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Presidential Debate

Is Rick Perry Done? Early State Weighs In

Concord Patch | Marc Fortier | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

The usual post-debate talk of winners and losers went out the window as soon as Rick Perry forgot the third government agency he wanted to cut. Here's...

Amanda Terkel

'OOPS'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) had the most memorable moment of Wednesday night's CNBC debate, even though it was a moment when he couldn't r...

Elise Foley

Bachmann Makes Curious Happy Meal Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Michele Bachmann defended her plan to extend federal income tax to everyone, even if they pay as little as $10 per year. She said the current syst...

GOP Presidential Candidates Go Head-To-Head

Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Eight candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination are going head-to-head on Wednesday night in Michigan. The list of contenders fa...

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

WATCH: Romney Forces Awkward Laugh

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

During an exchange with Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the issue of undocumented immigration during Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, former M...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Rick Perry Booed For Going After Anderson Cooper

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The audience is quickly becoming the most interesting player in the GOP presidential debates. Past audience members have booed a gay sold...

Elise Foley

Michele Bachmann: 'I Want To Completely Abolish The Tax Code'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

During Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate on CNN, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said the tax code needs to be entirely rewritten and replaced w...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Controversial Cain Joke May Not Be A Joke After All

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) — Herman Cain has risen fast. Now the question is: Will he fall? As Republican presidential hopefuls were preparing for ...

Herman Cain Faces Republican Fire

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

HANOVER, N.H. -- Herman Cain was expecting criticism – and he sure got it. "They are a little bit afraid that this long shot may not be a long ...

At Frat House, Perry Commits Revolutionary War Gaffe

Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

Following Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry stumbled in making remarks on the Revolutionary War, Carrie Dann a...

Michele Bachmann Presses On Surprising Twist In Perry's Past

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) pressed Texas Governor Rick Perry on his support for Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign during Tuesday night's GOP p...

Rick Perry Signals Where He Disagrees With Bush

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry says he maintains a "great rapport" with former President George W. Bush, but he disagreed with Bush's efforts to reform education and crea...

WATCH: GOP Candidate Draws Laughs With 'Shovel-Ready' Line

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson drew laughs from the audience at Thursday night's Republican presidential debate with a colorful criticism he ...

WATCH: Rick Perry Stands By Shocking Remarks

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry stood by eyebrow-raising remarks he made last month about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during Monday night's Republ...

LIVE UPDATES: Republican Presidential Candidates Face Off In Tea Party Debate

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Eight Republican presidential candidates are facing off in the Sunshine State on Monday night. CNN and the Tea Party Express are sponsoring the two...

GOP Candidates Twist Their Records

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney and Rick Perry thumped their chests over their job-creation records as governor during the Republican presidential deba...

WATCH: Highlights From Fiery GOP Debate

Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Eight Republican candidates hit the stage on Wednesday night to participate in California's first presidential debate of the 2012 election season. ...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Off In Golden State Debate

Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Eight Republican candidates are facing off in California's first presidential debate of the election season on Wednesday night. The forum, hosted b...

Tyler Kingkade

GOP Presidential Candidate Wonders If There's A 'Conspiracy' Against Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson is frustrated that he's not being given more airtime, and he's calling out organizers of ...