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Internet Quick To Judge Who Won The Presidential Debate

AP | Associated Press | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney crushed President Barack Obama. That was one of the many judgments churning Twitter and Facebook during the first deba...

PHOTOS: What Was The Deal With Romney's Giant Flag Pin?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.05.2012 | Style

Was Romney's flashy accessory really 47% bigger than Obama's?

Voter ID and Other Toilet Seat Issues

Mike Edwards | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Mike Edwards

If a couple is regularly having over-heated arguments about the state of a toilet seat, that doesn't exactly bode very well for the rest of the marriage, now does it? Toilet seat issues are not uncommon in politics, too.

Three Ways Romney Can Still Win the Election

Art Levine | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Art Levine

Don't pop open the champagne bottles just yet. The Republicans have a triple threat advantage that can still help their bruised and inept presidential candidate put together the electoral college math needed to eke out a victory. These are, essentially, lies, money and vote suppression.

The First Debate -- The Only Way for a 'Game-Change' Moment

Lanny Davis | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

One issue could be a fundamental game-changer, or bring this country together on one paramount moral issue if both candidates agree -- a real purple moment.

Who Will Speak to the Working Poor, the Unsung Swing Vote?

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

Politicians ignore low income working families at their political peril.

How To Follow The First Presidential Debate Live Online

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

If you want to follow the first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in real-time, you have a plethora of options. Th...

Logic 101: What Makes A Debate ‘Great’

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.04.2012 | Education

Arguments can be valid, yet unsound. Conclusions can be sound, but untrue. Logically, what is it that makes an argument good? In anticipation of a...

Charity Officials To Candidates: Shares Plans To Fund And Cut, Then Move!

Paul Clolery | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Paul Clolery

With the presidential election just weeks away and the two major candidates starting the debate cycle, 22 of the leading executives of the nonprofit sector have a message for both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.

Viva Las Vagueness!

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Thing One: Details, Details: Tonight's presidential debate will be an endurance contest: Which candidate can go the longest without offering any speci...

WATCH: Why the Debates Are "All We've Got Left"

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Last week, I spoke with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, founder of, about what Americans deserve to hear from Obama and Romney during the debates, as well as why she considers the debates "all that we've got left" to spread truth and knowledge.

Warning: Information Comfort Zones Are Bad For Our Collective Health

Harry J. Getzov | Posted 12.02.2012 | Media
Harry J. Getzov

It is crucial that we all work at becoming educated about the issues as the campaign heads into the home stretch. All of us must fight back against the urge to take the easy way out.

No End To Criticism As Debates Arrive

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media

With just a day to go until the first presidential debate, there's been no let-up in the pressure and criticism directed at the Commission on Presiden...

Oh. My. God.

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

As the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney draws close, the stakes are higher than ever. Will Wednesd...

Debate Expectations

Thomas M. Holbrook | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Thomas M. Holbrook

With the first debate scheduled for just a few days from now, media attention has begun to focus on what to expect, or not expect, from this year's head-to-head match ups.

Obama May Have a Zinger or Two of His Own at the Debates

John R. Talbott | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
John R. Talbott

I have a great response to what will certainly be Mitt's big argument in the presidential debates, that because of his business background he is better qualified to manage the economy than Barack.

Obama, Romney Prep For Debates While No. 2s Campaign

Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The presidential candidates are leaving the heavy lifting of campaigning to their running mates Tuesday as th...

"Is He One of Us?" The Only Real Issue in the Debates

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The 2012 presidential campaign has turned from a referendum on economic issues -- have Obama's policies worked? -- to a question of comparative trust. It's not that we want candidates who are just like us, but we ask: Will they fight for us?

Who Are the 47 Percent?

Camille Rivera | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Camille Rivera

As the presidential debates draw nearer, we need to have a national conversation about the economy and the needs of everyday Americans who make this country great - not just the billionaires who profit from them.

Tough Talk for America: A Guide to the Presidential Debates You Won't Hear

Mattea Kramer | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

Five big things will decide what this country looks like next year and in the 20 years to follow, but you're not going to hear about them in the upcoming presidential debates. And yet, on those five subjects, a little reality would go a long way.

Aurora Shooting Survivor Makes Demand Of Candidates

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Stephen Barton, who survived the mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., has a message to the presidential candidates before the debate: Co...

Debates Have Questionable Impact On Elections

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

From Al Gore’s loud sighing to Jimmy Carter saying he consulted his 12-year-old daughter on nuclear proliferation, presidential debates are full of ...

Heavy Burden On Romney As Debates Present Last Chance

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama is cruising into the presidential debates with momentum on his side, yet he's still struggling to revive the passion a...

We Democrats Shouldn't Get Overconfident

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The recent surge by President Obama in the polls, particularly in the battleground states, is certainly good news, but it also runs the risk that his supporters will become overconfident.

Give Democracy a Chance

Marianne Williamson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I hope that in the next chapter of American politics -- the one that begins the day after this next election -- the people of the United States will say where we want to go. And democracy, with all its grit and genuine glory, will have a chance.