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2012 presidential debates

Oct 23, 2012 — There were 67.2 million viewers for the candidates' Oct. 3 faceoff and 65.6 for the debate on Oct. 16. One reason for the decline on Monday: Major League Baseball and the National Football League were also on the air Monday night.
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Oct 23, 2012 — The biggest "whopper" involved Mitt Romney's claim that President Obama went on an "apology tour." But the president is also getting some dings for stretching some truths.
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Oct 22, 2012 — President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney met this evening for the last of their three debates before the Nov. 6 election. The focus was on foreign policy.
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Oct 22, 2012 — While President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are debating tonight in Boca Raton, Fla., the fact checkers at news outlets and independent organizations will again be busy. Here's where to read the analyses.
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Oct 17, 2012 — It is now clear that we are living in a world of viral memes that take no sides when it comes to spoofing politicians or debate moderators. So what's a politician to do as the target of a social media parody? Run with it.
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Oct 16, 2012 — From whether Obama did or didn't call the Benghazi attack an act of terror to the charge that Romney's companies pioneered outsourcing, fact checkers say the candidates stretched some truths during their debate Tuesday.
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Oct 16, 2012 — There were lively exchanges as the two men faced off on Long Island. Obama flashed some anger. Romney aggressively pushed back.
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Oct 16, 2012 — The news outlets and independent groups that closely watch what the candidates say are poised to point out any problems that arise during tonight's presidential debate.
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Oct 15, 2012 — The Republican nominee's campaign says the Obama administration has sent mixed signals. President Obama's top aides say that's not so. That's likely to again be a point of disagreement during Tuesday's debate.
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Oct 4, 2012 — Someone on the company's social media team posted an ugly message during Wednesday night's debate. The appliance maker's senior director has personally apologized. The person who wrote it "won't be tweeting for us anymore."
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