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Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama landed some punches Friday night, but neither delivered a knockout blow in the first presidential debate featuring the two party nominees.

Heading into the debate, McCain was supposed to have the edge, given that the event was originally focused solely on foreign policy and national security. However, the economic emergency that has struck the nation and the world forced an 11th-hour format tweak to allow the candidates to address the issue.

The first 40 minutes of the debate was on the economy, with moderator Jim Lehrer offering both candidates a stage to elaborate on how they would address the urgent situation. Read full article »

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