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Video: Presidential Debate Town-Hall

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FULL DEBATE COVERAGE, ANALYSIS Watch the town-hall presidential debate live with CNN's player. loadCNNLiveModule("myCNNLiveModule",300); -OR- Wa...

The Politics of War: Substance Rules Over Spin

James P. Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Rubin

With our nation facing two hot wars abroad and an economic melt-down at home, substance matters. And when it came to substance, Senator Biden had a good night indeed.

Why I Called It for Joe Biden

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

The thrill of any debate comes in that one moment - and it almost always comes if you are patient - when one candidate finds a small opening and claims the evening.

What I Saw Inside The Debate Hall

A.J. Bockelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
A.J. Bockelman

It was very interesting to watch Palin when the camera was on Biden. On foreign policy and other points where she gave light answers, she was intently reviewing her notes on the podium.

Palin in Debate Still Gets Global Warming Backwards and Repeats Big Energy Lie Twice

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Romm

Palin told Katie Couric "I'm not going to solely blame all of man's activities on changes in climate." The debate transcript reveals she still can't get her talking points straight on this issue.

Culture Zohn: Pod Palin

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

Here was Joe Biden who's been in government for 30- plus years who never had laid eyes on this woman. Don't let them tell you this is a good thing.

Palin's Great Achievement: She Didn't Stink Up the Joint

Paul Reiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Reiser

The moment when Biden talked about the death of his wife and child, and raising his sons himself was tremendously moving and genuine. It was a bold -- and very relevant -- point to make.

The Moose That Roared

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Her performance wasn't the disaster that some in the GOP have been fearing. But cliché was piled upon cliché as Palin sought to paint Obama as a goofy radical who would end up running America off the rails.

VP Debate: McCain's Big Gamble Comes Up Snake Eyes

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

After watching the debate, I am convinced that if the country somehow has a collective mental meltdown and elects Sarah Palin, she will be even more dangerous than Cheney.

Joe's Tears: the Political Power of Paternal Love

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

Joe Biden did more for the equality of the sexes with his honest display of paternal emotion during the vice presidential debate than Sarah Palin's presence on the executive ticket has or will ever do.

Say It Ain't So: Trig Palin's Post-Debate Photo Op

Suzy Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzy Shuster

Why is this child up so late every time there is a camera op? Why isn't this baby sleeping in a crib or bassinet somewhere with a sleep sheep or some other sound apparatus lulling him into night-night?

Welcome To Sarahland

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Brodsky

In Sarahland, answering questions asked to you is optional. You say what you want to say, regardless of what that old-school questioner has to offer.

Biden-Palin Vice Presidential Debate Reaction: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

Madeleine Albright: Senator Biden's Night: Given the challenges our nation now faces, we need a vice president who can be persuasive with foreign lea...

The Graph and I

Nora Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nora Ephron

CNN had a graph running along the bottom of the screen during the debate, allegedly representing the moment-by-moment feelings of a group of independent voters. This is no way to watch a debate.

A Spicier VP Debate Hits YouTube (VIDEO)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Thursday's debate was a serious and substantive affair. With superb moderating by Gwen Ifill, the conversation stuck to policy-driven sparring, but the footage is already taking a different shape on YouTube.