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Candidates Tangle in Fractious Debate

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 17th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Candidates Tangle in Fractious Debate
Hook & O’Connor, Wall St. Journal
President Barack Obama, seeking to regain momentum in his campaign, battled with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a tense and highly anticipated rematch Tuesday marked by repeated confrontations.Just three weeks before the election, Messrs. Obama and Romney disbanded the debate's town hall-style format in offering competing plans for creating jobs, expanding energy production and taxes.

Game, Set, Obama
Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect
The president did exactly what he needed to in tonight's debate: He used Romney against Romney. President Barack Obama laughs as he talks with audience members after the second presidential debate at Hofstra University.President Obama did what he needed to do tonight. He took the debate to Mitt Romney. He was relaxed, even jaunty, as he scored one point after another. He seemed to be enjoying himself at Romney's expense. He looked more comfortable and commanding as the debate wore on, while Romney looked more stiff, edgy, and salesman-like. 

Behind Pandit’s Suprise Ouster at Citi
Roose & Coscarelli, New York Mag
Vikram Pandit's sudden ouster as CEO of Citigroup, which was announced this morning to the shock of everyone on Wall Street, was the product of a long-running feud with Citigroup's board, according to a well-placed source at the bank.According to the insider, who has ties to Pandit, the problems began when the bank failed a “stress test” given by the Federal Reserve last March, and intensified in April, when shareholders shot down Pandit's proposed $15 million pay package. But the “nail in the coffin” was when Citi was forced to take a massive $4.7 billion…

Obama’s Record Wins It for Mitt – Again
David Harsanyi, Human Events
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney couldn’t match his soaring first debate performance in a rematch with Barack Obama … but considering it was often a two-on-one, he didn’t do that poorly either.And after taking a drubbing in the first presidential debate, a re-energized President Barack Obama vowed to bring passion to Hofstra University. He did. Feeling better in the more tranquil altitude of Long Island, the president deployed all his populist hits.

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