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President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, participate in the presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Today on The Cycle: understanding the candidates body language

10/17/12 12:50PM

Both candidates took off their fighting gloves Tuesday evening during the Town Hall debate at Hofstra University. Both President Obama and Governor Romney were throwing punches left and right trying to get the other off of their game. Just like last Thursday’s vice presidential match-up between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan Tuesday’s was all about the... read more

In a photo combo, President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney address the audience during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (Photo: AP Photo/Pool-Shannon...

The debate hangover: who's hurting more?

10/17/12 12:40PM

As people expected, the second presidential debate was destined to be different. It was a different format, a town hall compared a traditional debate.  This time a female moderator was in charge.  And a group of undecided voters asked the candidates questions. read more

The first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, 2012. (Photo: AP/Eric Gay)

What we need to hear Tuesday: women's health, immigration, LGBT equality

10/16/12 07:54PM

After the first presidential debate in Denver and the vice presidential debate in Kentucky, several issues remain sorely in need of attention: women's health, immigration, and same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, President Obama and Governor Romney will meet at Hofstra University to answer questions on both foreign and domestic policies from... read more


Twitter can give you bipartisan perspective- if you let it

10/16/12 06:05PM

If my grandparents were around to see how I discuss major moments with my friends, they would scold me for losing the ability to talk face to face or – heavens forbid – pick up the phone and call someone. Twitter allows us to operate outside of the world of traditional means of communication and talk about everything from the most mundane points... read more

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Do you have a Twitter buddy? You should

10/16/12 04:33PM

There's nothing like watching an event live, with between 5 and 1,500 of your closest friends. Tonight, a large portion of your Twitter feed will be tuned into the second presidential debate —and honestly, you should be too.... read more

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Why the uncommitted voters are in the spotlight tonight

10/16/12 11:46AM

Uncommitted voters are in the spotlight tonight.  They'll be asking the questions at tonight's town hall style Presidential debate at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York.  The 80 undecided voters are already arriving at the debate hall to rehearse with moderator Candy Crowley.  Gallup Poll has been vetting the pool for weeks to... read more

Hat choice of "hoodlums"?

Dress code in Brooklyn?

10/15/12 05:47PM

Let me begin this post with a simple fact: I love Brooklyn. I love the distinctive fashion, architecture, culture, and music each neighborhood of Brooklyn brings. I love the part of my train ride home when I emerge from the tunnel after Carroll Street and can look back on the famous Manhattan skyline. I love the weekends when I can forgo my... read more

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney  and President Barack Obama shake hands during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (Photo: AP/Charlie Neibergall)

Debate crunch time: T-1 day

10/15/12 12:28PM

The day before Tuesday's presidential debate at Hofstra University both President Obama and Governor Romney are off the campaign trail to prep for tomorrow evening. read more

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Today on The Cycle: The economy election

10/15/12 12:05PM

Joining the Cyclists in today’s guest spot is Bob Moritz, Chairman & Senior Partner of PwC. Bob Moritz is here to help us all understand the 3 big economic questions that need to be answered following the election:
 U.S. fiscal health 
 the job situation 
 global stability 
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