Presidential Debates


Wed October 3, 2012
Presidential Race

Five Takeaways From The First Presidential Debate

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 10:59 pm

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama talk after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Mitt Romney may have given his campaign something of a reset with his performance in the first debate against President Obama.

He appeared more comfortable on stage than the incumbent, and was able at least to lay the groundwork for a message of bipartisanship that could appeal to remaining undecided voters.

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Wed October 3, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Goes On Offense, Pays For It In First Wave Of Fact Checks

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 5:03 am

In their first of three debates, President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney "traded barbs" and stretched some facts, say the nonpartisan watchdogs at

Similarly, the researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center's found examples of truth-stretching by both men.

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Wed October 3, 2012
It's All Politics

Swing State Debate Watchers Give First Round To Romney, And Lehrer The Loss

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 11:09 pm

Kim Deal (left) and Connie Moser, at Deal's house in Occoquan, Va.
Liz Halloran NPR

We headed to Virginia's Prince William County, a swing county in a swing state, to watch Wednesday night's presidential debate with four undecided voters — three of whom voted for Barack Obama in 2008, one who voted for Republican John McCain.

They gathered in the Occoquan home of Kim Deal and Jim Drakes, and were joined by Connie Moser of Dale City and Al Alborn of Manassas.

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Wed October 3, 2012

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: The Denver Presidential Debate

Screencap from the opening of the Presidential Debate held in Denver on October 3rd, 2012

The University of Denver hosted the first Presidential Debate of this election season on Wednesday night, October 3rd. This marked the first time that the debate was held in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Wed October 3, 2012
Presidential Debate

Live Blog Recap: Wednesday's Denver Presidential Debate

The north side of the Ritchie Center at sunrise on Oct. 3
University of Denver Flickr - Creative Commons

The University of Denver makes history tonight as the first school in Colorado to host the debate. Candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama meet for the first debate that will be focusing on domestic issues: the economy, health care, and governance.

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