Monday, October 22, 2012
The third presidential debate with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central on Monday, Oct. 22.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney be seated at a round table Monday night for a more traditional debate compared to last week's townhall-style event where they paced, circled and slung rhetorical stones and arrows at the other. The third and final presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 8 p.m. Central on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy." AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Where to watch the debate with others…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Chris Fields campaign releases a statement following a debate with Rep. Keith Ellison that turned nasty Thursday morning.
During a heated debate with Rep. Keith Ellison, Republican challenger Chris Fields was able to remain fairly calm during Ellison's defensive, and at times, vulgar comments. The debate got so hot, the station cut into a break as the two candidates were arguing. The station's news director even had to step in to call things down at that point. Fields' campaign camp released a statement following the fiesty discussion: “At a time when we need civility and leadership from Washington politicians Congressman Ellison has proved that he cannot deliver and as a result we all suffer. Since Ellison has been in office he has pursued a senseless foreign policy agenda, failed domestic policies and pointless legislation such as reparations for slavery. …
News Director Dale Connelly interceded—physically—between congressman and challenger.
The combativeness between U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN) and his Republican challenger Chris Fields is clear in the archived audio of their Oct. 18 debate at KFAI-FM. That was matched by the physical tension in the room, according to others who were in the small radio-station studio. At one (low) point, KFAI News Director Dale Connelly put himself bodily between the two political rivals. Ellison issued a statement of apology after the debate. Physical Drama Here's what happened, according to KFAI staff and volunteers interviewed shortly after the hourlong debate Thursday: As the debate took a personal turn, Ellison rose from his chair. Fields remained seated. The men were wedged about three feet apart in a corner of the tiny studio. …
From throwing around words like "scumbag" to accusations, the Fifth District candidates let it all hang out Thursday morning during a lively debate at KFAI Radio.
With less than three weeks to Election Day, DFL Congressman Keith Ellison and his Republcan opponent Chris Fields went to bat for their candidacies in a heated debate on KFAI Radio Thursday morning. In fact, the discussion got so heated a temporary hold was put on the radio broadcast and livestream. Early in the hour-long debate, Ellison began repeatedly calling Fields a liar, and at one point shamed Fields for his alleged lies. “I’m not going to sit here and let you lie like that. You are not to be trusted,” Ellison said after Fields accused him of lying about being on the U.S. House’s Foreign Affairs Commission in a previous KFAI interview. “You ought to be ashamed of yourself for the liar that you are.” However, Fields took the name-…
Congressman later apologizes for incivility against Republican Chris Fields in a debate hosted by KFAI-FM and Patch.com.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Incumbent DFL Congressman U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison twice called his Republican opponent Chris Fields a "lowlife scumbag" in an extremely contentious, personal and at times uncivil debate Thursday morning that at one point led to a local radio station cutting away to dead air until tempers had cooled. LISTEN TO THE ARCHIVED AUDIO OF ELLISON-FIELDS DEBATE The debate, co-sponsored by KFAI (90.3 or 106.7), Patch.com and Mature Voices MN, was in the Minneapolis studios of KFAI and moderated by former KFAI news director Ahndi Fridell. Midway into the debate Fields alluded to recent DFL research into Fields' 2006 divorce, the heated words were exchanged, and KFAI News Director Dale Connelly cut the audio feed in the studio while he…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney hit key points again and again Tuesday night in their second of three debates. Who came out ahead?
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in a contentious debate in New York. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on issues from the budget defecit to national security, to America's energy sources. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points resonated with our live-blog panelists. Many were split on who came out on top: From Ryan: The more I read his policies, the more I start to feel that Romney is the GOP version of John Kerry. He doesn't know what policies he believes in. From David Cross: The one thing this type of online chat demonstrates is how divided our country is. And this may result in us going down a path that we will regret and cannot recover from. I am …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
With the only debate between the two candidates for vice president now in the books, who came out on top?
Vice Presient Joe Biden and challenger Rep. Paul Ryan brought a lot to the table as they talked it out tonight in their vice presidential debate Thursday in Kentucky. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on everything from the struggling economic recovery to the Obama administration's foreign policy. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points that resonated with our live-blog panelists who were split on who came out on top: What do you think?
Thursday, October 4, 2012
See a supporter and opponent go head to head on whether the Minnesota Constitution should require voters to show photo identification at the polling place.
Watch archived video of the two sides of the Minnesota voter ID ballot question clash for 90 minutes in an Oct. 4, 2012 debate sponsored by Debate Minnesota, brought to you by The UpTake. Debating for proponents of the proposed amendment: Dan McGrath, executive director at Minnesota Majority. Representing opponents: Doran Schrantz, executive director of ISAIAH, on behalf of Our Vote Our Future. The moderater was St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Bill Salisbury. The debate was held at Founders Hall, Metropolitan State University, 700 E. Seventh St., St. Paul. The ballot question is: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote and to require the state to provide free …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out in Denver, CO.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in their first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on domestic issues like health care, PBS funding, and America's energy sources. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points that resonated with our live-blog panelists were split on who came out on top: Here's a sampling of responses on Twitter:
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Watch incumbent DFLer Amy Klobuchar and GOP challenger Kurt Bills in U.S. Senate candidate debate.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and state Rep. Kurt Bills (R-Rosemount) debated in Duluth on Sept. 18, 2012, in a U.S. Senate candidate debate sponsored by the Duluth News Tribune, with video streaming live via The UpTake. Watch archived video of the one-hour debate above. Klobuchar is a first-term senator who has carried legislation to ban the kind of synthetic drugs like the one that resulted in the death of a Coon Rapids teenager at Unity Hospital in Fridley last year. Bills is a first-term state representative who talked to Patch in a video interview in August.