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Tag: Presidential Debate

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Debate Knockout









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The Mosul Campaign and the Third Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton pledges not to put United States troops in Iraq “as an occupying force,” but it baffles me that she would say this.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 READ MORE



Final Debate Leaves Us Wanting More Options for President

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage in Las Vegas for their last showdown before Nov. 8. The overall performance will not be remembered as a shining moment in American history.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE


‘Saturday Night Live’: Creepy ‘Trump’ Leaves Unsympathetic ‘Clinton’ Virtually Unchallenged (Video)

The comedy show’s satire of the “worst presidential debate ever” sums up some of the sorriest aspects of this year’s race to the White House, depicting an unelectable Donald Trump as essentially handing the presidency to an unworthy Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Colbert: Trump’s Hillary Jail Threat Was ‘Nice Line,’ but Like Her Wall Street Pals, She’ll Never Go

The “Late Show” host weighed in on the second presidential debate from his home Tuesday with surprisingly critical commentary about nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Welcome to the Banana Republic of America?

Donald Trump pledged to put Hillary Clinton in jail if he wins the election. Presidents of the United States have not behaved this way before.

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After Days of Political Controversy, Presidential Nominees Hold Their Ground in Second Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fielded questions about issues that have rocked their campaigns in recent days. By showing some discipline in his performance, Trump may have staved off political disaster.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE


Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Ajamu Baraka ‘Debates’ Mike Pence and Tim Kaine

Democracy Now! gave Baraka a chance to respond in real time to questions put to the Republican and Democratic nominees’ running mates during their face-off this week.

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Alec Baldwin’s Trump Reanimates ‘Saturday Night Live’ in Season Premiere

The actor’s venomous impersonation of the GOP nominee has been called the jolt the late-night comedy show needed.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Debating the Debate (Video)









Posted on Sep 29, 2016 ENLARGE



Ten Things That Should Have Come Up During the Debate but Didn’t

Too many issues that are far too important remain invisible during this presidential race. It is no wonder that elections seem less and less relevant.

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Hillary Clinton Shifts the Election in Her Direction

If one use of a debate for a candidate is to change the trajectory of the campaign discussion, the Democratic nominee may well have succeeded in opening a new front against Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump’s Debate Performance Won’t Give His Dedicated Supporters Any Second Thoughts

No matter what the Republican nominee says or does, his base believes his central argument—that “politicians like Secretary Clinton” have failed, and it’s time to try something new.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE


Fact-Checking Clinton and Trump’s Statements From the First Presidential Debate (Video)

The Washington Post verifies the veracity of some of the Democrat and Republican claims in a must-see clip.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Hillary Clinton Lets Donald Trump Be Trump in First 2016 Presidential Debate

The Democratic nominee won the first of three debates between the major-party contenders as the Republican nominee was himself—sour, shrugging and full of falsehood.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Debate Prep









Posted on Sep 11, 2016 ENLARGE



Cast Your Vote: Which Topic Most Needs to Be Addressed in the First Presidential Debate?

This week gave Americans a sneak peek at the upcoming presidential debate, and Truthdig wants to know what you think is being left out of the political dialogue.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Responds to ‘SNL’ Hillary Clinton Parody

Sanders’ reaction on Sunday night’s MSNBC town hall broadcast to a “Saturday Night Live” clip spoofing Hillary Clinton has almost drawn more attention than the original viral sketch. Will Hillary get the joke?

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Ron Paul Denounces NRA Gun Plan, the Top 10 Media Stories of 2012, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the late Sen. Daniel Inouye’s last political wish and the worst pundit predictions of this year.

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Talking About Sandy









Posted on Nov 3, 2012 ENLARGE



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U.S.-Russia Relations in Presidential Campaign Spotlight

International powers such as Russia have been watching the candidates closely throughout the campaign, as both politicians and experts abroad ponder what to expect from the next four years. Although Obama’s stance is not likely to change much, Romney remains an unknown quantity for the Russians.

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 READ MORE



Ann Coulter’s Lame Defense, Lena Dunham’s Controversial Obama Ad, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Romney surrogate playing the race card and an interesting Electoral College proposal that could reshape the way presidential candidates campaign. 

