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Obama & Romney Showdown: 2012 Presidential Debate Schedule

Monday is the final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney.

TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNBC and CSPAN

Live Streaming Online: Aol's Debate pageYou Tube's Election Hub

Comic Relief: Name-calling debate on YouTube, New York Times cartoon, Democalypse 2012 from The Daily Show, Obama vs. Romney on SNL

Replay: Richfield Patch's live chat from the first presidential debate.

Richfield Patch's live chat from the vice presidential debate.

Richfield Patch's live chat from the second presidential debate.

Richfield Patch's live chat from the final presidential debate.

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October 3, 2012

Topic: Domestic policy 
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS)

The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.

The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

COMPLETE

October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential

Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

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October 16, 2012

Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

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October 22, 2012

Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

Get a recap of who's running in the 2012 Presidential Election and explore past debates on 2012PresidentialElectionNews.com.

Will you be watching the debates? What is the most important topic, in your opinion? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Editor's note: This post originally ran on Oct. 3 and has been updated to reflect the completed debates.

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Natasha Davis October 17, 2012 at 01:48 AM
OMG, say it louder. This man is so rude. He is always throwing out numbers and says that he is going to do the opposite of the president. However; he never goes in detail of how he is going to make these wonderful changes. His ideas changes as much as our eyes blink in an hour. Again, he is rude and don't care about anybody. He clearly don't care about the middle class.. All of a sudden, he has a conscious. People, just because you over talk someone doesn't mean that you are right; and it clearly doesn't mean that you did better in a debate.
Gonsalves Amanda October 23, 2012 at 01:12 AM
GO OBAMA......Obama is going to win NO matter what...! <3
Millie October 23, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Obama is just a for show president. I just prayer that Romney wins so that we can get out of the wrost economic mess that this country has ever been in since the great depression. He became president when we hit rock bottom and mr Obama managed to find a new rock bottom. Now we have the wrost deficit in our history. It looks like Obama just wants to take us on the road to Greece or Spain. Please let's go back to being the best country in the world. I'm sure that Obama is a nice guy in his personal life, but he cannot lead a country. He's a prosecutor not a business man who knows how to bring jobs to our country and lead us in the world.
Christine Wright October 23, 2012 at 02:49 AM
So, what do we take away from tonight's debate??? Mitt agrees with Pres. Obama and LOVES teachers. What an idiot! President Obama was the clear winner tonight and will be in November
Bette October 26, 2012 at 03:57 PM
No president with "business man" credentials has ever been an effective president in our history. What on earth makes you believe Romney would be the exception?

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