Volume 90 Issue 44 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 29, 2012 | Web Date: October 24, 2012

Obama, Romney Meet For Final Debate

Politics: Economy, not foreign policy, dominates presidential face-off
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, presidential debate

In what was supposed to be a presidential debate about foreign policy, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, repeatedly steered the conversation toward strengthening the U.S. economy and maintaining U.S. competitiveness. And although the candidates briefly revisited their plans for energy and education policy to accomplish these goals, support for basic science funding was also part of the mix.

The President mentioned the importance of R&D . . .

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