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 READ MORE


I Said What I Meant









Posted on Oct 24, 2012 ENLARGE


Debate Tweet Withdrawals









Posted on Oct 24, 2012 ENLARGE


The Home Stretch









Posted on Oct 24, 2012 ENLARGE



Trump’s October Surprise, Malkin Criticizes Coulter, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the seven battleground states that could decide the election and a legal victory for Planned Parenthood.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 READ MORE


Obama as Commander-in-Chief, Romney as Banal Bully

The third and last presidential debate was a clear win for the President. He displayed the authority of the nation’s Commander-in-Chief – calm, dignified, and confident. He was assertive without being shrill, clear without being condescending. He explained to a clueless Mitt Romney the way the world actually works.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 READ MORE


Baseball Mitt









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Obama Outpoints Romney in Their Final 2012 Debate

The “horses and bayonets” moment is probably the headline. But the larger story of the third and final presidential debate, ostensibly about foreign policy, is that Mitt Romney didn’t really lay a glove on President Obama. For most of the evening, he didn’t even try.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 READ MORE



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Democratic Mockpocalypse: How Big Can One Election Get?

For all the trillions of words devoted to campaign 2012, no one even bothers to discuss its size. Americans may be willing to argue copiously about whether New York’s Mayor Bloomberg should control the supersizing of soft drinks in his city, but not a peep is heard when it comes to the supersizing of the run for the presidency.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 READ MORE



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Presidential Debate Wrap-Up: Obama Sinks Romney’s Battleship

With the race as tight as ever, and in light of last week’s spirited and heated debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, all eyes were on Boca Raton, Fla., on Monday night as the presidential candidates squared off for the third and final time before the election. 

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 READ MORE



Obama Goes on ‘The Daily Show,’ Ryan Mocks GOP ‘War on Women,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt’s “Romnesia,” Joe Walsh’s science fail and the possibility of a split Electoral College come Election Day.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Tackles Romney’s ‘Binders Full of Women’

Jon Stewart has some other ideas for what Mitt Romney could call his “binder.” For example, “Book of Broads” or “Notebook of Nipples.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



Romney’s ‘Binders Full of Women,’ Crowley’s Libya Fact Check, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a wrap-up of the second presidential debate, the latest election poll and a Paul Ryan photo op that’s ripe for a Jon Stewart takedown.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Romney’s Disguise Falls Away

“Lead from behind” may be a sound bite the Obama administration regrets, but debating from behind is clearly something President Obama is very good at. He got the first debate’s wakeup call while Mitt Romney let the encounter in Denver mislead him into confusing petulance with strength.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama Is Back

During Tuesday night’s debate, the 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. And he explained where Romney wanted to take us.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE


The Debate









Posted on Oct 16, 2012 ENLARGE    


Memo to the President: Your Next Debate

President Obama can rebound in Tuesday night’s second presidential debate again Republican challenger Mitt Romney by emphasizing five points.

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‘SNL’ Spoofs VP Debate, Fox News Questions Biden, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Koch brothers’ attempt to get their employees to vote for Mitt Romney and a Republican Senate candidate’s son going birther at a fundraiser.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE


Debate Fallout









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Giuliani: Obama Moved ‘Too Fast in Overthrowing Mubarak’

It was America’s 44th president, not 2 million protesters occupying Tahrir Square, who tossed the Egyptian dictator out of office at the height of the Arab Spring, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said backstage at the presidential debate in Denver last week.

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 READ MORE


Gridlock









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Empty Chair









Posted on Oct 8, 2012 ENLARGE


Occupy Sesame Street









Posted on Oct 8, 2012 ENLARGE



Romney Closes Gap, ‘SNL’ Mocks Debate, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney makes a major foreign policy speech and a Republican lawmaker defends slavery.

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Beats Obama









Posted on Oct 6, 2012 ENLARGE



Jobs Report ‘Truthers,’ Romney Cheating Allegations, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney apologizing to nearly half of America, Justice Scalia weighing in on abortion and gay rights, and the horrendous thing Rick Santorum wants to do to Big Bird.

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 READ MORE


Undecided Voter









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Debate Spin









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