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Presidential Debate

First Presidential Debate Obama-McCain: Analysis

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marc Ambinder: McCain's high-stakes gamble: "Tonight, John McCain has more to gain and lose. This week, McCain raised the stakes for himself a thousan...

The Debate: Nobody Wins Big
McCain NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Taking a glance at liveblogging and instant analysis by progressive media outlets of the first presidential debate, one thing stands out: none of our bloggers saw a knockout victory overall...

Failed Republican Strategies Remain Wrong Kind of 'Experience'

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maegan Carberry

The thing Obama and Democrats have going for us is the last eight years.

Sierra Club RAW: Thanks, but no thanks, Senator McCain

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

John McCain's campaign has been marked by gimmick after gimmick. We had the gas tax holiday--denounced by over 230 leading economists, including 4 Nob...

I'm Suspending My Feminism Until Women Have Equal Rights

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Mance

Reid is clearly just jealous that McCain knows being a good leader means inserting oneself at the end of the process, with no input beforehand. It saves energy for dealing with other stuff.

No He Can't: Obama's Real Debate Problem

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama is not an expert debater, and if McCain's attempt to skip the first debate does nothing else, it suggests that this is Obama's turf.

John McCain Antics -- Thursday 25 September, 2008

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose John McCain is engaged in a hypocritical effort to preempt the narrative of this Presidential contest. Today I shall try to carry ...

Presidential Debate In Mississippi: Video, Highlights, Analysis

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

11:15 - Nico Pitney: Several positive reviews for Obama. A CBS News instant poll finds: 40% of uncommitted voters who watched the debate tonight thou...


Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cutbirth

How many times will national reporters let themselves be cowed by the pack of consultants that has steered the Bush machine and polluted national politics with this strategy for more than 30 years?

Postpone the Debate? Obama Should Not Fall for this Cheap Political Ploy by a Desperate McCain

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

We don't need McCain in Washington. His Commerce Committee's years of deregulation is a major reason why we're in this mess in the first place.

Friday Debate Results Revealed

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

Nothing different than it's been for the past three presidential campaigns as media and John McCain campaign forecasters are calling for a severe low ...

NYT: Obama's Debating Record Uneven

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Barack Obama has shown himself at times to be a great orator. His debating skills, however, have been uneven. Some of his chief strengths -- ...

Cancel Friday's Foreign Policy Debate and Hold an Economic Debate at the New York Stock Exchange Instead

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Let's find out in reasoned and reasonable debate what the problems are and how we can fix them to benefit all Americans and not just the Wall Street firms involved.

Presidential Debate: Video, Highlights, Analysis

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*****WATCH THE DEBATE LIVE***** 10:54 - Seth Colter Walls: Brit Hume: McCain had a "peculiar" expression on his face while listening to Obama. "I don...

Presidential Debate: Video, Highlights

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*****WATCH THE DEBATE LIVE***** 10:54 - Seth Colter Walls: Brit Hume: McCain had a "peculiar" expression on his face while listening to Obama. "I don...

A "Great Debate" Ingrate (Me)

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Instead of genteel format tweaking, why not broadcast a presidential debate, say, from a crowded high school during lockdown and see which candidate can best connect with the future American workforce?

Campbell Brown To Moderate Debate 8 1/2 Months Pregnant

TV Newser | Gail Shister | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When you're 39 and about to give birth for the first time, presidential debates are kids' play. That's why Campbell Brown -- off the air since leavin...

Hillary Launches Preemptive Debate Strike

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Expecting rival Democrats to unload on her at tonight's debate, aides to Hillary Clinton are trying to frame the attack with a cheeky Web feature head...

GOP Candidates Hold "Values Voter" Debate

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oh my...where do I begin? Let's start with this. This was unlike any debate I've ever seen. This one put the YouTube debate to shame in an Evangelical...