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Hofstra Debate

Green Party vs. Tea Party at Hofstra Gubernatorial Debate

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

While Hawkins and the Greens have argued for a Green New Deal to end the economic crisis, Paladino and Cuomo are shouting about who is the real "Italian-American."

Joe the Plumber Meets Sarah the Energy Expert

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

It's been a pattern ever since the governor of Alaska was offered the vice presidential slot: the closer we get to Halloween, McCain shows himself to be more and more frightfully unprepared.

Is There a GOP Strategy -- A Kamikaze Campaign for the Black Helicopter Crowd?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

McCain had already convinced most Americans he's not capable of fixing the economy, but last night he convinced them that... they don't like him, either.

Jason Linkins

Reporters Confront Joe The Plumber Outside His House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It seems that Sarah Palin is going to have to cede some of the light of her celebrity to someone. We speak, of course, of Joe The Plumber. He's bald and middle class and dreamy!

McCain at Sunset

Mike Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Barnicle

It is a sad story: a proud and independent man permits a handful of advisers to take his hard-earned reputation and alter it to such an extent that the original is now hard to recognize.

Jason Linkins

Florida GOP Figure Traffics In Obama Death Jokes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The issue of campaign tone came up in last night's debate, with a false equivalency drawn between the Obama campaign calling McCain erratic and people...

Hey Joe: Meet the Constitution

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

The clear winner of Wednesday's debate, Joe the plumber, focused a national debate on the wisdom and fairness of progressive taxation.

It's Going to Take a Lot More Than Joe the Plumber

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I'd still like to like John McCain, especially since I once did - to some degree anyway. But with every day on this marathon, in every speech, and every debate, I'm less motivated to do so.

Post-Debate at Hofstra: A Photo Essay

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Frevele

One thing that made debate night grand was finding a parking spot. A legal one. I don't think people always realize how much this can make or break a night.

McCain Says Women's Health is "Extreme"

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

The debate last night was just the most vivid example of what we've known all along: John McCain is out of touch on women's health.

Joe the Plumber: And a Slice of Warhol Pie

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Joe the Plumber's gone big-time -- a video on YouTube, an interview on Fox, his name in every conversation. And all because he asked Obama a question. With the cameras rolling.

My Autistic Son is Not a Political Pawn

Janet Grillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Grillo

Last night, John McCain told us that Governor Palin "knows more about Autism than any other American I know." Perhaps he should get out more.

Presidential Debate Protesters Charged by Mounted Police; Iraq Veterans Injured, Arrested

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Pandemonium erupted outside Hofstra University tonight at around 8pm, an hour before the final presidential debate of the 2008 camp...

Put McCain Out of His Misery

Robert Shrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Shrum

For McCain, the urgent need tonight was not for McCarthyism on Ayers or ACORN, but for sounding authoritative on the economy -- a daunting objective for someone who said he doesn't know much about economics.

Obama-McCain Hofstra Presidential Debate Reaction: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington: McCain's Losing Strategy: Double Down on the Anger: McCain scored the zinger of the night with, "I am not President Bush. If you ...

Obama Flack Accidentally Sends Out Pre-Debate Talking Points

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Reminder: These are for staff only and not for distribution," warns the email. And then, the spin, accidentally sent to reporters this morning. "* ...

An Old Boxer Who Has Been in One Too Many Fights

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Even though I'm not for McCain and I think he has run a dishonorable campaign, I feel an empathetic sadness for him. Please let the sun set already. Let this campaign be over already.

Sam Stein

Who Won The Last Debate? Obama Dominates By Largest Margins Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain didn't just fail to get the game-changer he needed -- he was trounced in this third and final debate, if the instant post-debate polling p...

Not Boring, Substantive, and Obama Dominates

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

I have a brother who is a plumber. His name's not Joe, and he is voting for Obama.

The Six Things McCain Has to Do Tonight

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

Disappoint all of your little hate-filled supporters and step up to the plate as a class act. You know you have great respect for your colleague.

McCain's Losing Strategy: Double Down on the Anger

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This debate was won on the reaction shots. Every time Obama spoke, McCain grimaced, sneered, or rolled his eyes. Every time McCain was on the attack, Obama smiled - underlining McCain's need for anger management. Read More New on Green: Sloan Barnett and Green Goes With Everything For many people, the signature image signifying threats to our environment is the disappearing snowcap atop Mt. Kilimanjaro. Sloan Barnett epitomizes the new image. She is a former consumer reporter who became an environmental activist when her son developed asthma. Read More October Surprise Update: What McCain May Be Planning and What Obama Can Do to Ruin It As the one arrow left in McCain's quiver -- other than appealing to racists -- national security becomes the likeliest playing field for an October Surprise. Read More

Joe the Plumber, Obama and McCain

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Wow, I never thought a presidential discussion would get me thinking so much about my toilet.

McCain Was Presidential, Yes -- Nixonian

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

The man behaved like an bitter, petulant child. He was righteously pissy throughout the evening. He was trembling. He was smug. He was in a flop sweat of desperation and his logic was unfollowable.

Liveblog! Obama and McCain Meet Head On For The Last Time, Unless You Count Election Day

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Will McCain lose his temper? Will "That One" speak professorially? (Drink every time someone on cable says that!) What will the squiggly lines of CNN have to say about it? Tune in, all, because our liveblog is live!

Presidential Debate Preview: McCain Says He'll "Whip" Obama's "You-Know-What"

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Click here for complete coverage of tonight's debate*** Tonight is the third and final presidential debate, and the stakes are highest for John Mc...