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9:20 AM ET, October 23, 2012

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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 …
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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.”
Bob Schieffer / ABCNEWS:
Third Presidential Debate: Full Transcript  —  The full transcript from the third presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla. will be posted and updating here as the debate progresses  —  PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS., PARTICIPATE IN A CANDIDATES DEBATE, LYNN UNIVERSITY, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
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 …
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.
Eric Kleefeld / Talking Points Memo:
Obama To Romney: Yes, We Have Fewer Ships Than 1916 - But Also Fewer Horses And Bayonets (VIDEO)  —  President Obama told Mitt Romney that he was out of touch on his criticism of the current military structure, at the foreign policy debate.  —  “But I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn't spent enough …
Uri Friedman / FP Passport:
Which country was mentioned most at the foreign-policy debate?
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 …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
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 …
CNN:
At debate, read between the lines  —  Editor's note: David Gergen is a senior political analyst for CNN and has been an adviser to four presidents.  A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Discussion: Guardian, FP Passport and Hullabaloo
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New York Times:
Obama and Romney Bristle in Foreign-Policy Debate
Washington Post:
2012 presidential debate: President Obama and Mitt Romney's remarks at Lynn University on Oct. 22 (full transcript)
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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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 …
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Talking Points Memo:   Begala: Obama Has Given Up On North Carolina
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
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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
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Staying Classy  —  I guess this is what happens late in the tight presidential race.  Ronna Romney is the ex-sister-in-law of Mitt Romney.  She's apparently remained close to the Romney family.  She has a minor role in the Romney campaign in Florida and has recently appeared at campaign events in Michigan with her daughter.
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.
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Five Misguided Economic Themes in Tonight's Debate  —  This debate was mostly outside the Moneybox wheelhouse, but here were five big malign economic policy themes I saw tonight: … As a final thought on omissions: Given the centrality of oil to the United States' deep involvement …
Paul Krugman:
An Issue Whose Time Has Passed  —  Chinese currency manipulation may come up in tonight's debate — and as someone who wanted the US to take a tougher line back in 2010, I guess I should weigh in.  —  Basically, as Ezra Klein says, this is an issue whose time has passed.
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:   Five facts you need to know about China's currency manipulation
Josh Jordan / National Review:
Nate Silver's Flawed Model  —  “Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent.  Fourteen percent of people know that.”  — Homer Simpson.  —  In the days before the first debate in Denver, President Obama held more than a four-point lead in the Real Clear Politics average …
Discussion: American Power
Fox News:
TRANSCRIPT: Presidential debate on foreign policy at Lynn University  —  Oct. 22: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney listens to President Barack Obama speak during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Fla.AP  —  Below is the transcript …
Discussion: The New Republic
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CNN:
Transcript: Third presidential debate
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
 
 
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Quick Reax  —  I'll have some more thoughts in a bit.  Here's my quick reaction.
John Nichols / thenation.com/blogs/117:
A Real Foreign Policy Debate Should Talk Trade and Human Rights
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Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
We shouldn't have a ‘foreign policy’ debate
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A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

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Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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