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Democratic Debate

Negative Freedom or Positive Freedom: Time to Choose?

David Coates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Coates

No matter where each of us stands on the key issues of the day, it is time for all of us to widen the debate on freedom in America. We need to move from a focus on negative freedoms to a focus on positive ones. We need to distinguish sharply between liberty and license.

Thompson Stumbles Against Tony Avella In New York Mayoral Debate

New York Times | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was a perfunctory, even predictable debate question: What would be your first act as mayor? But with the cameras rolling on Wednesday night, Wi...

Avella And Thompson Face Off In Mayoral Debate

New York Times | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Neither of them has ever been arrested, or gotten into a fistfight as an adult. Neither has had the time to set foot in either of the city's new baseb...

Liveblog! With Super Tuesday In Their Sights, It's Down To Two

R. Sklar, G. MacNicol, J. Neffinger and W. Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
R. Sklar, G. MacNicol, J. Neffinger and W. Thomas

On the whole, the visual of tonight was the most striking thing about it. Personal feelings aside they really are a dream team.

Ten Reasons To Take a Deep Breath and Chill And Fight

David Mixner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Mixner

Coming out of a Republican Convention with a major political surprise we are still basically TIED with them. That is not bad at all.

Clinton Challenges Obama To Debate Without A Moderator, Lincoln-Douglas Style

AP | MIKE GLOVER and SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MARION, Ind. — Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton turned up the rhetoric Saturday in their increasingly heated primary ba...

The Pennsylvania Democratic Debate In 1 Minute

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wednesday night, Philadelphia was home to the 467th Democratic debate of this election year. Didn't see it? Heard it was boring, predictable, irreleva...

David Brooks Praises ABC Debate: "The Questions Were Excellent"

New York Times | David Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three quick points on the Democratic debate tonight: First, Democrats, and especially Obama supporters, are going to jump all over ABC for the choice...

ABC Debate: High Ratings, Critics Give Broadcast Poor Reviews

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"ABC World News with Charles Gibson" featured a segment from correspondent David Wright on the "debate" over last night's debate. The network portraye...

What If ABC Held a Debate, but Forgot to Show Up?

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

This was ABC's old, flimsy history with threadbare sizzle packaged as news. It was a tabloid debate with tabloid questions. Matt Drudge come to life on a respectable stage.

Sam Stein

Questioning Obama, Neither ABC Moderators Nor Clinton Wore Flag Pin Either

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Underlining the inanity of last night's Democratic debate, at the same time that Senator Barack Obama's patriotism was being questioned because of his...

ABC's Democratic Debate: HuffPost Bloggers Respond

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huffington Post

Jerry and Joe Long: What Passes For Debate: Back in the days of our radio show, our standard name for the media was one taken from Jerry Lewis..."pim...

ABC News Discusses The "Debate Over The Debate"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following what many news outlets and viewers labeled a disaster of a debate, ABC News decided to address its critics by discussing the "debate over th...

The "What He Said" Game

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

This game sickens me. All I want to know now is whether the so-called news folks are in on it or if they are fools being played like clueless puppets.

Debate Questions I'd (Still) Like To Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Unfortunately these questions remain largely unanswered, almost two months after the last debate.

Back to the Most Important Story in the Country, After a Word from Our Sponsors

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patt Morrison

Rather than rolling over to the privatizing of public discourse, the FCC should muster some guts and insist that networks, broadcast and cable, take turns broadcasting presidential debates in real time, commercial-free, to the entire nation.

The Weather Underground False Debate

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

If Hillary Clinton thinks it's a big deal that Barack Obama has crossed paths with Bill Ayers, the political discourse is stuck in neutral.

Pennsylvania Debate Live Updates: ABC Hosts April 16 Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC is live-blogging their debate here. The Campaigns React: From Obama: "Tonight we saw a real choice between the old politics of point-scoring and...

Struggling CBS Looking For Help From Democratic Debate

New York Times | Bill Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It is an axiom of political debates that lagging competitors always want them more than front-runners. CBS News, which lags well behind its competitor...

Pennsylvania Debate: Clinton Agrees

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Obama has now agreed to the Pennsylvania debate. Plus, he's accepted another debate in North Carolina: Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign has a...

Clinton Puts Obama On The Defensive In Weakly Moderated Debate

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

In a fiery confrontation that had plenty of tense moments, Hillary Clinton appeared much more determined than she had in last Thursday's debate and at...

Clinton Fails To Deliver Much Needed KO In Texas Debate

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Tonight's debate might have been the first in the entire month of February. But it was far more obvious while watching the debate that this was the 19...

Liveblog! Barack's Messin' With Texas, Hillary Just Wants To Hold 'Em

HuffPost Liveblog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
HuffPost Liveblog

Lone Star State? Not after tonight's CNN debate in Austin, which ended politely in a draw — with almost two weeks to go. That's two weeks of Obama's momentum to take hold, and that's a problem for Hillary Clinton.

Democratic Hopefuls Play Nice At Vegas Debate

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

An hour into the debate, the candidates embarked on a thirty-second laughing session after a mix-up over whether Barack Obama was trying to aim a ques...

Kucinich Attacks ABC News And Decries "Dittos"

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

By Daniel Macht and Eliot Caroom Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich railed against ABC News Saturday afternoon for excluding him from ...