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GOP candidates leave the stage and Democrats step up for the St. Anselm College debate. Barack Obama is behind Hillary Rodham Clinton, far right, and John McCain is behind him; John Edwards faces Mitt Romney, far left, and Rudolph W. Giuliani. In the Democrats' debate — which was, like the Republicans', 90 minutes long — Clinton was the aggressor and Obama wore a figurative bull's-eye. Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times