. Jim Lehrer

Presidential Debate #1: Obama and Romney on Medicaid

Posted on 10/4/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsDebate #1 moderator Jim Lehrer devoted a segment to the national debt. The discussion turned to Medicaid. Obama on Medicaid Romney on Medicaid See also: Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on Medicare Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on the health care law Join the online discussion Election 2012 Debate Season

Presidential Debate #1: Obama and Romney on the Health Care Law

Posted on 10/4/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsDebate #1 moderator Jim Lehrer devoted a segment to the health care law. Here are some of the highlights. Romney on the health care law Obama on the health care law See also: •    Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on Medicare •    Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on Medicaid •    Join the online discussion Election 2012 Debate Season

Presidential Debate #1: Obama and Romney on Medicare

Posted on 10/4/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsWhen debate #1 moderator Jim Lehrer devoted a segment to Social Security and Medicare, the discussion focused on Medicare. Here are some of the highlights. Obama on Social Security and Medicare Romney on Social Security and Medicare Obama on a premium support plan Romney on a premium support plan See also: •    Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on the health care law •    Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on Medicaid •    Join the online discussion Election 2012 Debate Season

Understanding the Presidential Debate Game

Posted on 10/2/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsIf you’ve watched a few presidential debates over the years, you’ve probably been a bit puzzled by some of what takes place. Why do the candidates stand stiffly at podiums, instead of relaxing in chairs? Since it’s supposed to be an argument, why don’t they actually just talk to each other? Who writes the questions, and are they a surprise to the candidates, or do they get to see them in advance? Why are the Democratic and Republican candidates invited, but not …

5 Ways to Stay Out of the Presidential Debate Spin Cycle

Posted on 10/1/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsWith President Obama holding a narrow lead in the polls and looking to close the sale, and challenger Mitt Romney searching for a game-changing big play, the stakes in this year’s presidential debates are probably even higher than usual. The initial debate, which will focus on domestic policy, takes place on Wednesday at 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) in Denver, with PBS NewsHour host Jim Lehrer moderating. From PBS, here’s a preview of the debate. Even before the candidates meet on stage, both campaigns are furiously trying to …

A Debate on Our Issues? I’ll Drink to That!

Posted on 09/28/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsAs a lifelong political junkie, I’m looking forward to next week’s presidential debates like a sports fan looks forward to a playoff game. Now that I’m in my 50s, watching the televised debates won’t be quite the party occasion that it might have been 30-odd years ago, when friends and I would liven things up by taking a swig of beer every time one of the candidates mentioned the word “jobs” or “taxes.” Still, it should be fun to see …