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Presidential Debate

Not Boring, Substantive, and Obama Dominates

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

I have a brother who is a plumber. His name's not Joe, and he is voting for Obama.

Easy Access To Assault Weapons? Obama Says 'No,' McCain Says 'Yes'

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Last week, the Brady Center released its report on the impact of military-style semi-automatic assault weapons on American families and law enforcemen...

From Germany It Was Clear: So Why Didn't the Media See McCain Suffered a Nervous Breakdown?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

The TV panel has to justify its salary and keep interest in the campaign for the next few weeks, so most of these folks propped up McCain.

Put McCain Out of His Misery

Robert Shrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Shrum

For McCain, the urgent need tonight was not for McCarthyism on Ayers or ACORN, but for sounding authoritative on the economy -- a daunting objective for someone who said he doesn't know much about economics.

Obama-McCain Hofstra Presidential Debate Reaction: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington: McCain's Losing Strategy: Double Down on the Anger: McCain scored the zinger of the night with, "I am not President Bush. If you ...

If You Want To Know Who'll Be The Next President, Watch The Debate With The Sound Off

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

McCain runs the gamut from rebellious teenager to grumpy old man without ever pausing at the stage of mature adult.

Who the F**k is Joe the Plumber? That and Other Questions for John McCain

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

McCain came out swinging Wednesday night, but swinging wildly and not really connecting. He was about as embarrassing and unpresidential as, well, our current White House occupant.

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...

Obama T.K.O.s McCain in Last Debate

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Barack Obama never delivered a knockout punch during the final presidential debate, but it did not matter. Obama won a T.K.O.

Presidential Debate Preview: McCain Says He'll "Whip" Obama's "You-Know-What"

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Click here for complete coverage of tonight's debate*** Tonight is the third and final presidential debate, and the stakes are highest for John Mc...

McCain: At Wednesday's Debate I Plan To Bring Up Ayers

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Taegan Goddard reports that John McCain confirmed this morning he would try to bring up William Ayers at Wednesday's debate. McCain appeared to blame ...

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...

Next President Must Act On His Promise To End Genocide In Darfur

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Morgan

During the debate, both presidential candidates acknowledged the moral imperative of acting in the face of genocide. "We may not always have national security issues at stake, but we have moral issues at stake," stated Obama.

Group Urges Follow Ups, Transparency For Last Debate

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After a thoroughly panned presidential debate, a wide-ranging coalition is calling on Barack Obama and John McCain to change the rules for the last pr...

The Inspiration of Barack: What Does it Take?!

Qasim Basir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qasim Basir

Tell people your story and what Barack Obama means to you. These stories are important and they make this movement real. Whether superficial or profound, each of your stories means something. I will start by telling mine.

Dear John McCain -- Stay Away From References to Technology and Jell-O

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Olien

My friend, you don't want to be talking Jell-O. Jell-O conjures up images of nursing homes and Bill Cosby.

AP: McCain Had "Trouble Concealing His Distaste" For Obama

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The McCains and the Obamas moved about the stage separately for a little while after their debate, greeting people on the stage, but ...

Presidential Debate Liveblog Video, or, The Return of Michael Dukakis

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Debate! Liveblog! Video! When you put those three things together, you get a truly magical moment in punditry. That happened last night in a downtown ...

It's Over

Bill George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill George

Just as Hillary Clinton learned in the primaries, it is extremely difficult to compete simultaneously with Obama's unwavering strategy and his unrelenting organization on the ground.

McCain pledges balanced budget, criticizes Obama

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Republican presidential candidate John McCain promised Wednesday to balance the federal budget despite the nation's deepening e...

"That One": Anatomy of an Insult

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There "was an energy bill on the floor of the Senate... sponsored by Bush and Cheney. You know who voted for it? You might never know." And here he pointed toward Obama. "That one."

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 ...

Nico Pitney

McCain Makes No Mention Of "Middle Class" -- Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama spokesman Bill Burton writes: According to the transcript, mentions of "middle class" Obama: 4 McCain: ZERO* * That's a repeat from the fir...

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...

Sam Stein

McCain Touts Former Ebay CEO As Company Makes Drastic Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain touts the economic prowess of, and suggests as a future Treasury Secretary Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay and someone who he has turned to...