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First Debate

David Plouffe on First Debate: "We Had Better Second and Third Debates Because of the Catastrophe"

92nd Street Y | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Former Obama campaign manager and senior adviser David Plouffe spoke with PBS's Jeff Greenfield on March 17, 2013 at 92Y. In this clip, Plouffe respon...

Sam Stein

Obama Panic: President's Supporters Discuss How They Cope Emotionally

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

FAIRFAX, Va. -- The mood among supporters of President Barack Obama shortly before he took the stage at a Friday morning rally in Fairfax, Va., was pl...

Another Take on the First Presidential Debate, 2012: Understanding and Appreciating Obama

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

Unlike his opponent, the president believes in the basic goodness and intelligence of his constituents, even those who may not yet support him, and perhaps never will.

Alice Hines

What Would Really Happen To The Economy If Mitt Romney Fired Big Bird?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney may want to kill Big Bird, but when the giant yellow bird flaps his wings, money comes flying out. Since Big Bird debuted on televisi...

Five Takeaways From the First Presidential Debate

Robert Watson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Watson

After two years of constant campaigning, countless thousands of hands shaken, and hundreds of speeches given, it comes down to this... three 90-minute debates. The first one is now in the can, so it must be asked: "How did the candidates do?"

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...