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Barack Obama Debate

2012 Presidential Debate #3 Wrap: Shock and Awe, More Like Kumbaya

Roger King | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Roger King

Foreign policy was the theme of the third and final debate of the 2012 presidential cycle. With all the theatrical combat of the previous debate still fresh in voters' minds, one might think this final tête-à-tête would escalate and go nuclear.

If a Debate Happens Without Twitter, Does Anybody Hear It?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Debates are much better with Twitter. And in case you missed the final one last night, instead of rewatching the actual debate, save yourself some time by just rerunning Twitter. Here are my tweets from last night to give you a quick snapshot of the Battle in Boca. READ MORE

On New Hips, Old Habits and the Inestimable Value of Giving Blood I'm happy to announce that I've just returned home from the hospital with a new arrival. I'm not sure how much it weighs, but it seems to be healthy, and it's already walking -- albeit unsteadily and with a cane. I'm talking about my brand-new hip, which was swapped in last Tuesday. The surgery -- as well as my blood transfusion the day after -- has opened my eyes and my heart to the issue of blood donations. It's a very humbling -- even overwhelming -- experience having someone else's generosity literally being pumped into your veins. READ MORE

Droning On -- But Where's the Dialogue?

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

We are a nation of laws. We are a democracy. No act -- even a President's decision to green-light a drone strike half way around the world -- should ever go so utterly unchecked, unexamined, unstudied, and unconstitutional.

Obama's Debate Win Will Push the Media Narrative in His Direction

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

By dominating Romney on Monday night, Obama all but guaranteed a favorable media narrative for the final 15 days. But it won't be as bad for Romney as it was for Obama after the first debate. And that's because conservative pundits don't eat their own the way liberals do.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Instant Polls Show Strong Showing For Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Instant reaction polls after the third and final presidential debate showed a strong performance for President Barack Obama, following a...

POLL: Who Won The Debate?

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Who won the debate? Barack Obama and Mitt Romney captured the spotlight as they sparred against one another in the final presidential debate of th...

LIVE UPDATES: Obama, Romney Face Off In Final Presidential Debate

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate on Monday night marks the third and final showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The focus of the event is on fore...

The Dramatic Arc of the 2012 Presidential Debates

Alan Schroeder | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

Let us think of the presidential debate cycle as a four-act play, a miniseries with a distinct beginning, middle and end. We have seen the first three acts -- now comes the denouement.

So You Think You Can Be President: The U.S. Election as a Talent Search Show

John Lazarus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
John Lazarus

This year, it's gone a little nuts. Both parties' conventions, and all the debates have been surrounded with assessments by teams of experts who sound like, and in many cases are, personal advisers to the performers.

Obama Revives, Wins Second Debate

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

At the October 3rd debate, the President was listless and defensive; on the 16th he was energized and positive. As a consequence, Obama won decisively.

In Debate, Romney Teases on Workplace Flexibility

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

Cracking the glass ceiling isn't just about making sure women have opportunities to work and receive equal pay and fair treatment, it's about women and men taking on equal responsibilities in all areas of life.

Romney Releases Ad Off Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Wednesday released its first ad with footage from the second presidential debate, focusing on his answers on the economy and...

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.

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.

Biden Hits Romney Over 'Binders,' Ryan Tries To Explain

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) disagreed over Mitt Romney's remark in the presidential debate Tues...

Romney Loses Debate, But Will It Matter?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Leighton Vaughan Williams

When even a CNN poll, composed of a sample of debate watchers the pollsters freely admit to be 8 percent more Republican than the country as a whole, hands the debate to President Obama by 7 percentage points, you know that Governor Romney has taken something of a beating.

Matt Sledge

Obama Failed On Immigration Reform, But He Wasn't Getting Any Republican Help, Either

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- One of the cleanest shots Mitt Romney scored on Barack Obama on Tuesday night was over the president's promise, made during the 2008 campa...

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.

Joe Biden Hits 'Sketchy' Romney

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is dismissing as "rhetoric but not much substance" Mitt Romney's answers to questions at Tuesday night's presid...

WATCH: Obama, Romney Clash In Presidential Debate

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Did you miss Tuesday night's presidential debate, or do you want to relive the showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? Watch the full hour a...

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...

Ryan Grim

Obama Wins Debate On Points

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama stepped onto the stage here on Long Island ready to brawl. Within moments, he had called a Mitt Romney asser...

Laura Bassett

Romney's 'Binders Full Of Women' Claim Empty

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney raised eyebrows during the presidential debate Tuesday night when he claimed that as governor of Massachusetts, he had been so dismayed at...

Obama 'Good-Paying' Jobs Claim At Odds With His Record

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama made a strong case during Tuesday night's debate for how his administration would create "not just jobs," but "good-paying jobs...

John Celock

HuffPost Readers Weigh In On Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

The debate is over and HuffPost readers have spoken. We spent the evening asking debate watchers for their opinions –- in real time -- and we’ve g...