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Election month-down: with the October surprise comes overdue urgency

Trump and Clinton shake hands after debate

Ryan Mancini

November 2, 2016

Well, it did get worse.For some reason, it took ridiculous comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump 11 years ago to fundamentally break his campaign. This tape has been called the definitive October surprise of this election year. In the last two debates, Democratic candidate Hi...

Election Month-down: the unanticipated start

Comic shows presidential debate with Trump and Clinton

Ryan Mancini

October 2, 2016

With an election such as this, the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is both a noxious reminder this election is still ongoing and that it's almost over. Or it may be the start of something worse. Either way, this debate surely showed it. Trump has found...

Poll: Who do you think won the Republican debate?

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the North Texas Presidential Forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 in Plano, Texas. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)


October 28, 2015

The 15 GOP candidates have joined again to debate one another on issues that need and "need" to be discussed. Candidates Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Rick Santorum and Lindsey Graham will take part in a smaller debate, whereas the rest of the gang of heavy-hitters will be onstage for prime time. Of those...

Not enough “Bern” and not ready for Hillary

Illustration by Nathalie Ramirez and Arianna Chiriff / Contributors

Nathalie Ramirez

October 15, 2015

If you were expecting political clichés or mention of other countries as examples of free education or longer paid maternity leave, then watching CNN’s first Democratic presidential debate for 2016 would’ve been a typical conversation. The debate resembled a roast to every candidate, moderated...

Brush past the scandals, and let’s get on with it!

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Jose Romero

October 14, 2015

There are nights when you have too much to say but you don’t really know how to start out. This Tuesday night was no exception. The first Democratic debate brought exclusively by CNN and its platforms, and united with Facebook, kicked off at exactly 5:39 p.m. Anderson Cooper, CNN's star anchor introduced...

Election 2016: the messy catastrophe

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Ryan Mancini

September 18, 2015

Welcome to the second GOP debate, sloppy and painful. I was surprised to make it out alive. This debate symbolized a cresting high as the craziness commenced, until it met its undeniable climax evoking God, presidential code names and Ronald Reagan. The 11 candidates stood before Reagan's iteration...

LA Mayoral candidates face off in debate at VPAC

LA Mayoral candidates face off in debate at VPAC

Michelle Reuter

February 8, 2013

Story by Megan Diskin February 7th, 2013 Section: News - Photos CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center in conjunction with the Los Angeles Business Federation and L.A. Daily News hosted the Los Angeles mayoral debate Thursday, which focused on issues such as public safety, budget and transport...

Democratic congressman Berman and Sherman campaign for one seat in the House of Representatives

Stefanie De Leon Tzic

October 15, 2012

U.S. Congress members Howard Berman and Brad Sherman are campaigning for one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on the November ballot after redistricting pitted the two San Fernando Valley Democrats against each other. The two incumbent candidates were formerly in separate districts. Now,...

Obama and Romney face off in first presidential debate

Andrew Clark

October 3, 2012

President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had a spirited debate Wednesday. The debate, sponsored by the Commission of Presidential Debates, took place at the University of Denver in Colorado. Moderator Jim Lehrer, anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” tried to follow a format of 15 min...

The U.S. should pass a constitutional amendment outlawing the burning of holy texts in effigy

Xavier Scott

September 15, 2010

Arguing for the government: Xavier Scott Since the media’s new and irresponsible approach in distinguishing what is and isn’t important, there have been many stunts made by senseless people that have not only made national news but sparked political debates. The one to receive this honor most recently...

Students, candidate no-show at A.S. debate

Anna Osipova

March 15, 2010

The first round of Meet the Candidates debates was held on Monday to introduce the at-large senator contenders as candidates spoke of student participation and input to a barren audience. The event, which was supposed to start at 11:30 a.m. the Plaza del Sol area was empty until around 11:40 a...

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