Taking Stock of the First Debate

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The early consensus is that an aggressive Mitt Romney won last night's debate against a President who was defensive and lacking in energy.  We hear the early reaction and ask how it might influence the remaining month of a close and hard-fought campaign. Also, Turkey authorizes military strikes against Syria, and "The Good Girls Revolt" at Newsweek magazine.

Banner image: President Barack Obama (L) and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney share a laugh at the end of the first presidential debate in Denver October 3, 2012. Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters



Warren Olney