Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 1:10 am
In at least one sense, the final presidential debate of the year looked a lot like the previous ones between Mitt Romney and President Obama.
Regardless of what they were asked, each offered talking points he had prepared and was determined to make. The candidates, not moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS News, set both the tone and the pace of the debate.
That included switching gears far from the nominal subject of Monday's debate in Boca Raton, Fla., which was foreign policy. The domestic economy received at least as much attention and verbiage as Iran, Libya or China.
Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:21 pm
Vikki Hankins wants nothing more in the world than to have her civil rights restored. Hankins, 43, lost the right to vote — and many others — when she went to a federal prison for selling cocaine in December 1990. She spent almost two decades behind bars for her crime.
Today, Hankins is an author and an undergrad who dreams of going to law school. She got out of prison four years ago and quickly applied to have her rights — like voting, serving on a jury and becoming a lawyer — restored.
Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 12:14 am
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Foreign policy proved to be a subject that kept the tone mostly substantive tonight in the third and final debate between President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney before the Nov. 6 election.
Lynn University is getting ready for her close up. The third and final debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney is just a couple of hours away. The Boca Raton school that very few had even heard of is also on the national stage.
There's one more presidential debate left, and it takes place in the most crucial swing state of them all. Host Phil Latzman along with panel of journalists, politicians and an academic discuss U.S. foreign policy and domestic issues important to Florida voters.
Reporters from Politico are among the media mob in Boca Raton, where President Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for the last debate tonight at Lynn University, and what they have detected is a pronounced Republican swagger.
Originally published on Sun October 21, 2012 1:35 pm
Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino heard something strange on the radio last Tuesday. A local sports show host, Marc Hochman of The Ticket, said that while he might tune in to the Yankees vs. Tigers game that night instead of the presidential debate, he would definitely watch the third and final debate.
"That will really decide my vote at this point because I'm one of those undecided voters," Hochman said.
Originally published on Sun October 21, 2012 7:40 pm
Whenever 19-year-old Robbie Walsh tells friends and family back home in Maryland that he goes to Lynn University, they do a double-take.
"They go, 'Lynn University? What?'" he says. "Then I have to tell them it's in Boca Raton, Florida, and a lot of them say, 'Oh, FAU,' or 'The University of Miami.'"
Many of Lynn's students and faculty who gather at the campus cafe say they hear that sort of thing all the time. But university spokesman Joshua Glanzer says a new T-shirt showing up on campus gives it right back.
College students would rather vote using their thumbs, according to a study conducted by telecommunications giant AT&T.
AT&T conducted the survey on one of the most politically galvanized campuses in the nation -- Lynn University in Boca Raton. American politics have played a major role at Lynn since last fall, when the university was chosen to host the last Presidential debate of 2012.
Out of nearly 300 students surveyed, 58 percent say they would use smartphones to cast their ballot if "mobile voting" were available.
Every child should be performing on grade level in subjects like math and reading, Scott says. “I mean, I learn differently than other people learn, but I do know that all children can learn,” Scott says, “and we should expect we should have high standards for everybody.”
Streaming The Florida Roundup Presidential Debate Special live from Lynn University!
Host Phil Latzman, along with a panel of journalists and political thinkers are discussing U.S. foreign policy - the subject of the presidential debate - as well as other issues important to Florida voters in this election.
There's one more presidential debate left and the political party starts today at noon. Join us for a live, two-hour, pre-debate special from Lynn University. We'll be tweeting, blogging and live-streaming the whole event.
Host Phil Latzman along with a panel of journalists and political thinkers will discuss U.S. foreign policy - the subject of the presidential debate - as well as other issues important to Florida voters in this election.
Tweet us @WLRN, #LynnDebate to give us your input on the conversation.