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Gop Presidential Debate

GOP Candidates Avoid the "Economic Elephant" in the Room During CNBC Debate

Steven Hill | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Steven Hill

In watching the debate, I kept thinking to myself, "These are the job applicants for the position of CEO of the World." Yet there was more carnival barking on the stage than insights or observations about the economy or economic policy.

GOP's New Climate Talking Point

William S. Becker | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

When the leading Republican candidates for president gathered in the Reagan Library for the CNN debate last week, they should have taken time to look up what President Reagan said about environmental issues like global warming.

Closed Captioning At GOP Debate Actually Cat Walking On Keyboard

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.06.2015 | Comedy

The closed captioning was the real frontrunner of the first GOP debate. Participants included the candidates who couldn't make the main debate --...

What Makes This GOP Presidential Debate Matter

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP debate will be critically assessed if for nothing else because one of the candidates will eventually emerge from the pack and get the party nod to challenge the, at this point, likely Democratic presidential contender, Hillary Clinton. Debate number 1, is not the terrible waste that many think and say.

Fox News' "When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife" Kind of Question to Rick Perry

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Dorian de Wind

Perhaps we should not focus too much on Perry's answers -- we have heard enough of them and have come to expect them -- but more on Fox's "When did you stop beating your wife" question and on the motives for such a question.

Jon Ward

Gingrich Talks 'Future None Of Us Would Want To Live Through' | Jon Ward | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney said his first trip, if he is president, will be to Israel, "to show the world we care about that country and that region." Romney did ...

Comedians To Live Tweet Tonight's GOP Debate

Posted 01.09.2012 | Comedy

Tonight's GOP presidential debate in Michigan, one of the states hit hardest by the recession, should bring about some interesting jobs talk. And if i...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Goes After Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.20.2011 | Comedy

On Tuesday night, seven candidates seeking the GOP nomination for President in 2012 had the eighth debate in this election, and we're not even at the ...

Debate at Dartmouth: Jobs, Economics and the GOP

Alan Schroeder | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

Rick Perry needed a big night and he didn't have one. Cain needed to push his message beyond the 9-9-9 plan but he couldn't do it. Romney needed to maintain the status quo -- that he managed, and then some.

'If You are not a Liberal at Twenty, You Have no Heart. If You are not a Conservative at Forty, You Have no Brain.' Churchill

Felix Sanchez | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics
Felix Sanchez

A certain charismatic Senator promised he'd enact comprehensive immigration reform the first year he was in office and I fell for it hook, line and stinker, I mean sinker.

The Scariest Thing About the Sept. 12 GOP Debate Was the Audience

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I felt like I was watching a Republican convention on steroids. The crowd of Tea Party members was so clearly partisan that it seemed more like a political rally than a debate.

Capital Punishment Should Never Be Cheered

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

For those of us lean toward Conservatism due to respect for its values rather than political expediency, two things happened in the GOP debate Wednesday night that merit criticism.

Howard Fineman

The Perry Show Begins, But Who Is He Really? | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is a shrewd dude, a master acquirer of power and ruthless user of it. In ten years as governor he has...

The 2011 GOP Debate Drinking Game!

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy

If you're going to be watching the GOP Presidential debate tonight, you might as well have fun while doing so. And with the help of our official drink...

Jason Linkins

Bachmann And Pawlenty Square Off | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Chris Wallace can ruffle some feathers when he wants to, and he wasted no time in inflaming the tensions between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, as...

David Gregory To Moderate New Hampshire GOP Primary Debate

Posted 09.17.2011 | Media

"Meet the Press" host David Gregory will moderate a GOP presidential debate on the Sunday before the all-important 2012 New Hampshire primary. The NBC...

Jon Ward

First Republican Presidential Debate Pulled Off Course | Jon Ward | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- It may have been the moment when former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson extended his riff about how his reality TV show would be diff...

GOP Considering Selling TV Rights For Presidential Debates

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington (CNN) -- The Republican National Committee is considering sanctioning the GOP presidential primary debates and then selling the broadcast r...