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Jim Lehrer Debate

Jim Lehrer's Sharp Retort To Critics

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Jim Lehrer said Monday that he accomplished precisely what he wanted to while moderating the first presidential debate: get Mitt Romney an...

What President Obama Coulda/Shoulda Said

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Mr. President, there are still two debates to go. There's still time to put Big Bird and democracy and the responsibility to the truth in front of the American people. And maybe next time around say what you coulda/shoulda said this time. And win.

Romney Forecloses on Big Bird

David J. Cross | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
David J. Cross

We're all for figuring out how to cut the deficit, but his comments got us interested in how Romney's living situation stacks up with that of Big Bird. What did we learn?

Michael Calderone

Debate Moderator Defends Himself

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- PBS veteran Jim Lehrer, who has taken heat this week for not tightly controlling Wednesday night's presidential debate and allowing the ca...

Jim Lehrer's Big Problem — Now With Numbers

Posted 12.05.2012 | Media

A new study about Wednesday's presidential debate showed just how tough it was for Jim Lehrer to wrangle Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. George Mason...

Jim Lehrer Responds To Debate Criticism

Posted 10.05.2012 | Media

Jim Lehrer responded on Thursday to the furor surrounding his debate moderating performance. Though it was his 12th time in the role, Lehrer receiv...

Hey Jim Lehrer, 'Shut The F*** Up!'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon wasted no time in parodying the first presidential debate of the election season, pulling out his Romney impression to play an agitated v...

WATCH: Dan Rather Criticizes Jim Lehrer

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 12.04.2012 | Media

Dan Rather joined HuffPost Live Thursday and had some criticism over his friend Jim Lehrer's performance moderating Wednesday night's presidential deb...

WATCH: Dan Rather Criticizes Jim Lehrer

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 12.04.2012 | Media

Dan Rather joined HuffPost Live Thursday and had some criticism over his friend Jim Lehrer's performance moderating Wednesday night's presidential deb...

Presidential Debate Sets New Twitter Record

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.04.2012 | Technology

A huge night for the candidates, the first Presidential debate of the 2012 election was also a huge night for Twitter. According to a post on the T...

WATCH: Poor Jim Lehrer

Posted 10.03.2012 | Comedy

Jim Lehrer's less-than-dynamic performance as moderator of the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, inspired a lot of ne...

'Fired Big Bird' Responds To Romney

Posted 10.03.2012 | Comedy

Mitt Romney made one thing abundantly clear during Wednesday night's debate: He likes firing birds, too. In a discussion on the deficit, the presid...

Obama To Jim Lehrer: 'You Interrupted Me'

Posted 10.04.2012 | Media

President Obama was not having it when moderator Jim Lehrer tried to enforce a time limit during Wednesday's presidential debate. Obama was answer...

Jim Lehrer Gets Horrible Reviews For Debate Moderating

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media

"I'm not going to say I've done a poor job..." That was Jim Lehrer's assessment of his performance as the moderator of the first presidential debat...

Jim Lehrer Reacts To 'Livid' Gwen Ifill Reports

Posted 08.27.2012 | Media

Jim Lehrer reacted Monday to reports that his colleague Gwen Ifill was "livid" that he was chosen to moderate a presidential debate. Lehrer will m...