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Biden and Ryan Spar in First and Only Vice Presidential Debate

Friday, October 12, 2012

After Romney's winning debate performance last week, last night's vice presidential debate was highly anticipated. Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, reviews the event. 

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Opinion: Martha Raddatz Wins Lively Debate in a Landslide

Friday, October 12, 2012

Anyone who thought that debates were, well, boring was proven wrong. That’s good for civic engagement, for getting the next generation excited and involved in politics.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

VP Debate Preview

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nia-Malika Henderson, national political reporter for The Washington Post, previews the Vice Presidential debate tonight.

→ Tonight's Coverage: On-Air Preview at 8pm | Watch and Live Chat | Debate Bingo!

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On The Media

The Post-Game Wrap-Up

Friday, October 05, 2012

The first presidential debate of the season electrified Romney's supporters and disappointed Obama's. Brooke looks at the reaction to the debate, and checks in on what the pundits are saying.

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The Takeaway

Recapping Last Night's Debate

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Now that some of the smoke has cleared around last night's presidential debate, it is time to ask the questions that really matter, like what will this debate mean come November? It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale was in Denver last night during the debates. Political reporter Jason Smith joins The Takeaway from Romney's home state of Michigan to give us a full recap of the debate.

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The Takeaway

The First Debate, and the Swing Vote

Thursday, October 04, 2012

How much of an impact do the debates really have when it comes to the ever-important swing vote? Six independent voters join The Takeaway to discuss the highs and lows of the first televised debate.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Is Romney's debate victory a game-changer?

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Is Romney's debate victory a game-changer?

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Opinion: So What? It Doesn't Matter that Obama Lost the First Debate

Thursday, October 04, 2012

in the average election year, you can accurately predict where the race will stand after the debates by knowing the state of the race before the debates.

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Play | Debate Bingo!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Watching the debate tonight? Why not watch and chat with us while we play interactive debate bingo! Get a fresh card, fill in your tiles as the candidates (or moderators) call out your terms, and tweet out when you've got a winner. Got beef with what constitutes a tile? Come chat it out or hash it out at #debatebingo.

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Opinion: 7 Things to Watch for in the First Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

With polls closer than you think, Wednesday night's debate could be a game-changer. Here's what we're watching for.

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The Takeaway

Candy Crowley: The First Woman to Moderate a Presidential Debate in 20 Years

Monday, September 24, 2012

As the host of CNN's State of the Union and the network's chief political correspondent, Candy Crowley has made a career of holding politicians accountable. A new challenge awaits her this political season: On Tuesday, October 16, Crowley will moderate the second presidential debate.

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The Takeaway

Who Should Moderate the Presidential Debates? A Response

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Today The Takeaway spoke with Carole Simpson, the first woman and first minority to solely moderate a presidential debate. Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, wrote to respond to some of Carole’s comments.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debating the Internet

Monday, April 16, 2012

Siva Vaidhyanathan, chair of the Media Studies Department at the University of Virginia and the author of The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry), previews his Intelligence Squared defense of the argument that, "When it comes to politics, the Internet is closing our minds."

→ Event: Intelligence Squared debate with Eli Pariser, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Evgeny Morozov and Jacob Weisberg on Tuesday, April 17 at the NYU Skirball Center. Watch Live.

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It's A Free Country ®

Chat Transcript: CNN GOP Debate in Florida

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Republican candidates convene in Jacksonville, Fla. tonight for the final debate before the Florida primary. Join It’s A Free Country as we host a live-chat of the conversation starting at 7:45!

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Watch and Live Chat: GOP Florida Debate on NBC

Monday, January 23, 2012

After a big win in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich tries to take his case to Florida while Mitt Romney hopes to re-establish his front-runner position. Monday night's debate will go a long way towards defining the conversation in the Sunshine State, and as always the It's A Free Country politics team will be live-chatting during the debate. 

Join Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale, Jody Avirgan and more from WNYC -- chat starts at 8:45pm EST, debate kicks off at 9!

NOTE: We expect to have a live video stream available here. In the meantime, you can visit the NBC politics page for their stream.

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Opinion: CNN Was Right to ask Gingrich About Open Marriage

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gingrich misrepresented King’s question – and its newsworthiness. That Gingrich’s ex-wife accused him of having an affair might not be “news.” But that it comes after Gingrich himself spent months trying to get Bill Clinton impeached for lying about Monica Lewinsky IS.

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The Takeaway

Romney Fights Off Attacks in South Carolina to Remain the Front Runner

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Only four days left until the South Carolina Republican presidential primary. That means only four days for the candidates to derail front-runner Mitt Romney off the path to the GOP nomination. At last night's debate in Myrtle Beach Romney fended off attacks on his business record, his personal wealth, and his moral character.

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The Takeaway

A Review of the Iowa Republican Debate

Friday, December 16, 2011

Republican presidential candidates held their final debate last night in Sioux City just weeks before the Iowa caucus takes place on January 3. In the Fox News debate candidates attempted to draw distinctions from one another and defend their record to conservative voters. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll shows Newt Gingrich gaining ground on consistent front runner Mitt Romney. But some voters are still undecided.

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The Takeaway

GOP Holds Final Debate Before Iowa Caucus

Friday, December 16, 2011

Republican presidential candidates held their final debate last night in Sioux City just weeks before the Iowa caucus takes place on January 3. In the Fox News debate candidates attempted to draw distinctions from one another and defend their record to conservative voters. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll shows Newt Gingrich gaining ground on consistent front runner Mitt Romney. But some voters are still undecided.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Keeping Latino Voters Away from the GOP?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Matt Barreto, advisor to impreMedia/Latino Decisions polling and a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, discussed the findings of a new poll, which suggests that Latino voters do not care as much about religion or social issues as previously thought.

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