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UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

Audio clip spurs social media debate over yanny or laurel

If you haven’t heard about Yanny vs. Laurel, you likely will.


Idaho Democratic candidates vary slightly in debate

Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state’s biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Idaho GOP candidates clash in lieutenant governor debate

Republican hopefuls in Idaho’s crowded lieutenant governor race attempted to distinguish what made them uniquely qualified to run for the open position during a Thursday debate that saw some sharp …


U.S. Census: Yakima officials debate merits of White House decision to ask about citizenship

Critics say asking census respondents if they are U.S. citizens will lead to inaccurate counts and a resulting in drop federal funding, while supporters say it’s the only surefire way …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

House OKs spy program after Trump tweets spark confusion

President Donald Trump’s puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law – with a new restriction …


Senator: Russian trolls using NFL debate to sow discord

Russian internet trolls are exploiting the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to stir up divisions in the United States, a Republican on the Senate intelligence committee …


Former Australian prime minister says he was head-butted by gay rights advocate

Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged restraint in the nation’s same-sex marriage debate after a former prime minister who gave the people a direct say in the divisive issue said …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Merkel, rival Schulz spar over Turkey in TV election debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are poised to hold their only televised debate Sunday, three weeks before the country’s general election.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Le Pen and Macron come out swinging in high-stakes TV debate

In a heated, high-pressure primetime TV debate, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron warned of “civil war” if his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen is elected, saying Wednesday that her hard-line …


Stark French choice: Fiery Le Pen or novice Macron

France’s presidential candidates could hardly be more different: Pro-European progressive Emmanuel Macron is facing far-right, anti-immigration Marine Le Pen in their only direct debate Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s runoff election. …


France’s 11 candidates to face off in major election debate

The 11 candidates in France’s presidential race are preparing to face off in a crucial debate Tuesday evening, less than three weeks before the first round of the election.


Debate team a role model for politicians

Unlike last year’s presidential debates, there were no claims of malfunctioning microphones or leaked questions. Once again, the kids and their competitors outclassed much of what we see from candidates …


CNN accepts contributor Brazile’s resignation

CNN says it is “completely uncomfortable” to learn through WikiLeaks that former commentator Donna Brazile had contacted the Clinton campaign ahead of time about a question that would be posed …


Murray, Vance meet in second Senate debate

Republican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second …


Chris Cillizza: Winners and losers from the final presidential debate

Washington Post columnist Chris Cillizza watched the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He tweeted, took some notes and picked winners and losers. Read his choices.


Debate stunner: Trump won’t say he’ll accept election result

Threatening to upend a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month’s election if he loses to …


Governor debate: Inslee and Bryant spar in 3rd contest

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant clashed over the death penalty, Hanford lawsuits and their visions of the state in their third debate on Wednesday.


Debate moderator: Fox’s Wallace extracts headline with follow-up question

Fox News’ Chris Wallace worked hard Wednesday to keep the final presidential debate substantive with tough questions to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but it was the simplest of queries …


Debate moment: That time Trump refused to say he’ll accept election result

Sometimes, the answer to a debate question seems obvious. Donald Trump, will you absolutely accept the results of this presidential election? He dodged. Twice.


Debate analysis: A promising start, then more of same

When the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump started, it seemed as if it might be the best of the three and certainly Trump’s best. By the …


Debate fact check: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both struggled in the final presidential debate to explain comments from their past. A look at some of the claims from the debate:


Trump won’t say if he’d accept an electoral loss

Donald Trump declined to say during Wednesday night’s debate whether he would accept the results of the presidential election if he lost.


Trump v. Clinton: How to stream the last presidential debate

You can still watch the final televised presidential debate Wednesday even if you don’t have a TV.


Presidential debate: Trump, Clinton hone final arguments for Round 3

It was barely three weeks ago that Donald Trump opened the first presidential debate by asking, with faux deference, if it was OK to refer to his opponent as “Secretary …


Trump declares war on the Republican Party four weeks before Election Day

Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to …


Unlike first, second presidential debate doesn’t set viewership record

An estimated 66.5 million people watched the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, down from the record-setting audience who saw their first match but on par with the …


Trump campaign manager accuses lawmakers of sexual harassment

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway accused some unnamed members of Congress of sexual harassment Sunday night, after a slew of GOP lawmakers withdrew their support for Trump after footage …


Debate fact check: Trump, Clinton and their claims

Donald Trump mischaracterized the record on Hillary Clinton’s defense of her husband and her own treatment of women when he brought up Bill Clinton’s sexual history and other episodes of …


Debate analysis: This could be one for the ages

The question has been asked so many times over the past 16 months of this presidential election that it has become a cliche: Has anyone ever seen anything quite like …


Debate moderators: Trump takes fight to Cooper, Raddatz, too

Donald Trump took on the two moderators of Sunday’s presidential debate almost as avidly as he assailed his opponent Hillary Clinton, repeatedly needling them and at one point implicitly calling …