Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Meet In First Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have met in the first presidential debate of the 2016 United States election campaign.

Debate

The debate took place at Hofstra University in New York.

The full audio, video and transcript of the debate appear below. [Read more…]


McCain On Attack In Final Presidential Debate With Obama

John McCain and Barack Obama have met in the last of three presidential debates.

McCain was more forceful than in previous debates, attacking Obama over his economic policies. In contrast, Obama absorbed the attacks and methodically restated his positions.

The debate will likely be well-received by the Republican Party but may not have any electoral impact. For at least two weeks, Obama has been extending his lead in polls in crucial ‘battleground’ states and appears on track for a comfortable win on November 4. [Read more…]


Biden And Palin Meet In Vice-Presidential Debate

Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin have met in the only vice-presidential debate ahead of the November 4 election in the US.

Strong performances from both candidates will probably see the result scored as a draw. Biden, the Democratic candidate, clearly had a stronger grasp of the detail of issues. However, Palin, the Republican candidate, delivered a strong performance which will please her party.

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First Presidential Debate: Obama And McCain

This is the First Presidential Debate for the 2008 election.

The debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain took place at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi. It was chaired by Jim Lehrer from PBS. [Read more…]


McCain and Obama Meet In First Presidential Debate

Senators John McCain and Barack Obama have met in the first of three presidential debates ahead of the 2008 election.

Obama and McCain

McCain withdrew his demand for the debate’s cancellation, even though congressional negotiations on the financial bailout package are not yet concluded. [Read more…]


The First Kennedy-Nixon Debate 1960

This is the first presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Richard Nixon.

Kennedy was the Democratic Party candidate who went to be elected President in November 1960.

Nixon had been Vice-President under President Harry Truman since January 1953.

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Transcript of the first debate between presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

Mr. Smith: Good evening.

The television and radio stations of the United States and their affiliated stations are proud to provide facilities for a discussion of issues in the current political campaign by the two major candidates for the presidency.

The candidates need no introduction. The Republican candidate, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, and the Democratic candidate, Senator John F. Kennedy. [Read more…]