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Third Debate: As Trump blunders on accepting the election result, the contest is now Clinton’s to lose. | USAPP. Last night saw the third and final presidential election debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz comments that while Clinton may have had a few weak moments, she came prepared and sounded presidential.

By contrast, Trump’s refusal to say that he would accept the election results were he to lose will do nothing to reassure voters who have been reluctant to get behind him. 1) Who won last night? Hillary Clinton did. While Donald Trump probably had his best debate performance on the issues, I think his refusal to say if he will accept the election results – commenting “I’ll keep you in suspense” to moderator Chris Wallace – was a major blunder. That will be the lede in every news story in the US today and it is hard to see how it helps him convince those voters still on the fence to get behind him. 2) Do you think last night’s debate will have much impact on the campaign? Probably not. Featured image credit: DonkeyHotey (Flickr, CC-BY-SA-2.0) Trump won the third debate. By Ed Rogers By Ed Rogers PostPartisan Opinion Opinion A column or article in the Opinions section (in print, this is known as the Editorial Pages).

October 19, 2016 'Such a nasty woman': Trump takes swipe at Clinton During a discussion about entitlement reform, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman. " During a discussion about entitlement reform, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman.

" Donald Trump won tonight’s debate. The fact is this is a change election, and Clinton is not the change candidate. Clinton, on the other hand, was overprepared and over-rehearsed. Opinions post-partisan Orlando Shooting Updates News and analysis on the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. post_newsletter348 follow-orlando true after3th false The last Clinton, Trump presidential debate, in three minutes The totality of the campaign isn’t about this debate.

Hillary Clinton’s 3 debate performances left the Trump campaign in ruins. ‘The Election Ended Wednesday Night’ In the third and final debate of this wild presidential election season, Donald Trump promised on Wednesday to deport “some bad hombres” from the United States, accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of sabotage and called his opponent a “nasty woman.”

Clinton dismissed Trump as a “puppet” of Vladimir Putin and attacked his record with women, all before dubbing the GOP nominee “the most dangerous person to run for president in the modern history of America.” It was all pretty much routine in a campaign marked more by put-downs than policy discussion—or at least it was until Trump broke with centuries of tradition and told the audience that he wasn’t sure whether he would accept the voting results on Election Day. It was an admission that shocked—but also one not likely to be uttered by a candidate who’s confident, or even halfway confident, of a win on November 8. Story Continued Below Unlike Donald Trump, I won’t keep you in suspense. What will 2016 be remembered for? This cake is baked. Memorable lines of the final presidential debate.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images. Is this really it, the last debate of the seemingly endless 2016 presidential election cycle? Indeed it is: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are facing off one last time, and we’re here for the show. As always, we’ll be keeping track of their most memorable formulations, most baffling proposals, and most awkward assertions. This post will be updated throughout the debate. Clinton on what she wants from a Supreme Court justice: I feel strongly that the Supreme Court needs to stand on the side of the American people. Trump on what Clinton wants from a Supreme Court justice: I believe, if my opponent should win this race—which I truly don’t think will happen—we will have a Second Amendment which will be a very, very small replica of what it is right now. Clinton on the conversation around gun violence: I understand that Donald has been strongly supported by the NRA, the gun lobby is on his side.

The bad news for Donald Trump: Third debates don’t move the polls. The Trump Taj Mahal casino resort is seen in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 8, 2016. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) With the clock ticking down to Election Day, Donald Trump is in a position that patrons of his casinos know well: Needing one last, big win to break even. He's been at the table for over a year, and has been throwing good money after bad for a few weeks now. Since the first debate on Sep. 26, really, which was the point at which his fortunes really started to tank. Trump's problem is that making up that difference on a single hand is a long-shot, no matter what. But the other problem is that first debates are high stakes, high reward affairs. Third debates, like the one tonight? Gallup polls debate viewers to get a sense of how they think the candidates fared. We also made a rough metric combining viewership and debate victory margins in an attempt to overlap how well or poorly a candidate did with the number of people who saw the performance. politics the-fix true false.

