October 16, 2012 The news outlets and independent groups that closely watch what the candidates say are poised to point out any problems that arise during tonight's presidential debate.
October 16, 2012 After a widely criticized performance two weeks ago, President Obama will face off with Republican rival Mitt Romney for a second time. Will the town hall format change the stakes? Join us for a live chat to discuss the second presidential debate.
October 16, 2012 Within hours of the first presidential and vice presidential debates, the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney used debate footage in their ads. Expect the same after tonight's town hall-style showdown.
October 16, 2012 During tonight's presidential debate, President Obama will want to cast Mitt Romney as an unacceptable, unreliable choice. But Republicans think their man can come close to sealing the deal simply by doing what he in the first debate. Both candidates will need to fire up supporters without coming off as nakedly partisan.
October 16, 2012 Democrats want the president to be more confrontational and show more passion than he did in the first debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney. But a town hall requires that he also be responsive to questioners.
October 16, 2012 With the election just three weeks away, many voters are still scratching their heads, wondering what exactly the candidates would do to improve the economy. Audience members at Tuesday night's presidential debate could focus on economic topics such as home prices, gasoline, wages, exports and jobs.
October 16, 2012 As Mitt Romney and President Obama get ready for their second debate, a new bipartisan survey shows a surge for Romney in a key voter group following their first debate Oct. 3. The poll of 600 likely rural voters in nine battleground states shows Romney's support stands at 59 percent, while Obama's is down to 37 percent.
October 15, 2012 Most of the TV ads supporting Mitt Romney have come from outside groups, not from Romney's own campaign. And those groups raised more than half of their money from secret donors, a much higher proportion than the secret donors backing President Obama, according to a new analysis.
October 15, 2012 Mitt Romney's style during the GOP debates and the first presidential debate was fact-filled and assertive, as he tried to demonstrate his mastery of data. Expect more of that Tuesday night. It's a style consistent with someone who's made a lot of corporate boardroom pitches.