debates http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McCaskill And Akin Square Off In Final Debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-and-akin-square-final-debate <P>Incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin squared off in their final debate of the campaign last night. Those hoping for a slugfest were probably disappointed.</P> <P>In fact, Akin’s previous “legitimate rape” comment largely went ignored, and the two candidates didn’t cover much new ground.</P> <P>They mostly stuck to the talking points they’ve used on the campaign trail – McCaskill portrayed herself as a moderate.</P> <P>“I’m not worried about upsetting my party," she said, in front of hundreds of potential voters at Clayton High School. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 04:54:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 5561 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill And Akin Square Off In Final Debate Live Blog: Obama & Romney's First Debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-obama-romneys-first-debate President Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, engaged Thursday night in a sometimes spirited, but always cordial, debate that got very technical at times.<p>It was the "corporate executive" (Romney) vs. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:24:51 +0000 Mark Memmott 5002 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Blog: Obama & Romney's First Debate Here's Where To Get Your 'Fact Checks' During And After Tonight's Debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heres-where-get-your-fact-checks-during-and-after-tonights-debate Looking to see and hear what the fact checkers are saying during and after tonight's presidential debate about the claims made by President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney?<p><p>-- PolitiFact.com says it will be updating <a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/oct/02/how-get-facts-presidential-debate/" target="_blank">on its website</a> and on <a href="https://twitter.com/politifact" target="_blank">Twitter</a>. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:40:22 +0000 Mark Memmott 4998 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Here's Where To Get Your 'Fact Checks' During And After Tonight's Debate How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-politicians-get-away-dodging-question <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPOkpOipBYM</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:00:20 +0000 Alix Spiegel 4988 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question Panel names sites of official presidential debates, Wash. U listed as backup http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/panel-names-sites-official-presidential-debates-wash-u-listed-backup <p>The committee that sponsors presidential debates during the general election has chosen Denver, Hempstead, N.Y., and Boca Raton, Fla., as the sites for three debates in October 2012. They are to take place, barring any unforseen changes, as follows.</p><p><a href="http://www.debates.org/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&amp;cntnt01articleid=35&amp;cntnt01origid=27&amp;cntnt01detailtemplate=newspage&amp;cntnt01returnid=80">The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday</a> that the debates between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger will take place:</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:17:09 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 2374 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Panel names sites of official presidential debates, Wash. U listed as backup