Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:
- Afghan war barely echoes in US: The longest war in American history commands little attention or debate - in the halls of Congress, on the presidential campaign trail, or in the public square. Globe political reporter Bryan Bender writes.
- Points amiss in Romney's ads on welfare: Campaign ads attacking President Obama for a plan to "gut welfare reform" have been criticized by fact checkers but are resonating with some swing-state voters. Globe political correspondent Callum Borchers reports.
- Mitt Romney says he paid at least 13 percent in taxes in each of the last 10 years: Mitt Romney on Wednesday said his federal tax rate was 13 percent in each of the last 10 years, but he declined to release the tax returns to confirm his claim. Globe political correspondent Callum Borchers details.