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Brazil presidential candidates slug it out on Twitter

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's two candidates vying for the presidency, far-right Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad, have taken to Twitter to trade campaign blows in the absence so far of any televised debate ahead of an October 28 run-off election.

First US Democratic presidential debate on October 13

Washington - Hillary Clinton and fellow Democratic candidates will square off October 13 in their first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign, the party announced Thursday as it unveiled its primary debate schedule.

3rd-party candidate US presidential debates to be broadcast live

Chicago - Believe it or not, there are more than two people in the race for the US Presidency. Despite a blackout from the mainstream media and the political establishment, there will be a platform for the major third-party candidates next week.

Gary Johnson launches federal anti-trust lawsuit to be in debates

Los Angeles - Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has filed an anti-trust lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to appear in the presidential debates scheduled for Oct 3. He argues the Commission on Presidential Debates and two parties are blocking him.

Will Gary Johnson be involved in the U.S. presidential debates?

Washington - Former New Mexico Governor and 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is eyeing a spot in the presidential debates this autumn between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Op-Ed: UK election too close to call

Last week saw the last of three election debates. Broadcast on Central, Sky and the BBC, Conservative Leader David Cameron, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and the PM Gordon Brown stood alongside each other and told us why we should vote for them.

Kansas considers ending capital punishment

Kansas is considering taking capital punishment off of the books. With high costs to house a death row inmate the decision may be more to do with the wallet than ethics.

DJ Contributor Joins Iraq Vets Sgt's Chiroux & Kokesh to Discuss IVAW, Court Battles

DJ contributor and Reporter Stephen Dohnberg will be a guest on CFRB 1010, Sun Dec 7 at 8 pm w/ Sgt's Chiroux & Kokesh, discussing Iraq Vets Against the War, Nassau County PD, Protest Charges, Civil Cases, Deployment Issues; as much as an hour will allow.

Nader Makes 21 Speeches in 15 Hours, 'Massachusetts Marathon' Breaks Guinness Record

Ralph Nader made 21 speeches in 15 hours, travelled 365 miles through MA in what has been dubbed the "Massachusetts Marathon".The 74 year old independent presidential candidate dedicated the Guinness Record breaking run to childhood hero Lou Gehrig.

Late-night comedy shows discuss 'Wandering McCain'

During the second debate, Senator McCain was found walking back and forth around the town hall stage aimlessly as Obama was answering moderator Tom Brokaw. The late-night comedy shows, like The Tonight Show and SNL, have poked fun at his wandering.

Op-Ed: Happy Birthday SNL and the Birth of Political Comedy

Since its beginning Saturday Night Live has been on the cutting edge of political parodies. Starting with Gerald Ford it has wound its way through Ronald Reagan, both Bushs' and up to the current presidential nominees and political personalities.

McCain More Internet Friendly than Obama?

A proposal by the Open Debate Coalition, to allow the public to submit questions directly to the candidates without media filtering, has been endorsed by the McCain-Palin Campaign. The Obama campaign has not responded.

Op-Ed: VP Debate Time - Sarah Palin Must Bait Joe Biden

The only way Sarah Palin can win the debate is for Joe Biden to self-destruct. She must bait Joe Biden into making errors or losing his temper.

McCain Has Confidence in Ifill and Palin

Many are raising questions about the objectivity of PBS anchor, Gwen Ifill, who is to be the moderator in tomorrow’s debate. Ifill’s new book promotes Barack Obama. Shouldn’t this have been a red flag in the choice of Ifill for moderator?

Presidential Campaign 'MoneyBomb Architect' Maps Third Party Debate Access Initiative

On the heels of the formation of the liberal and conservative-backed Open the Debates Coalition, comes an an additional coalition of 10 pro-democracy groups headed by money-bomb mastermind Trevor Lyman to push for a fully inclusive debate.

Op-Ed: John McCain And The Ultimate American Test

It seems that Republican Presidential Candidate Senator John McCain cannot take part in economic discussions and campaign at the same time. How can Americans expect him to serve as President and govern if he cannot focus on more than one issue at a time?

Op-Ed: Who Will Win The Battle Of The Debates?

On paper, John McCain and Sarah Palin are at a distinct disadvantage with Obama and Biden vis-a-vis the upcoming debates. Obama is a footloose and eloquent orator, and Joe Biden has three decades of experience over Sarah Palin. But what of the realities?

Op-Ed: Five Myths Plaguing Barack Obama He Must Undue

The upcoming debates will test Barack Obama’s ability to connect with voters outside of his party, the ones who will largely determine victory or defeat.

Canada: Green Party Leader Will Debate

The consortium of networks has confirmed that Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, will take part in the national debates.

Op-Ed: Greens Dumped From TV Political Debates in Canada

The deplorable decision to exclude Elizabeth May, the Green Party leader, from the Canadian Election television debates is callow, crass and cowardly. TV Execs are hiding behind the political leaders of the Cons, NDP and the Bloc.

Networks Say No To Green Party of Canada

Canada's broadcasters have decdied that Green Leader Elizabeth May will not participate in the leaders' debates during the federal election campaign,

Op-Ed: Barack Obama Backs Out of 'Anytime, Anywhere' Comment And Refuses Townhall Debates

For the second time since Barack Obama made his "I will meet John McCain 'anytime, anywhere' to debate foreign Policy", speech, Obama backs out of that challenge again.

Op-Ed: Strawberries and Whipped Cream or Maple Syrup, Senator Obama?

We've learned a few things about Senator Barack Obama since the Philadelphia Debate, in light of his backing out of the April 27th North Carolina Debate. First, he's not big on having to answer tough questions; second, the man just wants his waffles...

Op-Ed: Do All Candidates Have a Right to Participate in Debates?

The Nevada Supreme Court's decision to exclude Rep. Dennis Kucinich from an MSNBC televised presidential candidate debate has far reaching implications regarding the power of networks deciding on who or who shouldn't be allowed to participate.

Michigan GOP Chairman Petitions to have Ron Paul Banned from Debates

Can candidates have their own positions or should those that don't tow the party line be silenced? Apparently, some GOP officials believe it's the latter. The real irony is that the man they want silenced is the most conservative candidate in the field.
 

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 The Third-Term Panic   by Thomas Nast  originally published in Harper s Magazine 7 November 1874.
"The Third-Term Panic", by Thomas Nast, originally published in Harper's Magazine 7 November 1874.
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