Stories tagged: debate
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 …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
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. …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
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.
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017
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 …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11:28 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 10:58 p.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 9:39 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
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:
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 6:03 a.m.
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.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 9:39 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 10:11 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 8:57 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016
Dana Milbank: Pence triggers buyer’s remorse
Had Republicans chosen a mainstream conservative like Pence there is every reason to believe that candidate would be leading Clinton.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
Analysis: Vice presidential debate was a proxy war
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton weren’t on the stage at the vice presidential debate here Tuesday night, but it didn’t really matter. They were still front and center.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Viewers’ guide: Low-key vice presidential candidates take debate spotlight Tuesday
We interrupt this year’s slugfest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to bring you their understudies: two low-key, middle-aged guys.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Facts, logic, history don’t matter in this election
We are operating in an alternate universe where the geometry is non-Euclidean, facts don’t matter, history and logic have disappeared.
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016
Froma Harrop: The debate exposes Emperor Trump
The rubber bands Trump’s advisers had wrapped around his brain to hold it together during the debate with Hillary Clinton apparently snapped after about the first half-hour.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Commission acknowledges Trump’s audio troubles in debate, without explanation
Almost immediately after Monday’s presidential debate, Donald Trump complained he was saddled with a “defective mic.” Now, the Commission on Presidential Debates is acknowledging some technical difficulties with Trump’s audio.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
Jonathan Bernstein: Trump takes debate bait, hooks himself
Hillary Clinton was prepared – she always is – and she baited Trump early and often. And Trump got caught each time.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Record 84 million TV viewers tuned in for presidential debate
The contentious first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lived up to its big ratings expectations with an estimated average TV viewership that will top the previous record …