Presidential Debates

5:34pm

Tue October 16, 2012
It's All Politics

The Heat Was On At Hofstra: Obama, Romney Have Sharp Debate

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 4:23 am

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In a town hall-style debate that saw the candidates constantly challenge each other on issues ranging from the economy to the handling of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney got up close and personal at times Tuesday night.

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2:37pm

Mon October 15, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney's Business Skills Evident In His Strong Debating Style

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 3:07 pm

Mitt Romney at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3.
Charlie Neibergall AP

2:08pm

Mon October 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Debate Preview: Romney Aide On How GOP Nominee Would Confront Iran

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 8:45 am

Dan Senor, a senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Jason Reed Reuters /Landov
  • Romney adviser Dan Senor talking with NPR's Steve Inskeep

A President Mitt Romney would make the "military option" a credible threat in the effort to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons by repeatedly saying that it "remains on the table, that it is real" and by making sure that senior officials don't imply otherwise, a top foreign policy adviser to the 2012 Republican presidential nominee tells Morning Edition.

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4:17am

Sat October 13, 2012
Presidential Race

Candidates Return To The Trail After VP Debate

Originally published on Sat October 13, 2012 8:15 am

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. It's a time-honored tradition in presidential campaigns to debate after the debate. Both sides are still squabbling now over who won this week's vice presidential faceoff. And on the campaign trail yesterday, the running mates themselves were out spinning for their side. NPR's Ari Shapiro has this round-up of the day on the trail.

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4:23pm

Fri October 12, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Vice Presidential Candidates Spar Over Medicare

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 4:57 pm

Vice President Biden (left) and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan during Thursday's debate.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

It's hardly surprising that Thursday night's vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky., would feature a spirited debate about Medicare. GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is the author of a controversial Medicare proposal that Democrats have been campaigning against for more than a year now.

But fact checkers have raised some flags about some of the claims the candidates made.

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