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Second Presidential Debate

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We didn't need the Long Island Medium to predict that the Sleepy-Time Obama from the Debacle in Denver would be replaced at this week's Hofstra debate with a much feistier POTUS -- or that the town hall format would lead to more verbal sparring than the locked-behind-a-podium approach. The breakout star of the event was Romney's "binders full of women" comment, an awkward turn of phrase that unleashed a bevy of tweets, Tumblr gifs, and video mashups. The top TiVo takeaway had to be Romney's epic fail as, eyebrows shooting upward, he tried to nail Obama on the words the president had used to describe the attack in Benghazi -- a dramatic moment highlighted by Candy Crowley's instant fact-check. Before the debate, I suggested that the real-time, crowd-sourced fact checking that has become a staple on Twitter should be made a standard part of the debate process. Candy's sharp memory demonstrated why it'd be so useful.

An Independent Perspective: Did Romney Hurt His Prospects Among Independents in the Second Debate?

Bill Hillsman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Bill Hillsman

President Obama won in 2008 largely because of support among independents. Whichever poll you want to look at, Obama badly trails Governor Romney among independents this year. And he is going to have to cut into Romney's independent support if he wants to win a second term.

Stop the Debates

Mike Edwards | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Mike Edwards

Right now, the debates are forums in which the worst impulses of the candidates, pundits, and voters all come together to encourage us to do the wrong thing for the wrong reason. So let's remove the distraction.

Obamacare a Deterrent? Only a Buffoon Would Say So

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

It should amaze any voter who really thinks about it this election cycle how our right to be, and remain, healthy should ever be considered an extraordinary deterrent to anything, including economic growth and enterprises looking to hire people.

Your Photos Of New York State: The People

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

To mark last night's presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, we asked HuffPost readers throughout New York to send us some pictures of the Empire ...

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.

CARTOON: Mitt Romney's Five-Point Flub

Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices

Jobs, guns, the deficit--oh my! There was a lot discussed during last night's second presidential debates and Mitt Romney seemed to have one response ...

I Couldn't Be More Thrilled That My Candidate of Choice Won the Debate

Dan Treadway | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Dan Treadway

As soon as the debate finished I flipped to my favorite news source and all of their pundits agreed that my guy really knocked it out of the park, and that's when I was sure it wasn't just my slight personal bias that made me feel like he won.

When It Comes to Our Energy Future, Voters Have a Clear Choice

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We need to build a modern energy system. We can't power a 21st century economy on a 20th century energy system. There should be no debate about that.

PHOTOS: How Newspapers Covered Round 2

Posted 10.17.2012 | Media

Tuesday night's energetic debate between President Obama and Republican Gov. Mitt Romney contained political fireworks viewers and voters hope to see ...

Back To Business

Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

NEDRA PICKLER AND JULIE PACE, The ASSOCIATED PRESS HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Fresh off an intently combative debate, President Barack Obama, Republican Mi...

The Answer May Surprise You

Posted 10.17.2012 | Comedy

Aside from the first presidential debate two weeks ago, where it was universally agreed that Obama simply didn't show up, voters tend to assess debate...

The Top Ten Lines From the Second Presidential Debate

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

It's true, you really should watch the entire debate (or at least read the transcript), but for those of you who don't have the time, or want to re-live last night, here are the top ten lines from the 2012 Hofstra Presidential Debate.

WATCH: Obama Tramples Candy Crowley During Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney wasn't the only one who blatantly disregarded debate moderator Candy Crowley at Tuesday night's presidential debate. Although Romney ...

LOOK: Women React To The Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

After most polls declared Mitt Romney the clear "winner" of the first debate of the 2012 presidential election, the pressure was on President Obama to...

LOOK: Hollywood Tweets The Debate

Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

Hollywood was out in full force on Tuesday, tweeting with vigor as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debated in what may well have been their most contenti...

Pundits: Obama Came Back

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Media

There was widespread agreement among the pundit class that Barack Obama came back swinging from his desultory first outing in Tuesday's second preside...

WATCH: Mitt Romney Barrels Over Candy Crowley

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.16.2012 | Media

(Videos by HuffPost's Political Mashups Team) Candy Crowley asked a followup question. And then she asked some more followup questions. And the wor...

Sabrina Siddiqui

How Bill Clinton Engaged With One Voter To Win 1992 Town Hall Debate | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It’s been 20 years since President George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot fielded a question in the 1992 presidential town hall d...

Fracking, Developers And Acid Rain: New York Readers Share Their Concerns

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

As part of today's series on New York State, we're asking readers which issues they're concerned about in their communities. We're hearing a wide vari...

Your Photos Of New York State: Cities And Towns

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

The second presidential debate is happening tonight in Hempstead, N.Y. To mark the occasion -- and because we got so many amazing photos for our Kentu...

Candy Crowley's Potential Debate Follow-Ups Take On A Life Of Their Own

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Media

It is somewhat strange, really, that one of the main questions surrounding Tuesday night's presidential debate is, "Will Candy Crowley ask a follow-up...

The President of the United States Will Decide Women's Choice Globally

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

As the two square off on foreign policy, women's reproductive rights must be addressed because whomever becomes president will not only determine U.S. women's personal, economic and educational choices, but also those of women worldwide

Your Photos Of New York State: The Outdoors

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

The second presidential debate is happening tonight in Hempstead, N.Y. To mark the occasion -- and because we got so many amazing photos for our Kentu...

Obama Under Pressure To Come Alive In Rematch Against Mitt Romney

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

* Obama and Romney clash over Libya killings * Candidates circle, confront each other on stage * Polls show race deadloc...