Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:
- Abortion uproar may hurt GOP bid for Senate control: Representative Todd Akin's refusal to abandon the Senate race in Missouri could gravely complicate the battle for the US Senate. Globe political reporter Bobby Caina Calvan details.
- Abortion, gay marriage put party platforms in spotlight: These typically obscure documents have been elevated to national prominence by comments by Todd Akin and a widening gap in political philosophies. Globe political correspondent Callum Borchers reports.
- Mitt Romney made Massachusetts his stepping stone: The soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee cut his teeth in the Bay State. Globe columnist Joan Vennochi writes.
- Brown, Warren scramble for political gain from Akin's abortion gaffe: Scott Brown moved quickly to condemn Todd Akin's comment about "legitimate rape" while Elizabeth Warren charged that electing Brown could create a Republican majority hostile to women. Political reporter Glen Johnson details.