Thursday, October 4, 2012

Presidential Debate

  • Presidential Debate Drew More Than 70 Million Viewers

    The first of three presidential debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney reached more than 70 million viewers on Wednesday night.

  • Presidential debate sets record on Twitter

    2012 - DENVER -- President Obama and Mitt Romney were a huge sensation on Twitter Wednesday night, generating a record 10.3 million tweets over the course of their 90-minute debate. It was the most tweeted event in political history, Twitter says, and ...

  • Presidential debate: Big Bird suddenly gets big spotlight

    Did I miss anything last night?" Yes, Bird. During Wednesday's debate with President Barack Obama, Romney called for cutting federal funding to PBS, despite saying, "I love Big Bird.

  • Presidential Debate-Watch Parties: Cheers, Jeers but Minds Unchanged

    Supporters of President Obama and Mitt Romney gathered Wednesday night at debate watch parties across the country, cheering on their favored candidate and booing, sometimes hissing, when the other side spoke.

  • In the Presidential Debate, Immigration Stayed in the Shadows

    Immigration -- one of the dominant issues in the GOP primary, the GOP platform, as well as the Democratic National Convention - didn't come up at all in the first presidential debate Wednesday. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, the Illinois Democrat who is chair of ...

  • Presidential debate transcript

    And over the course of this month we're going to have two more presidential debates and vice presidential debate. We'll talk about those two paths. But they lead in very different directions. And it's not just looking to our words that you have to take ...

  • Romney's presidential debate performance boosts downballot hopes

    HENNIKER, N.H. -- Ovide Lamontagne, the Republican nominee for governor in New Hampshire, had to be concerned with a poll released this week that showed his party's presidential nominee trailing by 15 points in the battleground state. Then came ...

  • About 67 million people watch first presidential debate

    That 67 million, however, falls very short of the Mother of All Presidential Debates: the Oct. 28, 1980 smackdown between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, which had drawn a whopping 81 million viewers.

  • Presidential Debate winner in 'eye of beholder'

    Two separate instant polls both show Republican challenger Mitt Romney scored big in last night's first presidential debate. Some analysts have since compared the performances to the first debate eight years ago, between then-President George W. Bush ...

  • Aurora shooting survivor disappointed by no gun control talk at presidential ...

    Aurora shooting survivor Stephen Barton thinks the real loser in Wednesday night's presidential debate was the American people.

  • Presidential Debate: Spain Shocked after Diss by Mitt Romney

    Its latest setback: a diss by presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "Spain spends 42 percent of their total economy on government.

  • This Week's Presidential Debate: Nothing Divine

    This Week's Presidential Debate: Nothing Divine. Posted: 10/04/2012 6:22 pm. React. Amazing Inspiring Funny Scary Hot Crazy Important Weird.

  • Presidential debate on entitlement programs

    Congress and Obama agreed that those drastic deficit-cutting measures would take effect in January unless lawmakers and the president worked out and approved other proposals in the meantime. That intense debate will resume in earnest almost ...

  • The First Presidential Debate: A Disappointing Spectacle

    I know the conventional wisdom is that Romney won the debate, however, while I will agree he came more prepared and willing to engage than the president, I don't think either candidate came off well. The split screen made every smirk highly visible and ...

  • After the presidential debate: How to close the voting gap among low-income ...

    After last night's presidential debate, voter turnout is top of mind for the Mitt Romney and President Obama campaigns.

  • Presidential Debate Highlights Unanswered Questions About Moderator ...

    Gwen Iffel, who <a href="" target="_hplink">moderated the vice-presidential debates in 2004 and 2008</a>, surely would have brought the issue up.

  • Presidential Debate: Romney's $90 Billion Untruth

    About the only substantive mention of U.S. energy policy made during last night's Presidential debates was Mitt Romney's description of the Department of Energy's support of renewable energy, in which he charged that the Obama administration had plowed ...

  • KitchenAid apologizes for "irresponsible tweet" during presidential debate

    KitchenAid, the iconic home appliance brand, issued an apology soon after a staffer posted an offensive tweet from the company's official account.

  • The First Presidential Debate: Apparently, This Housing Crisis Is Over

    If I had a housing-debate bingo card, I would have tossed it out halfway through the debate. In the only debate focused solely on domestic policy, the candidates never mentioned foreclosures, refinancing, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac. Instead, Romney ...

  • 'Lincoln' Presidential Debate Trailer: A Righteous Struggle

    Steven Spileberg explicitly stated that Lincoln's release date would follow next month's presidential election in order to avoid become politicized.

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