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Why Hillary Dominated the Democratic Debate (and Why the Race Isn't Over)

William Bradley | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

After months of being stuck in a rather silly media box of, ironically, her own original making, Hillary Clinton at last found herself in a competitive situation in this long unfolding presidential campaign.

The Biggest Democratic Debate Loser Was Joe Biden

John A. Tures | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Vice President Joe Biden is either playing coy with his intentions, or is genuinely torn about whether he wants to run in the 2016 election. But after a good showing for all of the Democratic candidates in the first debate, the party demonstrated they don't need Biden to rescue them.

Watch Bernie Sanders' Best Moments From The First Democratic Primary Debate

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

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Hillary Clinton Punched Down During The First Debate -- And It Worked

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The first debate of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary will be defined by two moments: When the topic turned to Sen. Bernie Sander...

The First Democratic Primary Debate, In 5 Clips

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

The first Democratic presidential primary debate on Tuesday night in Las Vegas featured the five candidates sparring over gun control and regulat...

Democratic Debate Takes Las Vegas Tourists By Surprise

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

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Herman Cain: 'I Like My Guns And My Bible'

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

A day after opponents assailed his controversial "999" tax plan during the latest GOP debate, Herman Cain was hardly backing down from his core convic...

Jason Linkins

Chaotic, Contentious CNN Debate Featured Several Strange Arguments | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

If you've a taste for watching well-heeled aristocrats completely crack up and come within a hair's breadth of a broken bottle fight, you could have d...

Top 10 Best Moments From the GOP Debate

Katie Halper | Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Michele Bachmann vows, "I will build a double-walled fence." It is unclear whether she moonlights in construction or will have her 23 children build the fence.

Go, Newt, Go! Gingrich Super Committee Slam Highlights GOP Fashion Event Debate

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

To say there's a lot that's wrong about Newt Gingrich's candidacy is putting it mildly. (For one thing, its candidate is Newt Gingrich.) But he was right on the money last night when it came to the so-called "Super Committee."

Romney and Perry and Cain, Oh My!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Romney exposed Cain's 9-9-9 for the sham it is; won the alpha male contest with Perry; shut down Santorum; smartly ignored Michele Bachmann; and got uber-arrogant Newt Gingrich to admit that he was for an individual mandate before he was against it.

Debate News Flash: Republican Candidates Repudiate Bush/Paulson TARP Giveaway

Larry Hirsch | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

Among many amusing moments watching the Republican debate was seeing how they condemned the 2008 TARP plan to bail out the financial industry. They all made it sound like it was some Democratic government giveaway, which could not be further from the truth.

Sort the Fruit

James Moore | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
James Moore

The most important unresolved question of CNN's GOP debate in Las Vegas may be how to tell an apple from an orange.

Wayne Newton Reacts To GOP Debate, Endorses Candidate

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

In the spin room after the GOP debate, there was one person to whom everyone turned for his take on who won the night: Wayne Newton. Yes, "Mr. Las ...

GOP Las Vegas Debate, Huntsman

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Ryan Grim

Vegas Debate Shows It's Romney Versus Perry | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The Republican debate here Tuesday night made one thing very clear: It's Romney versus Perry. Rick Perry, the Texas governor, has fall...

Republican Presidential Candidates Misfire On Big Issues

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan ignited plenty of sparks in the Republican presidential debate Tuesday night, as did testy exchanges b...

Ryan Grim

Jobs, Foreclosures Largely Absent In GOP Debate | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The Republican presidential debate Tuesday was hosted by the state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation, beset by an ongoing ...

Jason Linkins

Biggest Gaffe Of The Night At Las Vegas Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Here's a matter that I missed commenting on but wanted to circle back to once the debate was over. What was the biggest gaffe of tonight's debate? Wel...

What Happened in Vegas: The Romney-Perry Bout

Alan Schroeder | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

Memo to future debate producers: Cut the extraneous set-up material. And don't move Romney away from Perry on the debate stage. The dynamic between these two candidates is too compelling to tamper with.

Herman Cain, Barack Obama: The Real Winners Of Las Vegas Debate

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Howard Fineman

The winners of Tuesday night's GOP debate: Herman Cain and President Obama. With the devastating accuracy of a CIA drone, the Republican candidates zeroed in on their own party's chances with exchanges that played right into Democrats' hands on a series of issues, from immigration to taxes. And while Mitt Romney and Rick Perry behaved like petulant, name-calling schoolboys, Herman Cain weathered a half-hour assault on his 999 plan, with which CNN began the debate. In this environment, Rick Santorum sounded almost mild and reasonable, which gives you an idea of what kind of a night it was.

Amanda Terkel

Bachmann Flubs African Geography | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) criticized President Obama's foreign policy during Tuesday night's CNN debate, saying, "Now with the president, he put...

Jon Ward

Romney, Santorum Get Into Heated Exchange At GOP Debate | Jon Ward | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Former Governor Mitt Romney came under attack for his health care overhaul in Massachusetts during the last half of the first segment of Tuesday night...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Off In Sin City

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday night, seven candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in Sin City in a primary debate. The followi...

Ryan Grim

GOP Faces Off In Vegas Amid Controversy | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The two Republican front-runners set the stage for Tuesday evening's presidential debate by alternately proposing that Americans behind o...