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Dear Candidates, Stop Phoning it In

Tamar Abrams | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

Bowles-Simpson? Come on, are we supposed to know what that is? And all the math lessons... At least we know what Romney likes -- coal, Big Bird, Jim Lehrer and presumably vacant smiles.

Why Debates Matter

Posted 10.04.2012 | Comedy

What do presidential debates and the internet have in common? They were both invented so we could have awesome GIFs, of course. Between these and the...

Romney Gains Ground On Obama Following Strong Debate

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

* Romney viewed positively for first time in campaign * Republican nominee makes gains on economic issues * He shores up...

Obama's Record Is His Firepower to Debate Victory

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's record is his firepower -- a firepower that Romney can never match. The right deployment of it is to take it to Romney, hard, fast, and unapologetically.

Elections not Auctions: What Was Really Missing From Last Night's Debate

Ian Bassin | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Ian Bassin

Amendments shouldn't be taken lightly. Tinkering with our founding document is a dangerous business, especially at a time when our Congress is as dysfunctional as ever. But there are powerful reasons why pushing for one is an important task.

Michael Calderone

Will Obama Ramp Up Media Hits Post-Debate?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Shortly after Wednesday night's presidential debate, conservative media figures began claiming that President Barack Obama's listless perf...

Fact-Checking the Debate in the Twitter-verse

Heath Brown | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

It is not altogether clear who the audience was for this fact-checking: the political press? Dissatisfied supporters? Undecided opponents? Simply trying to follow the rapidly scrolling posts, while simultaneously watching the debate was exceedingly difficult and confusing.

Obama Got Spanked: The Truth of the First 2012 Presidential Debate

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

Let's call a spade a spade. The truth of the first 2012 presidential debate is that Barack Obama got spanked by Mitt Romney. This is true whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, a fan of Obama or of Romney.

Mitt Romney's Campaign Forced To Clarify His Claims After First Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Much of the attention following the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., Wednesday night has been focused on Mitt Romney's bid to recast himsel...

How to Lose the Next Debate

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

The Barack Obama who showed up at the first debate looks more than a little like the kumbaya campfire singer who in his first term kept turning the other cheek to Republicans whose goal was to delegitimize and destroy him.

2012 Presidential Debate: Swing State Headlines Focus On Obama, Romney Economic Contest

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Last night, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off in the first presidential debate of 2012 in Denver, Colo. But while the mainstream media ...

Obama Campaign: You Can't Trust Romney

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

The campaigns of President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney both released ads Thursday on taxes. The Romney campaign stru...

Jeffrey Young

Romney And Obama Far Apart On Pre-Existing Conditions Despite Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney risks developing a pre-existing condition of his own by twisting himself into a pretzel while trying to eq...

Do You Wish Obama Had Been More Aggressive During The Debate?

Posted 10.04.2012 | Black Voices

This morning, after a night filled with pundits and every "expert" under the sun putting in their two cents in on the first debate, we wanted to hear ...

Arthur Delaney

Presidential Debate Provides Opportunity To Mention The Little People

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

During Wednesday evening's presidential debate in Denver, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney talked about their big ideas, but,...

Obama Blasts Romney's Debate Claims: 'You Owe The American People The Truth'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

DENVER — Looking for a quick recovery from a disappointing debate, President Barack Obama questioned the identity of the "real" Mitt Romney on T...

Luke Johnson

Aurora Shooting Survivor: Debate Should Not Have Ignored Gun Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite the fact that Wednesday night's presidential debate in Denver took place about 10 miles away from the site of the July mass shoo...

Obama: Romney Education Plan 'Not A Recipe For Growth'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. In the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama and R...

David Axelrod: There Will Be 'Adjustments' In Obama's Debate Strategy

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's top campaign adviser pledged Thursday morning that there would be "adjustments" in strategy before Obama faces off against Mi...

Chris Christie: Debate Was A 'Wipeout'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is tickled pink. After predicting earlier that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's first debate performance...

How Young Voters' Concerns Were Addressed In First Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

In the first presidential debate Wednesday evening, President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney mostly sparred over taxes, the deficit a...

Romney The Challenger, Indeed

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

By BEN FELLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney was fiery and having fun. President Barack Obama came off as the professor wi...

Romney's 10 Most Baseless Claims From The First Debate

Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

At last night’s presidential debate, Republican nominee Mitt Romney stole the show. But his performance required that he get a little bit creati...

'TOON: Romney's One Man Debate

Posted 10.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Well, that was interesting. Or not. Governor Romney came out swinging, on offense from the get-go, and never pulled up on the reins, leaving Presid...

Lila Shapiro

From 'Schoolyard Bully' To 'Republican Wins,' Partisan Gay Groups React To Presidential Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Although gay rights were not mentioned specifically in last night's first presidential debate, all three of the largest partisan gay groups in the cou...