Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:
- Mitt Romney showing his Mormon faith: The GOP candidate's decision to open up his church visit to the press on Sunday was the most notable in a series of recent efforts to reveal more about his faith. Assistant Washington editor Michael Kranish and political reporter Matt Viser detail.
- Todd Akin should read more Cosmopolitan: Comments by the candidate for Senate in Missouri show a lack of respect and empathy for women, and it's empathy that has made Cosmo so important to so many women. Globe columnist Joanna Weiss reports.
- Preliminary Republican platform grants dignity and respect to gay Americans but defines marriage as union of one man and one woman: Party would still seek act to bar federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage. Globe correspondent Callum Borchers explains.