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Town Hall Debate

Our Children, Ourselves: Trump Gets Civil For A Minute

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents
Lisa Rinkus

Children can thaw the iciest of souls and bring the most unlikely people together.

Trump - The Horror Movie

Sherman Yellen | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

I don't know about you, but I found that so-called town hall debate the most difficult one to watch.

Ignoring the Audience

Jonathan Haber | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

As usual, I'm leaving it to others to dissect the second Presidential debate in terms of policy and politics and instead focus on what we can learn fr...

How Cable News Outlets Select Undecided Voters | Posted 01.02.2013 | Media

Forget Candy Crowley or Martha Raddatz -- the breakout TV stars of the presidential election have turned out to be the so-called "undecided voters."...

The Presidential Debates: Un-reality TV

Thomas Richard Harry | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Thomas Richard Harry

I would like to believe that overall the televised presidential debates are helpful for America's voters. For some, no doubt they are. But for many, that's questionable. As one acquaintance put it in an email on Wednesday, "both acted like big immature babies." At best, that's hardly "presidential."


Will Durst | Posted 12.19.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

Nobody cares how he did it. The main thing is: Obama got his mojo back. He remojoed. The Major Mojo Mofo no longer runs in Slo-Mo. He was focused, energized and seemed determined to not let the challenger go all Joe Frazier on his butt again.

WATCH: Who Knew Obama & Romney Were Such Beautiful Dancers?

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 10.18.2012 | Comedy

With so much emphasis and analysis devoted to physicality and candidates' personal space at the town hall presidential debate this past Tuesday, it wa...

WATCH: Veterans React To Second Presidential Debate

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

While veterans affairs were not at the forefront of the second presidential debate, a few issues that affect vets were mentioned in passing -- from Pr...


Brad Hill | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Brad Hill

Breakthrough investigative journalism has uncovered several more binders that inform and help define the Romney candidacy. Sources tell me that these collections represent campaign policy bibles that shape major points of the Romney platform.

'No One -- Man Or Woman -- Could Have Done It Better'

Posted 10.17.2012 | Teen

Partially as the result of the dedicated efforts of three teenage girls, a woman -- Candy Crowley, CNN's chief political correspondent -- was chosen t...

'Binders Full Of Women' Won't Solve Pay Inequality

Slate XX | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

After two debates with almost no mention of women—even the abortion question in the vice presidential debate framed the issue as one of men's person...

Obama Mastered the Town Hall a Long Time Ago

Death Race | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Last night's debate wasn't about how Obama performed on America's biggest stage; it was about how he had always performed on its smallest.

Obama: It's Not True

Ruth Rosen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

At stake tonight was whether the audience thought that President Barack Obama cared more about ordinary Americans than Mitt Romney, known for his extraordinary wealth and promotion of tax cuts for the wealthy.

2012 Presidential Debate #2 Wrap: To Tell the Truth

Roger King | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Roger King

If campaigns are about generating votes and televised debates reveal the true candidate, for the first time America may have seen a glimpse of the real fire inside both of these men in contrast from what we have seen before.

Romney Runs Over Crowley In Second Debate (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 10.17.2012 | Media

Mitt Romney didn't let the debate moderator slow him down in the first presidential debate. In the second debate Tuesday night, Romney again challeng...

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 ...

Format & Details For Tonight's "Town Hall" Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

The second presidential debate takes place on Tuesday night at Hofstra University in Long Island, beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. It's the lone d...

WATCH: The Best Moments From Past Town Hall Debates (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

While Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will undoubtedly be attempting to win undecided voters around the country at tonight's town hall presidential debat...

Why the Location of Tonight's Debate Matters

Dr. Paula M. Rooney | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Dr. Paula M. Rooney

By hosting this last debate on a college campus, the campaigners were dramatically reminded that the nation's future is currently attending class.

100 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds For Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

There are no shortage of options for watching tonight's town hall presidential debate. One of the most interesting places to get real-time commenta...

Joy Resmovits

Will Presidential Debate Change Weight Given To Education In 2012 Campaign? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, is frustrated. During the first presidential debate two weeks ago...

10 Things To Know About Candy Crowley

Posted 10.16.2012 | Women

When Candy Crowley takes the stage October 16 to moderate a presidential debate, she will be the first woman in over 20 years to do so. Crowley, a pol...

5 Points Obama Must Make In Tomorrow's Debate

Robert Reich | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Although the "town meeting"-style debate isn't conducive to sharp give-and-take with Romney, look for every opportunity to nail him. Indignance doesn't come naturally to you, but you have every reason to be indignant on behalf of the American 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.

WATCH: Weird Pizza Stunt Gets Appropriately Mocked

Posted 10.11.2012 | Comedy

Bastions of democratic integrity 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut are using the election season to promote their services, with a "poll" based on Slurpies and a...