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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."

6 questions that will settle the election

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Mitt Romney’s hopes have long hinged on the notion of a tipping point. He would clear some psychic threshold necessary to be embraced as an acceptable alternative to Barack Obama in the minds of persuadable voters, then see national public opinion swing swiftly in his favor.

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.

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.

October 19, 2012

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As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for their final debate, the roundtable analyzes the fiesty, second debate, the ever-tightening poll numbers, and the issues that are most important in the countdown to Election Day. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Amy Walter, ABC News; Charles Babington, Associated Press. 

 

Watch the presidential debate online: Monday, October 22 at 9pm (ET)

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Begins at 9 p.m. ET.

Livestream the final presidential debate at Lynn University between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney The debate will be moderated by CBS' Bob Scheiffer, host of Face of the Nation.

Why no one has been right about Libya

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It has been more than a month since the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and no one has gotten the Libya question right. Not the president, not Mitt Romney.

For Obama and Romney, small New Hampshire could have a big impact

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New Hampshire is the smallest of the battleground states, with just four electoral votes, and for much of the fall it has seemed an afterthought to the candidates as they’ve campaigned across more prominent contested states.

Political perceptions: Economics of the women’s vote

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The presidential campaign suddenly has turned into a fight for women’s votes, as the front pages of nearly every national newspaper demonstrated this morning. (See this WSJ story.) There’s lots of speculation about whether women will vote more on economic issues, which has been the Romney camp’s view for most of the campaign, or on social issues like abortion and contraception.