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Lauren Weber

Obama, Obama, Obama: The Midterm Candidates Can't Stop Debating The President

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

President Obama isn't on the ballot Tuesday, but you wouldn't know it from watching this year's congressional and gubernatorial debates. The Huffi...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Think Debates Are Important, But That Doesn't Mean They're Watching Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the 2014 midterm season drawing to an end, candidates in close races across the country are squaring off against their rivals, and ...

Rick Scott's Epic Blunder

Alan Schroeder | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

The key thing about debates, and the reason politicians dread them, is that they are live. Which is to say, the participants get no do-overs. That Governor Scott could not anticipate the damaging effect of seven minutes of dead airtime speaks ill of his judgment.

Samantha Lachman

Ro Khanna, Mike Honda Face Off In Debate Co-Hosted By HuffPost

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democrat Ro Khanna will face off in the sole debate for California's 17th District seat, with questions from The Huffin...

In the Political Arena an Underdog Challenger Must Be Creative to Force an Incumbent to a Debate

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

In every election cycle, voters witness the spectacle of an underdog candidate challenging an incumbent elected official to participate in a series of debates. This is usually a starting bid, with the underdog hoping the incumbent will engage in at least one debate.

McConnell Challenges Dem Opponent To Three Debates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wasted no time after his primary win, immediately inviting Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan...

Jason Linkins

RNC Looking To 'Hand-Pick' Moderators For 2016 Primary Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Despite my arch take on the RNC's "one year after the autopsy" video yesterday, you can color me impressed with the way Reince Priebus and his fellows...

Republican Won't Debate, Except Maybe on Conservative Talk Radio

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Gessler and Tom Tancredo have said they won't participate in primary debates, but Gessler changed course sli...

Candidate Will Debate Talk-Radio Hosts But Not Real Opponents!

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I was worried that the re-constituted Dan Caplis radio show (minus the occasional left-leaning questions from Craig Silverman) would turn out to be a ...

Jason Linkins

Godspeed To The RNC Folks Trying To De-Suckify The 2016 Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One thing that's really terrible about any presidential election process is nearly everything about the presidential election process. There's a l...

Priebus Dismisses 'Totally Ridiculous' Fox Link To Hillary Clinton Drama

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

Two days after a report emerged that Fox Television studios may produce NBC's Hillary Clinton miniseries, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Re...

Jason Linkins

New Gingrich Objects To RNC Autopsy, Wants To Retain Current Soul-Destroying Number Of Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

As you may have heard, the recent "autopsy" report furnished by the Republican National Committee in the wake of losing the 2012 presidential election...

Jason Linkins

Stuart Stevens Is Right: The Primary Debate System Needs To Be Destroyed Before It Destroys America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

During the 2012 GOP primary season, which began sometime in the spring of 2011, there were a lot of candidate debates. We are talking something in the...

Teaching Moments, Politics, Social Media and 2012

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 01.19.2013 | College
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

It has been a great year for driving student engagement, and the teaching moments from 2012 offer insight into the future value of higher education.

Some Of The Biggest Inaccuracies From The 2012 Election Season

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

Soon the election will be over, and so will all of the obsessive fact checking. Throughout the election both candidates have made gaffes and missta...

Romney Rep. Peter King: Kill List 'Constitutional'

Dan Johnson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Dan Johnson

Representative Peter King (R-NY) was questioned by Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change about the "Presidential Kill List" last week. His exact words? "Tot...

Most Working Women Are Put in a Bind, Not a Binder

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Women deserve pay parity, not parody in comic binders. Study the candidates' voting records on issues important to working women and our families.

A Perspective on the Debates

Murray Fromson | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Murray Fromson

Would Obama have had to struggle at all to correct the negative image had it not been for that initial debate and his inept ability to neutralize Romney? Probably not.

Three Debates. Critical Issues. And Missed Connections.

James M. Hmurovich | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
James M. Hmurovich

Over the past month, the presidential candidates have engaged in three debates, and the press and political pundits have spent countless hours debatin...

Jason Linkins

Bob Schieffer Wants To Have More Presidential Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Now that the presidential debate season is over, don't you miss it? And don't you wish there had been more of them, so many more, each more different ...

WATCH: Is Twitter a Tool for Democracy Or Distraction?

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.25.2012 | Media
Bill Moyers

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Big Issues Left Out Of Presidential Race

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

By CHARLES BABINGTON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Of the roughly 50,000 words spoken in this month's three presidential debates, none were ...

What Were the Key Takeaways from the October 22nd Presidential Debate?

Quora | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Will Wister, political data gatherer Polls indicate that Obama won the debate.A CNN/ORC Internation...

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.

Debate Over! Now the Real Race Begins

Chuck Gomez | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Chuck Gomez

Some thoughts on the debate. Governor Mitt Romney threw punches but President Barack Obama hit back. And strongly. In terms of body language -- Romney...