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WATCH: Congressman Vapes During Debate To Protest E-Cigarette Flight Ban

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

A Republican Congressman's smoky stunt during a debate on banning the use of electronic cigarettes on planes ended up being vaporized on Thurs...

Hillary Clinton Won The Debate With Sanders By Defending Barack Obama

John A. Tures | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

As someone who has attended Bernie Sanders rallies and written about his impressive candidacy, I expected him to prevail in the Milwaukee debate. But Hillary Clinton prevailed by going to the mat for her former boss.

Read The Latest Updates From The Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopefuls former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are debating in Milwaukee Thursday ...

Discussing Major, Social Issues? Here, Let Me Disprove Them with My Individual Anecdotes

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 02.09.2016 | Comedy
Abby Rosmarin

Oh hey there -- couldn't help but notice that you were discussing a macro issue, one that affects an entire community, country, perhaps the world at large.  An incredibly deep-seated, systemic problem that requires a considerable amount of thought, research, and open-minded understanding.

My New Hampshire Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is time once again to peer deeply into my somewhat-foggy crystal ball, and attempt to pick the winners of tomorrow night's New Hampshire primary. Before I get to that, though, some old business needs to be brought up. First, we have some very recent old business and then some truly ancient business, so bear with me.

Everyone Ganged Up On Marco Rubio At Saturday's GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Marco Rubio doesn’t lead in any of the polls, but that didn’t stop his presidential rivals from going after th...

Friday Talking Points -- Toss of a Coin

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are down to a head-to-head contest, which was on full display last night. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made their respective cases fairly well, and the jostling between them for position was notable.

Without Rand Paul It Isn't a Debate, Trump or No Trump

Tom Mullen | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

The whole purpose of this exercise is to determine the difference, if any, between the candidates seeking the presidency. Without Rand Paul, there isn't a difference to determine, not even with Trump.

Friday Talking Points -- One No Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?

The Fox News Debate

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The bad news for Cruz was that because Trump wasn't present to take incoming from all the challengers, Cruz became the target of attacks from most of the other candidates.

Donald Trump Wasn't the Only Loser at the GOP Debate

John A. Tures | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The absence of Donald Trump was a breath of fresh air, providing all of us with a greater focus on the issues. But the temperamental Trump wasn't the only loser, as some of the GOP candidates stumbled during the Fox News Channel debate.

Read The Latest Updates From The Fox News GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Seven of the Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination are facing off Thursday night for the final debate before Monday's caucuses in Iow...

Emergency Republican Debate

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Donald Trump's assertion that he could stand on Fifth Avenue and shoot someone, and his groupies would still support him, was met with outrage on the part of other Republican Presidential wannabees.

The Beauty of 'Difference'

Beth Whitley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Having been catapulted into the world of special needs almost exactly 6 years ago, I have several close friends who have children with DS, and many of them have taken an active and passionate stance against some media's one-sided portrayal of this new test as an unequivocally "good thing."

Friday Talking Points -- Conservatives Are Revolting!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full 22 conservative thinkers (although, with the likes of Glenn Beck and William Kristol in the mix, we do of necessity use that term quite broadly) all weighed in on why Donald Trump is a terrible candidate for Republicans to consider making their presidential nominee, and why Trump is an all-around terrible human being.

Trevor Noah Applauds Trump For 'Making Ted Cruz Look Like A D**k'

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.19.2016 | Media

"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah is lauding Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for making rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) "look lik...

Debate Advice for Hillary and Bernie

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Those who did manage to catch it saw a much more high-spirited contest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton than we've previously seen.

NBC News Hosts Second Highest-Rated Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.18.2016 | Media

Sunday's Democratic debate, hosted by NBC, was the party's second-most watched this election cycle, with about 10.2 million viewers tuning into the c...

Hillary Sputters, Sanders Rocks

David Edmund Moody | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

Hillary Clinton went full throttle in her debate with Bernie Sanders last night. She tried her very best to emulate the passion and authenticity of her opponent. But therein lies the rub. Hillary tried to be authentic.

Friday Talking Points -- The Knives Come Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The winner of the Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award was none other than Chelsea Clinton. There's a word for what she is doing, and it is called "fearmongering."

GOP Presidential Contenders Forgot About Women During Debate

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential contenders scrapped over the economy, national security and guns in Thursday night's main stage debate in South...

Republican Debate Audience Repeatedly Boos Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

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Virginia Debate Champions Stand Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Erica N. West | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Erica N. West

Debate is a pure and direct by-product of the First Amendment. This country was founded and grounded through debate. Our laws are hashed out via verbal altercation on the floor of Congress to this day.

Climate Snub

Edward Flattau | Posted 12.22.2015 | Media
Edward Flattau

The Guardian runs at least one feature on climate change every week come rain or come shine. Our media should follow suit for the edification of the American public and benefit of future generations. Done in a reasoned, responsible manner, the public will respond.

Donald Trump: Americanus Extremis

Diane M. Francis | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Donald Trump is what I would define as an Americanus Extremis, a man who embodies and exaggerates the American personality. It's his style, not al...