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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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Jan Brewer debated Democrat Terry Goddard just once.
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He noted that many good, competitive topics debated in the early days of intercollegiate debate failed to meet this test.
The event was fiercely debated by students from across universities in Peshawar and was attended by senior members of academia, media and alumni of the UK Government's Chevening scholarship, said a press release issued by the British High Commission here on Tuesday.
The topics debated during the three years of this study included: Resolved: The United States federal government should establish a policy substantially increasing the number of persons serving in one or more of the following national service programs: Americorps, Citizen Corps, Senior Corps, Peace Corps, Learn and Serve America, Armed Forces; Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its public health assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa; and Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the United States.