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Campaigns Make The Most Of Remaining Weeks

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney gives a foreign policy speech Monday. Campaigning in Florida Sunday, he posed the question, "Where's American leadership?" And President Obama in L.A. poked fun at his own debate performance, and talked about falling unemployment numbers.
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Week In News: The Debate Mattered

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney squared off in their first debate this week. Some pundits say the debates don't really matter in the final outcome of the election, and yet polls show Romney got a big bounce following his performance. Host Guy Raz talks to Jim Fallows, of The Atlantic, about what, if any, effect debates may have on undecided voters.
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Pre-Debate: Parties Rally Around Their Candidate

President Obama and his GOP rival Mitt Romney are preparing for the first presidential debate Wednesday in Denver. Over the weekend, Republican operatives said the debates would change everything.
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Candidates Step Up Their Presidential Campaigns

President Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney appeared in separate interviews on CBS's 60 Minutes. Despite many cries from Republicans that Romney needs to give specifics of his plans, he refused to do that on his tax overhaul proposals.
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Week In News: Previewing The First Debate

So far in this presidential campaign, the two main contestants have managed to keep details of their plans for the White House remarkably vague. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about what he'd like to hear once they share the same stage at the first debate.
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Worries At Home From Anti-American Protests

The protests against an anti-Islam movie made in the U.S. are expected to continue for a while. How concerned is the Obama administration about political fallout at home? Plus, what's the impact of early and absentee votes on November's presidential election?

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