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Presidential Debate 2012

Jennifer Bendery

WATCH: Romney Completely Avoids Libya At Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took the first question in Monday night's debate -- whether or not the administration bungled its response...

Elise Foley

'We Also Have Fewer Horses And Bayonets'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama mocked Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday for his repeated attack over the size of the Navy, which he has sa...

Mitt Romney: U.S. Can't Kill Its Way Out Of Extremist Threats

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOCA RATON, Fla. — Republican Mitt Romney says he praises rival President Barack Obama for ordering the raid that killed ...

Sam Stein

Romney, Obama Spar Over Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The discussion on Syria during Monday night's presidential debate was an exercise in Mitt Romney trying to fudge the major distinctions between his fo...

Jason Linkins

Romney Hits Obama On Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Romney accuses Obama of not negotiating a proper Status of Forces Agreement in Iraq. It should be reiterated, Obama followed the SoFA that was negotia...

WATCH LIVE: Presidential Debate Live Streaming Online

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

You can watch the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at Lynn University in Florida with the live video stream from YouTube...

LIVE UPDATES: Obama, Romney Face Off In Final Presidential Debate

Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate on Monday night marks the third and final showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The focus of the event is on fore...

Presidential Debate 2012: Obama, Romney Face Off In Final Showdown

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND KASIE HUNT, ASSOCIATED PRESS BOCA RATON, Fla. — Foreign policy took command of the campaign spotlight Monday at the third and f...

Jason Linkins

Forgotten Debate Topics Remembered Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Remember when President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stood on stage at the town hall debate yelling at each other, but neglected to do much yellin...

100 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds For Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

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

Joshua Hersh

Foreign Policy Debate: On Libya, Middle East, Obama Faces Tough Questions And Few Easy Answers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A few weeks ago, a former CIA analyst and a national security adviser to the campaign of President Barack Obama lost a debate...

Howard Fineman

Why The Timing Of The Foreign Policy Debate Favors Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Rahm Emanuel has often told the story, when early in his days as White House chief of staff, he mused aloud to President Barack Ob...

Presidential Debate Tonight: All Eyes On Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The presidential debate tonight marks the final standoff between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney ahead of election day on November 6. The showdown sta...

What Obama Can Learn From JFK

Kiku Adatto | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Kiku Adatto

What should Obama do? Take a lesson from JFK in 1960. Be partisan. Define the differences between Democrats and Republicans.

Jason Linkins

Presidential Debate 2012: Obama, Romney Have Final Showdown In Boca Raton

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Monday night, the Commission On Presidential Debates wraps up the 2012 series of debates with its extra special season finale. When we last left our protagonists, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, they were, basically, yelling at each other about a host of issues before an audience of undecided voters from whom the questions of the evening were extracted. It made for a sharp series of exchanges and an emphasis on the theatrical. The president, having decided to ditch the somnambulatory techniques he used in his first disastrous debate, showed substantially more verve in his second outing, and has been generally characterized as the winner, on points. But Romney held up decently as well, turning in a performance that conservative pundits could continue to support. Now, they meet one last time, in a debate that decides everything. We guess? Let's just go with that.

Obama, Romney Seek Foreign Policy Edge In Final Presidential Debate

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By NANCY BENAC, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Still neck-and-neck after all these months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and ...

Mitt Romney, Obama Set To Face Off In Final Presidential Debate

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

* Debates have been unusually important in 2012 campaign * Libya, Iran top issues in Boca Raton * The two candidates loc...

Welcome to the RomneyZone: Foreign Policy's Economic Home Front

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In tonight's foreign policy debate, Mitt Romney will say that the way to get jobs back from China is with more free trade and lower taxes. How can the loss of workers' rights in China or anywhere else create good jobs in the United States? Short answer: It can't.

In Defense of Katherine Fenton

Zach Stafford | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Zach Stafford

Where is the 'study' of the other people that asked questions to the candidates? Where is the publishing of their social media accounts? Where are the articles insinuating that they drink too much and that they should be shamed for asking a question that affects more than 50% of America?

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign Muddles Response To Lilly Ledbetter Act Question Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday morning brought additional confusion over what Mitt Romney would have done had the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act come to his des...

Deception: An Election Primer

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

The real issue in this election -- and it is both fundamental and urgently important -- concerns the proper uses of government.

For the Unemployed, Romney's Debate Was Full of "Wind Jobs"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We heard a lot of discussion about employment and economic recovery. But there wasn't much talk about why the economy's in such bad shape. No mention of the bankers whose illegal and unethical behavior triggered the financial crisis.

Romney Son Jokes About Taking 'A Swing' At Obama

Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's eldest son weighed in on the second presidential debate on Wednesday, joking that the debate's contentious nature made him want to "take...

Debate Questioners Remain Undecided

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Phillip Tricolla doesn't think either presidential candidate adequately answered his question about what can be done about rising gas...

LISTEN: The Top 10 Lines From The 2nd Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's statement on "binders full of women" was the top soundbite from the second presidential debate, according to soundbite platform Hark.com...