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First Presidential Debate 2012: Full Replay (VIDEO)

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney battled over economic issues, health care and Social Security during the first debate of the 2012 presidential election.

The debate, hosted by Jim Lehrer of "PBS Newshour," took place Wednesday night at the University of Denver. It also aired live online, on the radio and on television, but if you missed the original broadcast, you can watch the full replay above.

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