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Today’s fun video: Debate set to music

Tuesday night's debate, if the questioners, moderator and candidates could sing.

Today’s fun video: Warmup for tonight

 

A website known as “Bad Lip Reading” has taken clips from the first presidential debate and substituted new words. Worth a watch, and one can only wonder what they'll do with tonight's debate.

Triple-header debate night

Political junkies can watch a debate triple-header tonight, or as much of three different matchups as they can stand.

The second presidential debate, this one a Town Hall style matchup, starts tonight at 6 p.m. Pacific. The 90-minute debate is live on the three major networks, the cable news channels and C-Span. If you have the TV on, you'll actually have to work a little bit not to see it.

At 8 p.m., the final Washington gubernatorial debate takes place in Seattle at KING-TV, and will be carried in Spokane on KREM-TV Channel 2, which is part of the Belo network. At 9 p.m., KSPS-TV Channel 7 will air the U.S. Senate debate; it was taped last Friday afternoon (our story is here) and aired in Seattle that evening, but this is the first time it has been broadcast in Spokane. (Editor's note: An early version of this post listed the wrong time for the Senate debate.)

Democrats are gathering to watch the presidential and gubernatorial debate at the Obama campaign Spokane field office, 239 W. Main. No word yet on a Republican gathering to watch the festivities.

Today’s fun video: Debate in 120 seconds

If you missed Wednesday's presidential debate (and let's face it, some of us had other things to do last night) you can get enough of it to join in today's water cooler and coffee break discussions with a video from BuzzFeed.

Sorry, but the embed coding has problems, and won't load for all browsers. It seems to be working fine on the BuzzFeed site, however, If you don't see it below, it can be found here.

 

Fact-checking the presidential debate

Viewers of the presidential debate Wednesday night might have felt like they were drowning in facts and figures at some point.

There were $5 trillion deficits and $2 trillion defense expenditures and $716 billion Medicare cuts and a question of whether Medicare was going to go to vouchers and . . .

So who was telling the truth, and who was stretching it? Both candidates had challenges with their facts, or so conclude several organizations that began dissecting the statements before the debate even finished.

For a round-up of fact checking, click here. 

Debate watching, in a group

For some people, watching the presidential debate is a private affair. For others, it's a good excuse for a party.

If you are among the latter, there are two “debate watch parties” in the Spokane area for this evening's presidential debate.

Democrats will hold their party at the Obama campaign field office, 239 W. Main, Suite A, in downtown, starting at 6 p.m.

GU College Republicans will hold their party at Coughlin Hall on the Gonzaga campus, starting at 5 p.m.

The debate itself starts at 6 p.m., and is scheduled to go for 90 minutes.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

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