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Daily Archives: October 22, 2012

President Barack Obama, left, gives a thumbs-up as he is joined on stage by first lady Michelle Obama, right, at the end of the last debate against Mitt Romney at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.

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President Barack Obama, left, gives a thumbs-up as he is joined on stage by first lady Michelle Obama, right, at the end of the last debate against Mitt Romney at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.

Obama Two for Three in Debates

“After a decade of war, I think we all agree, we need to do some nation-building here at home,” President Barack Obama said in his closing in the final presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. It was a foreign policy-focused...

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A clerk at a branch of the Bank of China Ltd. counts one hundred yuan notes in Beijing.

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A clerk at a branch of the Bank of China Ltd. counts one hundred yuan notes in Beijing.

Obama-Romney: China Syndrome

In China, Mitt Romney said, the challenge is a matter of making sure the country plays by the rules in foreign trade. “Over the long term,” President Barack Obama said, “we’ve got to make sure that we’re taking care of...

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President Barack Obama debates with Mitt Romney at Lynn University.

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President Barack Obama debates with Mitt Romney at Lynn University.

Obama to Romney: `All Over the Map’

Republican Mitt Romney has called President Barack Obama’s trip to Egypt early in his term to speak of his vision for American relations with the world “an apology tour.” There was no apology, President Barack Obama said. “If we’re going...

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on October 22, 2012 at the start of the third presidential debate at Lynn University.

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on October 22, 2012 at the start of the third presidential debate at Lynn University.

Obama-Romney: Little Daylight

“I will stand with Israel if they are attacked,” President Barack Obama said tonight. “And as long as I am president of the United States, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.” The sanctions imposed on Iran have left its...

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President Barack Obama debates with Mitt Romney at Lynn University.

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President Barack Obama debates with Mitt Romney at Lynn University.

Obama: `Horses and Bayonets’

Republican Mitt Romney wants a bigger Navy. Where’s he going to get the money,  moderator Bob Schieffer asked during the presidential debate tonight. For starters, he said, he’d cut “Obama-care.” Program after program should be reviewed, Romney said. Romney has...

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President Barack Obama debates with Mitt Romney as moderator Bob Schieffer, center, of CBS at Lynn University on Oct. 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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President Barack Obama debates with Mitt Romney as moderator Bob Schieffer, center, of CBS at Lynn University on Oct. 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Obama-Romney: `America’s Role’

What is America’s role in the world? “I absolutely believe that America has a responsibility and a privilege of helping defend freedom, ” Republican Mitt Romney said in debate tonight. “In order to be able to fulfill our role in...

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney participate in the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, on Oct. 22, 2012.

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney participate in the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, on Oct. 22, 2012.

Obama-Romney: Syria

President Barack Obama said tonight that the U.S. has done its best to ensure that Syria’s leader is “isolated,” but ultimately, he said, “Syrians are going to have to decide their own future.” “What we are seeing take place in...

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Prior to the debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Prior to the debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Romney: `Go After the Bad Guys’

“With the Arab Spring came a great deal of hope,” Republican Mitt Romney said at the opening of the presidential debate tonight. “Instead, in nation after nation we’ve seen a number of disturbing events.” Romney acknowledged President Barack Obama for...

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President Barack Obama embraces former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as he takes the stage during a campaign on the campus of St. Petersburg College on Sept. 8, 2012 in Florida.

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President Barack Obama embraces former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as he takes the stage during a campaign on the campus of St. Petersburg College on Sept. 8, 2012 in Florida.

Charlie Crist is Seated in the Shot

The camera shot of the first lady of the United States seated at the third and final presidential debate of the season includes someone who is trying to get back in the picture in Florida. Charlie Crist, who served in...

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Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup shallow-water drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup shallow-water drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico.

Adelson Finds Another Avenue for Anti-Obama Campaign Spending

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson, a $5 million contributor to Restore Our Future, the super-political action committee backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and a $30,800 donor to the Republican National Committee, which also supports Romney, has found another table to...

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