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Presidential Debate

That Foreign Policy Debate We're Not Having

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The problem with foreign policy debates is that we end up debating symptoms -- illegal immigration from Mexico, a surge in Iraq -- rather than systems.

Who Won The Debate? Reviews Go To Obama

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED 9/27*** A focus group of 45 voters with an "unmistakenly Republican tilt" believed that Obama won the night handily: [B]y a 38 to 27 perc...

Obama Campaign: Watch The Debate On CNN

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I just received the following text from the official Obama text message number (62262) which first sent out the Vice Presidential news: Watch Barack ...

Oxford Debates the Debates

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

If this debate doesn't go off as scheduled, that will be bad news for Washington, too. The people of Oxford are already mad. They'll be madder.

A Breakthrough Night for Obama

Madeleine Albright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine Albright

Tonight was a breakthrough for Obama, who showed himself truly ready to be president. He responded knowledgeably, thoughtfully and confidently to the toughest questions on the economy, Iraq, and terror.

If You're Losing the Game, Choose a Different Game
McCain NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Allegedly color-blind in hiring, protected from witches and stumped in interviews, Palin this week was on the verge of being a two-time game-changer (good change, bad change) when McCain decided that game wasn't working for him anymore.

First Presidential Debate Obama-McCain: Analysis

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marc Ambinder: McCain's high-stakes gamble: "Tonight, John McCain has more to gain and lose. This week, McCain raised the stakes for himself a thousan...

The Debate: Nobody Wins Big
McCain NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Taking a glance at liveblogging and instant analysis by progressive media outlets of the first presidential debate, one thing stands out: none of our bloggers saw a knockout victory overall...

Failed Republican Strategies Remain Wrong Kind of 'Experience'

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maegan Carberry

The thing Obama and Democrats have going for us is the last eight years.

Sierra Club RAW: Thanks, but no thanks, Senator McCain

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

John McCain's campaign has been marked by gimmick after gimmick. We had the gas tax holiday--denounced by over 230 leading economists, including 4 Nob...

I'm Suspending My Feminism Until Women Have Equal Rights

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Mance

Reid is clearly just jealous that McCain knows being a good leader means inserting oneself at the end of the process, with no input beforehand. It saves energy for dealing with other stuff.

McCain Camp: Boredom Good News For Us

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One observation on the debate from a number of people who aren't paid to watch these things: They changed the channel at some point. Whoever did bette...

Video: Presidential Debate Streaming Live

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Watch the presidential debate live here: Live TV by Ustream...

Screw-Ups Big and Small

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

If you knew nothing else about Senator McCain or Governor Palin, what would their behavior in these past two weeks tell you?

No He Can't: Obama's Real Debate Problem

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama is not an expert debater, and if McCain's attempt to skip the first debate does nothing else, it suggests that this is Obama's turf.

John McCain Antics -- Thursday 25 September, 2008

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose John McCain is engaged in a hypocritical effort to preempt the narrative of this Presidential contest. Today I shall try to carry ...

Presidential Debate In Mississippi: Video, Highlights, Analysis

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

11:15 - Nico Pitney: Several positive reviews for Obama. A CBS News instant poll finds: 40% of uncommitted voters who watched the debate tonight thou...

Oh, HELL NO!

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cutbirth

How many times will national reporters let themselves be cowed by the pack of consultants that has steered the Bush machine and polluted national politics with this strategy for more than 30 years?

Postpone the Debate? Obama Should Not Fall for this Cheap Political Ploy by a Desperate McCain

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

We don't need McCain in Washington. His Commerce Committee's years of deregulation is a major reason why we're in this mess in the first place.

Friday Debate Results Revealed

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

Nothing different than it's been for the past three presidential campaigns as media and John McCain campaign forecasters are calling for a severe low ...

NYT: Obama's Debating Record Uneven

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Barack Obama has shown himself at times to be a great orator. His debating skills, however, have been uneven. Some of his chief strengths -- ...

Cancel Friday's Foreign Policy Debate and Hold an Economic Debate at the New York Stock Exchange Instead

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Let's find out in reasoned and reasonable debate what the problems are and how we can fix them to benefit all Americans and not just the Wall Street firms involved.

Presidential Debate: Video, Highlights, Analysis

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*****WATCH THE DEBATE LIVE***** 10:54 - Seth Colter Walls: Brit Hume: McCain had a "peculiar" expression on his face while listening to Obama. "I don...

Presidential Debate: Video, Highlights

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*****WATCH THE DEBATE LIVE***** 10:54 - Seth Colter Walls: Brit Hume: McCain had a "peculiar" expression on his face while listening to Obama. "I don...

A "Great Debate" Ingrate (Me)

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Instead of genteel format tweaking, why not broadcast a presidential debate, say, from a crowded high school during lockdown and see which candidate can best connect with the future American workforce?