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Jonesing for a political debate? 4th District still has two left.

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So maybe you were initially relieved when the high-stakes presidential debates were finished. Maybe you wondered what was the point of the name-calling and mud-slinging that passed for the U.S. Senate debates between U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon. But maybe, now, come the weekend with a mere 10 days left before Election […] [Read More]

What Obama and Romney must accomplish at next debate

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After wilting under the heat of Mitt Romney’s attacks in the first presidential debate in Denver, Barack Obama is hoping to rebound with an improved performance at their second encounter on Tuesday.So what do Obama and Romney need to accomplish in their debate at Hofstra University in New York? Here are five goals of each candidate. [Read More]

Six things that Joe Biden, Paul Ryan must do in their VP debate

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Historically, says Emory University debate coach Bill Newnam, “vice presidential debates have not mattered.”

But in the aftermath of President Obama’s disastrous performance in last Wednesday night’s first presidential debate, which helped Republican Mitt Romney erase the Democratic incumbent’s yearlong lead in the polls, “the stakes in Thursday night’s debate are astronomical for both candidates,” notes University of Michigan debate director Aaron Kall.

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