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The Second Presidential Debate In One Photo?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Moments before the second presidential debate wrapped up at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., AFP/Getty's Saul Loeb captured this image of a ston...

Mitt Romney's 'Binders Full Of Women'

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

The biggest winner during Tuesday night's town hall presidential debate may have been "binders full of women." In response to a question about what...

Obama, Romney Turn Up The Intensity

Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney sparred at the second presidential debate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y....

Luke Johnson

Obama Saves 47 Percent For Last

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama waited until his final exchange to attack Mitt Romney's much-maligned comments at a fundraiser that 47 percent of Americans are...

Laura Bassett

Mitt Romney Reverses Contraception Position Under Pressure From Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

In response to a debate question about equal pay, President Barack Obama took the opportunity to criticize Mitt Romney's positions on contraception by...

Christina Wilkie

'Find Some Women That Are Qualified'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney, a career businessman, said during Tuesday's debate that he was unable to find qualified female candidates for positions in the Massachuse...

Michael McAuliff

Obama, Romney Spar Over Libya Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney heard President Barack Obama say he had called the assault at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi a terror attack in the days after the inciden...

POLL: Who Won The Debate?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Who won the debate? President Barack Obama got aggressive in facing off against Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in New York on Tuesday night. Th...

Obama Gets Aggressive In Rematch Against Mitt Romney

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES AND DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — An aggressive President Barack Obama ripped into Mitt Romney's economic bluep...

Luke Johnson

Obama, Romney Spar Over Pensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

In an exchange over immigration, Mitt Romney tried to return to a previous charge by President Barack Obama about his investments in Chinese companies...

Fact Check: How Obama, Romney Debate Statements Hold Up

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night. Mitt Romney...

Mitt Romney Insists He's Not George W. Bush

Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mitt Romney says he differs from fellow Republican George W. Bush on energy policy, China and deficits. President Barack Ob...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Tax Plan Math Doesn't Add Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

In Tuesday night's presidential debate, Mitt Romney thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts. We're talking tax policy...

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Obama, Romney Spar Over GM, Auto Bailout

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

In an early exchange on the economy and jobs during Tuesday night's debate, Mitt Romney tried to explain what's generally been a liability throughout ...

Obama: Romney Will Create A 'Mess'

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

During the second presidential debate, Barack Obama hit back at Mitt Romney's claim that the president is to blame for high gas prices, saying that Ro...

Romney-Obama Debate: Your Night In GIFs

The Huffington Post | Brad Shannon | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

If you're watching the debate tonight, well, we're all in this together. Here are some animated GIFs of the event, updated as we make 'em: There wa...

LIVE UPDATES: Obama, Romney Face Off In Presidential Debate

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate on Tuesday night will have Barack Obama and Mitt Romney interacting with their audience as the pair of candidates respond to q...

I'm Sorry, Mr. President

Ilana Ross | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

Four years later, I feel like I've disappointed the president more than he's disappointed me. I've turned off the news and ignored countless emails from Joe, Michelle, David Plouffe, somebody named Susan at the DNC.

Kristen Taylor

HuffPost Wants Your Presidential Debate Assessment Live Tuesday Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Kristen Taylor | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Got opinions on tonight's debate? We want to hear them -- in real time. For Tuesday's town hall-style faceoff between President Barack Obama and Repub...

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.

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...

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...

A Doorstep Focus Group Every Night

Richard Trumka | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Mitt Romney's Achilles heel is what he supports and what he won't own up to. President Obama's strategy should be to relentlessly explain, explain, explain.

Presidential Debate Audience Adds New Dimension To Obama-Romney Showdown

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate audience adds a new dimension to the showdown between Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday night....

A Modest Proposal for Debates That Actually Test How a Presidential Candidate Would Handle the Job

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

After the first presidential debate, which gave Romney a four-point bounce, nobody is doubting the debates' importance. But as we ready for tonight's round two, I'm wondering: What exactly are the debates teaching us about the candidates? As they're presently constituted, they don't give an accurate idea of what a candidate might be like as a president. Take the prohibition on notes -- when is a sitting president ever going to be faced with a situation in which he's going to need to make an important decision without availing himself of any outside information? It's fun to see how a candidate responds to a zinger, but it'd be much more instructive to see how a candidate goes about seeking information that he doesn't know. So what about at least one debate that is structured to resemble the decision-making process a president would actually go through in office?