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Romney and Obama clash in feisty debate
President Obama and Mitt Romney shake hands at the second presidential debate.
President Obama and Mitt Romney shake hands at the second presidential debate.
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n the second presidential debate on Tuesday night at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, a reinvigorated President Obama took the fight to Mitt Romney. The president appeared far more energetic than in the first presidential debate, which was widely deemed a dominant victory for Romney. Democrats have called on Obama to challenge Romney more aggressively, and he did so, exclaiming, "It's not true!" when the GOP candidate claimed that Obama essentially followed Romney's proposals for saving the auto industry. The president also tore into Romney for being even more conservative than former President George W. Bush on abortion and immigration, and for being misleading on taxes and Libya, among other things.

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