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Fault Lines Also Appearing On Democratic Side In Fiscal Debate

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For weeks, Democrats in Congress have been relishing the division and sniping within Republican ranks over whether to raise tax rates. But as negotiations over the budget crisis wear on and shift to a debate over spending cuts, the tables are turning.

PBS Newshour: Michigan 'Right-to-Work' Laws Spark Heated Debate on Role of Labor Unions

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In a lame-duck session, Michigan Republicans approved a pair of bills that would make the Great Lakes State into a "right to work" state. Organized labor was furious, accusing politicians of pushing through legislation with no opportunity for public comment. Gwen Ifill talks to two Michigan lawmakers with differing views.

PBS Newshour: Michigan 'Right-to-Work' Laws Spark Heated Debate on Role of Labor Unions

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In a lame-duck session, Michigan Republicans approved a pair of bills that would make the Great Lakes State into a "right to work" state. Organized labor was furious, accusing politicians of pushing through legislation with no opportunity for public comment. Gwen Ifill talks to two Michigan lawmakers with differing views.

Obama keeps Romney on his heels in last debate

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President Obama and Mitt Romney clashed repeatedly over foreign policy here Monday night, with the president arguing assertively that Romney has lacked the consistency or clarity of vision to lead the country while the Republican nominee charged that Obama has been weak and ineffective in the face of growing turmoil in the world.

Romney rising?

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Mitt Romney brought a knife to a gunfight. A butter knife. In the third and final presidential debate, focused on national security and foreign policy, the Republican challenger seemed to be living by the Hippocratic oath: Do no harm. In this case that meant a mostly passive, heavy-on-agreement discussion with his opponent the commander in chief. President Obama, by contrast, was on the attack, repeatedly calling Romney reckless and looking every bit like the politician who thinks he's behind in the race.

ANALYSIS: All about the battlegrounds

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On the debate stage last night at Lynn University in Boca Raton, President Obama came to play, and Mitt Romney played not to lose.

A kinder, gentler Romney

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It's a safe bet that President Obama misses the old Mitt Romney — the one who described himself as "severely conservative."

Sparring over foreign policy, Obama goes on the offense

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President Obama and Mitt Romney wrapped up a series of defining debates on Monday night with a bristling exchange over America’s place in the world as each sought to portray the other as an unreliable commander in chief in a dangerous era.

In campaign of memorable debates, Obama and Romney face off again

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President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off in front of the cameras for a third and final time on Monday near the end of a presidential campaign season marked by a high number of memorable debates.

2012 presidential race all tied up: NBC/WSJ poll

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Two weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked at 47 percent among likely voters in the race for the White House, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.