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Mitt Romney and President Obama Focus on Domestic Policy Details in First Debate
October 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST
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In the first presidential debate, held in Denver, Colo., and moderated by NewsHour's Jim Lehrer, Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama presented their cases primarily on domestic policy issues, including tax cuts or increases, job creation, education improvements and health care reform.
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