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  1. early and often
    CNN Changes Debate Criteria, Giving Carly Fiorina a Spot on the Main StageAnd making the next “kids’ table” even duller.
  2. 2016
    Fox News Announces Thursday’s Prime-time Debate LineupWhich nine Republicans will get the chance to debate Donald Trump?
  3. debates
    Will Intellectual Combat Ever Top Buckley-Vidal?As the superbly entertaining Best of Enemies shows, they don’t make ’em like those two anymore.
  4. gun control
    Why Gun Control Could Be Like Marriage EqualityOrganizers are following the same three-part plan.
  5. Congress Can’t Quite Decide What to Do About the Confederate FlagRepublicans pulled a spending bill that included an amendment that would permit Confederate flags in federal cemeteries. 
  6. early and often
    How Many 2016 Candidates Can the GOP Handle?With the first debate only three months away, the RNC is trying to separate the front-runner wheat from the also-ran chaff.
  7. controversies
    Should Gay-Marriage Opponents Be ‘Shunned’?A school’s liberal community is in an outcry over a Facebook post.
  8. debates
    Why Banning Gay Men From Donating Blood Is Dumb and WrongRather than singling out one group, all those who engage in at-risk behavior should be scrutinized. 
  9. midterm madness
    Florida Gubernatorial Debate Delayed Due to FanIn one of the weirdest and most Floridian moments in debate history.
  10. the racie to gracie
    Bill de Blasio Doesn’t Care If You See All of Tuesday Night’s Mayoral DebateMeanwhile, the other four candidates are very concerned about NBC’s plan to cut the broadcast short.
  11. the racie for gracie
    Anthony Weiner Is Already Over These Mayoral ForumsAnd he doesn’t care who knows it.
  12. on language
    Creator of GIF Still Adamant About That Soft G“It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
  13. White House Decrees That GIF Is Pronounced With a Hard GNerd fight. 
  14. airport security
    Should Very Small Knives Be Allowed on Airplanes?The TSA says yes; Congress and flight attendants say no.
  15. campaign 2012
    Heilemann on Charlie Rose: Romney Sheds Warmonger Image in DebateSometimes agreeing with Obama isn’t so bad.
  16. early and awkward
    New York’s Senate Debate Borders on Mockery With 50 Shades QuestionWhat we want to know of our public officials?
  17. drink up
    The Debate Beer Tent Was Right Where It Was Supposed to BeNext to the press center.
  18. trumped!
    Donald Trump Plans to Live-Tweet the DebateCites “very popular demand.”
  19. master debaters
    Both Campaigns Are Worried About Candy CrowleyShe might dare to ask follow-up questions.
  20. joetorious
    Romney Campaign Releases Inevitable Laughing Biden AdWhat took them so long?
  21. master debaters
    For the Last Time, Jim Lehrer Is Totally Fine With His Debate PerformanceAt least, he has no “permanent scars.”
  22. master debaters
    Jim Lehrer Defends His Debate PerformanceHe says his mission was to “stay out of the way of the flow.”
  23. master debaters
    The Debate Ratings Are In, and They’re Surprisingly HighABC and Fox News come out on top.
  24. early and awesome
    Where to Watch Wednesday’s Presidential Debate The best places to catch the debate and a drink, no matter where you are.
  25. master debaters
    President Obama Gets in on the Debate Expectations-Lowering Game“Governor Romney is a good debater. I’m just okay,” says Obama.
  26. debate partners
    Ted Olson Will Play Biden in GOP Debate PrepTed Olson, who also argued a victory in Bush vs. Gore
  27. Ann Romney Jokes That Mitt’s Debate Moratorium Was Her IdeaOr did we just glimpse the true power behind the man?
  28. Frank Rich on the National Circus: The GOP’s Season Finale BombsWhat was going on with that Ron Paul–Mitt Romney team-up against Santorum?
  29. politics
    A GOP Presidential Debate Was Actually Canceled Much to the dismay of Newt Gingrich.
  30. the national interest
    Mitt Romney’s Miraculous Free Ride ContinuesWhat happened to Newt’s revenge?
  31. Gingrich Fends Off Attacks in Iowa GOP DebateMitt Romney loses the narrative with $10,000 bet.
  32. stuck in the mittle
    Mitt Romney Declines Donald Trump Debate [Updated]Of the two competitive candidates, Newt Gingrich now stands alone.
  33. master debaters
    What You Missed in the Eleventh GOP Debate Who’s up, who’s down, and who knows how many hills there are in Iran.
  34. bon mots
    Nancy Pelosi ‘Oops’-es Rick Perry on TwitterTheir debate is now unnecessary.
  35. master debaters
    What You Missed in the Ninth GOP DebateSome other minor things happened besides Rick Perry having a stroke.
  36. No Sexual Harassment Talk at Tonight’s Cain-Gingrich DebateJust policy details, not a Cain forte.
  37. photo op
    Ron Paul Has No Idea What Was Happening in This PhotoWay to ruin this dramatic story line, Ron.
  38. debates
    Hecklers Dominate Queens DebateThe candidates running for Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat are feisty, but their audience is feistier.
  39. masterdebaters
    Tim Pawlenty Takes a Seat at the Loser TableWhy participating in tomorrow’s debate might be a bad idea.
  40. newtonium
    Howard Kurtz: Fox Is Crossing Its Fingers Newt Gingrich Will Jump Into the Race by May 3That way their debate won’t totally suck.
  41. 2012
    The Road to the Republican Presidential Nomination Leads Through a LibraryThe Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will once again host the first Republican presidential debate.
  42. early and awkward
    Florida Gubernatorial Candidate’s Secret Debate Help FailAlex Sink’s opponent watches as she gets a secret message.
  43. early and often
    Jay Townsend Tries to Paladino-ize Chuck SchumerRemember that time Schumer called a flight attendant a bad name behind her back?
  44. early and awesome
    In Case You Missed Jimmy McMillan Last NightHere are some highlights from the debate.
  45. early and often
    Carl Paladino Disappears on a Crowded StageThere were no game changers in the debate tonight.
  46. early and awesome
    Jimmy McMillan Shares His Debate StrategyOne: Say Obama a lot. Two: Talk about rent regardless of the question. And three: Be bad.
  47. rand management
    Rand Paul’s Democratic Opponent Attacks Him for Anti-Christian HistoryJack Conway’s new line is a reminder that there aren’t many atheist swing voters in Kentucky.
  48. the new adventures of old christine
    Delaware Debate Demonstrates Why Everyone Loves Christine O’DonnellShe was asked about evolution, secret Chinese war plans, and the Supreme Court.
  49. debates
    Biden vs. Cheney Would Have Been Better If They Were in the Same RoomThe veep and and the former veep debate, sort of.
  50. debates
    Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to Sit on the Same StageWhite-haired guys to debate!
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