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PBS NewsHour: Poll Numbers Sliding, Mitt Romney Plans to Offer Policy Specifics

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In an effort to combat sliding poll numbers, the Romney Campaign announced that Mitt Romney would address voters' hunger for specificity, planning to give more detail on parts of his policy platform. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Susan Page and the Washington Post's Dan Balz on whether this strategy shift can win over voters.

Mideast unrest intensifies debate on U.S. intervention in Syria

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In recent weeks, the growing death toll in Syria pushed that country’s civil war to the top of the Obama administration’s agenda, with some Arab leaders pressing harder for a greater American role in toppling Syria’s leader, Bashar al-Assad.

Romney vs. Obama on foreign policy

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In a presidential campaign dominated by voters' unhappiness with the economy, it took a tragedy — the killing of a U.S. ambassador by Libyan extremists — to prompt a real debate on foreign policy.

Obama hold slight edge

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Middle East violence is shaking up a presidential race that otherwise looks stubbornly stable, and tight. President Barack Obama holds a tiny edge, Republican Mitt Romney is seeking a breakthrough message, and three debates are ahead in the campaign’s final seven weeks.

September 14, 2012

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After the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three others in Libya and continuing protests around the Muslim world, the focus shifts to foreign policy in the government and on the presidential campaign trail. Joining Gwen: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; David Sanger, The New York Times; Major Garrett, National Journal; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

Amid Mideast turmoil, aides say what a President Romney would do

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If Mitt Romney were in the Oval Office during this week of turmoil in the Middle East, his foreign policy advisers said on Thursday, he would have already told Iran that he would not allow it to get close to building a bomb, setting a “red line” in a far different place from President Obama’s.

Poll: Obama holds narrow edge over Romney

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President Obama holds a narrow three-point advantage over Mitt Romney among Americans most likely to vote in November, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Obama has clear leads over Romney, new polls show

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President Obama has opened clear leads over Mitt Romney in three critical battlegrounds of the November election, according to new polls by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, and Marist College.

Romney’s dark worldview

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In the homestretch of the campaign, Mitt Romney has offered enticing clues to anyone trying to decipher his essential worldview and foreign-policy lodestar. In two recent instances, Romney doubled down on positions that place him well to the right of the Obama administration, and firmly in the mold crafted by hawks and neoconservatives in the first term of President George W. Bush.

Foreign policy’s moment in Campaign 2012

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Campaign 2012 has produced plenty of flash points, some real and some manufactured. Few have hit with as much fury, outrage, second-guessing and doubling down as the clash between Mitt Romney and President Obama over the terrible events in the Middle East that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.