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October 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Join us for one last presidential debate Monday at 6 p.m.

The third and final presidential debate between Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama took place tonight, and we chatted about it in real time. By now, more and more voters have made up their minds. But the race is close  — tied, according to some polls. The debates have been more persuasive than…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, foreign policy, live chat

October 17, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday briefing: So, who won the debates?; Paul Ryan, dishwasher extraordinaire

Good Morning. Debating the debate double-header: OK, then. The supposedly make-or-break presidential and gubernatorial debates have come and gone. Now it’s up to you, the voters. Did Barack Obama do what he had to do? A lot of analysts say he did. Did he beat Mitt Romney or vice versa? What exactly are “binders full…


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October 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Live chat on the debates — prez and gov

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”″ width=”620″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border: 1px solid #000″][/do] The Seattle Times is live-streaming the presidential and gubernatorial debates. We invite readers to live chat in real time with The Seattle Times politics team, University of Washington political science professor Mark Smith and other readers. The chat will appear right below the debate on our…


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October 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Looking for presidential debate watching parties

The Seattle Times politics team is looking for presidential debate-watching parties, held by fans of both political  parties, or better still, a mix of political persuasions or a mix of independent or undecided voters. There will be a double-header of debates Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 6 p.m. with the second presidential debate between Barack Obama…


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October 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Join us for our many live chats this month

October is a very busy month for debates and live chats. The Seattle Times politics team is in mega high gear. The following chats are coming to you live on Gubernatorial debate, Oct. 11.– We will live-chat the debate between Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee, hosted by the unprecedented partnership of KCPQ, KING, KIRO,…


Comments | More in Education, homepage, Live chats, Marijuana | Topics: charter schools, gubernatorial debate, live chats

October 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: Al Gore blames Denver altitude; Big Bird’s whoopin’; Carlyle v. Eyman

Happy Friday: Debate science: Former Vice President Al Gore  —he, a sighing menace to his own presidential debate performance years ago against George W. Bush  — had one of the more novel explanation for President Obama’s weak performance in Denver the other night — altitude. Gore who is very science-oriented offered up this doozy. Tweet of…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: al gore, big bird, Initiative 1185

October 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Presidential debate watch: Body language matters!

The first presidential debate of 2012 happens tonight at 6 p.m., and the stakes — and hype —  couldn’t be higher. Political wizards and viewers are watching for all kinds of overt and subliminal moments: memorable promises, statements, gaffes, zingers, gotchas, watch-checking, the whole gamut of things that happen in a debate. Or not. The New York…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, body language, Mitt Romney

October 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Seattle Times live chat during the presidential debate

The Seattle Times politics team invites you to join us Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for our live chat on the presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. We will be joined this evening by David Domke, political communications expert and chairman of the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Also…


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October 1, 2012 at 6:04 AM

Monday briefing: a Todd Akin turnaround?; “Pot mama” leads I-502 campaign

Good Morning. October first. That was then: Remember that whole bit about U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Senate candidate who caused a firestorm when he said that women’s bodies, in cases of “legitimate rape,” somehow reject a pregnancy. Republicans from all over the place, including Mitt Romney, told him to get out of the race —…


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