Last night may have been the third and final of the three presidential debates, but some people were already checked out. An estimated 59.2 million people tuned in to watch Mitt Romney and Barack Obama talk about foreign policy last night, according to ratings released by Nielsen.
Last week’s debate on domestic policy brought in 65.6 Read More
Nielsen ratings are in for last night’s debate. An estimated 65.6 million people watched the second debate last night.
The town hall-style debate, which was a bit more lively than the first one, but was viewed by slightly less people. According to Nielsen, 67.2 million people watched the last debate. Nielsen figures don’t include Read More
BuzzFeed’s website was down for about 20 minutes last night during the presidential debate. If you were relying on its politics vertical for debate coverage, then you may have missed some viral gems.
“Our data center’s upstream network providers were having bandwidth and latency issues. We’re in the process of putting in place Read More
Often when candidates debate for the first time, they have a tendency to play it cautious for fear of making a mistake or seeming too much like an attack dog.
That was not the case at last night’s comptroller debate, with both Tom DiNapoli and Harry Wilson going at each other from the opening statements, Read More
“I love the way you read the papers,” said one elderly lady roaming the halls of TheTimesCenter, an event space adjacent to The New York Times offices on Eighth Avenue in midtown, after the Democratic attorney general primary debate ended last night.
She was talking to NY1 morning news anchor Pat Kiernan, who moderated the Read More
We will be liveblogging the Reshma/Maloney debate
The first question is about a fundraiser that Maloney with members of the financial servives industry while FinReg was passing.
Maloney said that the fundraiser was scheduled long before FinReg began making her way through Congress.
Responded Maloney: My opponent is financed by Wall Street. I support campaign Read More
The attorney general candidates (minus Kathleen Rice) gathered for (what seems like) the 87,242nd debate this primary season at the cramped studios of the public access station Manhattan News Network.
The event was sponsored by the city’s ethnic and foreign language press, and there were few surprises, except when a reporter from the Chinese language Read More
Debates About Debates
For months, Reshma Saujani’s campaign has been trying to get Carolyn Maloney to debate. Yesterday, Maloney accepted. Now the Saujani campaign isn’t so sure.
“We need a debate that will be seen by voters in the district,” said Saujani campaign spokesman James Allen.
Maloney agreed yesterday to a debate that will be hosted by Read More
Debates About Debates
The Reshma Saujani campaign is continuing to try to lure Carolyn Maloney out onto the debate stage.
The most recent impetus is an interview Maloney did with WNBC’s Melissa Russo yesterday in which the long-time Upper East Side Congresswoman said that, “my staff is talking to her campaign staff” about setting up a debate.
Responds Read More
Democratic primaries are dominated by labor unions and liberal-leaning voters, but the five Democrats vying to become the state’s next attorney general made their case to New York’s business community this morning at the Crain’s Breakfast Forum. And all tried to tailor their largely liberal policy agenda into something that would ultimately benefit Read More