Everything you need to know about Trump and Clinton’s third 2016 presidential debate. When is the third debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? The third presidential debate between Trump and Clinton will take place on Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV). No other presidential candidate met the 15 percent polling threshold to qualify for the debate. Story Continued Below What time is the debate and how long will it last? The debate runs from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. E.T. without commercial breaks. How can I watch the debate? The debate will air on the leading major cable and television networks as well as C-SPAN. How can I watch the debate online? The websites for the major networks will also stream the debate live, as will C-SPAN's site. Who will moderate the debate? Chris Wallace, the anchor of Fox News Sunday, will moderate the final debate. He also had a famously testy 2006 interview with Bill Clinton in which he questioned whether the president did enough during his time in office to capture Osama Bin Laden.

What is the format of the debate? The second presidential debate: USAPP expert reaction and commentary | USAPP. On Sunday night, the second 2016 presidential debate was held in St Louis. We asked some of USAPP’s regular contributors for their thoughts and analysis. Read reaction to the first debate here. Trump did what he needed to do to preserve the support from his base, but he’s no more likely to win. Dan Cassino – Fairleigh Dickinson University Despite the shock with which some of his comments at the debate were received, Republican candidate Donald Trump did what he needed to do on Sunday night, but that doesn’t mean that he’s any more likely to win next month’s Presidential election.

In the second Presidential debate, Trump was widely criticized in the media for, among other things, saying that as President, he would order the Justice Department to investigate his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and said that if he were in office, she “would be in jail.” Gender issues occupy center stage at the second presidential debate Newly Paul – Appalachian State University Jenny Tatsak – Walsh College. Vice Presidents are a heartbeat from the Oval Office, but matter very little. | USAPP. Last night Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Indiana Governor Mike Pence met in the only vice-presidential debate of the 2016 election. But how important are vice-presidents and vice-presidential debates? Thomas Leeper argues that neither are of much consequence during elections and as part of presidential administrations.

While the position can often be a stepping stone to the presidency, he writes, it has little budget and no formal powers – an irrelevance that is baked into how the office was defined by the Constitution. “Who am I? Why am I here?” Asked retired Vice Admiral James Stockton during opening remarks at the 1992 Vice Presidential debate.

Stockton, independent candidate Ross Perot’s running mate that year, impressed few with his cold open or with the rest of his performance during that debate. On the campaign trail, VP candidates may play a surrogacy role appearing on behalf of the presidential candidate and clarifying the campaign’s agenda and key talking points. Thomas J. TV audience sharply down for second Trump-Clinton debate, despite tape furor. The Lowest Moment in the History of Debates? Everyone expected Sunday night’s town hall debate to get ugly. It capped off one of the most explosive weekends in American political history.

The Republican nominee had been caught on tape making vulgar comments about women, which caused an avalanche of GOP lawmakers to rescind their support. The Democratic nominee was handling a mess of her own—the leaked transcripts of speeches she had kept secret during the primaries. Nonetheless, the raw tension on the debate stage Sunday night still shocked. Story Continued Below There was Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton the “devil,” a person filled with “tremendous hatred” whom he would jail if he were president. So: Was this the nastiest, lowest moment in presidential debate history. Sunday night was the lowest point in presidential debate history, no contest. But if constitutional order isn’t your thing, there were plenty of other low points.

You’ll notice I haven’t mentioned Clinton’s responses. So yes, lowest moment in debate history. Second Presidential Debate: 11 Moments That Mattered. The second presidential debate came at the end of a tumultuous and unprecedented week on the campaign trail, and the battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reflected every bit of that drama. The Republican and Democratic presidential nominees faced off in the town hall-style debate, which was co-moderated by ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper at Washington University in St.

Louis. The fireworks started early and carried through the debate’s 90 minutes. Here are eleven moments that mattered at Sunday night’s debate: 1. Breaking with what is a political debate tradition, Trump and Clinton didn’t shake hands at the start of the night. Instead of sticking with formality and shaking Trump's hand, Clinton merely nodded in his direction, saying, "Hello. " The snub -- on the part of both candidates -- was a window into the tension that permeated the night. 2. “I hate it but it’s locker room talk,” he said tonight. “This was locker room talk. "We have seen him insult women. 3. Everything you need to know about Trump and Clinton’s second 2016 presidential debate. When is the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? The second debate will take place Sunday at Washington University in St. Louis. Story Continued Below What time is the debate and how long will it last? The debate starts at 9 p.m.

