As Democratic President Barack Obama swept to a re-election victory Tuesday night, Brooklyn voters sent a Republican and a conservative Democrat to Albany to represent their newly drawn Senate districts.
President Barack Obama and the former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had their first presidential debate tonight in University of Denver, covering all the main domestic issues including jobs, economy, health care and the role of federal government. Brooklyn residents gathered in Longbow Pub in Bay Ridge to view the debate and share their views.
By Anna Goldenberg
The Financial Times writes that Romney was a more engaged and aggressive debater than Obama, but that the Republican might have opened up problems for himself by pushing his tax plan without providing much detail.
While the candidates disagreed over policies to boost the economy, Obama and Romney were respectful, and largely agreed over the issues of improving education, protecting Social Security and increasing energy production in the U.S., the Wall Street Journalwrites.