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First Debate

Friday Talking Points -- Trump Backs Up Titanic, Hits Iceberg Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Trump backed his personal Titanic up again and again, and tried to just ram through the iceberg, over and over. He was even up early this morning, providing yet another day's legs for this story.

Trump And Clinton Face Off In First Debate, But Whose Face Won?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.27.2016 | Comedy

On Monday, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. They exchanged plenty of words, but more ...

Clinton Towered Trump

Nancy Snow | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Hillary Clinton went to Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, a mere seven miles east of New York City, and promptly out-New Yorked the New Yorker. She was confident, bold, in charge, poking with a wry smile at the master of persuasive provocation. She looked and sounded every bit the commander-in-chief.

Snooze Alert

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Tamara Jacobs

The Democratic National "Debate" -- I just finished watching it or should I say enduring. It wasn't educating. It wasn't elevating and it wasn't, dare I say, entertaining.

David Plouffe on First Debate: "We Had Better Second and Third Debates Because of the Catastrophe"

92nd Street Y | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Former Obama campaign manager and senior adviser David Plouffe spoke with PBS's Jeff Greenfield on March 17, 2013 at 92Y. In this clip, Plouffe respon...

Sam Stein

Obama Panic: President's Supporters Discuss How They Cope Emotionally | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

FAIRFAX, Va. -- The mood among supporters of President Barack Obama shortly before he took the stage at a Friday morning rally in Fairfax, Va., was pl...

Another Take on the First Presidential Debate, 2012: Understanding and Appreciating Obama

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

Unlike his opponent, the president believes in the basic goodness and intelligence of his constituents, even those who may not yet support him, and perhaps never will.

Alice Hines

What Would Really Happen To The Economy If Mitt Romney Fired Big Bird? | Alice Hines | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney may want to kill Big Bird, but when the giant yellow bird flaps his wings, money comes flying out. Since Big Bird debuted on televisi...

Five Takeaways From the First Presidential Debate

Robert Watson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Watson

After two years of constant campaigning, countless thousands of hands shaken, and hundreds of speeches given, it comes down to this... three 90-minute debates. The first one is now in the can, so it must be asked: "How did the candidates do?"

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...