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Tag: Presidential Debates


Cast Your Vote: Did the Presidential Debates Make an Impact?

This week marked the third—and final—bout between the nominees before Americans head to the polls. We want to hear from you: Did these faceoffs influence how citizens will mark their ballots?

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Oct 21, 2016 ENLARGE



Jill Stein: Democrats Govern by Fear—That Alone Should Cost Them Your Vote

Only privileged people with some attachment to the system believe the major-party candidates are the best the United States can offer, says the Green Party nominee. The disenfranchised—immigrants, people of color and young people locked into debt—are demanding real change.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 READ MORE


Third-Party Candidates, Excluded From the Debates, Participate Via Social Media

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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson took to Twitter and utilized Facebook’s live-streaming service to share their reactions to the first of the presidential debates.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Sep 27, 2016 ENLARGE



There’s No Debate

The candidates and the media have thoroughly corrupted the presidential debates. Our democracy deserves better—and there’s still time for a change.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE


Libertarian Gary Johnson Keeps Fighting to Join the Presidential Debates (Video)

Johnson says a “mathematical possibility” of winning the presidency should be enough to put him—and the Green Party’s Jill Stein—on the big stage with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The GOP Candidates Know Nothing about Syria

Ending this imbroglio requires robust diplomacy.

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 READ MORE


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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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



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


What Is the Point of Presidential Debates?

In this Web-exclusive segment from Truthdig Radio, FAIR’s Peter Hart argues that the presidential debates are little more than theater and, “in reality, they don’t have much impact on voters.”

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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What Is the Point of Presidential Debates?

In this Web-exclusive segment from Truthdig Radio, FAIR’s Peter Hart argues that the presidential debates are about theater and, “in reality, they don’t have much impact on voters.”

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 READ MORE



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 Fires Big Bird, Stewart Prepares for O’Reilly, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Romney tax double-speak, a shift in strategy for the Obama campaign and Al Gore’s latest “theory.” 

Posted on Oct 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Romney Brings ‘A’ Game to First Presidential Debate

Mitt Romney came prepared, Barack Obama looked like he didn’t want to be there and Jim Lehrer probably wishes he hadn’t agreed to moderate Wednesday night’s debate.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Which Mitt Will Show Up to Debate?

It promises to be an epic clash: Mitt Romney vs. Mitt Romney. Oh, and President Obama will be there, too.

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 READ MORE


The Week Ahead: Wednesday’s Presidential Debate and Friday’s Jobs Report

The biggest election news this week won’t be who wins the presidential debate Wednesday night. It will be how many new jobs were created in September, announced Friday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 READ MORE


Four Reasons Why Romney Still Might Win

For the last several days I’ve been deluged with calls from my inside-the-beltway friends telling me “Romney’s dead.” Hold it. Rumors of Romney’s demise are premature for at least four reasons:

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



Conservatives Blame Obama for Sending Allegedly Gay Ambassador to Libya

Conservative blogs are saying U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was gay and shouldn’t have been sent to the Middle East; Google’s censorship of the controversial anti-Muslim video proves Web companies have more power than governments; meanwhile, a Stanford University study claiming organic foods are useless is being called fraudulent. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE



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‘Chris Stevens Was a Hero’ to Libya

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Juan Cole, recently returned from Libya, says “Libyans love the United States and ... [Ambassador] Chris Stevens was a hero to most of them.” Also: Captured by the Taliban; progressives’ racial divide, and presidential debates.

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 READ MORE


‘Chris Stevens Was a Hero’ to Libya

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Juan Cole, recently returned from Libya, says “Libyans love the United States and ... [Ambassador] Chris Stevens was a hero to most of them.” Also: captured by the Taliban; progressives’ racial divide, and presidential debates.

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



Ryan Not Qualified, Gabby Giffords’ Latest Milestone and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including more Romney hypocrisy about tax returns and Sarah Palin’s Republican National Convention announcement.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 READ MORE



More Romney Bain Woes, ‘Fox & Friends’ Hits New Low, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the controversy over an alleged Romney campaign remark and Herman Cain comes to Mitt’s defense on tax returns.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 READ MORE


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