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Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. CDT; updated 7:38 p.m. CST, Sunday, November 4, 2012
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama walk past each other on stage at the end of the last debate Monday at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

COLUMBIA — With a little more than a week remaining before the Nov. 6 general election, some voters might still be undecided about whom they want to be president for the next four years. With that in mind, the Missourian decided to boil down and outline the stances that incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have offered on important issues in the campaign, then sought independent sources to analyze those stances. 

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on jobs.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on taxes and spending.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on education.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on energy.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on defense spending.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on health care.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on same-sex marriage.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on abortion.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on China.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on Afghanistan.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on Iran.

Here's a look at the candidates' stances on the Middle East.


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