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Not the Most Important Presidential Debate!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Matthew Chapman

In a recent poll almost 85% of likely voters said they wanted the candidates to hold a debate on science. Why? Because, more than anything else, our kids' future health and happiness depend on it. And yet, in spite of the many critical issues involved, I'm willing to bet little in the debates will touch on it.

Politics as Theater: In Search of Authenticity

Alex S. Jones | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Alex S. Jones

As we watch the debate tonight, we can be sure that both candidates have rehearsed prepared lines that they will speak regardless of the questions they are asked. But there will be two actors on the stage and the debate will be to some extent an improvisation where even the best prepared line can prove disastrous.

Showdown Between Obama, Mitt Romney Captures Political Spotlight

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

By KASIE HUNT AND NANCY BENAC, ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time i...

Presidential Debate Comes With High Stakes

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

* Romney on the offensive from start of debate * Obama says Romney tax plan doesn't add up * Romney needs a breakthrough...

Sam Stein

Romney's 2002 Massachusetts Debates Hint How He'll Spar With Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has won only one election in his two-decade political career. And that election changed, quite dramatically, on a high-stake...

Presidential Debate Has All Eyes On Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

By KASIE HUNT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Offering tax reform ideas before his first debate with President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney says he m...

Jason Linkins

Obama-Romney Debate: What To Watch For In Denver | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday night, the 2012 campaign-a-palooza will proceed to another important series of events, the presidential debates. Beginning in ...

Key State Becomes 2012 Political Battleground

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

DENVER — Not too long ago Colorado was political flyover country, known for skiing and football – and being a reliable vote for the Republ...

While Jobs Bills Languish, Candidates Prepare Their Debate Zingers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

On the eve of the first presidential debate, the focus shouldn't be on who is going to "win," but on whether we are finally going to get a serious debate on jobs and the economy. But I don't expect much, especially given reports the Romney team believes that "debates are about creating moments" and thus "equipped him with a series of zingers that he has memorized." Now, a well-placed debate zinger certainly has its place -- but how much more of a "moment" would be created if either candidate instead unleashed a series of proposals to put the twenty million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed back to work? In fact, the pipeline is full of legislative proposals that would help put Americans back to work. But time is running out. If that debate doesn't happen, then the loser of all three debates will be the American people.

Obamas' Wedding Anniversary Hits Snag

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Forget about a date night. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle will be marking their wedding anniversary with a debate night. ...

How Will Obama or Romney Fill the Millions of Jobs Currently Open?

Heidi Golledge | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Heidi Golledge

On Wednesday night in Denver, I will be waiting to hear how Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will fill the millions of jobs currently open. For all the talk of job creation, the immediate problem is qualified American workers to fill the jobs we have already created.

Presidential Debate Schedule 2012: Dates, Times & Information

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Four debates will take place during the month of October ahead of election day. Below, information on each event from the Commission on Presidential D...

Oh. My. God.

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

As the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney draws close, the stakes are higher than ever. Will Wednesd...

The First Debate: What to Expect

Seth Masket | Posted 12.02.2012 | Denver
Seth Masket

The University of Denver is hosting the first of this year's presidential debates this coming Wednesday. It's a thrilling, if rather disorienting, time on campus right now, but I thought I'd take a few moments to sum up what we might expect to see.

Debate Expectations

Thomas M. Holbrook | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Thomas M. Holbrook

With the first debate scheduled for just a few days from now, media attention has begun to focus on what to expect, or not expect, from this year's head-to-head match ups.

What to Watch for in the Presidential Debates

George Lakoff | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

Presidential debates are not won or lost on how good a policy wonk a candidate is. In this election, there are a few basic ideas that are absolutely crucial.

Undecided Western Voters Waiting Until After Debates To Decide On Candiate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.02.2012 | Denver

A new study to be released by Project New America on Wednesday, just before the first presidential debate in Denver, shows that a strong majority of u...

The First Presidential Debate: The Candidates, the Constitution, and the Unanswered Question

Doug Kendall | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Will moderator Jim Lehrer or either of the candidates acknowledge the 800-pound gorilla lurking in the background of "Role of Government" discussion?

Romney Health Care Plan May Come With Consequences For You

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

* Romney would widen use of high-deductible plans * Healthcare tax exclusion could become deductions, credits By David M...

Obama: I'm 'Just Okay' At Debating

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- President Barack Obama says he's "just okay" at debating, as his campaign continued trying to lower expectations ahead of his first face-...

Friday Talking Points -- Debate Questions I'd Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Here are questions I would ask the two candidates if I were the moderator of a presidential debate.

Romney Wins First Debate

Marty Kaplan | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

If the media-industrial complex obeys its usual laws of supply and demand, the political headlines over the next four weeks are fairly predictable: Romney Wins First Debate. Ryan, Biden Debate to a Draw. Obama Wins Second Debate. It All Comes Down to the Last Debate.

Obama Has A New Role For Kerry

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the 2004 Democratic nominee for president, will play the role of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney fo...

Misconceptions: A Republican Debate

Ilene Angel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Ilene Angel

There was animated scribbling, petulant sneers, verbal scuffles, and name calling. Though the same thing could be said of, say, a junior high school homeroom class, tonight I am referring to the most recent of Republican debates.

WATCH: Obama Explains Political Ideology In 2000

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

In 2000, Barack Obama, then a state senator, sat down with his two Democratic opponents in a race for the 1st Congressional District in Illinois and d...