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Monday’s debate puts focus on foreign policy clashes

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When President Obama and Mitt Romney sit down Monday night for the last of their three debates, two things should be immediately evident: there should be no pacing the stage or candidates’ getting into each other’s space, and there should be no veering into arguments over taxes.

Who wins a tied debate?

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When two presidential candidates battle roughly to a tie in a debate, is there a winner?

For the President, punch, punch, another punch

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He waited all of 45 seconds to make clear he came not just ready for a fight but ready to pick one.

When candidates attack

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In the seal of the United States, the eagle turns its head toward its right talon, which holds an olive branch, and away from the talon holding 13 arrows. It is meant to suggest a preference for peace. The eagle that hovered between the two candidates in the second debate had the same design, but for one difference: The eagle's head was turned toward the arrows. It was a fitting symbol for the pointed and sniping contest between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. It was a night of barbs, interruptions, and charges and counter-charges.

ANALYSIS: Who gets momentum after second debate?

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Like the vice presidential debate last week, the Democrat and the Republican candidate on stage last night were not so much talking to each other as they were to two different audiences.

Debate gets to the guts of the race

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Barack Obama did well enough in the second debate that he can rest assured about one thing: If he loses his bid for a second term it won’t be because he is bad at debates.

Rivals bring bare fists to rematch

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President Obama and Mitt Romney engaged Tuesday in one of the most intensive clashes in a televised presidential debate, with tensions between them spilling out in interruptions, personal rebukes and accusations of lying as they parried over the last four years under Mr. Obama and what the next four would look like under a President Romney.

Voice of the Voters: Hofstra University

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Vice President Joe Biden and Republican contender Paul Ryan explained how they have integrated their faith into their positions on abortion during last week's vice presidential debate. But what about average voters? Journalism students at Hofstra University, the site of the second debate between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney explore how a person's religion may influence how they vote. Hofstra students Chris Langlois, Ashley Freeman and Beckett Mufson of Hofstra University report on this story.

Obama under pressure as debate comes amid early balloting

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With voters already casting ballots and polls showing a tightening race, President Barack Obama has little room for error in tonight’s second debate against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Vice presidential debate: Biden's mission accomplished

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First things first: Vice presidential debates don't really matter. The half-life of Thursday's debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will be exactly four days -- until next week’s rematch between President Obama and Mitt Romney.