First Word: Romney reflects on loss

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Mitt Romney giving a concession speech at the Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mitt Romney giving a concession speech at the Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
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On a phone call with donors, Mitt Romney blamed his staggering loss on “gifts” Obama gave to minorities and young voters. He cited freebies like birth control, health care, and college loan debt forgiveness for luring them away from the Republican ticket. Here’s a look at more headlines the Last Word staff has been following:

First Word: Romney reflects on loss

Updated