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Viewers See Little Reason to Change Their Minds After Final Presidential Debate


BY FERNANDO GALLO//

In the final presidential debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, hot-button issues such as abortion, negative campaign advertising and the vice-presidential choices dominated the discussion. For some viewers who watched the debate at 33 Revolutions Café in El Cerrito, that was a welcome change of pace.

“They really got them kind of butting heads,” viewer Suzanne Klein said of the debate topics. Read the full story

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Obama and McCain Struggle to Stay on Point in Second Presidential Debate


BY FERNANDO GALLO//

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain met for their second presidential debate Oct. 7, and for the third time in three weeks the Cerrito Speakeasy Theater in El Cerrito was filled with people eager to see democratic discourse on the big screen. Veteran broadcaster Tom Brokaw moderated the debate and chose the questions for the candidates. Read the full story

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Internet Abuzz with Debate Analysis


BY SWETA VOHRA//

Hours after the second presidential debate last Tuesday night, the Internet buzzed with overviews, analysis and quotes from Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain from their town hall debate in Nashville, Tenn. Liberal and conservative publications, aside from differing lead paragraphs, focused on the same issues and quotes, as well as an overall conclusion that last night’s debate did little to change the momentum of either campaign.

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Economy Drives Town Hall Presidential Debate, Local Opinion Unchanged


BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO – A pensive crowd at the 33 Revolutions Café in El Cerrito watched intently last night as presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama presented distinct plans for addressing the nation’s economic crisis.

Each candidate declared himself better prepared to help bring the country out of what they called the most serious financial disaster since the Great Depression. Most people watching here, however, felt only one man had their best interests at heart.

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SLIDE SHOW: Sights and Sounds of the Vice-Presidential Debate at the Cerrito Speakeasy


BY FERNANDO GALLO //

A capacity crowd gathered at the Cerrito Speakeasy Theater in El Cerrito to watch the vice-presidential debate between Democrat Sen. Joe Biden and Republican Gov. Sarah Palin on Oct. 2. Here’s your chance to take a look inside the theater and see the event in an up close and personal way.

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Theatergoers Gather at Cerrito Speakeasy for Vice-Presidential Debate


The audience at the Cerrito Speakeasy awaits the start of the debate

The audience at the Cerrito Speakeasy awaits the start of the debate

BY FERNANDO GALLO //

EL CERRITO, Calif. – Many of those in the mostly liberal crowd that gathered at the Cerrito Speakeasy Theater on Oct. 2 to watch the vice-presidential debate believed it would be the undoing of relatively unknown Republican Gov. Sarah Palin. But after she had battled Democratic Sen. Joe Biden for 90 minutes, some said that Palin not only exceeded expectations, but might have actually won some people over.

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