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Monday, October 8, 2012

The Early Word: Details


Today's Times

- While Mitt Romney plans to hammer at President Obama's foreign policy record during a speech on Monday, the Republican nominee has yet to explain how he would conduct policy toward the Middle East, or resolve ideological rifts on foreign policy within his party, David E. Sanger reports.

- After what was arguably the lowest point in President Obama's campaign for a second term, his re-election team is putting renewed effort into winning the three remaining debates, with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. moving into a Delaware hotel for three days of debate camp, Peter Baker and Trip Gabriel report.

- All three rallies Mr. Romney attended on Sunday were in Florida counties that Mr. Obama won in 2008, signaling how crucial that state is on the path to the White House, Trip Gabriel writes. While he and Representative Paul D. Ryan were mounting a get-out-the-vote effort there, Mr. Obama was fund raisi ng in California.

Happenings in Washington

- Mitt Romney will deliver a speech about foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

- The United States Marine Band will perform a musical selection in front of Union Station on Monday morning, and the Marine Corps Color Guard will present the colors in honor of Columbus Day. Diplomats from Italy and Spain will speak as well.