Economy to dominate first presidential debate

September 19, 2012

In case you were wondering how big a deal the economy is, just check out the list of topics for the first presidential debate. 

Each of these subjects will get a 15-minute segment in the Oct. 3 debate, though not necessarily in this order: 

* The Economy – I
* The Economy – II
* The Economy – III
* Health Care
* The Role of Government
* Governing

Jim Lehrer of PBS, who is moderating the debate, released the list. 

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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