Presidential Debate

Big Bird (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Bird And America Want No Part Of The Big Bird Attack Ad

The Obama campaign’s thinking – or non-thinking – that America will be distracted by Big Bird when there are so many other really important issues involving real people is nothing more than an insult to every Americans’ intelligence.

10/11/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

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New Yorkers Looking To Be Big Bird For Halloween Amid Political Debate

Quite a few New Yorkers going out on Halloween said Wednesday that they were planning to portray a fine feathered friend who stands 8 feet 2 inches tall, and who has found himself at the center of a political debate lately.

CBS New York–10/10/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

Ellis Henican On The Couch

The Funny Side Of The News With Columnist Ellis Henican

All week, The Couch has kept you up to date on the imporant news. On Friday, we took a look at the big stories – from a different perspective.

10/05/2012

Mitt Romney collects his papers after the debate (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Upon Further Review: Mitt Romney May Have Cheated To Win The Debate

There was a moment in the debate that will be discussed in the days ahead that everyone missed until yesterday. A review of the debate tape reveals that, apparently, Mitt Romney needed a cheat sheet to keep the lies straight.

10/05/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Passes The Buck On Debate Loss Just Like He Blames Others For Failures Of Past 4 Years

As usual, President Barack Obama is passing the blame. On the campaign trail in Denver on Thursday, Obama was spreading the blame around for his pathetic debate performance on Wednesday night against GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney.

10/04/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Weighs In On First Presidential Debate; Hofstra Begins Preps For 2nd Debate

Bloomberg downplayed the importance of the first presidential debate as an indicator of how the election may go, noting some past losers did well in the first head-to-head event.

10/04/2012

Mitt Romney and Michelle and Barack Obama (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Gives Obama Debate Trouncing As Anniversary Gift

While Michelle Obama was complaining to the media that yesterday wasn’t much of a 20th anniversary for her and her husband, Mitt Romney was planning his anniversary gift to be presented on the national stage – a slam dunk performance in the first presidential debate against the basketball-loving president.

10/04/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: In A Cautious Debate Obama Gets The Points He Needed

Like Reagan’s cautious approach to the debates in 1984, Obama knows he is the president. Obama was the cautious champ, picking his moments and more concerned with overplaying his hand than winning every point in the first meeting.

10/04/2012

Mitt Romney (left), President Barack Obama

President Obama, Romney Try To Woo The Middle Class In First Debate

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over plans for taxes and creating jobs as they shared the stage for the first time Wednesday in a high-stakes debate with the power to reshape the race for the White House.

10/03/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Path To Debate Victory

Obama has many challenges to winning tonight’s debate, but having Mitt Romney as his opponent gives him a path to victory.

10/03/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Does Mitt Romney Have An October Surprise For The Debate?

Is Mitt Romney planning an October surprise of sorts for tonight? Has he been saving big policy announcements and details for the debate?

10/03/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Will Be Incredible In The Presidential Debate

Romney – the challenger – will be incredible. Obama – the incumbent – will be damaged. The question is, how severely he will be damaged?

10/03/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Says He Is Bored With Debate Prep, Really He’s Afraid To Defend His Failed Record

Preparing for this debate has got to be the most depressing thing Obama has ever done. He must be staring at facts and figures that he can hardly believe – and then realize he has to defend them come Wednesday night – with his biggest critic, Mitt Romney – and the nation – staring at him. It’s going to be terrible for Obama.

10/02/2012

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