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In Canada, they live-blogged. Same thing across the pond in Great Britain. Ditto in Italy and Israel. In France, they dubbed the debate with the dulcet tones of the French language. Al Jazeera English watched and reported on the debate in real time. The Times of India had a story on its website before 7 a.m. India Standard Time.

On a night when President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney turned their focus to foreign policy in ther final debate, media around the globe reciprocated, turning their attention to the debate.

What the Rest of the World Saw During the Final Presidential Debate

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Last year few of us knew the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan or the now famous P90X workout plan, but TIME  was early on the story. We sent Gregg Segal to photograph Ryan at a Wisconsin gym last year. Here are the some of the unpublished photographs from that session. 
See more photos here.



Do people usually work out in baseball caps? - BdM

shortformblog:

timelightbox:

Last year few of us knew the Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan or the now famous P90X workout plan, but TIME  was early on the story. We sent Gregg Segal to photograph Ryan at a Wisconsin gym last year. Here are the some of the unpublished photographs from that session. 

See more photos here.

Do people usually work out in baseball caps? - BdM

The cover of the September 29 issue of National Journal.
Defying Gravity: The numbers say Obama should be losing. Why isn’t he? By Major Garrett, Beth Reinhard, and Jim Tankersley

The cover of the September 29 issue of National Journal.

Defying Gravity: The numbers say Obama should be losing. Why isn’t he? By Major Garrett, Beth Reinhard, and Jim Tankersley

Is your favorite beer related to how you vote?
Wondering which brew you should sip at your Election night party? Reach for a Dos Equis if you want to appear bipartisan. If you’re a proud Republican, Sam Adams may be your beer. Heineken will be better received by your left-wing friends.
Find out how the data was found for this graph.
What do you think? Is this just silly or does your beer line up with your politics? (My favorite beer didn’t make the list).
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Is your favorite beer related to how you vote?

Wondering which brew you should sip at your Election night party? Reach for a Dos Equis if you want to appear bipartisan. If you’re a proud Republican, Sam Adams may be your beer. Heineken will be better received by your left-wing friends.

Find out how the data was found for this graph.

What do you think? Is this just silly or does your beer line up with your politics? (My favorite beer didn’t make the list).

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Best Flair from the DNC (PHOTOS)

Kelly Jacobs, from Hernando, Miss., wears button laden campaign hat while touring the convention hall ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

“The goal will be to demonstrate to the nationwide convention-viewing TV audience—an estimated eight people—that Mitt is a regular non-android human just like you who feels pain the same way any normal person does when one of his helicopters needs repair.
The Republicans will also try to show that Paul Ryan is a nice young man who does not, as the Democrats have been suggesting, want to legalize hunting for senior citizens with crossbows. This is especially important here in Florida, because this is a swing state whose voters could decide the election—assuming they can figure out where their polling places are, which, as I noted earlier, is not a given.”

Welcome to Hootersville by Dave Berry


(this is a humor piece).

Hey you! Are you excited about the conventions?

We sure are over here in the NJ newsroom. And not just because it means late night and pizza for dinner, but because we have this awesome ReCon convention app that is free to download.

You’ll get photos, schedules, news, and even Zagat reviews of local restaurants.

Not going to be in Charlotte or Tampa for the convention? Neither will I. But it’s always good to have Zagat reviews around just. in. case. 

iPhone/iPad - http://is.gd/tLFAJn

Android - http://is.gd/os2eAR