obama may have eked out a victory, but he won it ugly, and his first term will go down as one of the great lost boons in American political history. Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby elaborates.


  • Wouldn't it be great: Wouldn't it be great if the nation learned a few hard-won lessons from the campaign that just ended, decency and commonality and the art of compromise? Globe Metro columnist Brian McGrory writes.