Republican Mitt Romney delivers a needed jolt to his campaign at the first presidential debate. Ron Elving and Ken Rudin dissect the memorable moments and look ahead to next week's matchup between Vice President Joe Biden and Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Venezuelans go to the polls Sunday to decide whether President Hugo Chavez remains in power. Polls indicate it's his most serious electoral challenge since taking office nearly 14 years ago. But Venezuela closed its Miami consulate, so Florida voters have to go to New Orleans.
The day after the first presidential debate, GOP challenger Mitt Romney rallied thousands of supporters in rural Virginia. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was there too, cheering on his running mate following Wednesday's strong debate performance in Denver.
President Obama's campaign acknowledges that GOP challenger Mitt Romney had the stronger performance in this week's debate. One of Obama's closest advisers acknowledges the president will "have to adjust" his approach to future debates.
Rumors of a looming pork shortage have been greatly exaggerated. A British group caught the world's attention when it issued a news release predicting a bacon shortage. U.S.-based agriculture economists say while there won't be any bacon lines, get ready for higher pork prices.
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