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Thursday, October 04, 2012

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That's Why Incumbents Used To Say No

Mitt Romney makes his point as President Obama listens during Wednesday's debate in Denver.

October 4, 2012 Since 1976, seven sitting presidents have agreed to debate their major challengers — and nearly all of them suffered for it. Three won re-election; three lost re-election. President Obama will be the tiebreaker.

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The Two-Way

KitchenAid Apologizes For 'Offensive Tweet' About Obama's Grandmother

While he was attending Columbia University in New York City, Barack Obama's maternal grandparents — Stanley and Madelyn Dunham — visited him there. The president lived with them in Hawaii for much of his youth.

October 4, 2012 Someone on the company's social media team posted an ugly message during Wednesday night's debate. The appliance maker's senior director has personally apologized. The person who wrote it "won't be tweeting for us anymore."

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It's All Politics

Don't Confuse Us With Facts: Why Debates Are All About Style

Romney vs. Obama. A question of style?

October 4, 2012 The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney has been declared the winner in last night's debate. Was it a case of style over substance?

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It's All Politics

Lights, Camera, Action (zzzz), Tweet!

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday.

October 4, 2012 There was plenty of media spin and punditry in Wednesday's debate, not just in Denver but on Twitter. The candidates appeared to be lacking in real zingers. Instead, it turns out the real conversation was happening through social media.

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Presidential Race

Five Takeaways From The First Presidential Debate

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama talk after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday.

October 4, 2012 President Obama came across as defensive and lackluster, while Romney sounded confident and may have begun a late-season pivot to the center. It may not be enough to erase Obama's polling lead, even in the short run, but Democrats will want to hone their messages for the debates to come.

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It's All Politics

Romney Goes On Offense, Pays For It In First Wave Of Fact Checks

October 4, 2012 President Obama did some truth-stretching as well, say the nonpartisan watchdogs who parse candidates' words.

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It's All Politics

Swing State Debate Watchers Give First Round To Romney, And Lehrer The Loss

Kim Deal (left) and Connie Moser, at Deal's house in Occoquan, Va.

October 4, 2012 In Virginia, the consensus of a small group of undecided voters was that Republican Mitt Romney won the debate, putting together a more "focused and sincere" performance," while President Obama "seemed to be struggling to make his point."

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Transcript And Audio: First Obama-Romney Debate

President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney face off during the presidential debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday as moderator Jim Lehrer looks on.

October 3, 2012 Transcript of the first debate between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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It's All Politics

Obama & Romney: 'Corporate Executive' Vs. The 'Government Professor'

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participate in the first presidential debate at Magness Arena at the University of Denver on Wednesdasy, moderated by Jim Lehrer of the PBS NewsHour.

October 3, 2012 President Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, faced each other tonight in the first of three scheduled presidential debates. There weren't many zingers. There were lots of numbers. And many claims and counterclaims.

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It's All Politics

Paul Ryan Says TV And Politics Don't Always Mix. Does He Have A Point?

Workers prepare Wednesday for the presidential debate at the University of Denver. Experts differ over whether even a televised debate is a good forum for sharing very specific details about policy proposals.

October 3, 2012 Responding to calls that the Republican presidential ticket provide more detail about some of its policy proposals, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says TV isn't always the right medium for such specifics. And a spokesman for Mitt Romney says tonight's debate also has its limits.

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