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Debate Liveblogging: Drink Whenever you Hear Financial Crisis

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I should start keeping track of how many times the phrase "financial crisis" is said by anyone on the broadcast.At least the debate is focusing on the most important thing in the race.A very very nervous questioner just asked the candidates how voters could trust either of them since both parties were responsible for the financial collapse.I think point goes to McCain here. He seemed more engaging as he offered up a whole lot of jury-rigged statistics. Who cares if the information is out of...Read Full Story

Debate Liveblogging: McCain Blames Dems for Housing Crisis

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John McCain drew first blood by pointing out that the Democratic congress was in charge as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gathered risky assetts that led to a financial housing collapse."There were some of us that stood up against it. There were others who took a hike."Obama countered that the deregulation of the financial system was the key to the financial crisis and that McCain's preference for deregulation was dangerous.After the two pointed fingers at each other, Obama added: "You're not...Read Full Story

Debate Liveblogging: Brokaw Will NOT be in McCain's Cabinet

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Upon being asked who they would appoint to the position of Treasury Secretary, John McCain and Barack Obama both agreed Warren Buffett would be a strong choice.McCain opened his comments with "not you Tom" and went on to suggest the CEO of e-Bay. Barack Obama emphasized the middle class again.Read Full Story

Debate Liveblogging: 'You Need Someone Working for You'

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The debate opened on the economy (surprise!) and Barack Obama targeted his answer at the middle class, emphasizing the need for reforms that would help them instead of CEOs with "golden parachutes."John McCain's answer was more generalized, saying "let's not raise taxes on anybody."Read Full Story

Gloves Come Off Heading Into Second Debate

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Technicians make final preparations on the stage where Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will debate October 6, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. Belmont University is hosting the Town Hall Presidential Debate on Tuesday October 7th. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America)Second Presidential DebateWhen: 6 PM ET (9 PM PT)Where: Belmont University in Nashville, TennesseeFormat: Town HallModerator: Tom...Read Full Story

Palin Embraces Much-Derided Folksy Image in Debate

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Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the vice presidential debate at the Field House of Washington University's Athletic Complex on October 2, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The highly anticipated showdown between the two vice-presidential candidates will be their only debate before the election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)I read a good joke today: What's the difference between Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin? Lipstick.Palin's task...Read Full Story

The Debate Must Go On!

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Technicians prepare the stage for the scheduled presidential debate at the Ford Center at the University of Mississippi September 25, 2008 in Oxford, Mississippi. Uncertainty over the debate developed yesterday as the campaign of Senator John McCain (D-AZ) requested a postponement of the debate as scheduled due to the nation's financial turmoil. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America) In case you haven't heard, the debate will go on.Following a back and forth between the...Read Full Story

2008 Presidential Debate Schedule

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PBS personality Jim Lehrer and Bob Schieffer at the American News Women's Club 12th Annual Roast & Toast in 2004. Lehrer and Scheiffer will moderate two of the upcoming Presidential debates. (Photo by Stephen J. Boitano/Getty Images Entertainment)All Presidential Debates are scheduled at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific) and will be featured on all major broadcast and cable news stations. The debates are sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates.First Presidential DebateWhen: Friday...Read Full Story