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The LA Times editorial board writes that President Obama’s most immediate challenge is averting the fiscal cliff, which has the potential to send the United States back into recession if a deal isn’t reached before January. They also say that the “longer-term problem for the president will be coping with the dueling pressures of an economy that’s growing too slowly and a federal debt that’s growing too fast, largely because of the rising cost of Medicare and Medicaid.” Read more »
Tuesday’s debate between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney focused heavily on domestic topics, but the subjects of Chinese trade policies and the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi provoked two of the most heated exchanges of the second debate (NYT). Read more »
In a CNN/ORC International poll released yesterday, 56 percent of U.S. voters surveyed said that immigration policy should focus on finding a way to legalize undocumented immigrants instead of deporting them and trying to seal off the borders.Thirty-nine percent advocate deportation, according to the poll. Read more »
President Barack Obama and GOP Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, addressed an AARP convention in New Orleans today. Obama said the Romney-Ryan plan would leave seniors at the mercy of insurance companies (TheHill), while Ryan said Obama’s signature healthcare law would curb future Medicare spending (HuffingtonPost). Read more »
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