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Gop Debates

What's The 'One Thing' Rick Perry Regrets About His Campaign?

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Through all of the trials and tribulations Texas Gov. Rick Perry has encountered in his run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, there is ...

Top 10 Greatest Moments of the Iowa GOP Debate

Katie Halper | Posted 02.10.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Rick Perry manages to get through an entire debate without falling asleep, acting like he's on laughing gas, making up names, or forgetting his own campaign ideas.

WATCH: SNL Mocks Trump Debate With Greta Van Susteren Opening

Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy

Donald Trump's scheduled GOP debate may be slowly driving off a cliff as we speak, but that didn't stop SNL from taking a few well-placed jabs at the ...

Mitt Romney Rejects Donald Trump

Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has rejected an invite to attend a Republican debate set to be moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump late...

A Look Back At Bachmann's Debate Blunders

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

During an interview with NPR's Morning Edition last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) claimed that she had yet to make an error in any of the GOP ...

GOP Debate: Compassion Makes a Cameo

Ali Noorani | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Ali Noorani

Compassion made a cameo appearance at the November 22 CNN debate between GOP candidates. All the more stunning was that the compassion was for undocu...

Andrea Stone

Neoconservatism Isn't Dead -- In Fact, It's Prepping For A Comeback | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

GOP Candidate: 'I Feel Abandoned By The Republican Party'

Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson says that he's seriously considering running for president in 2012 as a Libertarian. "I feel abandoned by the R...

Bring Jesus and the GOP to Thanksgiving! A Music Video Viewing Guide for the Whole Family

Katie Halper | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Since the liberal media refused to show the tender face of the Family Leader Thanksgiving GOP debate on national television, most Americans missed out.

The Funniest CNN GOP Debate Tweets

Posted 11.23.2011 | Comedy

Tuesday night's umpteenth GOP presidential debate yielded some pretty hilarious results, as we expected. Herman Cain gave Wolf Blitzer a cool new nick...

Somebody Has to Say It

Richard Greener | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

Have modern 21st century Republicans pitched their tent in the intellectual desert? Are they our Know Nothings? Do they exalt ignorance while supporting arrogant indifference to science and other facts? Has their party become irrational?

My New Favorite Reality Show: The Real Republicans of Washington

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Real Republicans has more interesting stars, better catfights, more drama, more salacious scandals and airs weekly as well. There's sexual harassment, marital infidelity, botox, shameless hypocrisy, Mormons and libertarians.

Thinking About Political Thinking

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The GOP presidential hopefuls' extreme ideas, none of which stand up to the most cursory examination, make Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan look like liberals, if not "pinkish" socialists.

The Biggest Debate Challenge For Networks

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 01.22.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — Keeping the crowded Republican presidential debates fair, lively and topical can seem like the equivalent of juggling while walking a...

Substance, Not Soundbites, Needed at GOP National Security Debate

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

During last week's debate, four of the GOP candidates promoted "enhanced interrogation tactics," including waterboarding, as necessary for national security. Plain and simple, waterboarding is torture. As such, it is illegal under U.S. and international law.

Jason Linkins

Why Are The GOP Debates Causing Everyone Such Consternation? | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

Those who closely follow the 2012 presidential race seem to find the constant stream of GOP debates increasingly intolerable to watch. Former Reag...

The Psychology of Rick Perry's Memory Lapse

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Rick Perry's decision to avoid debates (as he did in 2010) may have contributed to his memory lapse. That experience would have helped to prepare him for debates on the national stage.

Michele Bachmann: Obama Was Wrong To Ban Waterboarding

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is accusing the Obama administration of committing "strategic blunders" that have hampered U.S. eff...

Ron Paul Weighs In On Rick Perry 'Oops' Moment

AP | By JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Ron Paul said he didn't mean to embarrass fellow Texan Rick Perry when Perry forgot, during a debate, one of the three federal ag...

The Most Epic Debate Fails

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Since the first nationally televised debate in 1960 (an event that was enshrined in history for launching John F. Kennedy to stardom), the broadcast e...

Sarah Palin to Rick Perry

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


'Everyone Has Their Oops Moment'

Portsmouth Patch | Marc Fortier, Robert Cook, Carol Robidoux and Carolyn Dube | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry's New Hampshire supporters are rallying around their candidate, saying his gaffe in Wednesday night's CNBC debate isn't as big a deal as so...

Questions for the Republican Candidates on the Economy

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

It appears clear that nothing put forth by the Republican candidates seriously addresses the unemployment problem or the huge debt burden borne by home owners, students and credit card debtors.

Jim Lehrer: My Debate Moderating Days Are Over

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.31.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Jim Lehrer says keep the presidential debates coming, just don't ask him to moderate any more. The veteran PBS anchor, now in semi-r...

Perry To Attend At Least 5 More Debates, Campaign Says

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rick Perry plans to participate in at least five more presidential primary debates, his campaign said Saturday, dismissing speculat...