Tuesday, October 23, 2012


  • Over-prepared Obama, Romney not their best in final debate

    The president who seemed almost too cool to rule in his first debate came out occasionally seething for the final round Monday night.


  • Why Do College Campuses Have a Monopoly on Presidential Debates?

    The 2012 debates are officially in the history books. The candidates did battle this year at the University of Denver, Centre College in Danville, Ky.


  • Debate's big winner: Israel. Big loser: Israel-Palestinian peace process

    The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg called it "the kishke debate," the Jewish Daily Forward termed it "the Yad Vashem debate." President Obama and Mitt Romney competed at Monday night's foreign policy debate to champion Israel, repeatedly citing the ...


  • Fox sets viewership record with 3rd debate

    NEW YORK (AP) - The third debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney stands as the most-watched telecast ever on Fox News Channel.


  • Final Debate Draws Nearly 60 Million Viewers

    All of the Nielsen numbers significantly understate the total viewing audience for the debates because they do not count viewers outside their homes, nor do they count viewers on computers, tablets or cell phones.


  • Previewing the third-party presidential candidates debate

    Four third-party candidates will take their turn here Tuesday night in a debate that should be filled with policy and political positions as different as can be from one another.


  • Debate headliner: 'Obama bin Laden'

    Debate moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS News became the latest person to mangle President Obama's name -- and mix it up with the name of an infamous terrorist leader -- when he made a reference to "Obama bin Laden.


  • Few seemed swayed by final presidential debate

    With the baseball playoffs and Monday Night Football to compete with, even free pizza and soda couldn't entice more than a handful of students to the Tulane University Political Science Department's viewing party for the final presidential debate. And ...


  • Obama Debate Language Hints at Nature of China Relationship

    Some observers say President Barack Obama may have revealed his true feelings on the pivot at a presidential debate Monday with his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.


  • During the Presidential Debate, Silence on Libya

    Libya: That was the first issue Bob Schieffer asked the candidates about in Monday night's presidential debate, referring to the attack last month against the U.S.


  • Presidential debate's global reaction: Disappointment

    (CNN) -- The presidential face off on foreign policy between President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney was geared to sway U.S.


  • Lindsay Lohan live-tweets debate, relieved that it's over

    There are renewed concerns about Lindsay Lohan's welfare. Her dad recently attempted an intervention, a screenwriter accused her of skipping work, she seemingly can't drive two blocks without bumping into someone or something, and she still likes the ...


  • PostScript: Is it really a debate if they agree on everything?

    The PostScript bunker is covered in its traditional bunting and cotton batting on the walls in case we get too rambunctious. We've made big globs of gluten and bought sushi from a food truck and are feeling pretty dangerous.


  • The Breakfast Meeting: Obama the Aggressor at Debate, and Clark Kent Quits ...

    President Obama and Mitt Romney had their third and final debate Monday night, focused on foreign affairs, David E. Sanger reports in The Times, noting that Mr. Romney "avoided the more bellicose tone he often struck during the Republican primaries.


  • Citing conflict, candidate pulls out of debate in Bedford

    Republican Walter Zenkin's decision to withdraw from a planned debate in Bedford with his Democratic opponent Ken Gordon is generating sparks in their race for the open 21st Middlesex House in the state House of Representatives.


  • Romney's strategy for final debate explained

    Well you know later he discussed at the previous debate and instead he used to Libya as an example of talk about the broader problems in the Middle East and I thought it was Smart because he was able to lay out a strategy.


  • Bob Schieffer talks debate, says he 'tried to get them back on more specific ...

    Last week, CNN's Candy Crowley was criticized for her role in the "Act of Terror" episode - a semantic issue which quickly dominated the post-debate discourse, right alongside "binders full of women" and other things no one will care in a month. Now ...


  • Despite a Strong Debate Campaign, Romney's Path to 270 Remains Steep

    While not quite a Luddite, I do find myself averse to any more technology than is necessary to get through life and do my job. So on Monday night, I found myself in a California hotel room, watching the final presidential debate on CNN (so I could ...


  • Final debate draws smaller viewership

    That's down 10 percent from the second presidential debate on Oct. 16 and down 12 percent from the first on Oct. 3. Nielsen points out the debate aired against two live sporting events Monday Night Football on ESPN, which had 10.7 million people tuning ...


  • Post-debate, MSNBC's Matthews claims Romney supporters fueled by racial ...

    Presidential Debate III was more like "Rocky" Round 16, an afterthought where neither boxer really lands a clean punch on the other and where the crowd has dozed off or gone to bed.


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