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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.

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.

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.

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...

McCain Is Not Bush? - The Failed Economics of Reagan, Bush and McCain

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Tenenbaum

If John McCain wants us to think he's not the same as George Bush, perhaps he should stop embracing Bush's policies.

Obama Glides, McCain Punches-- Big Winner Is Joe the Plumber!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Forget Joe Six-Pack. We have a new American icon, who may not need a designated driver on the way home from the soccer game.

Obama T.K.O.s McCain in Last Debate

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Barack Obama never delivered a knockout punch during the final presidential debate, but it did not matter. Obama won a T.K.O.

Jason Linkins

Satiric 'Debate Prep' Video Offers Advice To McCain

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tonight, in Hempstead, New York, we will have the last televised presidential debate of this election season. And really? Hopefully? The last telev...

Plumbers Again?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

While Obama came across like a breathless statesman, McCain came off incendiary, competitive, and humorless making it hard to accept his premise that he will use the military option as a last resort.

The "Joe the Plumber" Debate

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We have just experienced the worst financial crisis in 70 years. Eight hundred thousand people have lost their jobs in recent months. And all McCain wants to talk about is Bill Ayers and ACORN?

The Faces of John McCain

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Ninety minutes of John McCain making faces was more than enough for a lifetime. It's hard to imagine anyone willingly inviting that antic lemon-sucking grinfest into their homes for the next four years.

Jason Linkins

Kelly O'Donnell Awkwardly Pre-Games McCain's Debate Performance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Remember the days leading up to the second presidential debate, at Belmont University? That debate was in town hall format, and we were told that Joh...

McCain Campaign Advances Possibility of Using "Yo Momma" Insults in Debate

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

"Obviously thing are looking a bit dire," said McCain spokesman, Tucker Bounds, "so you can expect Senator McCain to take off the gloves at tonight's debate.

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 ...