Political Headlines - July 20, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today:

  • Romney kept reins on Bain, bargained hard on severance during absence: Interviews with a half-dozen of his former partners and associates, as well as public records, show that Mitt Romney was not merely an absentee owner of Bain Capital during his leave of absence. Financial investigations reporter Beth Healy and Washington bureau deputy chief Michael Kranish report.


  • In Roxbury, Romney hits Obama's business message: On a visit to a Roxbury truck company, Mitt Romney slammed President Obama for suggesting profitable businesses owe their success to government. Political correspondent Callum Borchers details



Mitt Romney hitting N.H., with Kelly Ayotte in tow, amid week's tour of battleground states: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is closing out a week of active campaigning with another battleground state visit today, appearing at a New Hampshire specialty lumber supplier with prospective running mate Kelly Ayotte. political editor Glen Johnson writes.