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Expanding The Debate

As President Obama and Mitt Romney square off in a series of debates, Democracy Now! has broken the sound barrier by pausing after Obama’s and Romney’s answers to get real-time responses from presidential candidates shut out of the official debates. Participants have included Jill Stein of the Green Party, Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party and Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party.

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  • Second_presidential_debate_2012
    President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred last night in their second of three debates. Today, in a two-hour special, we expand the debate by including the voices of...
    Oct 17, 2012 | Story
  • Jill_stein_arrest_hofstra_university
    Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and vice-presidential candidate Cheri Honkala were arrested Tuesday as they attempted to enter the grounds of the presidential debate site at...
    Oct 17, 2012 | Story
  • Debate-martha_raddatz
    "The issue is not what separates Romney and Obama, but how much they agree. This hidden consensus has to be exposed," writes Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald about the...
    Oct 16, 2012 | Story
  • Debate
    As President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney prepare for their second debate tonight at Hofstra University on Long Island, we speak with George Farah, author of "No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates." The debate will feature questions from the audience that have been pre-selected by moderator Candy Crowley of CNN — a detail revealed when Time magazine...
    Oct 16, 2012 | Story
  • Vp_debate_fix
    Our "Expanding the Debate" special series continues as we open the discussion to include two third-party vice-presidential candidates who were excluded last night from the "official" debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan: Cheri Honkala of the Green Party and Luis Rodriguez of the Justice Party. With the general election just weeks away, Biden and Ryan squared off in their only debate Thursday night, aggressively...
    Oct 12, 2012 | Story
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    By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan
    A few miles south of the campus arena in the Mile High City where President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met in their first debate, Democracy Now! broke the sound barrier by expanding their gated debate to include two third-party presidential candidates. Dr. Jill Stein, of the Green Party, and Rocky Anderson, of the Justice Party, responded to the same questions put to the major-party candidates, in real...
    Oct 05, 2012 | Columns & Articles
  • Presidential_debate_2012_expanded_2
    As President Obama and Mitt Romney squared off for the first time on Wednesday night, Democracy Now! broke the sound barrier by pausing after Obama’s and Romney’s answers to get real-time responses from candidates Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party. Stein and Anderson joined Democracy Now! for a live special just miles away from the Obama-Romney contest at the University of Denver. Many Obama...
    Oct 04, 2012 | Story
  • Expanding-debate
    As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney squared off in their first debate, Democracy Now! aired a three-hour special, Expanding the Debate. We aired the Obama/Romney debate and paused after questions to include responses from two presidential contenders who were shut out of the official debate: Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party. [includes rush transcript]
    Oct 04, 2012 | Web Exclusive
  • Presidential_debate_2012-4
    As President Obama and Mitt Romney prepare to square off in Denver, Colorado, tonight, we look at how the Democrats and Republicans manage to shut out all third parties from the presidential debates. The Obama and Romney campaigns have secretly negotiated a detailed contract that dictates many of the terms of the 2012 presidential debates. This includes who gets to participate, as well as the topics raised during the debates. We’re...
    Oct 03, 2012 | Story