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11:40 AM ET, October 23, 2012

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New York Times:
Transcript of the Third Presidential Debate  —  The following is a complete transcript of President Obama and Mitt Romney's remarks from the third presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla., on Oct. 22, 2012.  (Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service).  —  BOB SCHIEFFER: Good evening …
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New York Times:
The Final Debate  —  Mitt Romney has nothing really coherent or substantive to say about domestic policy, but at least he can sound energetic and confident about it.  On foreign policy, the subject of Monday night's final presidential debate, he had little coherent to say and often sounded completely lost.
Eugene Kiely / FactCheck.org:
False Claims in Final Debate  —  Obama, Romney take turns twisting the facts in Florida on foreign policy.  —  In the third and final Obama-Romney debate, the candidates again contradicted each other, while each offered incorrect or twisted factual claims.
Bob Schieffer / ABCNEWS:
Third Presidential Debate: Full Transcript
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:   Five Misguided Economic Themes in Tonight's Debate
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
Analysis: In final debate, Romney mostly embraces Obama's foreign-policy record
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Romney tags jihadists as enemy, marking shift from Obama, Bush
Uri Friedman / FP Passport:
Which country was mentioned most at the foreign-policy debate?
Washington Post:
Obama keeps Romney on his heels in last debate
Fox News:
TRANSCRIPT: Presidential debate on foreign policy at Lynn University
CNN:
At debate, read between the lines
Discussion: Guardian, FP Passport and Hullabaloo
CBS News:
Poll: Decisive win for Obama in final debate  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  President Obama scored a clear two-to-one victory against Mitt Romney during the final presidential debate Monday night, according to a CBS News instant poll of uncommitted voters.  —  Immediately after it wrapped …
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Nearly half of debate watchers say Obama won showdown  —  (CNN) - Give the slight edge to President Obama.  —  Thanks to an aggressive performance and a couple of zingers, a plurality of debate watchers questioned in a national survey say that the president won his final faceoff with Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
TRENDING: ‘Horses and bayonets’ shows Obama's debate strategy  —  (CNN) - Perhaps it only makes sense that a candidate who prepared for a presidential debate near Colonial Williamsburg would slam Mitt Romney's plan for more Navy ships with the phrase “horses and bayonets.”
CNN:
CNN Poll: Who won the debate?  —  (CNN) - A CNN/ORC International Poll following Monday's presidential debate found those who watched the third and final head-to-head matchup gave President Barack Obama a narrow edge over Mitt Romney.  —  Debate viewers split 48% for Obama and 40% for Romney in the poll …
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Obama makes pitch in new ad, reiterates plan for second term
Joe Scarborough / Politico:
Mitt Romney wins debate season  —  Barack Obama won on points last night.  But that victory may not have been enough to undo the damage done to the president by this year's debate season.  —  President Obama came into the first debate in Denver as a heavyweight champ circling his battered, over-matched foe.
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Wall Street Journal:
A Perfectly Plausible President  —  All Mitt needed to do was sound reasonable.  He succeeded.  —  Mitt Romney needed to pass the usual tests for Republican presidential candidates in his debate Monday night with President Obama.  —  There was the Ford test (alternatively known …
BBC:
BBC poll: Rest of world favours Obama  —  A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.  —  An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries.
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Biden: Romney proved he is ‘not ready to be commander in chief’
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Jonathan Martin / Reuters:
2012: The battle for 7 states  —  BOCA RATON, Fla. - The two presidential campaigns are sounding sharply different notes about how they can get to 270 electoral votes, but beneath the post-debate bravado from both sides there is a rough consensus about the shape of the race in its final two weeks.
Discussion: PoliticsPA
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Oct. 22: Ohio Has 50-50 Chance of Deciding Election
Josh Jordan / National Review:
Nate Silver's Flawed Model
Discussion: American Power
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Obama Unlikely to Get Big Debate Bounce, but a Small One Could Matter  —  Instant-reaction polls following Monday night's debate in Boca Raton, Fla., judged President Obama to be the winner.  —  A CBS News poll of undecided voters who watched the debate found 53 percent giving it to Mr. Obama …
WMTV:
Son of State Senator Neal Kedzie Attacked  —  State Senator Neal Kedzie says his son was attacked while trying to stop someone from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign.  —  Whitewater Police tell NBC15 News this is an active investigation.  —  Here is the statement released by Senator Neal Kedzie:
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David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
2012's worst candidate?  With Mark Clayton, Tennessee Democrats hit bottom.  —  Erik Schelzig/Associated Press - Mark Clayton, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, doesn't have a campaign headquarters.  A recent fundraising drive brought in less than $500.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Column: Will cocooned liberals be surprised by Romney?  —  We're starting to see a preference cascade, in Romney's direction.  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  7:19PM EDT October 22.  2012 - The documentary Hating Breitbart, about the late blogger and media gadfly Andrew Breitbart, opened this past weekend to packed houses.
Matt Vasilogambros / NationalJournal.com:
Obama Lays Out Second-Term Agenda in Booklet, Ad  —  Campaign plans to release booklets of the president's plan on Tuesday  —  After weeks of being challenged by Democrats and Republicans to lay out his second-term agenda, President Obama's campaign is releasing a 20-page booklet called …
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Last Debate  —  I haven't checked any reaction to the debate on Twitter, email, TV commentary, or other things of the sort.  Watched this just now with my wife, while more or less off the plane from China, and this is the raw first-impression dump.  —  As a matter of performance …
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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