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The cover of the November 10 issue of National Journal.
The Final Act: Now Obama can work on his legacy. But first he must avert a recession, reduce the deficit, and make peace with Republicans. Here’s how.

The cover of the November 10 issue of National Journal.

The Final Act: Now Obama can work on his legacy. But first he must avert a recession, reduce the deficit, and make peace with Republicans. Here’s how.

“These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty.”

– President Obama 

“It wasn’t supposed to be this way, of course. Americans were said to be angry about everything from high gas prices to high unemployment. They’d take it out on someone: the “socialist Kenyan”, the tea party, incumbents of any stripe. But a funny thing happened. Voters who said we were on the wrong track decided to stay on the train anyway.”

After All That, Political Status Quo Remains

The cover of the November 3 issue of National Journal.
Republicans need more of these… Democrats need more of these: No matter what happens on Election Day, neither party can assume it has a sustainable electoral majority. By Ronald Brownstein

The cover of the November 3 issue of National Journal.

Republicans need more of these… Democrats need more of these: No matter what happens on Election Day, neither party can assume it has a sustainable electoral majority. By Ronald Brownstein

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