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  1. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Worries over moderator ahead of second US presidential debate

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Williamsburg, Virginia

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Williamsburg, Virginia Candy Crowley intends to press candidates with follow-up questions in presidential debate No 2 Moderator's role puts both campaigns on edge The second presidential debate may have the look of a town hall, with voters surrounding the candidates and posing the questions. But the degree to which it is a casual conversation between ...

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    US presidential candidates prepare for final debate

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Boca Raton, Florida

    ... Romney spent the weekend hammering out their foreign policy battle lines ahead of their third presidential debate, their final chance to lay out policy platforms and engage in verbal jousting ... to November 6 will go down to the wire, and amid a consensus that each candidate won one of the previous two debates, the stakes for Monday's clash (Tuesday morning 9am Hong Kong time) ...

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    Obama, Romney trade blows in debate on how to deal with China

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Obama, Romney trade blows on China policy US President Barack Obama, speaking in the third and final presidential debate yesterday, described China as both an adversary and a potential partner as the candidates vowed to get tough on Beijing's trade policies. In a debate that was supposed to be limited to foreign policy, Obama and his Republican ...

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    China looms large in US presidential debates

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... in presidential debates US President Barack Obama is plotting to transform his pitch to voters for the next debate with Mitt Romney who has seized upon his administration delaying action on Chinese trade ... accusing the president of standing by as "cheating" Beijing manipulates its currency. Shell-shocked Democrats want a more feisty and dynamic Obama to show up at the second debate ...

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    Obamas celebrate wedding anniversary with presidential debate

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... debate- and First Lady Michelle was less than thrilled. "I told Barack, 'This, you know, attending a presidential debate on my 20th anniversary, is probably the worst way for me to spend (it),'" she told CNN in an interview that aired just before the two candidates took to the podiums in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday night. "I get so nervous at these debates," she said. ...

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    Romney made more false claims in US presidential debate

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of debate exposed A US$5 trillion tax cut, a doubling of the US deficit, a US$716 billion Medicare raid … these were just some of the claims made in the first US presidential debate. But were ... and fast during the first debate". Medicare is still spending those funds, it's just that Obama is doling them out to insurance companies and drug manufacturers more slowly, a move ...

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    Obama's forceful pitch to women puts Romney in a bind

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... suggesting women voters were shifting their support to Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama made an aggressive pitch to them in the latest presidential debate, that yielded awkward moments for the Republican and a new catch phrase on social media. Obama hit hard on issues such as equal pay for women and contraception and abortion rights, topics that did not come up in the first debate ...

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    'Million Muppet March' next month to save Big Bird, PBS subsidy

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... a presidential debate early this month to end the US federal government's subsidy for the Public Broadcasting Service despite his professed love for Big Bird, one of the characters on PBS' ... Bellavia bought the internet address www.millionmuppetmarch.com during the debate and discovered Mecham had already started a Facebook page by the same name. Within half an hour after the debate ...

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    How ex-president George W. Bush is shaping race for the White House

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... policy issues in the spotlight during the final presidential debate on Monday. For Romney, the battered reputation of Bush, the last Republican president, represents a burden to minimise in a tight race for the White House. The two have not appeared together this year. When an audience member asked about Bush in last week's second presidential debate, Romney separated himself ...

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    Libya security row rocks Obama campaign

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... in Richmond, Virginia, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticised Vice-President Joe Biden for his defence during last week's debate of the administration's actions. Romney said ... people brush this aside," Romney said. During Thursday's debate, Biden said the White House wasn't told of a request for additional security at the mission in Benghazi a month ...




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