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Presidential Debate

Picturing a Real Foreign Policy Debate

Michael Brenner | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Foreign policy debates are especially prone to leave obscure the key issues and fog our vision of each candidate's positions. Tuesday's Obama-Romney debate promises more of the same mix of platitudes, bromides and patriotic flourishes. In disorderly times, the land fills with loud patriots.

Women Are the Deciders, But for Which Candidate? An Interview With Pollster Celinda Lake

Martha Burk | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

emale voters want solid answers to real concerns, and Tuesday night will be the last best chance for both candidates to appeal to them. And what do these majority voters want?

Are Both Presidential Candidates Afraid of What Candy Crowley Might Ask?

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 12.15.2012 | Media
Greta Van Susteren

There is no question that Candy Crowley is a pro with years and years of real experience... but if a candidate fears what Candy might ask at a debate, what happens when the candidate faces world leaders? Shrink and run?

Muddled Ideology, Muddled Debate

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Romney and Obama have each muddled their views -- but Romney does it in a way that helps him, while Obama's muddling helps the Republicans. Let me explain. Romney began as an old fashioned moderate Republican, then had to reinvent himself to win the support of his party's right-wing base. And then in the general election, he feinted back towards the center but without disavowing his new-found conservatism. So he is now trying to be all things to all people.

Town Hall Debate: Will Voters Ask the Medicare and Social Security Questions Reporters Haven't?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This Tuesday the presidential candidates will meet with voters face-to-face for a town-hall style debate. Let's hope the voters will ask the questions the media haven't.

Jason Linkins

A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 12

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

The reviews from Thursday night's debate are in, and the macro story, essentially, is that Vice President Joe Biden "managed to right the listing USS ...

What's Wrong with Romney's Massive Federal School Voucher Proposal and What Should Congress Do Instead?

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Gary M. Ratner

Congress should not use federal money and power to terminate states' and localities' historic responsibility, and control, of public education for a large and vulnerable portion of Americans. It should reject the proposed massive, unproven, and unworkable voucher proposal.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

VP Debate Drew Mixed Reviews Of Biden

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few minds were changed by Thursday's debate, but Democrats rallied around an aggressive performance by Vice President Joe Biden, accordi...

New Ball Game

James Campion | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
James Campion

The numbers don't lie, and although the road still remains an incline for Romney, it is no longer as steep or insurmountable.

Aristotle's Advice to Obama (and Romney)

Jonathan Haber | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

A skilled persuader must be able to make appeals to logic (logos) and emotion (pathos) while also trying to build a connection to his or her audience (ethos). These are Aristotle's Three Modes of Persuasion.

Ryan Grim

Romney Backs Up Biden On Key Aspect Of Mitt's Tax Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a much replayed moment from Thursday night's debate, Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan tussled over whether it was mathemat...

Dissecting Ryan's Green Energy Claims

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 10.12.2012 | Green

Although environmental issues were largely absent from the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan s...

Saki Knafo

Economists React To Biden-Ryan Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Left-leaning economists offered a variety of reactions to Thursday night's debate, including pleasure with Vice President Joe Biden's aggressive defen...

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Mortgage?

Doug Lebda | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Doug Lebda

Regulations pertaining to the housing and lending industries are a necessity, but so are clearly defined standards and requirements.

Ann Romney Sounds Off On Ryan's Performance

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Ann Romney said Friday that her husband's judgment in choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate was vindicated during the Wisc...

Matt Sledge

Biden On Social Security: Debate Answer Gets Mixed Reviews, Question Called 'Outrageous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- While President Barack Obama was forced to do damage control after he said there was no daylight between him and Republican presidential n...

Ryan Made One Major Mistake

The Daily Beast | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

I had the odd experience of first listening to the debate (or rather the first hour of the debate) on the radio; then watching the debate over again o...

Howard Fineman

Biden Bails Water, Now It's Up To The Captain

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

DANVILLE, Ky. – Summoning a lifetime of passion, skill, knowledge, blarney and blindingly perfect teeth, Vice President Joe Biden last night managed...

WATCH: Paul Ryan Stays Hydrated During VP Debate

Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was likely urged by political operatives to keep his cool during the vice presidential debate -- come hell or high water -- bu...

Michael McAuliff

Ryan Slams Obama 'Failure,' Yet Employs Same Gambit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have now both dodged questions about their tax plans by saying in essence they would copy a strategy that they describe as "...

FACT CHECK

Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden made a lot of claims about the economy, health care, jobs and taxes during...

Arthur Delaney

Biden, Raddatz Press Ryan For Tax Specifics, Come Up Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz pressed Republican hopeful Paul Ryan on his ticket’s promise to cut all federal income tax rates 2...

Did Biden Shift On Key Obama Line?

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Did Vice-President Joe Biden shift on the Obama administration...

Amanda Terkel

Fox News Goes Off On Biden: 'Rude,' 'Unhinged,' 'Cranky Old Man'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Media

Immediate reaction after Thursday's vice presidential debate was that Vice President Joe Biden did significantly better than President Barack Obama di...

Paul Ryan Repeats Repeats Obamacare Talking Point That's Already Been Proven To Be Exaggerated

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Like Mitt Romney during his debate with President Barack Obama last week, Paul Ryan charged that health care reform would cause 20 million people to l...