President Barack Obama and his Republican rival, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, engaged in a lively and at times ferocious debate that covered a range of topics, including taxes, the economy, Libya and women’s health.

Obama took a more aggressive stance during Tuesday night’s debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., in an effort to make up for lost ground after a subdued performance during their first debate two weeks ago swung the poll numbers in Romney’s direction (see Romney Debates Obama, Says He May Need a New Accountant).

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