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Obama's press secretary on the first presidential debate.

"Well, he could fall off the stage."

Obama press secretary Jen Psaki manages expectations for the first presidential debate.

Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally at the Kent State University. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The New Statesman Cover: The revenge of the left

A first look at this week's magazine.

22 - 28 September issue
The revenge of the left