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Democracy Now! Hosts 2-Hour Third Party Presidential Debate After Obama and Romney Battle at Hofstra University

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Just hours after President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney face-off in a secretly negotiated town-hall debate, Democracy Now! breaks the sound barrier by hosting a live two-hour debate between three additional presidential candidates: Jill Stein of the Green Party; Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party; and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party. (An invitation was extended to Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, but his campaign declined.)

Stream the debate live at on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 8-10am EDT or tune in on one of the 1,100 stations that broadcast Democracy Now! throughout the United States.

As President Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in the first presidential debate, Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to get real-time responses from Stein and Anderson.

Democracy Now! also hosted a vice-presidential debate to include two third-party vice-presidential candidates who were excluded the only "official" debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan: Cheri Honkala of the Green Party and Luis Rodriguez of the Justice Party.

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