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Democratic Debates

Michael Calderone

Democrats Are Supposed To Debate This Fall, But Dates, Locations And Candidates Unclear | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.10.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Democratic presidential candidates will have to meet a certain “threshold” to participate in the party’s six scheduled primary debat...

These Two Dudes in Denver Should Moderate All the Debates

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Brandon Rittiman and Kyle Clark are political reporters at KUSA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Denver, which says it has "adopted a 'pro-fact' philosophy." I'd love to see them go all pro-fact on Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, and on Hilary Clinton too, the way they did with Cory Gardner and Mark Udall in Colorado.

Liveblog! Final Dem Debate, Final Shot For Hil (Plus — Baseball!)

John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar

Welcome to Iowa, and the last Dem debate before the Iowa caucus. Today: Hillary's Last Stand. Can she recover from the Obama onslaught? Can she recover from Bill on the campaign trail? CAN SHE RECOVER FROM OPRAH?

Obama-Biden: A Match Made In Iowa

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Obama's decision is no surprise to those of us who witnessed how well the Biden and Obama camps worked together during the Iowa caucuses. Biden's many supporters there are jumping for joy.

Jason Linkins

Carville, Richardson Continue Catfight On Larry King Live | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even better than that staged WWE wrestling match between "Hillary Clinton" and "Barack Obama" was last night's hullabalunacy on Larry King between Jam...

Jason Linkins

In a Final Analysis: For ABC, A Missed Opportunity | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Strangely enough, ABC's failures have created an interesting opportunity for the news division that needs a game-changer the most: CBS News.

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Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patt Morrison

Rather than rolling over to the privatizing of public discourse, the FCC should muster some guts and insist that networks, broadcast and cable, take turns broadcasting presidential debates in real time, commercial-free, to the entire nation.

Undercover: Inside A Democratic Debate Spin Room

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Sterne

Groundreport takes us behind the scenes of the October 30th Democratic debate at Drexel University in Philadelphia, to show us just what goes on behind the scenes to put on these shows.

Liveblog! Dems Take Off The Gloves In The City of Brotherly Love

John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar

No glove, no love in Philly: Obama and Edwards pile on Hillary, and Dodd and Richardson get in on the action. Elbows are out, gloves are off — and UFOs are real!

Jason Linkins

A Polite, But Heated Beginning To The Kitchen Sink Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you were expecting the last (hopefully) debate to begin with the unleashing of hell, Gladiator-style, it didn't quite happen. Proper decorum is, s...

Obama Agrees To 2 More Debates With Clinton

Reuters | Jeff Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama agreed on Thursday to hold two more debates with rival Hillary Clinton before March 4, officials fro...

Jason Linkins

Debate Ends With A Reverse Snub | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only one last piece of business to take care of as this cordial debate ends. Barack's got to knock down criticism of the blown-out-of-all-reasonable-...

Jason Linkins

On The Matter Of Dynasties | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A question came up at tonight's debate on the subject of dynasties. What's a voter to do who's never known a Presidential election without a Bush or ...

Jason Linkins

In An Otherwise Genial Debate, A Brief Moment of Jujitsu | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tonight's rules of engagement appear to be: strive to be nice. Clinton and Obama are clearly taking more enjoyment in hammering President Bush and th...

Stewart On CNN Debate Coverage: "Oh My God, They're Fighting Over Issues!"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Oh my God, they're fighting over issues," Jon Stewart said on "A Daily Show" last night, referring to Monday's Democratic debate in South Carolina. ...

Jason Linkins

NBC Will Go To Any Length To Exclude Dennis Kucinich From Nevada Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dennis Kucinich may be currently drawing only one percent in the polls, but what a percent! It's apparently sufficient enough to drive all sorts of m...

Jason Linkins

American Idle: MSNBC Gets To The Issues After An Hour Of Self-Obsession | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About all you need to know about last night's debate is that the third sentence out of Brian Williams' mouth, introducing the many bunk questions abou...

Charlie Gibson's Wars: Tonight's Back-To-Back Debates

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Smack dab between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, tonight's debates provide a potential make-or-break moment for each candidate.

Democratic Frontrunners Respond To Iowa-Winners Only Debate In New Hampshire

Blue Hampshire | Dean Barker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To my surprise, the leading three candidates have responded within twenty-four hours to the absurdity that Biden, Dodd, and Kucinich may be cast out o...

Krugman: Obama Has Become "The Anti-Change Candidate"

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Broadly speaking, the serious contenders for the Democratic nomination are offering similar policy proposals -- the dispute over health care mandates ...

Jason Linkins

What If You Gave A Debate On NPR And Nobody Liveblogged It? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Did you miss it? That's too bad! Mike Gravel was there! Here's what happened.

Democratic Debate Canceled Over CBS Writers' Strike

AP | Beth Fouhy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee has canceled a scheduled presidential debate in Los Angeles because of a potential strike by CBS news writers. "Du...

Jason Linkins

Biden Scores With Post-Debate Mashup | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The past two Democratic debates have found the top-tier candidates all a-bicker with one another, a spectacle that reached its apogee at the beginning...

Marc Cooper

Reporter's Notebook: Ongoing Live Reporting from Vegas Debate | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Here's my live reporter's notebook from the UNLV's Cox Center in Las Vegas, site of tonight's Democratic Presidential Debate. I will be updating it ...

Marc Cooper

Vegas Tip Sheet: Seven Things To Watch For In Tonight's Dem Debate | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Las Vegas -- What to look and listen for in tonight's much-touted televised Democratic Presidential Debate? Here's a handy Tip Sheet to help sort ou...