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Presidential Debate

2012 Presidential Debate #2 Wrap: To Tell the Truth

Roger King | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Roger King

If campaigns are about generating votes and televised debates reveal the true candidate, for the first time America may have seen a glimpse of the real fire inside both of these men in contrast from what we have seen before.

Talking Loud, Saying Nothing

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

Thing One: Talking Loud, Saying Nothing: If the economy could be healed by vague, multi-point plans, then we would be in good shape right now. Unfo...

You Can't Mass-Debate By Yourself, Part 3 (Photocomic)

Duncan Quirk | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk


Joe Biden Hits 'Sketchy' Romney

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is dismissing as "rhetoric but not much substance" Mitt Romney's answers to questions at Tuesday night's presid...

Courtroom Drama of Truth and Lies

Jeffrey C. Alexander | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey C. Alexander

Dramatic plots turn on epiphanic moments of revelation. Republicans know how to lie with statistics, but they may find it difficult to resist a dramatic moment of moral truth last night.

Obama Is Back

Robert Reich | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Tuesday night our president was articulate and forceful -- in sharp contrast to his performance in the first presidential debate. He stated his beliefs. He defended his record. He told America where he wanted to take the nation in his second term.

WATCH: Obama, Romney Clash In Presidential Debate

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Did you miss Tuesday night's presidential debate, or do you want to relive the showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? Watch the full hour a...

Emily Swanson

Instant Polls Show Obama Rebound | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a poor performance in the first presidential debate two weeks ago, President Barack Obama came back strong in the second one, winn...

Ryan Grim

Obama Wins Debate On Points | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama stepped onto the stage here on Long Island ready to brawl. Within moments, he had called a Mitt Romney asser...

Laura Bassett

Romney's 'Binders Full Of Women' Claim Empty | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney raised eyebrows during the presidential debate Tuesday night when he claimed that as governor of Massachusetts, he had been so dismayed at...

Obama 'Good-Paying' Jobs Claim At Odds With His Record

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama made a strong case during Tuesday night's debate for how his administration would create "not just jobs," but "good-paying jobs...

Joy Resmovits

From Guns To Schools? Fact-Checking Obama's Education Tangent | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

In perhaps the biggest pivot of the presidential debate Tuesday night, President Barack Obama turned a question about gun violence into an answer abou...

John Celock

HuffPost Readers Weigh In On Debate | John Celock | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

The debate is over and HuffPost readers have spoken. We spent the evening asking debate watchers for their opinions –- in real time -- and we’ve g...

Arthur Delaney

Romney Uses Alternate Unemployment Rate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said during Tuesday’s debate that fewer people are working since Obama took office, and that the unemp...

FACT CHECK: Romney Claims Regulations Have Quadrupled Under Obama

Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

Have businesses been made to comply with more laws under President Barack Obama's presidency? If you ask Mitt Romney, the answer is yes, but that may ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Energy Facts And Fibs At Debate | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

A question from a voter at Tuesday evening's town hall debate -- regarding whether it was within the purview of the government to control the price of...

The Second Presidential Debate In One Photo?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Moments before the second presidential debate wrapped up at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., AFP/Getty's Saul Loeb captured this image of a ston...

Mitt Romney's 'Binders Full Of Women'

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

The biggest winner during Tuesday night's town hall presidential debate may have been "binders full of women." In response to a question about what...

Obama, Romney Turn Up The Intensity

Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney sparred at the second presidential debate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y....

Luke Johnson

Obama Saves 47 Percent For Last | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama waited until his final exchange to attack Mitt Romney's much-maligned comments at a fundraiser that 47 percent of Americans are...

Laura Bassett

Mitt Romney Reverses Contraception Position Under Pressure From Obama | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

In response to a debate question about equal pay, President Barack Obama took the opportunity to criticize Mitt Romney's positions on contraception by...

Christina Wilkie

'Find Some Women That Are Qualified' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney, a career businessman, said during Tuesday's debate that he was unable to find qualified female candidates for positions in the Massachuse...

Michael McAuliff

Obama, Romney Spar Over Libya Attack | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney heard President Barack Obama say he had called the assault at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi a terror attack in the days after the inciden...

POLL: Who Won The Debate?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Who won the debate? President Barack Obama got aggressive in facing off against Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in New York on Tuesday night. Th...

Obama Gets Aggressive In Rematch Against Mitt Romney

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES AND DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — An aggressive President Barack Obama ripped into Mitt Romney's economic bluep...