October 16th, 2012
09:21 AM ET
1 year ago

13 reasons to watch the debate on CNN's platforms and nowhere else

1)1. CNN=The World:

Tonight's debate will focus on foreign policy and international issues, and there is no better network that dominates coverage of the planet than CNN. From our bureaus in the Middle East, China and Africa, to our stellar national security team, to analysis from Christiane Amanpour, CNN owns the story of the world.
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John King: Stakes enormous in second debate
October 16th, 2012
06:30 AM ET
2 years ago

John King: Stakes enormous in second debate

Washington (CNN) - The expectations are very different for Obama vs. Romney, Round 2. And the stakes are enormous.

Democrats are nervous. A race many of them thought was a lock just a few weeks ago is now a dead heat, the momentum with the other side.

Watch CNN's coverage of Tuesday's presidential debate starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Web users can become video editors with a new clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter. Click here for 13 reasons to watch the debate only on CNN.

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Obama expected to 'come out swinging' at Tuesday's debate
October 14th, 2012
03:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama expected to 'come out swinging' at Tuesday's debate

Washington (CNN) – After near-universal bad reviews of his first presidential debate with Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama will bring more energy and passion to his second showdown with the GOP nominee, advisers to the president said Sunday.

Yet the come-out-swinging attitude many Democrats crave could be hindered by the debate's town hall format, which requires a likability factor not completely compatible with aggressive attacks.

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Gibbs: Obama will be more energetic in second debate
October 14th, 2012
10:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs: Obama will be more energetic in second debate

(CNN) – The unenthusiastic President Barack Obama of the first presidential debate won't be showing up for the second showdown with rival Mitt Romney, one of the president's top advisers promised Sunday.

Robert Gibbs, who said Obama was "disappointed" in his first performance on October 3 in Denver, previewed a more vigorous debater for the upcoming matchup Tuesday night in Hempstead, New York.
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Obama on debate: 'I was just too polite'
October 10th, 2012
01:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama on debate: 'I was just too polite'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's heavily criticized debate performance last week was the result of an overabundance of civility, the Democratic incumbent said in a radio interview Wednesday.

"I think it's fair to say I was just too polite, because, you know, it's hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you're saying isn't true. It gets repetitive," Obama said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
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Poll: Obama slightly ahead in Colorado, Romney won debate
October 7th, 2012
03:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Obama slightly ahead in Colorado, Romney won debate

(CNN) – A new poll in Colorado released Sunday indicates President Barack Obama has a narrow advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney among likely voters in the state.

Despite Obama's advantage, the poll also shows Colorado voters overwhelmingly consider Romney the winner of the first presidential debate.
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Johnson campaign claims debate victory, sort of
October 4th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Johnson campaign claims debate victory, sort of

Washington (CNN) - Not invited to participate? No problem. Just declare yourself the winner.

Following last night's debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson's campaign did just that in an email to supporters.
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Team Obama recalibrates, attacks
October 4th, 2012
01:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Obama recalibrates, attacks

(CNN) – Amid a flurry of post-debate speculation over where President Barack Obama's debate sparring gumption was Wednesday in Denver, the Democrat's campaign wove a narrative of a president attempting to keep the debate civil, sticking to answering the questions concerning American voters.

But while Team Obama credited the incumbent with acting collected and presidential, the campaign itself wasted no time in delivering sharp attacks on the substance of Romney's remarks.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debate
CNN Fact Checks: What was truth, and what was not?
October 4th, 2012
06:26 AM ET
Michelle Obama 'excited' about anniversary debate double date
October 3rd, 2012
05:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Michelle Obama 'excited' about anniversary debate double date

Denver (CNN) - To the political world, October 3 is a high-stakes night in the presidential election. But for first lady Michelle Obama, it's the date night that wasn't.

"I told Barack, 'This, you know, attending a presidential debate on my 20th anniversary is probably the worst way for me to spend (it).' ... I get so nervous at these debates," she said in a recent interview alongside her brother, Craig Robinson.

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