E.T. and will go for 90 minutes without commercial breaks. How can I watch the debate? The debate will air on major television networks as well as the websites of the leading cable channels and C-SPAN. How can I watch the debate online? The websites for major television networks, including MSNBC and ABC News, will livestream the event. Who will moderate the debate? The moderators for the debate will be Martha Raddatz, chief global affairs correspondent for ABC's "This Week," and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. In 2012, Raddatz moderated the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Cooper is one of CNN's leading anchors and host of Anderson Cooper 360°. What is the format of the debate?

The Key Moments From the Vice Presidential Debate. David Goldman/ZUMA In a debate that was expected to have none of the fireworks of last week's presidential face-off, the two vice presidential nominees embraced their attack-dog roles Tuesday in a sparring match that was less about the men on stage than about Donald Trump. Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia used the debate in his home state to slam Trump repeatedly over his refusal to release his tax returns and his surprising comments about nuclear proliferation. Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, in turn, tried to dodge most of the attacks Kaine lobbed his way and used them to accuse Kaine of running an "insult-driven" campaign.

Pence was also able to get in a few swipes at Hillary Clinton. It was a messy, chaotic affair for two vice presidential hopefuls, both thought to be more mellow than their running mates. Here are the best moments from the combative debate: Pence defends Trump on not paying taxes Kaine goes after Trump's missing tax returns Pence defends the Trump Foundation. Is Hillary in a No-Win Situation? I’ve watched every presidential debate ever broadcast, including the little-remembered John F. Kennedy-Hubert Humphrey contest just before the 1960 West Virginia primary, and for nearly 40 years I've analyzed how candidates win and lose them. But when I ask myself what kind of strategy I would devise for Hillary Clinton tonight against Donald Trump, I’m pretty much baffled. The problem is not just the unpredictable (to put it mildly) nature of her opponent.

(Will Trump be low-key and calm? Will he attack her honesty? Story Continued Below Indeed, this debate offers Trump the chance to perform what I’ve called “political judo”—turning an opponent’s strength against her. Further, there's a sense—a highly limited sense—in which Trump is in something like the position Ronald Reagan was in back in 1980. By contrast, how does she try to gain strength on the issue of “honest and trustworthy”? Does any of this mean that Clinton is facing doom Monday night? “Well,” he said, “they've got a point. Shrewd Trump vs. Studied Clinton in First Debate. Shrewd Trump vs. Studied Clinton in First Debate Share Video Hillary Clinton and her campaign team have pored over hours of video showing Donald Trump debating his GOP primary opponents, sparring with television moderators, and skewering “Crooked Hillary” from the stump.

“I think this will be a difficult, challenging debate,” Clinton told reporters a few weeks ago. Trump’s campaign advisers have similarly reviewed a collection of Clinton debate performances, but the Republican nominee has publicly played down any need to cram for Monday night’s high-stakes television drama at Hofstra University. “I believe you can prep too much for those things. Clinton’s considerable debate strengths -- and her weaknesses -- have been on display since 2000, when she overcame criticism that she was a carpetbagger to win a New York Senate seat.

Third-party candidates excluded from presidential debates: a snub too many | Dave Schilling | Opinion. Free speech in the United States is having a rough go of it lately. Everywhere I turn, there’s some misanthrope whinging about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s Star-Spangled Banner protest. How dare he denigrate the stars and stripes, a venerable symbol of protest against tyranny, by protesting?

Then there’s the third-party candidates running for president. Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green party candidate Dr Jill Stein, despite surprisingly potent campaigns that are tapping into wellsprings of dissatisfaction with the status quo, will very likely be held out of the upcoming debates. They’re still free to campaign and, because they’re not black NFL players, they can go about saying what they please. They just can’t do it in front of the largest possible audience. Ladies and gentlemen of the American electorate, it’s finally time for you to rise up and demand that third-party presidential candidates be allowed to debate with their Republican and Democratic peers.

Nearly a Quarter of Americans Say Presidential Debates Could Sway Their Vote. It is undemocratic to exclude me and Gary Johnson from presidential debates | Jill Stein | Opinion. How to Win a Debate With Mind Games and Dirty Tricks.