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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

obama, romney, debate, boca raton Stand-ins participate in a stage rehearsal a day ahead of the final presidential debate in Boca Raton. (Joe Raedle/Getty)

After last night’s final debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama that focused on foreign policy, NPR's Michele Kelemen looks at the candidates’ performances. Plus: 30 Issues in 30 Days examines marriage and other gay rights; political satirist Lizz Winstead weighs in on the election; and the fall’s best new restaurants.

Final Debate: Horses, Bayonets and More

President Obama and Mitt Romney traded barbs over Libya, Egypt, Iran, military spending, and more. Michele Kelemen, NPR correspondent covering diplomacy and the foreign desk, discusses last night's final debate.

→ Post-Debate Resources: Transcript and Audio | AP Fact-Check |  Live Chat Transcript

→ Greene Space Event Tonight: WNYC's Caitlin Thompson, Anna Sale and Andrea Bernstein Talk Elections with Farai Chideya | Tickets and Info

Watch Video Highlights and the Full Debate Below


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Lizz Winstead on Election Season

Lizz Winstead, political satirist and co-creator of the Daily Show, offers her take on the presidential campaign, from the GOP primaries through last night's debate.

→ Event: Lizz Winstead's "Bang The Dumb" | November 5th Gramercy Theater

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30 Issues: Marriage and Other Gay Rights

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The issues at play for gay voters, and the role of gay rights in the election at large. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Open Phones: Worldwide Debate Reactions

Mentioned during last night's debate: Libya, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Mali, Russia, China, as well as "Latin America." Immigrants from around the world: How did it sound to you and how did it play in your country of origin? What country was not mentioned? Call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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New Season: Restaurants

Patty Lee, Daily News food writer and restaurant critic, shares the food trends and restaurant openings she's watching this fall.


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30 Issues Data: Gay Marriage Laws

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Join the full conversation on same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues.

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