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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...

Mitt's Multiple Personalities

Brenda Peterson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Brenda Peterson

The presidential debates offered us unscripted and revealing glimpses into each candidate's character. Very different -- and often conflicting -- Romneys emerged in each debate.

The Debate From Hell

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

It was the classic exchange with two titans ferociously interacting, wielding all of their skills in an epic debate. The stakes were huge and both of them knew it.

WATCH: BET Airs Anti-Obama Commercial

Posted 10.23.2012 | Black Voices

With the third and final debate concluding on Monday evening, the next two weeks will be viewed as a crucial period for both candidates. And as expect...

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

Last Shot of Obama and Romney

Elana Ashley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Elana Ashley

"Appearing on a news blog yesterday afternoon, the use of the title 'Last Shot' for the evening's debaters Obama and Romney was clearly a semantic pla...