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Debate Over! Now the Real Race Begins

Chuck Gomez | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Chuck Gomez

Some thoughts on the debate. Governor Mitt Romney threw punches but President Barack Obama hit back. And strongly. In terms of body language -- Romney...

Mitt's Multiple Personalities

Brenda Peterson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Brenda Peterson

The presidential debates offered us unscripted and revealing glimpses into each candidate's character. Very different -- and often conflicting -- Romneys emerged in each debate.

The Debate From Hell

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

It was the classic exchange with two titans ferociously interacting, wielding all of their skills in an epic debate. The stakes were huge and both of them knew it.

WATCH: BET Airs Anti-Obama Commercial

Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

With the third and final debate concluding on Monday evening, the next two weeks will be viewed as a crucial period for both candidates. And as expect...

If a Debate Happens Without Twitter, Does Anybody Hear It?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Debates are much better with Twitter. And in case you missed the final one last night, instead of rewatching the actual debate, save yourself some time by just rerunning Twitter. Here are my tweets from last night to give you a quick snapshot of the Battle in Boca. READ MORE

On New Hips, Old Habits and the Inestimable Value of Giving Blood I'm happy to announce that I've just returned home from the hospital with a new arrival. I'm not sure how much it weighs, but it seems to be healthy, and it's already walking -- albeit unsteadily and with a cane. I'm talking about my brand-new hip, which was swapped in last Tuesday. The surgery -- as well as my blood transfusion the day after -- has opened my eyes and my heart to the issue of blood donations. It's a very humbling -- even overwhelming -- experience having someone else's generosity literally being pumped into your veins. READ MORE

Last Shot of Obama and Romney

Elana Ashley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Elana Ashley

"Appearing on a news blog yesterday afternoon, the use of the title 'Last Shot' for the evening's debaters Obama and Romney was clearly a semantic pla...

The US-Israeli Defense Treaty?

Barry Lando | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Mr. President, could you explain why America's security is dependent on a treaty between Egypt and Israel?

Republicans Campaign on Peace and Govern by War

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Mitt Romney's sudden transformation from a warmonger to a peacenick in the waning days of the Presidential campaign should come as no surprise. It's straight out of the Republican playbook. From Richard Nixon to George W. Bush, Republicans have campaigned for peace and then taken America to war.

A View of the Presidential Debates

Hermene Hartman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

The debates have missed Joe's Issues, that is, the question that people on the street, on the ground want answered.

The Final Debate: Post 50s Have Their Say On Twitter

Posted 10.23.2012 | Fifty

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met Monday night for the last time to debate their foreign policy positions. ...

'The Way My Dad Watches The Debate'

Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy

Tumblr Cybergirlfriend posted this photo Monday night along with the caption, "The way my dad watches the debate." Touche, Mr. Cybergirlfriend. Tou...

Election Monitor: 14 Days to Go and Romney Rise Continues

Steve Lombardo | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

Yes, the president was more aggressive last night and scored more rhetorical punches. He may, in fact, have won the debate on points. Romney, however, just might have won the strategic campaign battle.

With Debate Won, One Final Task for Obama: Get Out the Vote

Mike Lux | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

The president fired up the Democratic troops last night. Now it is up to the troops to deliver. In the battleground states, we have to not only do the crucial mechanics of turning out the vote, we have to fire our people up and get them motivated.

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...

Obama, Romney Spar On Foreign Policy In Final Presidential Debate

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND KASIE HUNT, ASSOCIATED PRESS BOCA RATON, Fla. — President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in thei...

Presidential Debate 2012: Obama, Romney Face Off In Final Showdown

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND KASIE HUNT, ASSOCIATED PRESS BOCA RATON, Fla. — Foreign policy took command of the campaign spotlight Monday at the third and f...

Will Drones Be Mentioned At The Presidential Debate?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Before the second presidential debate, the Washington Post's Erik Wemple wrote a lengthy blog post specifically requesting that moderator Candy Crowle...

Critical Thinking and Prediction

Jonathan Haber | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

In order to understand the substance of the prepared responses we are likely to hear tonight, you need to keep in mind the true audience the candidates are appealing to, which includes their own base and undecided voters (especially in swing states), as well as the media.

How To Follow The Final Presidential Debate LIVE

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The final presidential debate is tonight, Monday, Oct. 22, at 9 p.m. local time. It will be the last chance for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to art...

Can A Debate On Foreign Policy Ignore Global Warming?

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Bob Schieffer, the chief Washington correspondent for CBS News and the moderator of this evening's affair, has an opportunity to force the candidates to speak to the issue on the record. If that doesn't happen, and climate change goes unmentioned, it will be the first time in nearly two decades of presidential debates that the topic has been ignored.

Howard Fineman

Why The Timing Of The Foreign Policy Debate Favors Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Rahm Emanuel has often told the story, when early in his days as White House chief of staff, he mused aloud to President Barack Ob...

Presidential Debate Tonight: All Eyes On Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate tonight marks the final standoff between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney ahead of election day on November 6. The showdown sta...

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. ...

Will They Still Love Us Tomorrow? Women and the Foreign Policy Debate

Martha Burk | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Last week was "women's week" in the presidential debate. But Monday's face-off moves on to foreign policy, so the women in the binders and the equal pay issue will likely be tossed in the paper shredder along with last week's talking points.

Authority or Authoritarian

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Finally! The real Mitt Romney, not the glossy PR portrait, has emerged. The look and manner is as familiar as it is offensive. It's corporate America's "I'll get you for that/you're toast" look.