Monday, October 22, 2012
The final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is set for 8 p.m CST on Monday, Oct. 22. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC-WLS, NBC-WMAQ, FOX-WFLD, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Tonight's debate is presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): October 22, 2012 Presidential According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."
Sunday, October 7, 2012
As we start a new week, it's always good to get caught up on state politics. Here's an easy guide to what happened last week.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Illinois Watchdog, formerly Illinois Statehouse News. SPRINGFIELD — Political news here this week largely was marked by the first of three presidential election debates, the November election and the sentencing of a former state government political insider. Obama, Romney fail to address states’ debt during debate The presidential debate Wednesday focused on domestic issues with one glaring exception — the skyrocketing pension debt crushing state governments nationwide. And the chances that voters will hear Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney address that issue before the election are slim, one observer said. “I do think it’s going …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for their first debate. We surveyed influential Illinois politicians and guests at Patch watch parties, who say the president whiffed.
Illinois Republicans said Mitt Romney "hit a home run" in the Oct. 3 presidential debate and some Democrats said President Barack Obama "looked unprepared," even if they still agree with what he said. Patch conducted a quick, unscientific poll among politically involved citizens following the debate and also surveyed residents at Patch-sponsored watch parties throughout the suburbs. Of the 19 Republicans who responded to the online survey, 16 said Romney won by a wide margin and one said he defeated Obama by a slim margin. Two Republican respondents said Obama won the debate. "I expected Obama to lecture Romney. I never expected Romney to lecture Obama," one Republican said. "Obama spent more time looking at his belly button like a …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Share your views on the debate in real time in Patch's Debate Live Blog. Or come to one of Patch's debate viewing parties. The blog starts at 8 p.m.
Looking to find some community while watching the presidential debate tonight? We're here to help. Patch will be live-blogging the first debate, which starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday night, and we're hosting debate viewing parties throughout the Chicago suburbs. Tune in online and share your reactions to the debate on our live blog, or join us in person at a viewing party. The parties are being held at: The 90-minute debate features six 15-minute segments on domestic policy topics selected by the moderator, Jim Lehrer. There will be three segments on the economy, a discussion on health care, and a segment on the role of government and governing. Lehrer says the subjects could change based on news developments. WGN will be on hand with a camera…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Blue survey issued by Patch, Democratic respondents said they thought President Obama did a great job, but loved President Clinton's speech more. They also said Republicans showed how "out of touch" they are.
Now that the Democratic and Republican national conventions are complete, Democrats in Illinois say they're more confident in President Obama's re-election campaign than they were last month. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Eighty-nine Democrats were surveyed, with 15 responding. About 87 percent of those surveyed said they're more confident now than they were before the conventions. But was it Barack Obama who energized them? Almost every Democrat that responded to the survey said President Bill Clinton was the highlight of the convention, even overshadowing the current president. Clinton showed that Democrats "stand for the working class and the seniors of this country…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Search our interactive campaign contribution database.
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across Illinois, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on FEC reports, and is current through Aug. 31.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Now that the Democratic and Republican delegates have officially chosen their nominees, Patch wants to know: Who are you betting on?
It's official: With President Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Charlotte Thursday night, both the Republicans and Democrats have formally chosen their nominees for the 2012 presidential election. Let the real race begin. A lot can change between now and Nov. 6: Gaffes, scandals or even major international news events could shift the dynamics of the campaign. The latest Gallup Polls show registered voters preferring Obama to Mitt Romney by just one percentage point, 47 percent to 46 percent. A USA Today/Gallup poll taken just before the party conventions found American voters think Obama is more likeable, but trust Romney more to handle the economy. Pundits have been busy for months handicapping the major-party candidates on various …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The president's small-business comments upset many people and gave Republican Mitt Romney a point of attack. But Barack Obama said the comments were taken out of context. What do you think? Take the Patch Poll.
President Barack Obama's recent comments about small business created a firestorm that could become a focus of the 2012 election — even as Obama and his supporters say his comments were taken out of context. "Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own," he said during a July 13 speech in Virginia. "If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help ... If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." Take the Patch poll below: Who plays the most significant role in creating jobs and economic growth? That's not the entire speech, which you can read on the independent FactCheck.org. According to that post, the comments were taken out of context: "There’s no question …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Dog "crate gate" deflects attention away from pressing issues and towards a now infamous Irish Setter.
More than an average sized poodle-bomb hit the fan for both Romney and Obama when the “crate gate” scandal broke. The story hinges on a personal story Romney shared as an example of his ability to manage a crisis. In 1983, Romney strapped his dog Seamus’ crate to the roof of his car and headed off on vacation with his family. Seamus thanked the Romney family for taking him along by dumping the contents of his intestines all over the family vehicle. Romney did not comment on whether or not the windows were open. “Served him right” you say? Not so fast. 1983 was the same year Chrysler introduced the first minivan, but most moms and dads still drove station wagons or large sedans. With five sons, the Romneys probably had a wagon. With Ann …