Obama won with a fiercely negative campaign branding Romney as indifferent to the woes of the middle class
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Experts warn that the unfortunately typical attempts to keep a rival’s supporters from the polls or sway voters with flat out lies could end up deciding the outcome
The Obama camp’s previous bid to skewer Romney with insulting tags — such as pushing the Robin-Hood-in-reverse term “Romney Hood” to tarnish his tax policies — have done nothing to protect the president’s shrinking poll lead.
Rebounding from the ropes after a dismal showing two weeks ago that sent his poll numbers tumbling, the president was aware a second poor outing could doom him to the historical ignominy of a single term.
Obama looking forward to the next debate
Columnists discuss a variety of issues, including the arbitrary nature of the Egyptian cultural and political spheres and the effects of the looming US presidential elections on the Middle East.
Romney would keep Iran in check, chase terrorists in Libya, put conditions on US aid to Egypt and help arm Syrian rebels
Mitt Romney and his Republican allies assailed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, expanding their attacks beyond his economic record in the run-up to the first of three debates.
A recording released shows Romney telling donors that the Palestinians “have no interest whatsoever” in peace with Israel
Republican presidential candidate caught on camera
Egypt, US, and UN call for calm, while Iran and Al-Qaeda threaten
Romney: The Middle East needs American leadership and I intend to be a president that provides the leadership that America respects
The home stretch in the race for the American presidency has started with the two major parties hosting lavish conventions
US Economy growing faster, yet remaining sluggish
Romney’s statements cause controversy
Recent incidents involving Israeli troops in Palestine illustrate the ongoing fragile state of affairs in the region