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debate

Politics
1. a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
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Gentlemen, these were political debates, which are always robust.
Only 14% profess to engaging in lively political debates at work.
and agree to take part in the political debates, quoting 8-11.
While scholars have long recognized that humor plays a prominent role in such debates, Stewart's text adds an entirely new layer of support for the claim that political debate humor matters--support that comes in the form of the first systematic, quantitative study of humor in political debates.
The mass shooting, which followed a July shooting that left 12 dead at a Colorado movie theater, has reignited the political debate about gun control.
The political analyst considers that the "new Moroccan constitution lays down the framework for more democratization while standing at the focal point of ongoing political debates that feature various currents of thought" across the country.
Coun Mutton said senior Tories agreed it was not the right place to have a political debate, as 73-year-old Labour councillor Keiran Mulhall became mayor, with his family watching.
What is the normatively proper role in public political debate for arguments grounded in religion or similar conscientious beliefs?
All 29 political parties registered for the elections will thus be provided with equal opportunities to present their electoral platforms and engage in constructive political debate on key issues of concern to Kyrgyzstan's voters.
POLITICAL debate will be the order of the day when Teesside students host their own Question Time-style event.
But Conservative, Plaid Cymru and Liberal Democrat councillors walked out of the meeting saying it was not appropriate for a public political debate.
I've never met someone so passionate about the political debate and social goings on in the church and in synod," he said.