Foreign policy takes center stage in final debate


WASHINGTON (AP) — Still neck-and-neck after all these months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and final debate with each man eager to project an aura of personal strength and leadership while raising doubts about the steadiness and foreign policy credentials of the other guy.

Each is aiming for a commanding performance today to settle the seesaw dynamics of the first two debates.

The 90-minute faceoff at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., offers the candidates their last opportunity to stand one-on-one before tens of millions of Americans and command their undivided attention before next month’s election.

The debate will start at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday former CNN host Larry King will host a debate among third-party candidates — the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson, the Green Party’s Jill Stein, the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode and the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson. That debate will air live online on outlets as diverse as YouTube and Al Jazeera English.


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