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90 Minutes for America

Jason Alexander | Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment
Jason Alexander

We humbly ask our fans to not watch our TV shows or movies, or listen to our music tonight. We ask you, instead, to invest 90 minutes in our country, and watch the first debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.

Saki Knafo

Eight Reasons Why We Shouldn't Worry About The Deficit | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

As the fiscal year comes to a close, President Barack Obama is facing another trillion dollar deficit, and he likely will be called upon to address th...

Jeffrey Young

Homeless And Uninsured: How Medicaid Fails Some Of America's Poorest | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Unemployed, homeless and uninsured, Laurie Scop would appear to be just one of the people who safety net programs like Medicaid are designed to protec...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Debates Hold Slim Chance Of 'Game Change' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday night's debate holds the potential to nudge the polling numbers in a race that has given President Barack Obama a narrow lead...

Six Things About The Economy You Won't Hear At Tonight's Presidential Debate

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

If you're putting together a presidential-debate drinking game, there are at least six things you shouldn't even bother to include, because they're not happening.

Howard Fineman

Mitt Gets His Moment | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- This is it for Mitt. He’s got to show that he cares about everybody, not just the 53 percent he thinks might vote for him; that he is a...

Presidential Debate Tonight: Obama, Mitt Romney Prepare To Face Off

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

In the first presidential debate of the 2012 election season, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will go head-to-head at the University of Denver in Colorad...

Caption Contest: Obama vs. Romney... vs. Seamus?! (Updated With Winner)

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin


Not the Most Important Presidential Debate!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Matthew Chapman

In a recent poll almost 85% of likely voters said they wanted the candidates to hold a debate on science. Why? Because, more than anything else, our kids' future health and happiness depend on it. And yet, in spite of the many critical issues involved, I'm willing to bet little in the debates will touch on it.

Politics as Theater: In Search of Authenticity

Alex S. Jones | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Alex S. Jones

As we watch the debate tonight, we can be sure that both candidates have rehearsed prepared lines that they will speak regardless of the questions they are asked. But there will be two actors on the stage and the debate will be to some extent an improvisation where even the best prepared line can prove disastrous.

Showdown Between Obama, Mitt Romney Captures Political Spotlight

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

By KASIE HUNT AND NANCY BENAC, ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time i...

WATCH: We Could Be In For A Looooong Debate

Posted 10.03.2012 | Comedy

President Obama and Governor Romney may not have a lot in common, but the one characteristic they do share could make for a really long, maddening deb...

Presidential Debate Comes With High Stakes

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

* Romney on the offensive from start of debate * Obama says Romney tax plan doesn't add up * Romney needs a breakthrough...

Comedians Live Tweet The Presidential Debate

Posted 10.03.2012 | Comedy

Presidential debates are hard on the candidates, but even harder on those of us watching at home. That's why the good lord invented Twitter. We've...

Presidential Debate Has All Eyes On Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

By KASIE HUNT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Offering tax reform ideas before his first debate with President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney says he m...

Jason Linkins

Obama-Romney Debate: What To Watch For In Denver | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday night, the 2012 campaign-a-palooza will proceed to another important series of events, the presidential debates. Beginning in ...

While Jobs Bills Languish, Candidates Prepare Their Debate Zingers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

On the eve of the first presidential debate, the focus shouldn't be on who is going to "win," but on whether we are finally going to get a serious debate on jobs and the economy. But I don't expect much, especially given reports the Romney team believes that "debates are about creating moments" and thus "equipped him with a series of zingers that he has memorized." Now, a well-placed debate zinger certainly has its place -- but how much more of a "moment" would be created if either candidate instead unleashed a series of proposals to put the twenty million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed back to work? In fact, the pipeline is full of legislative proposals that would help put Americans back to work. But time is running out. If that debate doesn't happen, then the loser of all three debates will be the American people.

How Will Obama or Romney Fill the Millions of Jobs Currently Open?

Heidi Golledge | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Heidi Golledge

On Wednesday night in Denver, I will be waiting to hear how Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will fill the millions of jobs currently open. For all the talk of job creation, the immediate problem is qualified American workers to fill the jobs we have already created.

Presidential Debate Schedule 2012: Dates, Times & Information

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Four debates will take place during the month of October ahead of election day. Below, information on each event from the Commission on Presidential D...

The First Debate: What to Expect

Seth Masket | Posted 12.02.2012 | Denver
Seth Masket

The University of Denver is hosting the first of this year's presidential debates this coming Wednesday. It's a thrilling, if rather disorienting, time on campus right now, but I thought I'd take a few moments to sum up what we might expect to see.

What to Watch for in the Presidential Debates

George Lakoff | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

Presidential debates are not won or lost on how good a policy wonk a candidate is. In this election, there are a few basic ideas that are absolutely crucial.

Undecided Western Voters Waiting Until After Debates To Decide On Candiate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.02.2012 | Denver

A new study to be released by Project New America on Wednesday, just before the first presidential debate in Denver, shows that a strong majority of u...

The First Presidential Debate: The Candidates, the Constitution, and the Unanswered Question

Doug Kendall | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Will moderator Jim Lehrer or either of the candidates acknowledge the 800-pound gorilla lurking in the background of "Role of Government" discussion?

Romney Health Care Plan May Come With Consequences For You

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

* Romney would widen use of high-deductible plans * Healthcare tax exclusion could become deductions, credits By David M...

Mitt Romney's Zingers Will Be Amazing

Posted 10.03.2012 | Comedy

According to the New York Times, Mitt Romney is preparing "a series of zingers" in preparation for Wednesday's debate. Considering that Romney's, er, ...