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10:35 AM ET, October 23, 2012

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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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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.
Discussion: CNN and msnbc.com
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.
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: 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 …
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.”
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
Uri Friedman / FP Passport:
Which country was mentioned most at the foreign-policy debate?
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
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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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
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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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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.
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
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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Washington Post:
2012 presidential debate: President Obama and Mitt Romney's remarks at Lynn University on Oct. 22 (full transcript)
Discussion: The Fix
CNN:
Transcript: Third presidential debate
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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.
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
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.
 
 
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
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G-A-Y / Good As You:
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