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The First Debate

William Galston | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
William Galston

I think Romney did himself considerable good during the first debate. I would not be surprised to learn that a majority of the American people think he won it outright. At the very least, he vastly exceeded expectations.

Romney: 'I Love Big Bird'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Jen Bendery | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

It wasn't exactly Nixon to China, but Mitt Romney repeated Wednesday night a promise he's made on the campaign trail -- that if he's elected he would ...

Poll: Who Won The Debate?

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Who won the debate? President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney captured the spotlight as they sparred at the University of Denver in Colorado on Wednes...

Mitt Romney, Obama Spar In Presidential Debate

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE AND DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sp...

Obamacare Caught In Crossfire At Presidential Debate

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Republican Mitt Romney is vowing to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, saying it adds costs to the...

Obama: Under Romney's Plan, Donald Trump Is A Small Business

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter and Tim Stenovec | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

During Wednesday night's presidential debate, President Barack Obama said that under Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax plan, Donald ...

Obama Slam Targets Romney On Controversial Issue

Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- President Barack Obama says Republican rival Mitt Romney would turn Medicare into a private system and put senior...

Jason Linkins

Lehrer Loses Control During Presidential Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Hard going for the debate moderation veteran tonight. LEHRER: Do you support the voucher system, governor? Romney responds by saying he supports...

Dave Jamieson

Romney: Coal Industry Crippled By Obama Policies | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney didn't waste much time before accusing President Barack Obama of crippling the coal industry during Wednesday's presidential debate. "I...

Sam Stein

Obama Slams Romney Tax Shift: His Big, Bold Idea Is 'Never Mind' | Sam Stein | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney made a pretty dramatic addition to his tax plan during the early portion of Wednesday night's first presidential debate, insisting that he...

FLOTUS, Ann Romney Meet Face-To-Face

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

We have contact! Ten minutes before the beginning of the first presidential debate in Denver on Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney...

WATCH LIVE: The First Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

You can watch the first presidential debate live from Denver with the video above, courtesy of YouTube. CLICK OVER TO HUFFPOST LIVE for live conver...

LIVE UPDATES: Obama, Romney Rumble In The Rockies

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are in the spotlight on Wednesday night as they face off in their first debate at the University of Denver in C...

Jason Cherkis

Akin Spokesman Rick Tyler Offers Debate Advice To Romney | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Gov. Mitt Romney has spent countless hours prepping for tonight's presidential debate -- reading briefing books, performing in mock debates, listening...

100 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds For Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

There are no shortage of options for watching the presidential debates this year. One of the most interesting places to get real-time commentary an...

Arpaio Weighs In On Birther Questions At The Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Even Maricopa County sheriff and preeminent birther barker Joe Arpaio appears willing to concede that some forums are simply too serious to play host ...

Our Official Presidential Debate Drinking Game

Posted 10.22.2012 | Comedy

While you're watching the debate at 9 p.m. EST tonight (which you can do here, live), play* our drinking game while following along with live commenta...

HuffPost Tracks The First Presidential Debate

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Follow along tonight as we track mentions of war, the housing crisis, jobs, health care, and cultural issues like women's health during the first pres...

A Guide to the Denver Presidential Debate

Scott Paul | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Scott Paul

We know half the debate will focus on economic themes. Let's hope Jim Lehrer asks at least one of these vital questions.

Presidential Debates: What You See Is What You Get

David Westin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media
David Westin

Now the fun part starts -- at least for those of us in the audience. We're into the quadrennial round of presidential debates. The time when we all get to gather around our television sets and see the two gladiators who would be our next president go one on one dealing with the issues. But wait a minute. It's also the time when commentators come forward to tell us that the outcomes of these debates are likely to turn more on the appearance of the candidates than it does on any serious intellectual clash over policies or proposals. There's something uplifting about saying we should all be focused on the "issues" and not the "personalities." But is that right?

Romney Under Pressure To Score Debate Win Against Obama

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

(Reuters) - Republican candidate Mitt Romney is under pressure to produce a strong performance on Wednesday evening at his first face-to-face debate w...

Jon Ward

Presidential Debate Takes Place In Colorado, Key State For Romney If Ohio Gets Away | Jon Ward | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- When President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet in their first debate of the 2012 presidential campaign, they will do so in a hotly contest...

How Obama Preps for the Debate

Death Race | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Death Race

President Obama has been holed up in Nevada preparing, presumably in full-on mock debate mode. But that's just the final stage; prep in the larger sense has been going on in some form for weeks. So what are Obama's study habits?

Michael Calderone

Debate Moderators Largely Bypass Social Media In Preparing Questions | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.03.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Jim Lehrer will likely kick off Wednesday night's presidential debate, the 12th he's moderated since 1988, in a familiar manner: "Good eve...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Huntsman To Romney: 'Government Is Not A Business' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has built his candidacy for president on his experience in the private sector, constantly hailing his management skills as c...