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2012 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
STYLE & BEAUTY
Power Ties and Presidential Elections
Christie Carmelle Lopez
Writer, Designer, Lecturer
Both substance and style are important, but the nonverbal often affects us at the subconscious level. So be sure you can separate the substance from the style, and you're on your way to becoming a savvy media consumer and prudent political participant.
The Republican Push for War With Iran
Michael J.W. Stickings
Founder, The Reaction
In case after case, Obama's foreign policy is working, with Republicans begrudgingly agreeing with it. Both Romney and Ryan are talking about the unravelling of that policy and yet offer nothing at all in its place.
Republicans Filibuster Everything, Romney Blames Obama for Not Working With Congress
Host of the Bob & Chez Show, Writer for Salon.com
I don't know whether to be brutally outraged about the latest Romney ad or to congratulate the Republicans on an outstanding execution of political obstruction and subsequent projection. For now, let's go with brutally outraged.
Now on to Victory and the Reelection of President Barack Obama
Former Mayor, New York City
Whatever I can do to help reelect President Obama and provide him with a majority in both houses of Congress so as to end the gridlock in Washington, D.C., I will do. I urge all other voters to do the same.
CULTURE & ARTS
Nonverbal Behavior of the Third Presidential Debate: See What Your Ears Missed
Vanessa Van Edwards
Modern-day Dale Carnegie
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.
Bill O'Reilly Hates On Last Debate: 'So Boring,' 'Nobody Won,' 'Romney Didn't Do Anything' (VIDEO)
"Women don't like confrontation, and Romney's running behind in women," O'Reilly said. O'Reilly told the "Fox & Friends" hosts
Pundits Note Romney's Agreement With Obama, Obama's Attacks In Third Debate
Some criticized the debate itself. Chris Matthews said there was "far too much" focus on Israel and the Middle East, at the
Bob Schieffer Makes 'Obama Bin Laden' Gaffe During Presidential Debate (VIDEO)
Bob Schieffer did what so many others have done before him during Monday night's presidential debate when he mistakenly called
Bob Schieffer Debate Moderating: CBS Anchor Stays Above The Fray, Criticized For Letting Debate Stray From Foreign Policy
"I thought it lacked any kind of originality and importance," Matthews said. "Uh-oh, Bob Schieffer's been Lehrered," Guardian
How Presidential Debates Become 'Made For TV' Events (VIDEO)
NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd described the kinds of questions campaigns mull over ahead of debates. "What
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Next Presidential Debate: Obama, Romney Will Meet For Final Event On Foreign Policy In Florida
President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet for their third and final debate on Monday, October
Second Presidential Debate Ratings: 65.6 Million Tune In
Tuesday's presidential debate drew another big audience, though not quite as big as the first match between Barack Obama
Obama's Epic Debate Performance and Romney's Implosion
Host of the Bob & Chez Show, Writer for Salon.com
This was arguably one of those historic debate sequences which I believe will be replayed for many years to come. The challenger, riding a wave of solid polls following a strong first debate, literally imploded on the national stage.
Candy Crowley: Teen Who Launched Female Moderator Petition Says She Was 'Fantastic'
Axelrod, who forms one-third of the New Jersey trio that created the Change.org petition calling for a woman to moderate
Presidential Debate Reactions 2012: Women Discuss On Twitter
On the heels of [Martha] Raddatz’s smooth, steely performance last week, there’s genuine excitement about what Crowley will
Pundits On Second Debate: Obama Came Back
There was widespread agreement among the pundit class that Barack Obama came back swinging from his desultory first outing
Candy Crowley Debate Moderating: CNN Host Spars With Romney, Obama Over Time (VIDEO)
"I understand the stakes here," she said at another point. "I will get run out of town [if the debate doesn't move along
Mr. President, It's Time to Come Out Swinging
Author, poet, philanthropist, 11-year NBA veteran
Obama can't wait for the fact-checkers. The people need to hear directly from his mouth. As soon as the moderator says, "Mr. President, you have five minutes," they need to hear, "Everything he said is a lie, and here is the truth."
Candy Crowley Vows To Ask Follow-Ups At Debate As Campaign Complaints Meet Derision
Candy Crowley is brushing off the pressure she's receiving from the Obama and Romney campaigns over her vow to ask follow
Martha Raddatz On Debate Moderating: 'When I Hear Things, I Think, I've Got To Jump In There' (VIDEO)
"They both said, 'you were tough, but good job,'" she said. Both candidates, she said, praised her after the debate was through
Vice Presidential Debate Reactions 2012: Women Sound Off On Twitter
We've rounded up the best reactions from women around the country. And though Ryan may be less popular with women overall
Freeloading Muppets: Mitt Romney, the Conservative Right and Its Foreclosure on
Dr. David J. Leonard
The gutting of public higher education throughout the nation, the destruction of America's parks and recreation facilities
Candy Crowley On Moderating Presidential Debate: 'I Feel Pressured, Period'
(Note: this interview has been condensed and edited.) When the moderators were announced, you were the one who got the most
Pizza Hut Offers Huge Reward For Silly Question At Debate
Presidential Debate Foreshadows a Lack of Progress
High school student in New Jersey
Viewers will wait anxiously for the next presidential debate on October 16. We hope that Romney will return with more specific and honest policies, and that Obama will return with more passion and aggression.
Romney Out-Performed Obama On Education-Focused Comments During First Presidential Debate: Insider Survey
Neither Romney nor Obama received high marks for their speeches at last month’s conventions. Instead, those surveyed consider
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