Presidential Debates

The Exchange
10:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Recapping the Presidential Debates!

After last night President Obama and Governor Romney have squared off three times along with one event starring the VP candidates.  Lots of issues have been covered from the economy to foreign policy and many times the tone was contentious.  We’ll look at who won these debates…who may have received a 'bump' from them and how we’ll continue to hear the themes that were raised up until election day. 


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Elections 2012
9:03 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Fact-Checking the Debates

Word of Mouth
11:34 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Here's What's Awesome! Debate Edition

More Specifically: We're talking debate memes, and how they are made.

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Word of Mouth
1:27 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

The Debate Gets Graded

DonkeyHotey via Flickr Creative Commons

Last night, millions watched, listened, or otherwise followed last night’s the first debate between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Romney appears the clear winner on Twitter, in snap polls, and even in President Obama’s campaign. Yesterday we spoke to Laura Rochette, co-advisor of the debate team at St. Paul’s School, the prep school where Massachusetts Senator John Kerry got his debating chops.

Elections 2012
9:50 am
Thu October 4, 2012

St. Anselm Students Tune In To Presidential Debate

St. Anselm College students Lyndsay Robinson and Nolan Varee.
Sheryl Rich-Kern

About 50 students and faculty members gathered at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm’s Wednesday night to watch the debate.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Reaction to the Presidential Debate in Denver

2012 presidential debate in Denver.
Michael Jolly Flickr

In Denver, president Obama and republican nominee Mitt Romney faced off in the first of three forums. The focus was domestic policy - from jobs to taxes to federal debt. We're playing back some debate highlights, covering the major themes....and are including your thoughts in our conversation.


Wayne Lesperance – professor of political science at New England College and director of the Center for Civic Engagement

It's All Politics
9:32 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Live Blog: Obama & Romney's First Debate

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participate in the first presidential debate at Magness Arena at the University of Denver on Wednesdasy, moderated by Jim Lehrer of the PBS NewsHour.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 12:38 pm

President Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, engaged Thursday night in a sometimes spirited, but always cordial, debate that got very technical at times.

It was the "corporate executive" (Romney) vs. the "government professor" (Obama) and the GOP nominee appeared to be "full of confidence and full of sales pitch," NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving says, while Obama put pressure on the Republican to explain what he would do as president.

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Elections 2012
6:25 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Special Coverage: Presidential Debates

NHPR  will air special coverage for all the presidential debates and the vice presidential debate on October 3, 11, 16 and 22.  In addition, WNYC Radio's "Swing State Radio Network"  in New York is providing a special one-hour live call-in show that will air from 8 - 9 p.m. before each debate specifically for the swing states. 

Oct. 3: First presidential debate on domestic policy

Campaign 2012
8:30 am
Sun January 8, 2012

Occupy Protesters Demonstrate at Presidential Debates

Occupy New Hampshire outside Republican Presidential Debate at St. Anselm's College
Jonathan Lynch

Members of Occupy New Hampshire returned to Manchester Saturday to demonstrate outside of the Republican Presidential Debate at St. Anselm's College and spread their message of economic inequality.

Nearly five months after Occupy New Hampshire’s last tents were torn down in Veteran’s Park, the ninety-nine percenters returned to Manchester to demonstrate against what they perceive to be growing economic inequality across the nation.

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