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Transcript of first presidential debate

The following is a transcript of the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. The debate was held at Magness Arena at the University of Denver and was moderated by Jim Lehrer.

Gentlemen, welcome to you both. Let’s start the economy, segment one, and let’s begin with jobs. What are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs?

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