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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (Photo: AP/Eric Gay)

Binders full of pander: the meme that matters

10/17/12 01:30PM

Tuesday night's debate certainly met expectations for being a more spirited battle. Both candidates fought hard, and there were many memorable moments, but the line that seems most memorable today is Mitt Romney's "binders full of women." read more


Report: Obama will attack Romney on flip-flopping and abortion

10/16/12 07:18PM

President Obama is in attack mode. The commander-in-chief will go on offense and call Mitt Romney out over his abortion stance during Tuesday night's presidential debate, NBC's Kristen Welker reports, citing sources close to the campaign. Obama also will argue that Romney misrepresented his views during the first debate, when he portrayed himself as a moderate, according to the report. read more

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. (Photo: AP/Jim Cole)

Why the town hall debate might be trickier for Romney

10/16/12 05:15PM

Regardless of how the candidates perform at Tuesday night's second presidential debate, the Hofstra University event in Hempstead, New York, will be different from the first face-off in at least one way: style. This will not be the loosely moderated Jim Lehrer affair we saw two weeks ago. This will be a town hall style debate, and questions will come from the people—specifically residents of  Long Island's Nassau County who were randomly chosen by Gallup. read more

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama wave to the audience during the first presidential debate. (Photo: AP/Charlie Neibergall)

Poll: who will win tonight?

10/16/12 12:23PM

The 2nd match-up between Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. is important for both candidates. Romney has been inching closer to Obama in the polls almost every day since their first debate and both candidates have something to prove tonight. read more