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US presidential debate an online sensation

Oct 04, 2012 - 12:51 PM

From YouTube to Xbox videogame consoles people tuned into the US presidential debate online and weighed in so intensely that it became Twitter s hottest US political event

Reporters watch the final minutes of the Presidential Debate between Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP

From big oil to Big Bird: Quotes from the Obama-Romney debate

Oct 04, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Key quotes from the first of three televised presidential debates between US President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney

FACE-OFF. This combination of file pictures shows US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) speaking during the American Legion 94th National Convention on August 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and US President Barack Obama (R) speaking during an event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus August 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/ Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP - Brendan SMIALOWSKI/AFP

Romney, Obama clash on tax, economy in first debate

Oct 04, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Republican challenger Mitt Romney came out firing Wednesday October 3 Thursday October 4 in Manila in his first presidential debate attacking Barack Obama for economic policies he said had crushed the American middle class

Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (L) walks away from Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) after the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: US Presidential Debate, Round 1

Oct 04, 2012 - 10:10 AM

US President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney went head to head Wednesday October 3 Thursday October 4 in Manila in their debut debate

Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (L) walks away from Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) after the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Obama, Romney go head-to-head in first debate

Oct 04, 2012 - 8:23 AM

After hundreds of campaign stops 500 million in mostly negative ads and countless tit for tat attacks President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go head to head Wednesday October 3 Thursday October 4 in Manila in their debut debate

FACE-OFF. This combination of file pictures shows US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) speaking during the American Legion 94th National Convention on August 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and US President Barack Obama (R) speaking during an event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus August 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/ Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP - Brendan SMIALOWSKI/AFP