Two DU students had the chance to stand in for the 2012 presidential candidates while technicians tested the debate hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Barack Obama–Dia Mohamed, Mitt Romney-Zach Gonzales, and Jim Lehrer-Sam Garry.
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Just when it seems the glare of national attention is getting its brightest, the night is finally here. Wednesday is the first Presidential Debate of the election, starting around 7 p.m. at the University of Denver.
University student Dia Mohamed gets a wireless microphone put on his tie as he stands in for President Barack Obama during rehearsal for the first presidential debate in the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver on Tuesday.
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Good morning! The big story today is of course the first presidential debate between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
The big picture is that this is Romney's opportunity to tighten a race with a little more than a month to go before the Nov. 6 elections.
A paradox of American health care is that hospitals are sometimes rewarded for doing things badly.
Patients who are discharged, for example, shouldn't have to come right back because they got worse after getting home. But if they do come back, hospitals benefit because they can fill an empty bed and bill for more care.
The federal government says, in fact, that Medicare alone pays $17.4 billion a year for unnecessary return visits.