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Presidential Debate

Mitt Romney's Political Conversion On Display At Debate

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 12.17.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Mitt Romney's debate performance last night showed Americans one thing tonight: It's politics that shapes his inner core and not, it would appear, religious values.

When It Comes to Our Energy Future, Voters Have a Clear Choice

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We need to build a modern energy system. We can't power a 21st century economy on a 20th century energy system. There should be no debate about that.

Winning the Debate, by Debating

Mike Lux | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

bama just flat-out failed to engage in the debate the first time around, but this time he came to play. And won decisively. Whenever we engage, we win.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Adviser On Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'He Was Opposed To It At The Time' [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Had Mitt Romney been president in 2009, he would not have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, a top adviser to the Re...

Back To Business

Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

NEDRA PICKLER AND JULIE PACE, The ASSOCIATED PRESS HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Fresh off an intently combative debate, President Barack Obama, Republican Mi...

Biden Hits Romney Over 'Binders,' Ryan Tries To Explain

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) disagreed over Mitt Romney's remark in the presidential debate Tues...

Matt Sledge

Obama Failed On Immigration Reform, But He Wasn't Getting Any Republican Help, Either

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- One of the cleanest shots Mitt Romney scored on Barack Obama on Tuesday night was over the president's promise, made during the 2008 campa...

Obama: It's Not True

Ruth Rosen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

At stake tonight was whether the audience thought that President Barack Obama cared more about ordinary Americans than Mitt Romney, known for his extraordinary wealth and promotion of tax cuts for the wealthy.

Aristotle's Strategy for Obama

Lex Paulson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

You have 20 days left in this race. To win the election, you're going to have to trade your philosopher's toga for a warrior's sword. Last night proved you're willing to pick up your sword. I'm here to tell you how you take away Mitt Romney's.

2012 Presidential Debate #2 Wrap: To Tell the Truth

Roger King | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Roger King

If campaigns are about generating votes and televised debates reveal the true candidate, for the first time America may have seen a glimpse of the real fire inside both of these men in contrast from what we have seen before.

Talking Loud, Saying Nothing

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

Thing One: Talking Loud, Saying Nothing: If the economy could be healed by vague, multi-point plans, then we would be in good shape right now. Unfo...

You Can't Mass-Debate By Yourself, Part 3 (Photocomic)

Duncan Quirk | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

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Joe Biden Hits 'Sketchy' Romney

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is dismissing as "rhetoric but not much substance" Mitt Romney's answers to questions at Tuesday night's presid...

Courtroom Drama of Truth and Lies

Jeffrey C. Alexander | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey C. Alexander

Dramatic plots turn on epiphanic moments of revelation. Republicans know how to lie with statistics, but they may find it difficult to resist a dramatic moment of moral truth last night.

Obama Is Back

Robert Reich | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Tuesday night our president was articulate and forceful -- in sharp contrast to his performance in the first presidential debate. He stated his beliefs. He defended his record. He told America where he wanted to take the nation in his second term.

WATCH: Obama, Romney Clash In Presidential Debate

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Did you miss Tuesday night's presidential debate, or do you want to relive the showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? Watch the full hour a...

Emily Swanson

Instant Polls Show Obama Rebound

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a poor performance in the first presidential debate two weeks ago, President Barack Obama came back strong in the second one, winn...

Ryan Grim

Obama Wins Debate On Points

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama stepped onto the stage here on Long Island ready to brawl. Within moments, he had called a Mitt Romney asser...

Laura Bassett

Romney's 'Binders Full Of Women' Claim Empty

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney raised eyebrows during the presidential debate Tuesday night when he claimed that as governor of Massachusetts, he had been so dismayed at...

Obama 'Good-Paying' Jobs Claim At Odds With His Record

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama made a strong case during Tuesday night's debate for how his administration would create "not just jobs," but "good-paying jobs...

Joy Resmovits

From Guns To Schools? Fact-Checking Obama's Education Tangent

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

In perhaps the biggest pivot of the presidential debate Tuesday night, President Barack Obama turned a question about gun violence into an answer abou...

John Celock

HuffPost Readers Weigh In On Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

The debate is over and HuffPost readers have spoken. We spent the evening asking debate watchers for their opinions –- in real time -- and we’ve g...

Arthur Delaney

Romney Uses Alternate Unemployment Rate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said during Tuesday’s debate that fewer people are working since Obama took office, and that the unemp...

FACT CHECK: Romney Claims Regulations Have Quadrupled Under Obama

Posted 10.17.2012 | Business

Have businesses been made to comply with more laws under President Barack Obama's presidency? If you ask Mitt Romney, the answer is yes, but that may ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Energy Facts And Fibs At Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

A question from a voter at Tuesday evening's town hall debate -- regarding whether it was within the purview of the government to control the price of...