October 4, 2012 There was plenty of media spin and punditry in Wednesday's debate, not just in Denver but on Twitter. The candidates appeared to be lacking in real zingers. Instead, it turns out the real conversation was happening through social media.
October 4, 2012 President Obama came across as defensive and lackluster, while Romney sounded confident and may have begun a late-season pivot to the center. It may not be enough to erase Obama's polling lead, even in the short run, but Democrats will want to hone their messages for the debates to come.
October 4, 2012 President Obama did some truth-stretching as well, say the nonpartisan watchdogs who parse candidates' words.
October 4, 2012 In Virginia, the consensus of a small group of undecided voters was that Republican Mitt Romney won the debate, putting together a more "focused and sincere" performance," while President Obama "seemed to be struggling to make his point."
October 3, 2012 Responding to calls that the Republican presidential ticket provide more detail about some of its policy proposals, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says TV isn't always the right medium for such specifics. And a spokesman for Mitt Romney says tonight's debate also has its limits.
October 3, 2012 Watchdogs will be paying close attention to what President Obama and Mitt Romney say. There are several outlets to choose from if you want to see what the fact checkers are saying.
October 3, 2012 After months of campaigning, President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, finally go head-to-head Wednesday night in Denver for the first of three debates. They'll address the economy, health care and more. Join us for a live discussion and share your reactions.