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CNN Host Criticizes Network's Debate

Posted 11.19.2011 | Media

CNN host Howard Kurtz seemed to criticize his network's presidential debate on Sunday's "Reliable Sources." Kurtz ran a segment about the media att...

Rick Perry Errs on the Side of Death

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

When it came to life or death for Cameron Todd Willingham in February 2004, Perry erred irrevocably on the side of death.

Sam Stein

Ron Paul's Ex-Campaign Manager's Death Backdrop For Health Insurance Position | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When CNN's Wolf Blitzer pressed Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) over what he would do if a 30-year-old uninsured man suddenly slipped into a com...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Tackles The Tea Party Debate

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart spent most of Tuesday night's "Daily Show" covering Monday's CNN Republican Presidential debate, including the pre-show grandstanding, the...

The Tea Party Debate Turned 9/11 Compassion To 9/12 Drama

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Incendiary rhetoric and actions governed how our entire nation responded to Sept. 11. So it's no surprise that the Republican presidential candidates, mirrored that kind of language last night.

Shame on CNN For Mainstreaming the Fringe

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

The CNN/Tea Party Express Debate leaves liberals like myself in a precarious position: while many of us are upset with the Democratic Party up to and ...

Michele Bachmann Steals A Line From Sarah Palin

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann is accusing Republican presidential rival Rick Perry of engaging in "crony capitalism" in...

Alan Grayson Blasts GOP Debate Audience's Shocking Reaction: 'It's Sadism'

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

The jubilant shouts of members of the GOP audience encouraging the death of a hypothetical uninsured man bring to mind the 2009 House floor speech del...

Rick Perry, Human Piñata

Alan Schroeder | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

At the CNN-Tea Party Debate in Tampa, Mitt Romney gave one of the strongest performances of his political career in front of a crowd that did not seem to care. From the standpoint of audience approval, with only a few exceptions, this was Rick Perry's night.

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry Calls For Afghanistan Withdrawal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry has been relatively silent on foreign policy, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the GOP debate Monday night, he said he...

Sam Stein

SHOCK VIDEO: Debate Audience Says Uninsured Patient Should Be Left To Die | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

A bit of a startling moment happened near the end of Monday night's CNN debate when a hypothetical question was posed to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). "...

Amanda Terkel

Michele Bachmann Slams Rick Perry Over HPV Vaccine | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the mother of three daughters -- though she seemed to momentarily forget how many children she had -- went after Rick...

Ron Paul Goes After Rick Perry Over Texas Job Growth

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

The second key moment in Monday night's GOP debate, as it relates to Rick Perry's fortunes, came when Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) went after the Texas gov...

Ryan Grim

Perry, Romney Spar Over Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney refused to let Rick Perry off the Social Security hook, challenging him at the start of the GOP debate Monday night to repudiate the posit...

House Vote On Debt Limit Sets Stage For Fight Over Budget Cuts

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans dealt defeat to their own proposal for a $2.4 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit Tuesday, a political g...

Maddow: CNN Had Financial Interest In Airing Bachmann Response

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow continued her denunciation of CNN's decision to air Michele Bachmann's response to the State of the Union address, saying that the netwo...

Tea Party-CNN Debate Sparks Backlash From Some Conservatives

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"This is nothing more than a press stunt for CNN that cries out 'Pay attention to us!'," said Everett Wilkinson, an organizer with the South Florida T...

CNN Teams With Tea Party To Host Presidential Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN announced Friday that it has teamed up with the Tea Party Express to host what it is calling a "first-of-its-kind Tea Party presidential primary ...