Presidential Debates


Wed October 3, 2012
It's All Politics

Paul Ryan Says TV And Politics Don't Always Mix. Does He Have A Point?

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 4:19 pm

Workers prepare Wednesday for the presidential debate at the University of Denver. Experts differ over whether even a televised debate is a good forum for sharing very specific details about policy proposals.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Responding to calls that the Republican presidential ticket provide more detail about some of its policy proposals, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says TV isn't always the right medium for such specifics.

"I don't have the time," Paul Ryan told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this week, when asked about his proposed revenue neutral tax cut. "It would take me too long to go through all the math."

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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

In Denver, Pre-Debate Poll Shows Majority Think Country Headed in Wrong Direction

Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
KUNC file photo

A new poll released to coincide with tonight’s Presidential debate at the University of Denver shows deep pessimism among Americans about the direction of the country and trust in government. 

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Wed October 3, 2012

With Debate In Denver, Udall Says Colorado Plays Role In Nation's Future

U.S. Senate
  • Nathan Heffel speaking with Mark Udall

All eyes will be on Colorado tonight as the University of Denver hosts the first presidential debate. We recently sat down with Colorado Senator Mark Udall to discuss the role Colorado is playing in this year’s campaign, as well as the issues facing the state as the election nears.

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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