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The Sunday Shows

Will Foreign Policy Get the Last Word?

October 21, 2012

On today’s Sunday shows, foreign policy took the spotlight. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio questioned the administration’s honesty on the terrorist attack in Libya; Democrats criticized Rep. Darrell Issa for releasing State Department communications; and Republican Sen. Rob Portman accused the White House of leaking on Iran. On a lighter note, both President Obama and Mitt Romney had a message for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

In a Campaign About the Economy, Foreign Policy May Get the Last Word

It’s no secret that the economy has been the primary topic in the presidential race, but in the home-stretch of a dead-heat match, both campaigns are spending an increasing amount of time debating foreign policy.

Rubio Questions Administration’s Honesty on Libya

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a top surrogate for Mitt Romney, said on Sunday that it’s fair to question whether the White House suppressed reports detailing the deadly terrorist attack in Libya.

Dems Lambast Issa for Releasing Libya Documents

Democrats are accusing Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa of putting lives at risk for releasing 166 pages of State Department communications on Friday that contained the names of several Libyans working with the U.S. government.

Portman Accuses Administration of ‘Another National Security Leak’

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Romney surrogate, dismissed a report that the United States and Iran are poised to enter negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, saying it looks like “another national security leak from the White House.”

New Poll Shows Romney, Obama Tied

The race between President Obama and Mitt Romney is deadlocked among likely voters in the Nov. 6 general election, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll slated for release on Sunday.

Portman: Ohio ‘Trend is in Our Direction’

Portman was optimistic that Ohio will back Romney for the presidency, saying, “I like what I see, because the trend is in our direction.”

Both Democrats and Republicans Say Virginia is Close

With just two weeks until Election Day, both Democrats and Republicans agree the race in battleground state Virginia will be tight.

Lawmakers Clash Over Female Voters

Lawmakers supporting Obama and Romney argued over each candidate's appeal to women, as the president's once-substantial lead among female voters seems to have tightened in recent weeks.

Republicans Press Obama for Specifics on Second Term

Republicans are challenging Obama to get specific on his second term agenda, echoing the same concern some in the Democratic Party have voiced in recent weeks.

Tina Brown Talks Newsweek’s Future

Tina Brown, the editor-in-chief of The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, said the company could no longer afford to publish a print version of Newsweek with the evolution of digital media.

Obama, Romney Praise Redskins Quarterback

Both Romney and Obama wished rookie Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III well before Sunday’s game, saying he was uniting an often-divided city. “I wish him all the luck in the world,” Obama said, “except when he plays the Bears.”

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