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The ‘HOT TOPICS’ at the Third Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head at the third and last presidential debate.

Here’s a rundown of what each presidential candidate said about important, hot-button issues during the…

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In the Battle of ‘He Said, She Said,’ Clinton Won

Clinton displayed skill and stamina while Trump is thin-skinned and ill-prepared

With each debate, Clinton got better, and so did Trump. The difference is Clinton started…

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Presidential Candidates Trade Punches, but America Gets an Uppercut

The candidates spent a majority of the evening attacking each other without focusing on real issues of substance

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump pivoted throughout the second debate to focus on campaign…

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5 Critical Points for Hillary Clinton in the Second Debate

Can Clinton trounce Trump in the second debate?

The first presidential debate provided Hillary Clinton with a slight bump in the polls. Heading…

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5 Critical Points for Donald Trump in the Second Debate 

The second presidential debate will give Donald Trump a chance to redeem himself

With Donald Trump sliding in the polls, he cannot afford to go off the rails…

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Post-Debate Review: Did Clinton and Trump Really Address Concerns of African Americans?

A recap and analysis of round one of the presidential debates; Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump

Check out Black Enterprise’s SVP/Chief Content Officer’s “two-cents” on the first 2016 presidential debate with…

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Here’s An App That Collects Millennials’ Views on Presidential Debate

The Charmer app will take millennials' pulses about the first debate between Clinton and Trump

An app to garner valuable data on Millennials’ thoughts about the Presidential candidates and the…

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Apollo Crowd Cheers and Jeers on Debate Night

It's show time at the Apollo; featuring Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and a politically diverse group of panelists prepared to share their expertise, following the first round of 2016 presidential debates

There was no better place to watch the highly anticipated presidential debate on Monday than…

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[By The Numbers] Where the GOP Candidates Stand Going Into Their Sixth Debate

A quick look at how the GOP candidates rank in the polls before tonight’s Fox Business News debate

Welcome to By The Numbers, where BE Politics will be bringing you regular updates on…

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Lindsey Graham Drops Out of 2016 Presidential Race

The three-term senator from South Carolina posted a YouTube video announcing the end of his campaign

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

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2016 Primary Debate Schedule – GOP

A full list of all Republican primary debates and where to watch them

Here is a full list of all Republican primary debates and where to watch them.

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[By The Numbers] Where the GOP Candidates Stand Going Into Tonight’s Debate

A ranking of the GOP candidates by poll numbers and fundraising efforts before their fourth debate

Welcome to By The Numbers, where BlackEnterprise.com will be bringing you regular updates on the…

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Huckabee and Christie Kicked Off GOP Debate Main Stage

After failing to scrape together the required 2.5% national polling average, Huckabee and Christie have been bumped

Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been demoted from the Fox…

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The GOP Has a Problem With … Empty Podiums

The coalition of candidates behind the GOP debate revolt has already begun to unravel

On Sunday night, representatives for the Republican presidential candidates convened in Washington, D.C. to discuss…

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CNBC’s Epperson Asking GOP Candidates the ‘Money’ Questions

“It’s the economy stupid”

“I want viewers to walk away understanding how their education, jobs, taxes, and financial security…

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On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas, NV, for their first debate of the primary season. Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the debate not only gave the candidates a nationally-televised opportunity to present their policies and positions, but also allowed them the opportunity to accomplish their individual strategic objectives.

[RELATED: Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton]

Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, needed to take full advantage of the nationally-televised debate to introduce himself and his platform to a voting base that, for the most part, knows nothing about him. O’Malley also needed to endear himself to potential donors and bundlers, while former Senators Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb just needed to remind people that they exist. Chafee floundered throughout the debate as he unsuccessfully tried to attack Clinton. During one particularly cringe-worthy moment, he admonished Anderson Cooper for “being too harsh” on him.

Webb, in one of the most bizarre answers of the night, informed us that #WhiteAppalachianLivesMatter. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, needed to prove that his unexpected ascension to second place was not a fluke, and that he is capable of winning the general election.  However, it was former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who had the most on the line. Plagued by weeks of bad press and declining poll numbers, it was imperative that Clinton delivered a performance that would ease the fears surrounding her elect-ability in the face of the ongoing email scandal. She did this, and more, establishing herself as the clear winner by the end of the night.

Clinton, whose commitment to progressive values has been a major concern among the Democratic voting base, clearly came prepared to convince viewers that she was 'all in' for the populist movement sweeping the nation. She reverted to the same argument she has used before regarding inconsistencies in her stances on these issues, citing “new information” as the cause in her change of opinion. When directly challenged by Cooper to self-identify as a moderate or progressive, Clinton responded with arguably the strongest line of the night: “I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done.”

2015 Democratic Debate Recap

Full recap and highlights from the first Democratic debate of the primary season

On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas,…

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[WATCH] Set to Trump Trump? Ben Carson Favor Surges After Republican Debate

In other polls, he leads among Republicans for black voters, but Dems still majority favorite

Retired surgeon gaining momentum in poll ratings as he takes on latest campaign stops.

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: The Legacy of Carole Simpson

For 20 years she was the only woman to moderate a presidential debate; she's still the only African American to hold that title

Did you know about the status of Carole Simpson, one of the journalism world’s biggest…

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‘Horses and Bayonets’ Win Social Media: 11 Best Romney Memes

Obama's zinger goes viral with unforgettable memes

Obama’s zinger goes viral with unforgettable memes

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Top 5 Takeaways from the Final Presidential Debate

Who won the final debate?

Who won the final debate?

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