Latest United States presidential debates Stories

2009-12-17 12:04:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 /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 Better Government Association to present six political debates in January 2010 prior to the February 2nd primary election. Members of the ABC 7 News Team -- Kathy Brock, Cheryl Burton, Alan Krashesky, Ron Magers and Charles Thomas - -will serve as moderators of VOTE 2010: THE CANDIDATES...

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...

2008-12-09 16:07:00

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McPhail out of televised debates. In an unexpected turn of events Mayoral candidate Sharon McPhail refused to debate with a candidates that were randomly selected after she did not rank in the top four. The Mayoral debates in Detroit on December 2nd 2008 were broadcast live on WADL and featured the top three candidates. In an attempt to be fair to all fifteen candidates WADL made a decision to broadcast three additional...

2008-10-16 12:25:00

The Oct. 15 Presidential debate offered one last big opportunity for John McCain and Barack Obama to prove their mettle and win over voters in this hotly contested election. Since the first debate last month [BusinessWeek, 9/29/08], I have been paying close attention to each candidate's nonverbal communication, which accounts for as much as 93% of the message actually received by viewers. Nonverbal signals include everything from facial expressions, tone of voice, distance, and posture, to...

2008-10-13 06:00:30

By Eric Stark For me, it's all about the debate after the debate. The best TV viewing occurs after the candidates for president and vice president finish their discussions. That's when we find out who blinked too much, who twisted the facts and who was most convincing. It's amazing how quickly they edit the video clips, check the facts and set up interviews. After the vice-presidential debate and the most recent clash between John McCain and Barack Obama, I tuned in to CBS. No, not for...

2008-10-03 06:00:02

By Susan Page ST. LOUIS -- It was a debate that started with high stakes and low expectations. The pre-game chatter held that the only televised encounter between Sarah Palin, who has stumbled in recent interviews, and the loquacious Joe Biden, prone to gaffes, could well turn out to be a train wreck. Instead, the two vice presidential candidates delivered a fierce, fast-talking back-and-forth with tougher criticism than the presidential contenders traded in their first debate last...

2008-10-03 03:00:13

The Press-Telegram will be streaming tonight's vice presidential debate between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden live beginning at 6 p.m. The live stream only works with the Internet Explorer Web browser. The stream is now live: VIDEO: Watch tonight's vice presidential debate live (c) 2008 Press-Telegram Long Beach, CA.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-02 09:00:11

By DAVID BAUDER By David Bauder The Associated Press NEW YORK PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate, dismissed conservative questions about her impartiality because she is writing a book that includes material on Barack Obama. Ifill said Wednesday that she hasn't even written her chapter on Obama for the book "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," which is to be published by Doubleday on Jan. 20 , the day a new president...

2008-10-02 09:00:03

By BETH FOUHY By Beth Fouhy The Associated Press NEW YORK It's easily the most-anticipated vice presidential face-off ever, and Sarah Palin head s into her debate with Joe Biden weighed down by fresh evidence that voters doubt her readiness for the job. A new AP-Gfk poll released Wednesday found that just 25 percent of likely voters believe Palin has the right experience to be president. That's down from 41 percent just after the GOP convention, when the Alaska governor made her...

2008-10-02 09:00:03

By Beth Fouhy Associated Press NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin is heading into her debate with Joe Biden, easily the most-anticipated vice presidential faceoff ever, weighed down by fresh evidence that voters are developing serious doubts about her readiness for the job. A new AP-Gfk poll released Wednesday found that just 25 percent of likely voters believe Palin has the right experience to be president. That's down from 41 percent just after the GOP convention, when the Alaska governor made her...

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