Watch the third (and final) 2012 presidential debate on KING 5 and KING5.com, starting at 6 p.m. PT.
RT @GarrettNBCNews: Tradition holds tonight for Romney, who had a peanut butter & honey sandwich before the debate began. #NBCPolitics
Here's the lead of the AP story previewing tonight's debate: WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters care much less about global problems than they do about the economy, but Monday's debate on foreign policy still matters in a way that could tilt the election. This is the night for President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney to leave a lasting impression about leadership.
RT @chucktodd: Offered a chance to hit the president on Libya incident specifically, Romney takes a pass in first question, goes more general
RT @chucktodd: Romney going to left of Obama sort of so far? First the "kill our way" comment then "we don't need another iraq or afghanistan."
This is the last debate of the 2012 presidential campaign. America heads to the polls two weeks from today, on Nov. 6. In many states, including Washington, voting is already underway.
RT @LukeRussert: #Obama hitting #Romney for support of #Iraq invasion. Reminds me of what he did to HRC in '08
RT @chucktodd: POTUS methodically pushing back on Romney in a number of areas. POTUS acting like a candidate who feels he needs to win this debate tonight
RT @LukeRussert: #Romney playing like he has the lead, trying to not get into the mud so far #nbcpolitics
RT @michaelcate: Romney: "Attacking me is not an agenda..." Would not have told Putin he'd have "more flexibility after the election".
RT @michaelcate: Obama to Romney: "Your strategy has been all over the map." Romney: "My strategy.. to get Muslims to reject extremism."
RT @GarrettNBCNews - 'Here's one thing I've learned as commander-in-chief," Says Obama... and that folks, is a card he can play again and again tonight
RT @GarrettNBCNews: First segment seems to telegraph Romney campaign is moving past the Libya attacks on Obama. Given clear shot, Romney passed on attacking
RT @mpoindc: Romney: "I don't want to have our military involved in Syria." #NBCpolitics
Here's the top of the running AP story on the debate: BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney says he praises rival President Barack Obama for ordering the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but adds that the United States "can't kill our way out of this mess" of religious extremism.
Romney opened Monday's third and final presidential debate by criticizing Obama's policies toward Islamic extremism. He says that Obama missed an opportunity during the Arab Spring and says that Obama has not done enough to block Iran from building a nuclear weapon.
Obama says Romney has not been in a position to execute foreign policy, but adds that his positions to this point have "been all over the map." Romney says his strategy "is pretty straight forward: go after the bad guys."
RT @CarrieNBCNews: Worth remembering for tonight: Romney/Ryan started receiving intel briefings in mid-September. #nbcpolitics
RT @DavidGregory: What i like so far is that they are both engaging each other and Schieffer is in total control
Another great lead from AP: BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, saying, "every time you've offered an opinion you've been wrong." The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world.
RT @chucktodd: First time Romney has said he would have made same decision on Mubarak that Obama did. Romney stopped short of that w/me in Aug. interview
RT @michaelcate: So far, sounds like Romney is saying, Obama's policies are fine he just isn't carrying them out well. Competence?
Another take from AP: Obama says that while attacks by government forces against Syrian citizens is heartbreaking, getting the U.S. "entangled militarily" would be a serious step. Romney essentially agreed, saying he doesn't want the U.S. military involved in Syria.
Romney said the United States should be playing a leadership role in identifying responsible opposition groups in Syria and making sure they have the arms they need to fight President Bashar Assad's regime.
Obama says the U.S. is working with allies in the region to learn more about the opposition. But he says giving heavy weapons to those groups is not "a simple proposition."
This debate is providing great fodder for Associated Press writers.
Case in point: BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is taking an aggressive posture toward rival Mitt Romney in Monday's debate, at one point saying the Republican's policy proposals are so outdated "the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back."
RT @mpoindc: Obama: "As long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon."
RT @jakewhittenberg: In other news the Giants are up 7-0 in 4th and da Bears lead 10-0
AP reminds us that the "foreign policy debate" went off course for a good while there: BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Presidents Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are shifting their debate on foreign policy toward domestic issues that are foremost on voters' minds.
Obama turned questions during Monday's third and final debate around and made them about jobs and the economy. Romney, too, pivoted from foreign policy questions to his five-point domestic agenda for jobs and the economy.
At one point, debate moderator Bob Schieffer seemed exasperated. "Let me get back to foreign policy," he pleaded.
Obama answered one foreign policy question by talking about his education initiatives and criticized Romney's tenure as Massachusetts governor.
Romney, too, detoured stateside. When asked about America's role in the world, he shifted the talk to college students who are graduating without jobs.