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Instant Polls Show Obama Won Final Debate

via David Jackson, USA Today President Obama won Monday’s foreign policy debate in a pair of instant polls, in one of them decisively. In a survey by CBS News, 53% awarded the debate to Obama, to 23% for Republican Mitt Romney and 24% undecided. An instant CNN poll found a closer contest as 48% favored … Continue reading

Mitt Romney’s Changes Stance On Abortion, Poses Challenge To Ryan Before Debate

via Gregory J. Krieg, ABC News Mitt Romney says he has no plans to push new anti-abortion laws if elected, a position that could put him at odds with parts of his core constituency and his own running mate, Paul Ryan. “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become … Continue reading

Romney Receives Much Needed Boost From Debate

via Jonathan Mann, CNN Mitt Romney was ready. After nearly two-dozen debates against fellow Republicans earlier in his campaign and exacting preparation in the months since, the Republican candidate had his first chance to debate with Barack Obama face-to-face. The result seemed so imbalanced that even some of the president’s supporters quickly conceded defeat. “It … Continue reading

Where Is The Pro-Choice Movement?

via Charles P. Pierce, Esquire The remarks of Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, and Akin’s stubborn refusal to defenestrate himself to placate the party’s leaders who want him gone for saying things that they all agree should never be said out loud, has occasioned much guffawing and posturing — and, very probably, fundraising — … Continue reading

Candy Crowley: First Female To Moderate Presidential Debate In 20 Years

via Brian Montopoli, CBS News The Commission on Presidential Debates have announced the moderators for the three presidential debates and the vice presidential debate set to take place in October. Among them is the first female presidential debate moderator in two decades. CNN’s Candy Crowley is set to moderate a town hall-style debate on October … Continue reading

Mitt Romney And The Power Of Playing Dumb

via Steve Kornacki, Salon Mitt Romney has gotten to be pretty good at playing dumb, and he showed it Sunday morning. The setting was the fifteenth Republican presidential debate, the final such event before Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary.  One of the most baffling features of the previous debates — including the one held just ten hours before … Continue reading

Sunday’s GOP Debate: 6 Takeaways

via Maggie Haberman, Politico If it’s Sunday, it’s meet the candidates. In a debate moderated by “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, the six remaining major GOP presidential hopefuls took the stage for the second time in 12 hours — and this one was a far livelier and entertaining debate than the forum the night … Continue reading

Jon Huntsman Will Not Attend Next Debate In Las Vegas

via Michael D. Shear, The New York Times Jon M. Huntsman Jr. won’t be at the next debate, in Las Vegas. But it’s not a sleight by the organizers. Mr. Huntsman is boycotting the event on Tuesday to protest the state’s decision to hold its caucus on Jan. 14. That decision has complicated the voting … Continue reading

Rick Perry Subjects Ron Paul To A ‘Rick Lazio Moment’

Most of the post-debate media chatter centered on the sparks that flew between top-tier candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. That’s to be expected, of course — that’s precisely the way the media framed the debate going in to last night. And for the most part, that’s the story today, with the addition of some … Continue reading

Analysis: Who Won the Republican Presidential Debate?

The organizers of Wednesday night’s debate did their best to turn the eight person debate into one that was really about two people: Perry and Romney. And, in that match-up, Romney came out the winner.  He was confident and solid throughout the entirety of the debate, a benefit of being a two-time presidential candidate. He stuck … Continue reading

Perry, Romney Clash At Republican Debate

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney clashed from the opening bell of a Republican presidential candidates’ debate Wednesday, challenging each other on job creation, health care and Social Security in pointed exchanges that signaled their burgeoning rivalry is likely to dominate the contest in the months ahead. Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, used his first … Continue reading

6 Hot-Button Issues the GOP Presidential Hopefuls Dodged in the Debate

In Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate, moderators Brian Williams of NBC and John Harris of Politico grilled the candidates a range of hot-button issues, lingering longer on some—immigration, for instance—than others. But plenty more issues got neglected altogether, including the GOP candidates’ positions on the growing power of money in politics and red-hot social issues such as … Continue reading

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