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2012 Presidential Debates

Power Ties and Presidential Elections

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 10.30.2012 | Style
Christie Carmelle Lopez

Both substance and style are important, but the nonverbal often affects us at the subconscious level. So be sure you can separate the substance from the style, and you're on your way to becoming a savvy media consumer and prudent political participant.

The Republican Push for War With Iran

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

In case after case, Obama's foreign policy is working, with Republicans begrudgingly agreeing with it. Both Romney and Ryan are talking about the unravelling of that policy and yet offer nothing at all in its place.

Republicans Filibuster Everything, Romney Blames Obama for Not Working With Congress

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I don't know whether to be brutally outraged about the latest Romney ad or to congratulate the Republicans on an outstanding execution of political obstruction and subsequent projection. For now, let's go with brutally outraged.

Now on to Victory and the Reelection of President Barack Obama

Ed Koch | Posted 12.23.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Whatever I can do to help reelect President Obama and provide him with a majority in both houses of Congress so as to end the gridlock in Washington, D.C., I will do. I urge all other voters to do the same.

Nonverbal Behavior of the Third Presidential Debate: See What Your Ears Missed

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Vanessa Van Edwards

The polls seem to be saying that Obama was the moderate winner of the third presidential debate. But, why? Nonverbal hints can give us evidence to why Obama performed slightly better than Romney.

WATCH: Deflated Bill O'Reilly Hates On Final Debate

Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

A deflated Bill O'Reilly appeared on Fox News' morning program on Tuesday to debrief about the Monday night presidential debate. President Obama an...

Pundits Note Candidate Agreements, Obama Attacks

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

Pundits spent a lot of time following Monday's presidential debate noting Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's apparently broad agreement on many key issues...

WHOOPS: Bob Schieffer Makes Obama Gaffe

Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Bob Schieffer did what so many others have done before him during Monday night's presidential debate when he mistakenly called Osama bin Laden "Obama ...

Bob Schieffer Criticized For Letting Debate Get Off Rails

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

CBS News' Bob Schieffer had perhaps the most subdued time of all the debate moderators in the 2012 campaign cycle. Schieffer played a muted role du...

How Presidential Debates Become 'Made For TV' Events

Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Campaigns leave little to chance as candidates gear up to face one another, and no forum is more intensely planned than the presidential debates. ...

When's The Next Presidential Debate?

Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet for their third and final debate on Monday, October 22 at 9 p.m. ET. The e...

Another Huge Number For Debate Ratings

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Media

Tuesday's presidential debate drew another big audience, though not quite as big as the first match between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Nielsen s...

Obama's Epic Debate Performance and Romney's Implosion

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This was arguably one of those historic debate sequences which I believe will be replayed for many years to come. The challenger, riding a wave of solid polls following a strong first debate, literally imploded on the national stage.

'No One -- Man Or Woman -- Could Have Done It Better'

Posted 10.17.2012 | Teen

Partially as the result of the dedicated efforts of three teenage girls, a woman -- Candy Crowley, CNN's chief political correspondent -- was chosen t...

LOOK: Women React To The Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

After most polls declared Mitt Romney the clear "winner" of the first debate of the 2012 presidential election, the pressure was on President Obama to...

Pundits: Obama Came Back

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Media

There was widespread agreement among the pundit class that Barack Obama came back swinging from his desultory first outing in Tuesday's second preside...

WATCH: Mitt Romney Barrels Over Candy Crowley

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.16.2012 | Media

(Videos by HuffPost's Political Mashups Team) Candy Crowley asked a followup question. And then she asked some more followup questions. And the wor...

Mr. President, It's Time to Come Out Swinging

Etan Thomas | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Etan Thomas

Obama can't wait for the fact-checkers. The people need to hear directly from his mouth. As soon as the moderator says, "Mr. President, you have five minutes," they need to hear, "Everything he said is a lie, and here is the truth."

Candy Crowley Responds To Campaign Debate Pressure

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Media

Candy Crowley is brushing off the pressure she's receiving from the Obama and Romney campaigns over her vow to ask follow-up questions at Tuesday's pr...

Debate Prep Trumps Campaigning For Obama, Romney

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE PACE | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

BURLINGTON, Mass. — As Mitt Romney's campaign claimed new momentum in the race for the White House, President Barack Obama's political advisers ...

Obama, Romney Focus On Debate Preparations

AP | NANCY BENAC and KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan went back to school on Saturday to rally college students in all corners of all-importa...

WATCH: Martha Raddatz Reflects On Debate

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Media

Martha Raddatz reflected on her widely praised vice presidential debate moderating performance on Friday's "Good Morning America." Raddatz drew acc...

LOOK: Women React To The Vice Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

After last week's presidential debate failed to even mention the word "women," the pressure was on Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden to discuss i...

Freeloading Muppets: Mitt Romney, the Conservative Right and Its Foreclosure on Sesame Street

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

During last week's presidential debate, which was lackluster to say the least, Mitt Romney finally unveiled some specifics as it relates to his econom...

Candy Crowley: 'I Feel Pressured, Period'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Media

Candy Crowley is getting ready to moderate the second presidential debate, set to take place on Tuesday at Hofstra University. As Jim Lehrer can at...