CNN Radio News Day: October 23, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) following the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida on October 22, 2012
October 23rd, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 23, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • The debates are done and both President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney are now zeroing in on battleground states,  courting those few undecided voters who may ultimately decide the presidential election. Tuesday night the two men grappled over foreign policy issues and the world is responding.  Wang Feng is a senior fellow at Brookings and the director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy in Beijing. He took issue with Romney's characterization of China as a currency manipulator:

“This is a very simple calculation in my view because the decision to be made in Beijing here will not only be based on trade volumes, but also on domestic political concerns.”


The other candidates, the other debate
Jill Stein (Green Party) and Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) are among the third party presidential candidates debating tonight.
October 23rd, 2012
08:50 AM ET

The other candidates, the other debate

By Nova Safo, CNN

(CNN) – On Tuesday night presidential candidates will lock horns in a debate in Chicago. The participants are not Republican or Democrat. They're third party candidates.

At tonight's debate:  Jill Stein (Green Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party) and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party), all of whom have received little attention during this election.

They're working to change that by pushing a message that focuses on issues that they believe are being ignored by Democrats and Republicans. FULL POST