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Luke Johnson

Obama, Romney Spar Over Pensions | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

In an exchange over immigration, Mitt Romney tried to return to a previous charge by President Barack Obama about his investments in Chinese companies...

Mitt Romney Insists He's Not George W. Bush

Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mitt Romney says he differs from fellow Republican George W. Bush on energy policy, China and deficits. President Barack Ob...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Tax Plan Math Doesn't Add Up | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

In Tuesday night's presidential debate, Mitt Romney thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts. We're talking tax policy...

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Obama, Romney Spar Over GM, Auto Bailout | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

In an early exchange on the economy and jobs during Tuesday night's debate, Mitt Romney tried to explain what's generally been a liability throughout ...

Obama: Romney Will Create A 'Mess'

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

During the second presidential debate, Barack Obama hit back at Mitt Romney's claim that the president is to blame for high gas prices, saying that Ro...

Bubba and the Boss Go Buckeye

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The Clinton-Springsteen ticket, in support of the Obama-Biden ticket, will live as one of those magic moments that make American politics, at its best, so great.

Romney-Obama Debate: Your Night In GIFs

The Huffington Post | Brad Shannon | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

If you're watching the debate tonight, well, we're all in this together. Here are some animated GIFs of the event, updated as we make 'em: There wa...

LIVE UPDATES: Obama, Romney Face Off In Presidential Debate

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate on Tuesday night will have Barack Obama and Mitt Romney interacting with their audience as the pair of candidates respond to q...

Love Thy Haters, Mr. President, and Kick Some Ass

Farai Chideya | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Farai Chideya

President Barack Obama is not an angry man -- black, mixed, or purple -- unless he feels his intelligence and leadership is being taken for granted. What would happen if he loosed it?

I'm Sorry, Mr. President

Ilana Ross | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

Four years later, I feel like I've disappointed the president more than he's disappointed me. I've turned off the news and ignored countless emails from Joe, Michelle, David Plouffe, somebody named Susan at the DNC.

The Multi-Task Candidate

Neil McCarthy | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Mitt Romney is a multi-tasker. All those pundits lambasting Mitt for his lack of specifics, or for his herculean ability to completely change his mind in the space of, if not a moment, then most certainly an election cycle, are missing the point of the man.

100 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds For Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

There are no shortage of options for watching tonight's town hall presidential debate. One of the most interesting places to get real-time commenta...

Presidential Debate Audience Adds New Dimension To Obama-Romney Showdown

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate audience adds a new dimension to the showdown between Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday night....

21 Days to Go and This Race Is Essentially Tied

Steve Lombardo | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

This election is roughly back to where it was in May of this year before Team Obama decimated Romney with negative ads. With 21 days to go, this race is essentially tied.

A Modest Proposal for Debates That Actually Test How a Presidential Candidate Would Handle the Job

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

After the first presidential debate, which gave Romney a four-point bounce, nobody is doubting the debates' importance. But as we ready for tonight's round two, I'm wondering: What exactly are the debates teaching us about the candidates? As they're presently constituted, they don't give an accurate idea of what a candidate might be like as a president. Take the prohibition on notes -- when is a sitting president ever going to be faced with a situation in which he's going to need to make an important decision without availing himself of any outside information? It's fun to see how a candidate responds to a zinger, but it'd be much more instructive to see how a candidate goes about seeking information that he doesn't know. So what about at least one debate that is structured to resemble the decision-making process a president would actually go through in office?

Obama Under Pressure To Come Alive In Rematch Against Mitt Romney

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

* Obama and Romney clash over Libya killings * Candidates circle, confront each other on stage * Polls show race deadloc...

Obama Will Need Some of What Joe Was Drinking

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The president has big shoes to fill, with much riding on his ability to shed the urge to stay above the petty fray that is Washington politics.

Obama's Big Choice

Mike Lux | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is obvious that his head has to be in the game tonight more than it was in the first debate. But the president has a fundamental choice he has to make going into tonight's debate and the entire three weeks left in this campaign.

Advice to President Obama for Tonight's Debate: Respectful and Strong on Issues

Lanny Davis | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

After your last debate, I saw your chief campaign strategists doing what they appear to be advising you to do -- attacking Romney personally for being untruthful in the positions he took. I hope you reject this advice.

Howard Fineman

Can Cool Hand Barack Dismantle Robomitt? | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Time for some drama, Obama. With his presidency on the line, Barack Obama at 9 p.m. on Long Island must do –- is planning to do ...

Obama Seeks To Regain Momentum Against Mitt Romney In Presidential Debate

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

By NANCY BENAC, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The pressure is on President Barack Obama to deliver a Goldilocks performance in the second debate:...

Jason Linkins

What To Watch For In Tonight's Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Tuesday night, the highly successful season of "The Commission On Presidential Debates Presents: These Presidential Debates That We Were Commissioned ...

Mr. President, It's Time to Come Out Swinging

Etan Thomas | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Etan Thomas

Obama can't wait for the fact-checkers. The people need to hear directly from his mouth. As soon as the moderator says, "Mr. President, you have five minutes," they need to hear, "Everything he said is a lie, and here is the truth."

Lowered Expectations For Obama Before Second Debate

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

While nationwide polls remain close, President Barack Obama is gaining ground somewhere he might not have preferred -- the battle of lowered debate ex...

We're in the Mood for Debate!

Karen Hinton | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Karen Hinton

The American people are in the mood for debate mostly because our president wasn't. It's likely more people than ever will watch Tuesday's night debate just to see if President Obama will be in a good or bad mood. And, that's reason enough.