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Presidential Debate

Rumble on the Cuyahoga: The First 2016 GOP Primary Debate

Alan Schroeder | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Alan Schroeder

Now that was a debate. Back in 2012 it was the live audience that got rowdy at the presidential primary debates. This time it was the folks onstage, candidates and moderators alike. And somehow it all stemmed from the presence of Donald Trump, the spiritual epicenter of this event, whose outsize persona dominated the proceedings from beginning to end. Things got off to a rollicking start with Trump's show-of-hands refusal to rule out a third-party run and Rand Paul's aggressive reaction. This riveting kickoff set a pugilistic tone for the debate that never subsided.

Carly Fiorina Has Standout Performance In First GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

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You Agree With Donald Trump, Get Used to It

Joshua Graham Lynn | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Joshua Graham Lynn

He might, because he's the Wolf of Wall Street we all hate to love, and he likes it that way. Underneath all the pomp and that sweet, sweet combover, Trump's got the one message we all secretly wish was coming out of every other candidate's mouth.

5 Things to Watch at the First Republican Debate

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Matt Teitelbaum

The biggest question on everyone's mind throughout the night will undoubtedly be how the ever controversial Donald Trump's presence will affect the debate. All eyes will be on the billionaire, real estate mogul as his actual knowledge of public policy on both domestic and foreign affairs is put to the test.

Here's All You Need to Know About the Candidates in Thursday's GOP Debate

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.03.2015 | Comedy
Christopher Lamb

Fox News, the official network of the GOP, has announced the names of nine of the candidates in the debate. The tenth will either be Ohio Gov. John Kasich or former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. What is it going to be, Fox, beets or liverwurst?

Is This Any Way to Choose a President?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Every four years we gather together as a nation to choose the leader of the free world -- the only person we elect collectively as one people. Yet when we do we rely on a hiring practice that is so faulty it would be comical if it didn't have such serious repercussions.

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

The Most Important Debate in the World -- and You Can Be Part of It!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

It will be the most important debate in the history of modern America. The time to start working toward it is now. Done once, it will become an institution, first here and then across the planet.

WATCH: Reporter Shares New Reason For Obama's Epic Debate Fail

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Journalist Michael Hastings, perhaps best known for his Rolling Stone article that led Gen. Stanley McChrystal to resign, told HuffPost Live Tuesday a...

In Praise of Context

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are losing context. Every single day. And we don't seem to notice. Or care. We dispute it and disrespect it and otherwise dismiss it. Our love affair with all that is new, different and sensational leads us to fashion a society that has fewer and fewer ties to the past or memories of it.

Strike A Pose: How Contemporary Artists Play At Politics

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

Shouldn't we be skeptical when contemporary art museums aim to act as political as well as cultural players?

The Psycho-Logic of Political Gaffes, and Debate Falsehoods

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

These unfortunate slips are as incomprehensible as they are politically damaging. None of the politicians who commit them are exactly stupid or ill informed. This begs the question, what went wrong?

They Do It Much Better in High School (Debating)

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

Being substantive and factual is what makes for good debating. But since the PDC began planning America's all important debates in the '60s, debate templates have undergone real changes in form, and in particular, validity.

Jason Linkins

Bob Schieffer Wants To Have More Presidential Debates | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Now that the presidential debate season is over, don't you miss it? And don't you wish there had been more of them, so many more, each more different ...

Two Year Struggle Staggers to Its End

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

We know America's two-year struggle for power is near its end, but are not so sure about Syria's. The uncertain 'Id al-Adha truce, coming amidst stalemate and slaughter, may yet be a step back from the abyss. It wouldn't have a chance if we were knee-deep in fueling the war.

Voters and Debaters

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Since we are now only a few weeks away from the beginning of the 2016 election season, a refresher as to what to expect during the next four years is in order, and that explanation may help explain how it was that three weeks before the election there were still undecided voters.

Janean Chun

Obama's Odd Attack on Romney's Small Business Record | Janean Chun | Posted 10.25.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney frequently speaks of helping small businesses, but President Barack Obama has questioned whether his record speaks louder than words. ...

A Debate Tale of Two Candidates: Obama Is Too Laid Back But Romney Is Playing It Safe... Really?

Dee Evans | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

I cannot believe that some in the media are actually trying to pick up on the Republican talking point about President Obama's statement in the final debate about horses and bayonets, just like they sheepishly picked up the Right's talking point about his "not optimal" comment.

Foreign Policy Continuity, No Debate

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Marco Vicenzino

From a broadly international perspective, the presidential debates were unfailingly true to form: lofty rhetoric, limited substance, a selective approach to facts and deliberate avoidance of specifics.

Big Issues Left Out Of Presidential Race

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

By CHARLES BABINGTON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Of the roughly 50,000 words spoken in this month's three presidential debates, none were ...

Which Mitt Romney Are You Voting For? Do You Really Trust This Guy?

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

Which Mitt Romney are you voting for? The one who effectively said "F-You" to the 47 percent (including seniors and military veterans)? Or the Mitt who now says he stands up for 100 percent of Americans?

Taking Cues From the Presidential Debates

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Shlomo Slatkin

If we learned anything from the presidential debates, we learned that body language counts. Your gestures and movements speak louder than words. Here are four cues from the presidential and vice-presidential debates on how to strengthen your marriage with your body language.

America's National Insecurity

Ruth Rosen | Posted 12.24.2012 | San Francisco
Ruth Rosen

During this entire debate on foreign policy, we heard relatively little about the impact of our militarized foreign policy on people's lives.

2012 Presidential Debate #3 Wrap: Shock and Awe, More Like Kumbaya

Roger King | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Roger King

Foreign policy was the theme of the third and final debate of the 2012 presidential cycle. With all the theatrical combat of the previous debate still fresh in voters' minds, one might think this final tête-à-tête would escalate and go nuclear.

Get Active! Get Engaged! Get Informed!

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media
Ivanley Noisette

The 24-hour news cycle is not always conducive to objective truth-seeking. Instead, it is often more proficient at focusing on surface generalizations and reaching premature and sometimes baseless conclusions.