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2011-03-31 01:59:43

Research from Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Bristol calls into question people's ability to form their own judgements about their preferred election candidate after finding voters could be heavily swayed by 'the worm' - a continuous response tracking measure this is increasingly being used in live election debates around the world. The study "Social Influence in Televised Election Debates: A Potential Distortion of Democracy" is published today (30 March) in the...

2011-01-06 00:01:47

Riveting debates, spirited discussions, and an active community are all elements of Debate.org that convinced Juggle.com to seize the opportunity to acquire the website at the turn of the year. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) January 5, 2011 Online reference resource Juggle.com has announced that it has acquired leading online debate website, Debate.org. This acquisition will strengthen Juggle's portfolio of content rich websites by adding a site that features a debate platform, active forums, and a...

2010-09-21 12:54:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with a longstanding commitment of bringing critical issues to Illinois voters via candidate debates, ABC 7 will partner with the League of Women Voters and the Illinois Broadcasters Association to broadcast two commercial free debates, "VOTE 2010: THE CANDIDATES DEBATE." Good Morning America anchor and ABC's Chief Political Correspondent George Stephanopoulos will moderate the debate between Illinois senatorial candidates on October 19 from...

2010-05-25 12:45:00

STERLING, Va., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neustar (NYSE: NSR), a recognized leader in Internet and telecom infrastructure and security solutions, today announced its proud support for the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) debate "The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated" on June 8 at the Newseum. The popular Oxford-style debate series is based in New York City, and Neustar's underwriting makes possible this first IQ2US debate in Washington, D.C. (Logo:...

2009-09-23 12:10:00

BOSTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One person really can change the world. Well, in this case, maybe it takes two. Tired of the outbursts at Congressional Town Hall meetings, and hateful demonstrations that continue to pit person against person and Democrat against Republican, the hosts of a popular weekly political show on the Internet have created the National Debate Series (http://nationaldebateseries.com) to promote a healthy discussion of issues. The forums will take place...

2009-06-30 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of attendees at the International Society of Technology in Education's (ISTE) National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) and thousands more online participated in an Oxford-style debate June 30, 2009. Moderated by Robert Siegel of NPR, the debate tackled the proposition, "Bricks and mortar schools are detrimental to the future of education." Debate panelists included two high school students from the National Forensics League as well as...

2009-01-08 08:00:00

$250,000 debate scholarship program announces new energy independence competition to coincide with Pres-Elect Obama's first 100 days in office Calling all High School Students to determine your community's biggest energy challenge, and do something about it! PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Now Debate This, America's only national online educational debate and $250,000 high school scholarship contest, announced a new, exciting competition to the 2009 program year to coincide with...

2008-10-01 12:00:24

A focus group of state education leaders from around the country will be conducted during the October 15 presidential debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama as they discuss education issues and other domestic concerns. Education has been a back burner issue for much of the presidential campaigns, even though the controversial No Child Left Behind Act is up for renewal in Congress this year. The final presidential debate will be the last opportunity for the candidates to...

2008-09-27 00:00:16

FLEMINGTON, N.J., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HCD Research, Inc. announced that the results of a study conducted tonight on Americans' reactions to key issues during the presidential debate are now available on http://www.mediacurves.com/ . (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071204/NYTU133LOGO ) The study, which was hosted on the firm's mediacurves.com web site, was conducted by HCD Research and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO), among...

2008-09-17 09:00:27

MySpace, the world's premier social network, and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced the launch of its toolset for MyDebates.org, a new website that will house interactive tools for viewers to virally engage in the political process, including a personalized issue scorecard, polling, reportable national statistics, live web streaming and much more. MyDebates.org is part of a landmark partnership between MySpace and the CPD for the upcoming presidential and vice...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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