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Oct 16, 2012

Obama under pressure to come alive in debate rematch

, Oct 16 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s
camp is promising that the American public will see a more
energized and visionary incumbent on Tuesday night as Obama
tries to keep Republican challenger Mitt Romney at bay.

Romney’s campaign got a much-needed shot in the arm two
weeks ago when the Republican came out swinging in the first
matchup between the two candidates, while Obama appeared passive
and tongue-tied at times.

Oct 16, 2012

The pressure’s on Obama in debate rematch with Romney

, Oct 16 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
is under heavy pressure in his debate rematch with Mitt Romney
on Tuesday to turn in a more forceful performance that restores
his momentum and draws sharper policy differences with his
Republican challenger.

Obama will try to make amends for his listless and heavily
criticized showing in the first debate when the rivals square
off in a nationally televised town hall setting that gives
undecided voters in the audience the opportunity to question the
candidates.

Oct 14, 2012

In second debate, Obama faces challenges on key issues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Losing ground to Republican Mitt Romney on a host of issues, President Barack Obama faces a serious challenge to put his re-election bid back on track when the two men face off on Tuesday in their second debate.

Obama’s passive performance in their first debate two weeks ago and Romney’s subsequent surge have raised expectations for a more fiery encounter at New York’s Hofstra University.

Oct 12, 2012

Biden comes out swinging at debate, clashes with Ryan

DANVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and rival Republican Paul Ryan battled fiercely over foreign policy and the economy in a lively debate on Thursday, with Biden aggressively defending the administration’s policies and dismissing Ryan’s criticism.

Seeking to win back the momentum for the Democrats’ campaign after a poor debate performance by President Barack Obama last week, Biden frequently went on the attack.

Oct 12, 2012

Biden and Ryan in high-stakes election debate

, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden
and Republican challenger Paul Ryan argued over foreign policy
at a high-stakes debate on Thursday, with Democrats counting on
an aggressive performance from Biden to reclaim the momentum in
the race for the White House.

Republican Mitt Romney’s climb in polls since President
Barack Obama’s poor showing in their first debate last week has
intensified expectations for the vice presidential showdown with
less than four weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

Oct 12, 2012

Democrats’ hopes rest on Biden in high-stakes debate

DANVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) – Democrats are betting on Vice President Joe Biden to deliver a feisty performance on Thursday during a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan and seize back the momentum in the race for the White House.

Republican Mitt Romney’s climb in polls since President Barack Obama’s poor showing in their first debate last week has intensified expectations for the vice presidential showdown with less than four weeks before the November 6 election.

Oct 11, 2012

Biden looks to seize back momentum in high-stakes debate

, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Democrats are betting on
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to deliver a feisty performance
Thursday evening during a high-stakes debate against Republican
challenger Paul Ryan and seize back momentum in the race for the
White House.

Republican Mitt Romney’s steady climb in polls since
President Barack Obama’s poor showing in their first debate last
week have intensified expectations for the vice presidential
showdown with less than four weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

Oct 11, 2012

Biden seeks to reclaim campaign momentum in debate with Ryan

, Oct 11 (Reuters) – With the Republicans
grabbing the momentum in a shifting White House race, Vice
President Joe Biden will look to recover some ground and ease
Democratic worries on Thursday in a high-stakes debate against
Republican challenger Paul Ryan.

Mitt Romney’s steady climb in polls since President Barack
Obama’s poor performance in last week’s first debate has raised
the importance of the vice presidential showdown, which is
rarely a critical event in White House campaigns.

Oct 7, 2012

Pressure is on Biden after Obama’s lackluster debate performance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – He has been stereotyped as the Obama administration’s gaffe-prone sideshow.

But Vice President Joe Biden also is a veteran debater who was in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and is perhaps the Democratic White House’s most passionate defender of the working class.

Oct 4, 2012

In the spin room, Republicans gloat, Democrats struggle

DENVER (Reuters) – Republicans were quick to claim bragging rights after Mitt Romney’s aggressive performance in the first presidential debate on Wednesday, while Democrats struggled to explain President Barack Obama’s often flat showing.

Within minutes of the debate’s end, a dozen gleeful Republicans rushed into the media spin room to praise Romney and declare that his struggling presidential campaign had turned a corner before the November 6 election.

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      "John Whitesides has covered U.S. politics, elections and Congress for 13 years, based in Washington. He joined Reuters in Asia, where he worked as an editor and correspondent in Hong Kong."
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