Debates

In his Rewrite segment this Friday evening, Lawrence O'Donnell talked to his viewers about his suggestion for how to modify the rules for presidential debates, and I have to say, I couldn't agree with him more. As he rightfully stated, we're not Read more...
"Corporations are people, my friends": In advance of Wednesday's presidential debate, Obama for America has released a new web video to lay out the facts about Mitt Romney's private sector experience. As Valerie Burton, who lost her job to Read more...
Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is setting a low bar for President Barack Obama's debate performance, saying that he only needs to be "believable" to be re-elected. The former House Speaker on Friday told MSNBC that GOP Read more...
It seems the Romney campaign is doing their best to lower expectations for the presidential debates, which start next week. After first engaging in a bit of "poll trutherism" when asked by Fox's Bill Hemmer what he thought of Romney trailing in all Read more...
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says the upcoming debates will be tough because President Barack Obama has a tendency to "say things that aren't true." "I think he's going to say a lot of things that aren't accurate," Romney told Read more...

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From The Last Word's Rewrite segment this Thursday evening, Lawrence O'Donnell gives his take on Rush Limbaugh "working the refs" by attacking the presidential and vice presidential debate moderators, calling them "far left-wing liberal" Democrats Read more...
Big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, resulting in a public less informed than it should be, says Marty Kaplan, Read more...
February 29, 1996 -Sex & Violence And The Jagged Little Pill.
February 29, 1996 - Pres. Clinton hosts Media Summit on Sex & Violence on TV. Steve Forbes on New York Primary ballot. Regulators decide not to sue Hillary Clinton over Whitewater. Gangs involved in rash of high-tech robberies and kidnappings. Steve Forbes accused of "buying" Arizona Primary win. House narrowly refuses government subsidies for sugar and peanuts, approves ending Dairy subsidies. Judges refuses to throw out assisted suicide count against Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Read more...
Elections Past - A 1984 Interview With Alan Cranston And Gary Hart.
Elections Past - A 1984 interview with Democratic Presidential hopefuls Alan Cranston and Gary Hart, Read more...
(h/t Heather at VideoCafe) It's a sign of a self-actualized, mature adult to accept responsibility for one's failings, attempt to correct them and to acknowledge the lessons learned. Then there's Newt Gingrich. Never to be mistaken as a Read more...