Sunday, November 4, 2012
In a few days, voters will decide the presidency.
The presidency of the United States will be decided Tuesday, Nov. 6. We are not going to make an argument for either candidate – Patch does not issue endorsements. Please feel free to speak your mind about President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The foreign policy presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, Oct. 22.
After President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred over Benghazi in last week's debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to Monday night's third and final presidential debate, focusing on foreign policy. The third presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 8 p.m CST on Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full information on Monday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which are presented by the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tuesday's round two between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. Central Time. The town-hall style debate will be moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley. Patch will liveblog the event for local readers.
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 16. The debate is at Hofstra University in New York and will be moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley. In the first debate, the candidates focused on domestic issues, including the economy and taxes, health care reform and the role of government. This second debate between the candidates is a town hall-style debate, including questions from the audience. It will focus on both domestic and international issues and will include questions from voters. The tradition of holding live town hall debates for presidential candidates began in 1992 and has since proved to be one of the biggest challenges for debaters. Taking questions from the …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for their first debate. We surveyed influential Illinois politicians and guests at Patch watch parties, who say the president whiffed.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Illinois Republicans said Mitt Romney "hit a home run" in the Oct. 3 presidential debate and some Democrats said President Barack Obama "looked unprepared," even if they still agree with what he said. Patch conducted a quick, unscientific poll among politically involved citizens following the debate and also surveyed residents at watch parties throughout the suburbs. Of the 19 Republicans who responded to the online survey, 16 said Romney won by a wide margin and one said he defeated Obama by a slim margin. Two Republican respondents said Obama won the debate. "I expected Obama to lecture Romney. I never expected Romney to lecture Obama," one Republican said. "Obama spent more time looking at his belly button like a little kid being …
Patch has a new interactive campaign contribution database that lets you see who's donating each candidate and how much.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign — and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across Illinois, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.
Friday, August 31, 2012
While November's elections are important, GOP leaders gathered at Republican National Convention say they're focused on strengthening the party for the long term.
TAMPA, FL -- With President Barack Obama carrying Illinois by 25 percentage points in 2008 and with a new poll showing him leading Mitt Romney by about the same margin, one might think there's not much joy among delegates and party leaders gathered here for the Republican National Convention this week. And while even the reddest of the Republicans acknowledges that GOP presidential candidate Romney has little chance of carrying Illinois, those in Tampa stress that they're focused on building the party for 2014 and beyond. "The presidential race will be an uphill climb for us," said state party Chairman Pat Brady, adding that Republicans are concentrating their efforts more on congressional and state legislative races this fall. "In 2014, …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Steve Dessent of Lake in the Hills submitted his question for President Barack Obama as part of a call-out from Patch.com and the White House in January.
A clever question by one Lake in the Hills resident caught the attention of the White House administration in recent weeks. Steve Dessent of Lake in the Hills submitted his question for President Barack Obama as part of a call-out from Patch.com in January. The White House asked Patch.com to extend an invitation to readers and in turn agreed to respond to the best questions from across the nation. Keep in mind, there are more than 800 Patch sites nationwide. Seven questions were selected, including Dessent's. And video responses from White House administration were provided — including the one above from Jason Furman, principal deputy director for the National Economic Council, in response to Dessent's question. Dessent's question for …