Candidates were asked how they would address the long-standing economic parity issue of women earning less than men in the workplace. Obama said the issue was fixed and pointed to the passage of legislation inspired by Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which expands the time when a pay discrimination lawsuit can be filed. The president said women … Continue Reading →
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Obama and Romney sparred over why gas prices are up so much higher now than when the president took office. Romney noted gas was less than $2 a gallon four years ago when Obama took office. Today, it is more than $4 a gallon. He attribued that to Obama’s energy policy “not working” and promised … Continue Reading →
The candidates were asked how would they address unployment for people who have been unemployed for six months or more. Romeny agreed that many people have been out of a job for a long, long time. “The president’s policies have been exercised over the last four years and they haven’t put Americans back to work,” … Continue Reading →
President Obama said that Mitt Romney wanted to let Detroit go bankrupt, and not save the auto industry. Romney countered that Obama did in fact let General Motors and Chrysler go bankrupt. “That is precisely what I recommended,” Romney said. But Obama said that is not the whole truth and Romney wanted to let the automakers go … Continue Reading →
Romney wins coin toss, and goes first. He was asked by a student if he will get employment upon graduation from college. Romney said he has met with students who can’t find jobs. “We have to make sure we make it easier for kids to afford college and when they getout of college, they have … Continue Reading →
Tonight President Barack Obama need to demonstrate presidential leadership, explain his unfinished business, dismantle Romney’s arguments, said Edward Hinck, director of forensics at Central Michigan University. “This will be problematic for Obama since this debate features a town hall format and he will speaking to citizens more than directly to Romney which was encouraged in … Continue Reading →
President Barack Obama gets his second chance tonight to convince undecided voters to vote for him after a lackluster performance two weeks ago with Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The two are debating at Hofstra University in a town hall meeting-style debate. “Obama needs to convey a greater sense of urgency and dedication to address the … Continue Reading →
Biden delivers closing remarks to moderator, Ryan turns straight to camera: You deserve better, he tells TV audience.
The debate takes a turn to Catholicism and abortion. Ryan explains that he believes life begins at conception. He opposes abortion except in cases for rape, incest and the life of the mother. He’s concerned about Obamacare’s conception coverage for employees at Catholic institutions, calling it an assault on religious liberty. Our churches shouldn’t have to … Continue Reading →
Biden: We’re working with allies in the region to ensure there’s a legitimate government when Bashar al-Assad is ousted. He questions what more would Romney do other than send American boots on the ground? America does not need another war in the middle east, he says. Ryan: Nobody is proposing to send American troops to Syria. However, he says, … Continue Reading →