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Presidential Debate

Saki Knafo

Obama's Silence On Poverty: Moral Failure Or Political Necessity? | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

A little over five years ago, in a poor neighborhood of Washington, a promising presidential candidate delivered what was widely considered an extraor...

LISTEN: The Top 10 Lines From The 2nd Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's statement on "binders full of women" was the top soundbite from the second presidential debate, according to soundbite platform

The Recovery Is Better Than Romney Would Like It to Be

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The challenger will always try to talk down the economy. Obviously we're far from out of the woods. The GDP is growing barely at trend, unemployment is still too high, and millions of foreclosures remain in the pipeline, though filings are at the lowest level since July 2007. So it's a mixed bag, but nothing like the dark picture that Gov. Romney and his supporters have been trying to paint. We're slowly sailing out of a storm. Too slowly, in my humble opinion, due to the refusal of policy makers other than Bernanke and Co., to put some policy-induced wind in the economy's sails. But remember, when Bob Dole tried Romney's argument back in 1996, it was a huge loser for him. The timing isn't nearly as supportive for the president, but the truth is that things are slowly getting better and Romney's claims to the contrary may be drowned out by this reality.

Joy Resmovits

Does Education Really Reduce Violence? Checking The Candidates' Claims | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

When asked about gun control in Tuesday night's presidential debate, both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama both change...

Ben Hallman

Which Would You Rather Have: A Bain Capital Portfolio Or A Senate Pension? To Romney, They're The Same | Ben Hallman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

When all else fails, there's always the "you do it too" defense. Hammered for months by the Obama campaign over his investments in China and his d...

WATCH: Veterans React To Second Presidential Debate

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

While veterans affairs were not at the forefront of the second presidential debate, a few issues that affect vets were mentioned in passing -- from Pr...

"Binders Full of Women" Distracts From Debate's Focus on Workplace Issues

Cara Woodson Welch | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Cara Woodson Welch

Setting aside today's focus on parodies and memes that the phrase spawned, let's remember that the phrase was used in response to a question on women in the workplace, a serious issue that deserves more attention.

Romney Clings to Gun and Bible Toters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

No Democrat will dare risk uttering a peep about tougher gun control laws. This includes President Obama. Both parties know that the gun control issue is a minefield and a surefire loser for a candidate.

Obama Could've Closed the Deal Last Night... But Didn't

Trey Ellis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Last night the president still left unsaid what he plans to do in his second term. Romney, on the other hand, trumpets a clear message of hope and of change.


Brad Hill | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Brad Hill

Breakthrough investigative journalism has uncovered several more binders that inform and help define the Romney candidacy. Sources tell me that these collections represent campaign policy bibles that shape major points of the Romney platform.

Arthur Delaney

Undecided Debate Questioner Rates The Candidates' Answers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Carol Goldberg waited a long time to ask a short question. Goldberg arrived at Hofstra University for the second presidential debate at 8:30 a.m. o...

Presidential Debate Fight For 'Binders Of Women' Voters: Countdown Day 20

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- If you're an undecided or still "persuadable" female voter in a swing state, last night's debate was all about -- and for -- you. ...

Romney Lost That Debate, but Not Last Night

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Romney did not lose this debate last night -- he lost this debate, and probably this election, a few years ago when he decided that it would be easier to get the Republican nomination if he embraced the right wing ideology and magical economic thinking that is so popular among his party's base.

Romney Releases Ad Off Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Wednesday released its first ad with footage from the second presidential debate, focusing on his answers on the economy and...

I Couldn't Be More Thrilled That My Candidate of Choice Won the Debate

Dan Treadway | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Dan Treadway

As soon as the debate finished I flipped to my favorite news source and all of their pundits agreed that my guy really knocked it out of the park, and that's when I was sure it wasn't just my slight personal bias that made me feel like he won.

Empty Suit

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

This was the debate that finally exposed Mitt Romney as an empty suit running a campaign that is disingenuous at its core. The president exposed to millions of Americans just how hollow Romney's claims are.

Mitt Romney's Political Conversion On Display At Debate

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 12.17.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Mitt Romney's debate performance last night showed Americans one thing tonight: It's politics that shapes his inner core and not, it would appear, religious values.

When It Comes to Our Energy Future, Voters Have a Clear Choice

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We need to build a modern energy system. We can't power a 21st century economy on a 20th century energy system. There should be no debate about that.

Winning the Debate, by Debating

Mike Lux | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

bama just flat-out failed to engage in the debate the first time around, but this time he came to play. And won decisively. Whenever we engage, we win.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Adviser On Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'He Was Opposed To It At The Time' [UPDATE] | Sam Stein | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Had Mitt Romney been president in 2009, he would not have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, a top adviser to the Re...

Back To Business

Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

NEDRA PICKLER AND JULIE PACE, The ASSOCIATED PRESS HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Fresh off an intently combative debate, President Barack Obama, Republican Mi...

Biden Hits Romney Over 'Binders,' Ryan Tries To Explain

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) disagreed over Mitt Romney's remark in the presidential debate Tues...

Matt Sledge

Obama Failed On Immigration Reform, But He Wasn't Getting Any Republican Help, Either | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- One of the cleanest shots Mitt Romney scored on Barack Obama on Tuesday night was over the president's promise, made during the 2008 campa...

Obama: It's Not True

Ruth Rosen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

At stake tonight was whether the audience thought that President Barack Obama cared more about ordinary Americans than Mitt Romney, known for his extraordinary wealth and promotion of tax cuts for the wealthy.

Aristotle's Strategy for Obama

Lex Paulson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

You have 20 days left in this race. To win the election, you're going to have to trade your philosopher's toga for a warrior's sword. Last night proved you're willing to pick up your sword. I'm here to tell you how you take away Mitt Romney's.