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Live Blog: Policies, Not Personalities, Take Center Stage in 12th GOP Debate

Thursday’s subdued debate in Miami focused on ideas for change, but Donald Trump’s competitors failed to pose a substantial challenge even as they played to their strengths and kept things civil.

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 READ MORE


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Live-Blog: The 10th GOP Debate: Somebody Stop the Trump Train (Updated)

Donald Trump was the one to beat, and the other four candidates—Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson—knew it all too well. Update: Rubio momentarily took control in a rat-a-tat series of attacks that simultaneously painted Trump as a hypocrite and made light of Rubio’s prior debate stumbles.

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 READ MORE



Rhetorical Terror: GOP Candidates Pledge War Crimes, Carpet-Bombing and Asian Land Wars (Video)

At the Trumpless GOP debate last week, the candidates once again promised to bankrupt us with military and intelligence spending and to commit vast war crimes—with reckless disregard for the lives of women, children and noncombatant men—of the sort not openly plotted since the demise of the Axis powers in 1943-45.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEOS: Memories of Jon Stewart and Megyn Kelly

In light of the love fest over the Fox News anchor, we thought it worth remembering Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” takedowns of two of Kelly’s more unfortunate rants, including her declaration that Santa Claus “just is white” and her “fair and balanced” approach to the news.

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Fifth GOP Debate









Posted on Dec 16, 2015 ENLARGE



Fifth Debate Reveals How Eager the Republican Candidates Are for More War

At the final debate of 2015, the Republican presidential candidates laid out how each would be a wartime president, with the most aggressive pledging to rebuild and unleash the full force of the military to slaughter Islamic State globally, confront Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Syria and eastern Europe and conduct cyber warfare and other actions against China.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE



Top 10 Lies and Distortions From the GOP Debate

Another GOP debate, another steaming pile of half-truths, lies and pseudo-facts.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE



The Fifth GOP Debate: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

If ever there was any doubt, the main topic during the first part of the fifth Republican presidential debate was indeed how to defeat the threat of terrorism overseas and at home. Updated

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Missed the Fourth GOP Debate? Watch the Highlights Here

Don’t want to sift through all the video footage of Tuesday night’s Republican debate? Here are some of the highlights to get you caught up on the headlines.

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Oct 28, 2015 ENLARGE


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Posted on Sep 23, 2015 ENLARGE


VIDEO: The CNN Republican Presidential Debate in 90 Seconds

Did you miss Wednesday night’s Republican debate?

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Next Week’s GOP Debate: Who’s In and Who’s Out in the Top 11

Carly Fiorina will join front-runner Donald Trump and other Republican candidates Wednesday in the second debate of major candidates in the 2016 election cycle. The event will be sponsored by CNN.

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Aug 10, 2015 ENLARGE


VIDEO: Watch the Second-Tier GOP Candidates Try and Fail to Describe Hillary in Two Words

During the “kids’ table” second tier of Thursday’s Republican debate, only Rick Santorum actually managed to use, you know, two words to describe Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



VIDEO: How Likely Are the Top 10 GOP Presidential Candidates to Drag Us Into War?

Sending U.S. troops back into the Middle East and going to war there is virtually a plank in the GOP platform.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 READ MORE



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Romney Still Waiting for GOP Love

Maybe Jon Huntsman will be the next candidate to see a meteoric rise and fall in his poll numbers. Pretty soon, though, we’re going to run out of meteors.

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 READ MORE


Rick Perry Will Get Rid of Government ... as Soon as He Remembers Which Part

Rick Perry is becoming the reason to watch the Republican debates. Here he struggles to remember the third government department he would eliminate. After naming Commerce and Education, the Texas governor is forced to give up.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

Nice Debates, Guys, but You’re in Trouble

So what did we learn these last few weeks? To begin with, Republicans are people too.

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 READ MORE



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If Santorum Were President

In a marvelous display of self-contradiction at the Republican debate Thursday night, Rick Santorum argued against both sex in the military and any “social policy” that determines how sex is treated in the military. (more)

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 READ MORE



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Flaming Hypocrisy

While Rick Perry was denouncing the federal government at Wednesday’s debate, he was also accepting all the financial assistance President Obama could offer his burning state.

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 READ MORE


Michele Bachmann Makes Dubya Look Good

Perhaps I should thank the current crop of Republican presidential candidates for providing me with an experience I never, ever expected to have: During this week’s debate in New Hampshire, I had a moment of nostalgia for George W. Bush.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 READ MORE


Obama’s Luke Skywalker Moment

The first GOP presidential debate transpired last week with relatively little notice. For Republicans, that’s the good news.

Posted on May 9, 2011 READ MORE


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