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South Carolina Debate

Colbert Busch Makes Awkward Affair Jab At Sanford

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) deflected questions about his extramarital affair Monday in a much-hyped debate with Elizabeth Colbert Bus...

Mark Sanford Attack Backfires

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

The fight for the right to represent the GOP in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District special election hit a peak moment of tension on Thursday....

Where's the Outrage? It Takes Comedians to Stand Up to Newt's Hypocrisy

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

In the absurdity that has become the Republican Primary we have increasingly had to look to comedians to make sense of the whole mess, by exposing hypocrisy and speaking truth to power.

John King, Newt Gingrich REMATCH

Posted 01.25.2012 | Media

CNN's John King hosted GOP candidate Newt Gingrich on his show Monday night and rehashed what he called their "moment" during last week's South Caroli...

Newt vs. New York

Mitchell L. Moss | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Mitchell L. Moss

Newt Gingrich is running for president by running against New York. That's the essence of the victory speech he gave in South Carolina when he singled out "elites in Washington and New York."

WATCH: Jon Stewart LOSES IT Over Newt Gingrich Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.24.2012 | Comedy

Among all of the surreal events that have occurred so far in the 2012 election, we haven't seen Jon Stewart get quite as worked up as he did on Monday...

Jason Linkins

Debate Remix: Rick Santorum 'Messes Up The Internet' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.20.2012 | Comedy

At Thursday night's debate, we hoped that the immediacy of the South Carolina primary and a change in debate moderators might yield a different sort o...

Cain Comes To Gingrich's Defense

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

Herman Cain defended former Republican rival Newt Gingrich, saying CNN's question about recent claims made by Gingrich's ex-wife were "crap." Cain ...

Romney Says Only He Has Lived On The 'Real Streets Of America'

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

After Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum dove into a bitter dispute over ancient history from the halls of Congress, Mitt Romney says the argument is a "...

Republican Candidates Debate Ahead Of South Carolina Primary

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The race for the Republican presidential nomination took a turn toward the South Carol...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Candidates Resoundingly Against SOPA | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

In a sign of just how dramatically public opinion has swung against the Internet anti-piracy legislation up for a vote next week in the Senate, all fo...

Elise Foley

Paul Campaign: 'Our Problem With Newt Gingrich Is Not That He Lied To His Wife' | Elise Foley | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Ron Paul campaign put out a statement about an hour into the debate calling the first question, which was about Newt Gingrich'...

Amanda Terkel

Romney Booed For Waffling On Releasing Tax Returns | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

CNN debate moderator John King put all the GOP presidential candidates on the spot about their tax returns Thursday night, asking whether they will ma...

Christina Wilkie

Callista Gingrich's Transition From Mistress To Mrs. | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At Thursday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, only one person will likely receive as much attention as the candidates themsel...

Republican Debate: Presidential Candidates Face Off Ahead Of South Carolina Primary

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

On the heels of Texas Gov. Rick Perry abandoning his campaign for the White House, four candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination ...

Lila Shapiro

WATCH: Janitors Fire Back At Newt Gingrich | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

Despite his current surge in the South Carolina polls, Newt Gingrich's star is not rising among one group of workers who have been a key talking point...

GOP Candidates Prepare For Last Debate Ahead Of Key Primary

The Associated Press | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The five Republicans seeking their party's nomination for president are preparing for the last televised debate before Satu...

Ben Craw

WATCH: Mitt Romney Madness, South Carolina Edition | Ben Craw | Posted 01.30.2012 | Comedy

An odd thing seems to be afoot in the Republican presidential nomination race: The closer Mitt Romney gets to the nomination, the further he gets from...

When Professional Wrestling Meets Presidential Debate

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Sam Sommers

This isn't the first time that we've been talking about crowd reactions after a debate. One question we rarely ask, however, is whether these televised responses change the way that those of us at home feel about the candidates.

Trymaine Lee

He Said What? Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Says Blacks Should Be Sent 'Back To Plantation' To Boost Work Ethic | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, the super-conservative African American Republican who has campaigned vigorously against Kwanzaa ("The Racist Holiday Fro...

Lila Shapiro

Newt's Idea Of Hiring Schoolchildren, Firing Janitors Won't Solve Jobs Crisis -- Or Any Other | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

During Monday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continued to promote his controversial strategy to fight...

Janitorial Jobs & the Presidential Candidates

Jennifer Openshaw | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Jennifer Openshaw

As parents and as Americans, we need to instill the values of hard work, commitment, and follow-through. Now more than ever, though, we need to also teach valuable, real-world business skills.

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Plays Dodgeball In Myrtle Beach Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

At the top of Monday night's debate, Fox News' Bret Baier invited Twitter users to weigh in on the quality of each candidate's responses to the evenin...

Gingrich Boasts About Debate Performance

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

By SHANNON McCAFFREY, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he thinks his performance in debate against fellow Rep...

NDAA, Indefinite Detention Provision Divide GOP Field

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Republican candidates have sharp disagreements over a new policy to detain American citizens suspected of terrorism. Pres...