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Third Presidential Debate

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The week started off with our last chance to have a real debate between the two presidential candidates. But the Battle in Boca was less of a vetting of the status quo than a ratification of it, as Romney essentially endorsed Obama's foreign policy. Why are we staying in Afghanistan until the end of 2014? What of the drones, killing people (including civilians) in our name and with little oversight? Instead of answers to those questions, we got horses, bayonets and Battleship. Midweek brought yet another edition of GOP Inappropriate Rape Comment Theater, this one starring Richard Mourdock and "God's will." The reviews weren't good. The chance for meaningful debate might have passed, but the window for jaw-dropping remarks about rape will apparently stay open right up to Election Day.

America's National Insecurity

Ruth Rosen | Posted 12.24.2012 | San Francisco
Ruth Rosen

During this entire debate on foreign policy, we heard relatively little about the impact of our militarized foreign policy on people's lives.

Romney Wants to Sacrifice Our Health to Become President

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The person we want in the White House is the one who will not sacrifice our health to get there. The answer for who that person should be could not be any clearer now.

His Third Debate Performance Was So Bad, Gov. Romney May Have Re-elected President Obama

Dominic Carter | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Dominic Carter

Romney's performance in the third and final debate was so bad, that even though this race remains extremely close, Romney may have actually sealed President Obama's re-election.

Nonverbal Behavior of the Third Presidential Debate: See What Your Ears Missed

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Vanessa Van Edwards

The polls seem to be saying that Obama was the moderate winner of the third presidential debate. But, why? Nonverbal hints can give us evidence to why Obama performed slightly better than Romney.

This November Our Energy Future Hangs in the Balance

Kate Gordon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Kate Gordon

Anyone tracking America's energy mix over time would have to conclude that while we have liked coal a lot, we maybe like it a little less now. And that's a good thing.

The Funniest Debate Tweets

Posted 10.23.2012 | Comedy

And with that, debate season came to a close. It seems like only a ridiculously long time ago that eight Republican candidates piled onto a stage and ...

Pundits Note Candidate Agreements, Obama Attacks

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

Pundits spent a lot of time following Monday's presidential debate noting Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's apparently broad agreement on many key issues...

Mitt Wants to be President -- This President

Karen Dolan | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Karen Dolan

We knew the foreign policy positions of the the two candidates were similar, but who knew Mitt copped a peek at Obama's notes before the debate and wrote them on his hand?

The Top 10 Lines From the Third Presidential Debate

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

In case you didn't get a chance to watch (or just want to relive it), here are the top 10 lines from the final presidential debate -- and three bonus terrible lines.

Romney Gives Thumbs Up To Final Debate

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

If Mitt Romney's immediate post-debate gesture is to be believed, he thinks he did A-ok. If we're judging by his facial expression though... (P...

Celebrities Tweet Reactions During Final Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Kari Friedlander | Posted 10.23.2012 | Celebrity

Want Hollywood's take on the third and final presidential debate of the 2012 election? Celebrities took to Twitter to share their impulse reactions...

U.S. Foreign Policy Debate Agenda -- What About Cuba?

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Noel Irwin Hentschel

The newly elected president, Romney or Obama, when discussing U.S. foreign policy for Cuba will need to consider how to help 12 million Cuban neighbors enjoy a better life and be able to secure the support of the millions of Cuban-Americans who have had that opportunity by living in the U.S.

Gay Rights, Green Jobs, Climate Change And Street Racing: Florida Readers Voice Their Concerns

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

As part of our series on Florida, we asked our Sunshine State readers which issues they're concerned about in their communities. We got a wide range o...

Will Drones Be Mentioned At The Presidential Debate?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Before the second presidential debate, the Washington Post's Erik Wemple wrote a lengthy blog post specifically requesting that moderator Candy Crowle...

Bob Schieffer Signals His Debate Plans

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Bob Schieffer is heading into Monday night's third and final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney with little of the controversy t...

Your Photos Of Florida: The Towns And Cities

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Last week, we put out a call for photos of Florida to mark the third presidential debate happening in Boca Raton tonight. Our readers in the Sunshine ...

Your Photos Of Florida: The Animals

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Last week, we put out a call for photos of Florida to mark the third presidential debate happening in Boca Raton tonight. Our readers in the Sunshine ...

The Dramatic Arc of the 2012 Presidential Debates

Alan Schroeder | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

Let us think of the presidential debate cycle as a four-act play, a miniseries with a distinct beginning, middle and end. We have seen the first three acts -- now comes the denouement.

Your Photos Of Florida: The People

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

On Friday, we put out a call for photos of Florida to mark the third presidential debate happening in Boca Raton next week. Our readers in the Sunshin...

Your Photos Of Florida: The Outdoors

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

On Friday, we put out a call for photos of Florida to mark the third presidential debate happening in Boca Raton next week. Our readers in the Sunshin...

Your Turn, Florida Readers: Show Us What Your State Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

The third and last presidential debate will happen next Monday, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. And just like we did for Kentucky and New York,...

October in America: Lynn University at Center Stage for the Presidential Debate -- and the World Series

Chad Barr | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Chad Barr

It seems almost intentional that the end of the presidential election season runs parallel with the end of the Major League Baseball season. Or is it just the happy, coincidental convergence of two of our most identifiable pieces of American life?

Debate No. 3: John McCain Should Have Watched His Words

Linda Kulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Kulman

In assuming ownership of Palin's accomplishments, no matter how thin, he characterized her as an old-fashioned help meet -- you know, the little woman who stands behind every great man.

Is Obama's Win Now "Inevitable"? I Hope Not

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

Can our first black candidate for president really ever rise to the level of being inevitable? Maybe. But if we're smart, we (and the Obama campaign) must resist that label.