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October 12, 2012

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The roundtable analyzes the vice-presidential debate as Vice President Joe Biden and his republican opponent Rep. Paul Ryan traded sharp words over domestic and foreign policy. Also, with both political parties happy with their candidate’s performance, who came out on top? Joining Gwen:  Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics.

Biden, Ryan trade sharp words on foreign policy, economy during vice-presidential debate

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Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) tangled fiercely and noisily here Thursday night over the economy and foreign policy in a spirited debate that underscored the vast differences between the Democratic and Republican tickets on virtually every issue in the presidential campaign.

Biden and Ryan quarrel aggressively in debate, offering contrasts

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It was the debate that President Obama and Mitt Romney did not have a week ago.

Romney shifts to more moderate stances on taxes, immigration, health care, education

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The final weeks of the presidential campaign are bringing Mitt Romney full circle, back to a question that has tugged at him for nearly two decades: What does he really believe?

Romney appears to pivot on abortion

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Mitt Romney, buoyed by recent polls that show him ahead of President Obama after a strong debate performance, appears to have modified his stance on abortion, a key issue among social conservatives, a voting bloc that has been skeptical of the Republican nominee in the past.

Romney refines message on taxes and abortion

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Continuing to embrace a more moderate political persona, Mitt Romney offered assurances on Tuesday that he would protect tax deductions for the middle class on home mortgages and charitable donations.

Candidates zero in on Ohio as Romney gains in polls

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On Monday night, President Obama sounded like a candidate digging deeper for a late burst of speed and prepared to lean into the tape at a photo finish in November. Post-debate polls indicate Mitt Romney has edged past the president among likely voters, including in the Midwest, and on Tuesday both men rededicated themselves to the contest in Ohio with less than a month left in the race.

Diminished GOP brand heightens Romney's challenge

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Even with his strong debate performance, Mitt Romney needs every possible advantage to overtake President Barack Obama in the next four weeks. Not helping him much is the Republican Party he leads.

With new vigor, Romney resets Ohio campaign

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If one place is emerging as a test of Mitt Romney’s ability to capitalize on a new dynamic in the presidential race, it is Ohio, where he is intensifying his advertising, deploying more troops and spending four of the next five days.

Failed Obama foreign policy?

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CNBC's John Harwood reports on Mitt Romney's remarks about President Obama's foreign policy; and Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress, and Richard Williamson, Romney Foreign Policy Advisor, weigh in.