Much is at stake in the second presidential debate tonight, as President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are locked in a very tight race, both nationally and in the swing states that will decide the election on Nov. 6. Since the third debate will focus on foreign affairs, this is the last time, outside of ads and campaign speeches, for the candidates to address the economy, taxes, energy, the environment, the deficit and other domestic issues.…
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Much has been written about CNN’s Candy Crowley and her role as moderator of the third presidential debate tonight. According to the contract, she is not supposed to ask follow-up questions, but she has said repeatedly that she would. It will be interesting to see how she performs and how President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney respond to her.…
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… since the first presidential debate on Oct. 3. It will be just a few days until the third and last one. Here are the details for Monday’s debate:
TOPICS FOR THIRD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ANNOUNCED BY MODERATOR
Bob Schieffer, moderator of the third 2012 presidential debate, has selected the topics for that debate, which is on foreign policy. Mr. Schieffer stated:
Subject to possible changes because of news developments, here are the topics for the October 22 debate, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:
America’s role in the world
Our longest war – Afghanistan and Pakistan
Red Lines – Israel and Iran
The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – I
The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – II
The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World
The debate will be held on Monday, October 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.…
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President Barack Obama said at the first presidential debate that he likes the term Obamacare, which has been used derisively for the past two years by opponents of the health care reform law.
And he defended it, saying it doesn’t mean a government takeover of health insurance but, rather, protection from insurance companies.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee, defended the state law signed by him that, he said, was forged by bipartisan compromise. Obama said the federal law was modeled on that Massachusestts law.…
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It’s a tough issue for President Barack Obama, and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney hammered him on it, saying the president had doubled the deficit rather than cutting it in half. Romney also said he would not raise revenue in order to balance the budget.
Obama said a balanced, responsible approach was necessary, with $2.50 in spending cuts for every $1 in new revenue, mostly from higher taxes on the wealthy.
Obama also went after the oil and gas industry, repeating his belief that the $4 billion in tax breaks available to them are corporate welfare.…
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Celinda Lake, a prominent Democratic pollster in Washington, told visiting business leaders from Oklahoma on Tuesday that the typical swing voter right now is, essentially, a working mother without a college education — Lake called her a waitress Wal-mart mom — and that both candidates had to speak to her during the debate.
If she’s still awake at this point, she may have trouble figuring out what both are even saying as they get deep in the weeds on tax policy.…
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It’s most likely going to be the deciding issue of the election: Jobs. And President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got to it right away in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, with condensed versions of their stump speeches. Obama accused Romney of trickle down economics and Romney accused Obama of trickle down government.
Both mentioned energy in their opening remarks, with Romney saying he would open up more areas to drilling and Obama saying he would focus on new sources of energy.…
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