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Obama, Romney to face off in Denver
 
Mitt Romney is coming under fire for belittling 47 percent of the electorate, but President Obama isn't exactly gaffe-free himself: In 2008, he quipped that "bitter" rural voters "cling to guns or religion."
Mitt Romney is coming under fire for belittling 47 percent of the electorate, but President Obama isn't exactly gaffe-free himself: In 2008, he quipped that "bitter" rural voters "cling to guns or religion."
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Let's get ready to rumble. President Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney will face off Wednesday night at the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo. Politicos say Romney, who is slightly behind in the polls in critical swing states, needs a stellar performance if he wants to reverse the numbers. The debate, which is about domestic policy, will kickoff at 9 p.m. EDT. It will be moderated by PBS' Jim Lehrer, who will  focus on a different topic for each of the six 15-minute segments in the 90-minute debate. 

 

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