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Presidential Debate

A View of the Presidential Debates

Hermene Hartman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

The debates have missed Joe's Issues, that is, the question that people on the street, on the ground want answered.

NDAA Trends On Twitter During The Debate

The Huffington Post | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Among the many topics not discussed in Monday night's debate was the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, a law signed by President Barack Obama t...

WATCH: How Did Young Voters Respond To The Last Debate?

Posted 10.23.2012 | College

That's it. The final presidential debate aired Monday night. Although it was supposed to be focused on foreign policy, some domestic policy -- inc...

This November Our Energy Future Hangs in the Balance

Kate Gordon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Kate Gordon

Anyone tracking America's energy mix over time would have to conclude that while we have liked coal a lot, we maybe like it a little less now. And that's a good thing.

Joshua Hersh

Former Navy Secretary Sides With Obama On Ships | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- President Barack Obama's "horses and bayonets" zinger, shooting down Mitt Romney's concerns about the state of the Navy, may have ...

Dan Froomkin

With Little Mention Of Afghanistan Or Drones In Debate, Obama Ducks Hard Questions | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama managed to escape Monday night's presidential debate on foreign policy without having to defend either his escalation of the wa...

John Kerry: I Needed An 'Exorcism' After Playing Mitt

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

After playing Mitt Romney in debate preparations with President Barack Obama, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said he'd need an "exorcism." Kerry told MS...

WATCH: Obama, Romney Face Off In Final Presidential Debate

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off in the final presidential debate of the election season on Monday night. Click here for a recap of the event...

You Can't Mass-Debate By Yourself, Part 4 (Photocomic)

Duncan Quirk | Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk


Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Obama's Sharp But Snarky Debate Zingers | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama had more than a few zingers at the final presidential debate Monday night against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The presid...

WATCH: Romney Campaign Targets Obama With 'Apology Tour' Attack

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign is out with a new ad targeting Barack Obama one day after the final presidential debate of the election season. "The preside...

The Doublethink Debate

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

There's a haunting Orwellian aura to Romney's shape shifting. Suddenly, the past is rewritten. Previous positions are, to use Nixon's phrase, "inoperative." Utterly new positions are asserted as ones that have always been firmly held.

Obama Levels 'Wrong And Reckless' Criticism At Romney

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

By NANCY BENAC AND KEN THOMAS, ASSOCIATED PRESS BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Their debates now history, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney on...

Bringing the Foreign Policy Debate Home

Richard N. Haass | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Richard N. Haass

A good deal can and will be said about Monday night's foreign policy debate, but the bottom line may be that it was not so much about foreign policy and not so much a debate.

Ryan: 'I Just Don't Understand' Obama's 'Horses And Bayonets' Comparison

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan of flip-floppin...

Romney Agrees With Obama's Drone Strategy

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney sought to ally himself with a multitude of President Barack Obama's policies during the third and final debate. That included the use of ...

Ryan Grim

'Mitt Agrees With Obama' | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- There may be a presidential election around the corner, but voters won't have two competing foreign policies to choose from at the...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Instant Polls Show Strong Showing For Obama | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Instant reaction polls after the third and final presidential debate showed a strong performance for President Barack Obama, following a...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Generational First: No Mention of Climate At Debates | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

History was made at the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University on Monday night. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, ...

Amanda Terkel

Inside A Wisconsin GOP Debate-Watching Party | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Balanced budgets, Bibi Netanyahu and busting teachers' unions are in. Obamacare, sequestration and bringing up the Bush administrati...

Sarah Palin Slams Obama Debate Performance

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin slammed President Barack Obama's performance against Mitt Romney in Monday night's debate during an appearance on Fox Business Network fol...

'Horses And Bayonets' Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

There were no binders full of women at the final presidential debate on Monday, but there were certainly horses and bayonets. President Barack Obam...

Obama Handily Wins Third Debate

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Matt Zeller

Tonight's third Presidential debate featured a battle between Obama the Professor-in-Chief vs. Romney the student-who-didn't-do-the-reading. As someone who has ADD, even I had trouble keeping up with many of Governor Romney's non-linear arguments.

Obama as Commander-in-Chief, Romney as Dithering Bully

Robert Reich | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Although Monday night's topic was foreign policy, I hope Americans understood it was also about every other major challenge we face. Mitt Romney is not only a cold warrior; he's also a class warrior. And the two are closely related.

Arthur Delaney

Romney Talks Food Stamps During Debate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said in his closing remarks at Monday night’s debate that he wanted to get people off food stamps, but n...