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5:25pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Presidential Debate

Live Blog Recap: Wednesday's Denver Presidential Debate

The north side of the Ritchie Center at sunrise on Oct. 3
University of Denver Flickr - Creative Commons

The University of Denver makes history tonight as the first school in Colorado to host the debate. Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama meet for the first debate that will be focusing on domestic issues: the economy, health care, and governance.

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3:19pm

Wed October 3, 2012
It's All Politics

Here's Where To Get Your 'Fact Checks' During And After Tonight's Debate

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 3:52 pm

The stage is set: Tonight's debate is at the University of Denver.
Kevin Dietsch UPI /Landov

Looking to see and hear what the fact checkers are saying during and after tonight's presidential debate about the claims made by President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney?

-- PolitiFact.com says it will be updating on its website and on Twitter. It's also pitching an Argument Ender app.

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8:28am

Wed October 3, 2012
"Debatmageddon"

Storify: Wit & Commentary In The Countdown To The Debate

Debate banners hang along 16th St. Mall in downtown Denver.
University of Denver Flickr - Creative Commons

8:14am

Wed October 3, 2012
Politics

How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question

In a 2004 debate in St. Louis, President Bush answers a question as his opponent, Sen. John Kerry, listens. Both candidates used a number of "pivots" in their debates.
Ron Edmonds AP

Brett O'Donnell is a debate consultant who trains Republican candidates. He has worked with George W. Bush and John McCain, and for a short time earlier this year, he helped prep Mitt Romney.

O'Donnell is an expert on "the pivot."

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7:31am

Wed October 3, 2012
Presidential Debate

Tonight Is Debate Night In Denver

Two DU students had the chance to stand in for the 2012 presidential candidates while technicians tested the debate hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Barack Obama–Dia Mohamed, Mitt Romney-Zach Gonzales, and Jim Lehrer-Sam Garry.
University of Denver Flickr - Creative Commons

Just when it seems the glare of national attention is getting its brightest, the night is finally here. Wednesday is the first Presidential Debate of the election, starting around 7 p.m. at the University of Denver.

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