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First Presidential Debate

WATCH: Reporter Shares New Reason For Obama's Epic Debate Fail

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Journalist Michael Hastings, perhaps best known for his Rolling Stone article that led Gen. Stanley McChrystal to resign, told HuffPost Live Tuesday a...

Why No Mention Of 'Gay' In The Debates Is Great

Allison Hope | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

It may finally be the case that "gay" has turned a corner and is no longer the wedge issue it once was, or that we may at least be close to seeing both sides of the aisle realize that they need to accept what the majority of the country already accepts.

How Not to Get Bullied: Lessons From the First Presidential Debate of 2012

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 12.15.2012 | Black Voices
Keisha Sutton-James

If bullying victims are better with their words than Obama was during the first debate, they can use their verbal skills to shut the bully down. I sincerely hope that your kids - and the President - can use these pieces of advice to beat the bully back next time!

Barack's Out-of-Body Experience

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Sugar Rautbord

Did Obama lose his groove in Colorado? Knowing Obama, he will recover it and go on to rule four more years. But the president showed his vulnerability and perhaps chagrin at the hard road ahead.

WATCH: These Kids Have Presidential Politics All Figured Out

Posted 10.05.2012 | Comedy

It's official, the first presidential debate was totally boring. Everyone agrees, even kids. But making lemonade out of lemons, Jimmy Kimmel used the ...

How Romney Won the First Presidential Debate: Or, in the Lair of the Shadowsmiths

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 12.04.2012 | Comedy
Steven Paul Leiva

In 2002, in order to achieve their goal, the Shadowsmiths kidnapped one Willard Mitt Romney. They used him as a template, a mold, so to speak, for a series of androids -- or as they called them, "romdroids" -- that could do their bidding.

Obama Got Spanked: The Truth of the First 2012 Presidential Debate

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

Let's call a spade a spade. The truth of the first 2012 presidential debate is that Barack Obama got spanked by Mitt Romney. This is true whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, a fan of Obama or of Romney.

The Ratings Are In!

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.04.2012 | Media

The ratings are in! About 67.2 million people tuned in to watch the first debate of the 2012 election cycle between President Obama and Republican ...

Chicagoans Sound Off On The First Presidential Debate

Posted 10.04.2012 | Chicago

With the first presidential debate of the 2012 election in the books, the conversation has already turned to who "won" the first rhetorical showdown b...

'Romney the Bully' and the President -- It Ain't Over Till It's Over

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

I know that Monday-morning quarterbacking is much easier to do than being on stage. But this is a moment that the electorate expects you to take charge by challenging your opposition.

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?

Fact vs. Fiction on Debate Night

Robert Redford | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

I'm fairly sure Mitt Romney thinks he has an ace in the hole by using the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline against President Obama. So let's take a quick look at what he might say and what are the actual facts.

Doug's Dozen: 12 Debate Zingers for Mitt Romney (VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

This is war of humor -- laying siege to the hearts, minds, and funnybones of America. For the future of his country, Mitt must cause a laff-riot. He must leave the swing voters in stitches, gasping for air, with split sides... and no health care.

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...

The Real Incumbent in Tonight's Debate Is "the Plutocracy"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Both political parties are concentrating on government deficits at a time when they should be focused on jobs and growth the middle class. That's the mark of a plutocracy: government by and for the wealthy.

The Daily Szep- The Great Debate

Paul Szep | Posted 12.02.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Ryan Makes Big Rejection

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney's running mate shot down the need for a breakthrough in the first presidential debate Wednesday, trying to allay Republ...

Liveblog! Obama and McCain Meet Head On For The Last Time, Unless You Count Election Day

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Will McCain lose his temper? Will "That One" speak professorially? (Drink every time someone on cable says that!) What will the squiggly lines of CNN have to say about it? Tune in, all, because our liveblog is live!

Sam Stein

Who Won The Last Debate? Obama Dominates By Largest Margins Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain didn't just fail to get the game-changer he needed -- he was trounced in this third and final debate, if the instant post-debate polling p...

Second Presidential Debate: Video, Highlights, Analysis

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

11:55 - Sam Stein: Debate In Words: Obama talks about issues while McCain says "my friends." A look at the words uttered during the affair underscore...

Jason Linkins

Obama Flips Script, Uses McCain Catch-Phrase Against Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In their first debate, John McCain's constant refrain was that Barack Obama "didn't understand." Tonight, Obama grabbed that phrase and ran with it i...

Jason Linkins

Obama: Health Care Should Be A Right (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Brokaw put the question to each candidate, "Is health care in America a privilege, a right, or a responsibility?" I'm not sure what McCain meant ...

It's the Economy, Stupid!

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

At a time of crisis, intelligent rule and leadership are crucial for the masses and the world's economy. I am praying that level heads prevail, to save our country and our economy.

Liveblog! Obama vs. McCain And The Debate That Almost Wasn't

Rachel Sklar, Glynnis MacNicol, and John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar, Glynnis MacNicol, and John Carney

Welcome to our debate liveblog! We're figuring out how this Liveblogging software works. Please don't judge us just yet. Update: Okay! We've figured...

Jason Linkins

LiveBlogging Your Ole Miss Debate!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Good evening everyone! What on earth are we doing tonight? Seriously? Wasn't this stuff suspended? What is going on? Honestly! Today was my day ...