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The New York Times | International Herald Tribune | Global Update -October 21, 2012-: Monday's Debate Puts Focus on Foreign Policy Clashes: times Global Update
October 21, 2012
By DAVID E. SANGER
In the last of their three debates, President Obama and Mitt Romney will address issues ranging from Iran to the Afghan war to the unrest in the Arab world.
By JEFF ZELENY
To earn enough electoral votes to win the election, Mitt Romney will likely have to wrest Wisconsin, Iowa or Ohio from President Obama, three Midwestern states that Mr. Obama is trying to protect.
By HWAIDA SAAD and ROBERT F. WORTH
Lebanese soldiers fired bullets into the air on Sunday as protesters attempted to enter government offices in Beirut, after an emotional funeral for victims of last week's car bombing.
By DAVID E. SANGER
For Mitt Romney, America must again be the unchallenged power in the world. For President Obama, America must live in the moment, pre-eminent but not the sole power.
By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER
Direct talks would be a first, but with Iran unwilling to talk until after the election, there is a risk that the apparent breakthrough is only an effort to buy time.
By ALISSA J. RUBIN
The details of an insider shooting that happened Sept. 29 underscore the escalating distrust that surrounds interactions between American and Afghan troops.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The latest violence came on a day when President Bashar al-Assad of Syria discussed the civil war with Lakhdar Brahimi, the envoy representing the United Nations and the Arab League.
Battle for White House
|Likely Obama (42)|
|New Jersey (14)|
|New Mexico (5)|
|Toss Up (131)|
|New Hampshire (4)|
|Leans||Toss up||Leans||Toss up|
|Date||State||Previous Status||New Status||RCP Electoral Count||RCP National Avg.|
|10/20||Missouri||Leans Romney||»»»||Likely Romney||Obama 201 - Romney 206||Obama +0.1|
|10/20||New Jersey||Leans Obama||»»»||Likely Obama||Obama 201 - Romney 206||Obama +0.1|
|10/18||North Carolina||Toss Up||»»»||Leans Romney||Obama 201 - Romney 206||Romney +1.0|
|10/17||Montana||Likely Romney||»»»||Leans Romney||Obama 201 - Romney 191||Romney +0.4|
|10/17||New Jersey||Likely Obama||»»»||Leans Obama||Obama 201 - Romney 191||Romney +0.4|