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The Early Read: Romney Won, and He Will Gain

Pundits across the political spectrum are giving the first debate to the challenger, saying Mitt Romney performed more aggressively than President Obama, who seemed to lack the energy of his opponent. From Dylan Byers at Politico: Obama spokesperson Stephanie Cutter took a swipe at moderator Jim Lehrer’s largely passive debate performance tonight, saying the PBS anchor had allowed Mitt Romney to act as the moderator. “I sometimes

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White House Press Pool Gets a Shock

A funny thing happened on the way from the debate . . . Pool Report #11 Motorcade is rolling from the debate venue at 8.39 pm. In an amusing moment, poolers were sitting in the Press One van outside the debate hall and the driver said “I think that Romney did real good.” There was a moment of baffled silence, before our steno , Bec,

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Live Stream || Presidential Debate – Denver, Colorado

I will live stream the debate right here starting at 9:00 pm ET. You’ll be able, of course, to comment in real time. Looking forward to seeing your reactions and your play-by-play analysis! The debate has concluded. Here’s the videotape: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Romney Campaign Creates “Honest Joe” T-Shirt

The Romney campaign has already come up with a T-shirt “saluting” Joe Biden for his comment Tuesday that the middle class has been “buried the last four years.” The last four years, of course, happen to coincide with the Obama presidency. The shirt costs $30 and is available for sale on the Romney campaign website.

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Five Debate Tactics Obama and Romney Should Employ

Direct from the Department of Unsolicited Advice here in the Washington suburbs of Northern Virginia, I give you the top five things President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney need to do in tonight’s debate. Let’s get started. Mitt: 1.  Be specific. Tell Americans exactly what you are going to do. Give them the Ryan plan. Why did you choose Paul Ryan if you’re not excited

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The Best Explanation of Obamacare I’ve Seen

This video has gone viral, and I wanted to make sure you saw it. The woman, a doctor, was the warmup act for Gov. Mitt Romney at one of his events. She’s a candidate for the Illinois state Senate, but they ought to take her on the road.

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Obama Seems to Have Suggested Racist Katrina Response

Wanted to make sure you saw this one. Tucker Carlson over at the Daily Caller has gotten ahold of a video of President Obama speaking in June 2007 at Virginia’s Hampton University, a black college, in which the president not only lavishes praise on the extremist Rev. Jeremiah Wright but appears to subscribe to some of Wright’s conspiracy theories. From the Daily Caller article. In

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