Wed October 3, 2012
It's All Politics

Here's Where To Get Your 'Fact Checks' During And After Tonight's Debate

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 3:52 pm

The stage is set: Tonight's debate is at the University of Denver.
Kevin Dietsch UPI /Landov

Looking to see and hear what the fact checkers are saying during and after tonight's presidential debate about the claims made by President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney?

-- says it will be updating on its website and on Twitter. It's also pitching an Argument Ender app.

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Wed October 3, 2012

Storify: Wit & Commentary In The Countdown To The Debate

Debate banners hang along 16th St. Mall in downtown Denver.
University of Denver Flickr - Creative Commons


Wed October 3, 2012

How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question

In a 2004 debate in St. Louis, President Bush answers a question as his opponent, Sen. John Kerry, listens. Both candidates used a number of "pivots" in their debates.
Ron Edmonds AP

Brett O'Donnell is a debate consultant who trains Republican candidates. He has worked with George W. Bush and John McCain, and for a short time earlier this year, he helped prep Mitt Romney.

O'Donnell is an expert on "the pivot."

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Wed October 3, 2012
Presidential Debate

Tonight Is Debate Night In Denver

Two DU students had the chance to stand in for the 2012 presidential candidates while technicians tested the debate hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Barack Obama–Dia Mohamed, Mitt Romney-Zach Gonzales, and Jim Lehrer-Sam Garry.
University of Denver Flickr - Creative Commons

Just when it seems the glare of national attention is getting its brightest, the night is finally here. Wednesday is the first Presidential Debate of the election, starting around 7 p.m. at the University of Denver.

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Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama Vs. Romney: It's Debate Night In Denver

University student Dia Mohamed gets a wireless microphone put on his tie as he stands in for President Barack Obama during rehearsal for the first presidential debate in the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver on Tuesday.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Good morning! The big story today is of course the first presidential debate between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The big picture is that this is Romney's opportunity to tighten a race with a little more than a month to go before the Nov. 6 elections.

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