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Great Comeback for Barack Obama in Second Debate

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Caricature

Like the vice presidential debate, I was afraid to watch -- afraid that Barack Obama would just be too nice of a guy to get into a brawl with Mitt Romney in the second presidential debate.


Binders full of funny: Romney meme spurs joke Amazon reviews

"There are some problems with this binder," complains Ruth from New Hampshire. "First, there are no women in it." A remark made by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during Tuesday's debate brought us a meme that just keeps on giving.


Romney's eldest son jokes about punching Obama

Tagg Romney

Ah, the challenges of hearing President Obama call your dad liar. Makes you want to punch the guy, right? Tagg Romney, the eldest son of the GOP presidential nominee, joked on a North Carolina radio station that he wanted to jump out of his seat at Tuesday's debate and "take a swing" at Obama as the president repeatedly called out Mitt Romney.


Second Obama-Romney debate draws 65.6 million viewers

The second, and more combative, presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney attracted an audience of more than 65.6 million people, according to Nielsen. Ratings were up nearly 4% for Tuesday night's debate at Hofstra University in New York, moderated by Candy Crowley, when compared with the second debate in 2008 between Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz).


Voters say Obama beat Romney in second debate: Reuters/Ipsos poll

2nd Presidential Debate: Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama

Voters say that President Barack Obama performed better than Republican rival Mitt Romney by a substantial margin in their second debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Forty-eight percent of registered voters gave the victory to Obama, while 33 percent say Romney prevailed in the Tuesday debate, the online poll found.


Obama is back in the fight

2nd Presidential Debate

President Obama fights back in his second debate with Mitt Romney, banishing some of the doubts he raised in their first showdown... By the end of Tuesday's debate, it was obvious this highly competitive president very much wants a second term and, more, wants to win it decisively.


Romney's 'binders full of women' remark goes viral

Binders Full of Women

On the Internet, the real winner of Tuesday night’s presidential debate may just be the phrase “binders full of women.” Mitt Romney’s sound bite quickly spawned its own Twitter account, Facebook page with more than 161,000 likes and countless online memes.


Full transcript of the second presidential debate

Here is a complete transcript of President Obama and Mitt Romney’s remarks at the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York on Oct. 16, 2012. Remarks from the two candidates were updated as the debate unfolded.


Presidential Debate Instant Polls Show Narrow Win For Obama

After a poor performance in the first presidential debate two weeks ago, President Barack Obama came back strong in the second one, winning perceived victories over Mitt Romney in two instant-reaction polls -- one of debate-watching registered voters, the other of debate-watchers who went into the debate uncommitted to either candidate.


Obama's do-or-die debate

The clash between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in a town hall-style meeting in Long Island could decide the outcome of the election. Even as I write this, it sounds over-dramatic, putting far too much weight on one event.


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