CANDY CROWLEY, debate moderator, after the debate: You know, again, I heard the president's speech at the time. I sort of reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we'd probably get a Libya question, so I kind of wanted to be up on it. So we knew that the president had said, you know, 'these acts of terror won't stand,' or whatever the whole
"I think there was a winner in the sense that Barack Obama not only gained ground he lost but he cauterized some wounds that he inflicted on himself by seeming too diffident and disengaged," conservative columnist George Will said about the second presidential debate during ABC News' coverage. "Both candidates tonight I think tip-toed right up
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I was interested to hear Megyn that women don't like the kind of in-your-face fighting that we basically saw in the debate. I can't speak for her gender, but I can speak on behalf of mine. We love this stuff. This was a boxing match, this was heavyweight. This was Frazier-Ali. Even the stage was sort of like an arena, a ring wh
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met in a town hall debate moderated by Candy Crowley at Hofstra University on October 16th, 2012. Topics ranged from Libya to the economy to immigration.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama go toe-to-toe on drilling permits.
A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney. "Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said. "Confident and realistic," said another. "Presidential," another told Luntz. "Enthusiastic," another reacted. "Our next president," one man said. "Dynamo, winner," said one more.
Mike Allen: There’s going to be a bunch of fact checkers. But, just to do a fact check here, when Governor Romney said that Obama had been slow in calling the Libya attack terrorism, and the President said, “Oh wait a minute… The day after in the Rose Garden, I referred to it as an act of terror.” Candy Crowley stepped in and said that he w
"Two quick points. One, the president may be insulated by what Hillary has done. It sure doesn't enhance his position as a leader to let someone else take the fall. Second, the buck stops also with the media. This Hillary action takes the heat off only one aspect of this scandal," Charles Krauthammer said on "Special Report" tonight. "The media
RNC chairman Reince Preibus reacts to the second presidential debate.
Obama Senior Adviser David Plouffe tells CNN "we think the president made real progress tonight." "Governor Romney looked like someone playing politics and the president looked like a resolute commander in chief," Plouffe said about the discussion on Libya at the debate.
NBC's Chuck Todd talks to syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham about the media's lack of coverage of Libya: "We don’t work for the White House, you know. The problem is, guess what, we don’t have subpoena power, we can ask these questions, we can nag all the time. Sometimes when we squeak they do respond, and sometimes when we squeak, they hunk
Maddow: "The best debate of Barack Obama’s career as a national politician." Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz both said the biggest moment of the night came when Romney fumbled by claiming that Obama hadn’t used the phrase “act of terror” when addressing the attack on U.S. ambassadors in Libya, which he had.
"The country is so divided. I voted for President Obama last time, but I have to say I'm very disappointed in his job. He's a piss-poor president as far as I'm concerned," KISS' Gene Simmons said in an interview with AOL's Noisecreep.
"The commitments I've made, I've kept, and those that I haven't been able to keep? It's not for lack of trying, and we'll get it done in a second term," President Obama said at the second presidential debate on Tuesday. "But, you should pay attention to this campaign because Governor Romney's made some commitments as well," Obama said about Romn
Jen Psaki, Obama campaign traveling press secretary: President Obama takes responsibility for the safety and security of all diplomats serving overseas. Secretary Clinton of course has a great amount of responsibility as Secretary of State and she was doing interviews yesterday, as she often does on the first day of a foreign trip, and said look, '
"I think you know better. I think you know that these last four years hasn't been as good as the President described, and that you don't feel like that you're confident that the next four years are going to be much better either. I can tell you if you're going to elect President Obama, you know what you will get, you're going to get the repeat of t
"You know, Barack doesn't have a big ego. You know, that's the thing. He is -- you see this in, you know, how he leads the country. I mean, he is very open to other people's opinions and he's always to compromise and he's always, always listening, you know. So that would kind of be the last thing that I would kind of think of when I talk about my h
"Let me start with this. I don't think there will be a more important few minutes in this presidential election as those coming tonight. Just after 9:00 pm eastern we will see a spirited defense by Barack Obama of his four-year record or we won't. If we see it, this election campaign will take a strong new life. If we don't, something historic will
President Obama on gas prices at the debate: "Think about what the Governor just said. He said when I took office, the price of gasoline was $1.80, $1.86, why is that? Because the economy was on the verge of collapse."
O'BRIEN: You just heard Hillary Clinton there saying she takes the blame. Mr. Giuliani yesterday told me that he believes that there's a cover-up underway. What do you think? Is there some kind of cover up? KING: I give Secretary Clinton credit for taking some responsibility. I wish Joe Biden and President Obama would also take responsibilit
"I think you're going to see an exceptionally strong debate performance tonight from the president," Obama adviser Robert Gibbs said on "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think you'll see somebody who will be strong, who'll be passionate, who'll be energetic, who will talk about, as you all have been talking about on the set, not just the last four ye
Van Jones on CNN: I think if you’re in a situation, this is just kind of basic. You had two guys up there: One was acting kind of like a douche, and one was acting kind of like a wimp. And between a wimp and a douche -- those are strong words.
Reporter: "How are you feeling about tonight?" Obama, smiling: "I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day." Reporter: "Are you aware Michelle voted for you yesterday?" Obama, turning to yell back: "Thank goodness!" Reporter: "Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?" Obama: Silence. Kept walking.
Obama campaign President Clinton explains Mitt Romney's $5 trillion tax cut and how middle class families with children will get an average tax increase of $2,000 to pay for $250,000 in tax cuts for multi-millionaires.
Daily Show: Martha Raddatz controls the vice-presidential debate while the media focuses on facial expressions, tweets and other gimmicky crap.
Bret Baier and local New Hampshire political experts discuss the presidential race in the state.
Chris Matthews, John Heilemann and Ed Rendell discuss the tight presidential race.
Rachel Maddow discusses early and absentee voting, as well as the issue of deficit spending.
O'Reilly reviews the latest polling in the presidential race and discusses the state of the campaign with three weeks to go.