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GOP's Lame Ban Is Doomed To Fail

Salon | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

During the last Democratic presidential primary, now over half a decade behind us, the leading candidates heeded the wishes of party activists, boxed ...

What Do (Suburban) Women Want?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.18.2012 | Media
Marty Kaplan

No one's being forced to watch CNN's campaign swing-o-meter. But it can't be long before real-time tabulation of the sentiments of various audience segments becomes an expected and common element of all infotainment.

Newt & Callista Reveal What They're Giving Up For Lent

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Newt may slim down for Super Tuesday. When MSNBC asked him what he is giving up for Lent, the GOP hopeful replied, "I am going to give up desserts... ...

Obama Adviser Condemns 'Nasty, Negative' Debates

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A political adviser to President Barack Obama says Republicans are damaging their chances of defeating him by engaging in "nasty, negati...

The GOP Debate: 20th Time's a Charm

Marvin E. Quasniki | Posted 04.24.2012 | Comedy
Marvin E. Quasniki

The Republican candidates just finished their 20th and (allegedly) final debate. For those keeping score, that's more debates than Santorum kids plus Romney sons plus Gingrich wives plus Paul eyebrows.

Republican Candidates Face Off In Arizona

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS MESA, Ariz. — Primed for a fight, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum traded fiery accusations about health care, spend...

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich Calls Obama An 'Extremist' Who Supported 'Infanticide'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates Wednesday night, during a GOP debate in Arizona, took shots at President Barack Obama for his pro-choice histor...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Candidates Face Off In Arizona

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are looking to make a splash in Wednesday night's primary debate in Arizona. The f...

Santorum Looks For Upset In Grand Canyon Territory

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS MESA, Ariz. — Rick Santorum is looking for another upset or two, while Mitt Romney is hoping to keep his leading ...

Gingrich Slams Rivals For Backing Out

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Newt Gingrich slammed his Republican rivals Friday for refusing to appear in a nationally televised debate from his home s...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Causes CNN Debate Cancellation, Does Something Great For America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Good news, America! It looks as if a revival of the interminable series of candidate debates that dogged the countryside like a Biblical plague in the early part of the campaign season is not going to happen. Everyone can get on with their lives, and, if necessary, just replay highlights of the previous four hundred debates, content in the knowledge that the moderators basically ran out of new questions to ask everybody back in October. Today, a March 1 debate that was to be hosted by the Georgia Republican Party and aired on CNN, has been called off, as candidates signaled they would not be participating. And leading the way is Mitt Romney.

CNN Cancels Debate After Romney And Paul Pull Out

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Media

CNN announced Thursday that it has canceled an upcoming debate after Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum all said they would either not attend or ...

Gingrich Expands His Attack On The Media

Posted 01.30.2012 | Media

GOP candidate Newt Gingrich said on Monday that if he were the Republican nominee, he would not go against President Obama in a debate if it were mode...

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.

Best and Worst of the GOP Presidential Debate

Simon Sheaff | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Simon Sheaff

A re-established Romney looked for another strong campaign performance in order to solidify his new lead in Florida, while Gingrich's goal was to win a decisive victory in order to re-launch his South Carolinian election. So, who were the winners and losers, and what were the best and worst moments?

Amanda Terkel

No Newt Knockout In Final Florida Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich pulled out all his tricks at Thursday night's GOP presidential debate in Jacksonville: attack the moderator, attac...

WATCH: Blitzer Recalls His Testy Exchange With Newt Gingrich

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.27.2012 | Media

Following the CNN Republican primary debate on Thursday night, moderator Wolf Blitzer discussed how he stood his ground when challenged by GOP candida...

GOP Candidates Meet Ahead Of Florida Primary

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pointing toward an evening debate, Mitt Romney jokingly urged supporters Tuesday to "just st...

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...

Michael Calderone

How CNN Is Going To Handle Its Debate Crowd

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.25.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Newt Gingrich won't have to worry about the audience being completely quiet during Thursday's debate in Jacksonville, the final primetime ...

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...

In Republican Debates, Ideology Trumps Intelligent Immigration Policy

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

As last week's "pile-up" showed, it's time to reveal the candidates' proposed solutions for the wrecks they truly are.

Hey NBC, Monday's Debate Panelists Need to Better Represent!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 03.23.2012 | Media
Linda Milazzo

After seventeen debates, all led by journalists, who for the most part don't represent the populations at-risk if any of these four are elected, isn't it time to have a representative panel do the grilling?

Fox News Hosts Defend John King

Posted 01.20.2012 | Media

Fox News hosts defended CNN's John King on Friday for asking GOP candidate Newt Gingrich about the bombshell interview his ex-wife gave ABC before Thu...

GOP Candidates Flub Facts

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney perpetuated one unsubstantiated claim, about his record at Bain Capital, and more or less corrected himself on another, abou...