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Obama on Meet the Press Today

In an exclusive hour long interview today on Meet the Press , President elect Barack Obama will introduce  Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

During the interview, Obama states Shinseki is “exactly the right person who is going to be able to make sure that we honor our troops when they come home.”

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>Obama on Meet the Press Today

>In an exclusive hour long interview today on Meet the Press , President elect Barack Obama will introduce  Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

During the interview, Obama states Shinseki is “exactly the right person who is going to be able to make sure that we honor our troops when they come home.”

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Limits on "Town Hall" Debate tonight

Lynn Sweet

“Tuesday’s match-up at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., will be moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw, with the questions to be culled from a group of 100 to 150 uncommitted likely voters in the audience and another one-third to come via the Internet. The Gallup Organization — as in past debates like this — has the job of making sure the questioners reflect the demographic makeup of the nation.

Brokaw selects the questions to ask from written queries submitted prior to the debate, according to the “contract.”

An audience member will not be allowed to switch questions. Under the deal, the moderator may not ask followups or make comments. The person who asks the question will not be allowed a follow-up either, and his or her microphone will be turned off after the question is read. A camera shot will only be shown of the person asking — not reacting.

While there will be director’s chairs (with backs and foot rests), McCain and Obama will be allowed to stand — but they can’t roam past their “designated area” to be marked on the stage. McCain and Obama are not supposed to ask each other direct questions.

As in all the debates, the contenders cannot bring in notes, though they can take them once at the lectern….”

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>Limits on "Town Hall" Debate tonight

>Lynn Sweet

“Tuesday’s match-up at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., will be moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw, with the questions to be culled from a group of 100 to 150 uncommitted likely voters in the audience and another one-third to come via the Internet. The Gallup Organization — as in past debates like this — has the job of making sure the questioners reflect the demographic makeup of the nation.

Brokaw selects the questions to ask from written queries submitted prior to the debate, according to the “contract.”

An audience member will not be allowed to switch questions. Under the deal, the moderator may not ask followups or make comments. The person who asks the question will not be allowed a follow-up either, and his or her microphone will be turned off after the question is read. A camera shot will only be shown of the person asking — not reacting.

While there will be director’s chairs (with backs and foot rests), McCain and Obama will be allowed to stand — but they can’t roam past their “designated area” to be marked on the stage. McCain and Obama are not supposed to ask each other direct questions.

As in all the debates, the contenders cannot bring in notes, though they can take them once at the lectern….”

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Filed under Barack Obama, Joe McCain, limits on debate. Lynn Sweet, Presidential Debates, Tom Brokaw, Town Hall