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Members of the production crew ready final preparations on stage at Hofstra University for the second presidential debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney October 16, 2012 in Hempstead, N.Y. - 

This final note today, which I found courtesy of Felix Salmon's Twitter feed.

Foreign Policy magazine put together a list of 15 questions it would like to see asked at a presidential debate. Here's just a couple: "What is your stance on the Scottish independence referendum?" "Nagorno-Karabakh. Thoughts?"

And here's one they could have stolen from this show today: "Japan is about to replace China as America's biggest creditor. Could you please offer us some meaningless bluster about 'getting tough with Tokyo?'"

Read 'em all here.

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