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Romney Debate

'Binders Full of Women' (and an Achin' in His Heart)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's Mitt's latest phrase -- and Rick's latest song. ...

Howard Fineman

Why The Timing Of The Foreign Policy Debate Favors Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Rahm Emanuel has often told the story, when early in his days as White House chief of staff, he mused aloud to President Barack Ob...

Presidential Debate Tonight: All Eyes On Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate tonight marks the final standoff between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney ahead of election day on November 6. The showdown sta...

Jason Linkins

Presidential Debate 2012: Obama, Romney Have Final Showdown In Boca Raton

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Monday night, the Commission On Presidential Debates wraps up the 2012 series of debates with its extra special season finale. When we last left our protagonists, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, they were, basically, yelling at each other about a host of issues before an audience of undecided voters from whom the questions of the evening were extracted. It made for a sharp series of exchanges and an emphasis on the theatrical. The president, having decided to ditch the somnambulatory techniques he used in his first disastrous debate, showed substantially more verve in his second outing, and has been generally characterized as the winner, on points. But Romney held up decently as well, turning in a performance that conservative pundits could continue to support. Now, they meet one last time, in a debate that decides everything. We guess? Let's just go with that.

Obama, Romney Seek Foreign Policy Edge In Final Presidential Debate

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By NANCY BENAC, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Still neck-and-neck after all these months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and ...

Mitt Romney, Obama Set To Face Off In Final Presidential Debate

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

* Debates have been unusually important in 2012 campaign * Libya, Iran top issues in Boca Raton * The two candidates loc...

What Makes Presidential Debates Great: Lessons for the Final Debate

Meena Bose | Posted 12.21.2012 | College
Meena Bose

Monday night, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney face off in the final presidential debate. The high stakes show the continuing importance of public opinion in American democracy.

What the Hell Is Being a Moderator For?

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Neither candidate for president is addressing one of the top 10 issues that Americans believe should be a priority for the next president -- more important than terrorism, the deficit, schools or social security.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Muddles Response To Lilly Ledbetter Act Question Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday morning brought additional confusion over what Mitt Romney would have done had the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act come to his des...

WATCH: The One Thing 'The Voice' Wanted From Obama

Posted 10.18.2012 | Comedy

Conan O'Brien said it best: "That's what our Founding Fathers had in mind."...

For the Unemployed, Romney's Debate Was Full of "Wind Jobs"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We heard a lot of discussion about employment and economic recovery. But there wasn't much talk about why the economy's in such bad shape. No mention of the bankers whose illegal and unethical behavior triggered the financial crisis.

Debate Questioners Remain Undecided

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Phillip Tricolla doesn't think either presidential candidate adequately answered his question about what can be done about rising gas...

Saki Knafo

Obama's Silence On Poverty: Moral Failure Or Political Necessity?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

Does Education Really Reduce Violence? Checking The Candidates' Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Romney's Secret Plan to [Fill in the Blank]

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Many elections turn on the issue of credibility. This presidential race will turn on the issue of gullibility. The Romney campaign begs the question: Are we really so easily taken in?

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's Audacious Romneycare Claim: Good for Mass., Bad for America

Richard Kirsch | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

It takes a lot of brass to trumpet as evidence of your compassion something that you are planning to deny to the 98 percent of Americans who don't live in Massachusetts.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Adviser On Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'He Was Opposed To It At The Time' [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Bias Always Hurts the One You Love

Jonathan Haber | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education
Jonathan Haber

Before deciding that a campaign based on accusations of dishonesty must work, it might be worth checking your own biases at the door, at least long enough to ensure they are not leading you, your cause and your candidate over another cliff.

Emily Swanson

Instant Polls Show Obama Rebound

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

From Guns To Schools? Fact-Checking Obama's Education Tangent

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sam Stein

Romney Surrogates Lash Out At Candy Crowley

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Much of the talk in the spin room following Tuesday night's presidential debate centered on the role played by moderator Candy Crow...

Christina Wilkie

'Find Some Women That Are Qualified'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Luke Johnson

Obama, Romney Spar Over Pensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

In an exchange over immigration, Mitt Romney tried to return to a previous charge by President Barack Obama about his investments in Chinese companies...