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Carly Fiorina to benefit from CNN debate rule change

CNN is changing the rules for its Republican debate later this month, likely opening the door for one candidate to qualify for the main stage: former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

GOP Presidential hopefuls take debate stage in Cleveland

Cleveland - The top 10 polling Republican presidential candidates squared off Thursday in Cleveland for the first presidential debate, discussing at length their ideas to secure America's borders and grow a stagnant economy.

Oregon republican party debate cancelled

Portland - While supporters of the Republican Party are still deciding on who will be their presidential candidate, two frontrunners have squashed the debate, at least in Oregon.

'Seinfeld' star schools Romney after misquoting him at debate

During his introduction at the last night's Arizona GOP debate, Mitt Romney quoted a line from the sitcom Seinfeld, getting both the quote and the speaker wrong. The Seinfeld star didn't let the moment go unnoticed.

Can Newt Gingrich's win revive interest in GOP debates?

Are Americans losing interest in watching the Republican Presidential debates? Since the ABC News Iowa Republican Debate on December 10 at Drake University (viewership of 7.6 million), fewer and fewer viewers have been tuning in.

Gingrich angrily rebuffs 'open marriage' claim at GOP debate

Within the first moments of the GOP debate in South Carolina, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich stole the spotlight, turning a question about allegations by his ex-wife into a scathing attack on the media.

Op-Ed: Gingrich's standing ovation for saying U.S. should kill enemies

Myrtle Beach - Whilst Ron Paul was jeered and booed for his anti-war stance during a GOP debate in South Carolina, his rival candidate Newt Gingrich received a standing ovation for his warmongering statement.

Fox News: 'Ron Paul didn't just do well, he did the best'

A Fox News anchor interrupted her co-hosts' interpretation of live-time Twitter votes on GOP candidates answers during Monday's debate to point out the obvious fact which the analyst was avoiding: "Ron Paul didn't just do well, he did the best."

GOP debate: Romney was unchallenged, Paul was all-in and more

Manchester - With less than 72 hours before the nation's first primary in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates led by national frontrunner Mitt Romney strut their wares on a Republican Presidential Debate here on Saturday.

Gingrich comes under fire at Iowa GOP debate

Des Moines - Newt Gingrich received heavy criticism during a presidential debate Saturday night. GOP presidential runners Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann attacked him over a variety of issues, including his personal life.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump gets set to moderate GOP debate

Washington - Reality TV has taken an inkling to big-time politics with the announcement of Donald Trump being the moderator for a GOP presidential debate scheduled for Dec. 27 in Des Moines, IA, with another candidate facing the distinct possibility of implosion.

Rick Perry's oops moment captured in 'Saturday Night Live' open

NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' featured a rendition of the absent-minded GOP debate performance by Republican presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry in its cold open.

GOP debaters united against Obama, but widely apart on issues

Spartanburg - The eight Republican candidates for president who participated in Saturday night's debate showed unity in their aversion to President Obama's policies. But on key foreign policy issues, they revealed their acute differences.

Stewart on Rick Perry's debate gaffe: 'Are you not entertained?'

In his recap of Wednesday's GOP debate, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart celebrated Republican presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry's brain freeze.

Republican presidential nominee Rick Perry stumbles at GOP debate

Detroit - Republican presidential nominee Rick Perry drew an embarrassing blank last night in the GOP debate when stating what government agencies would be cut in the Perry administration.

Op-Ed: Ron Paul dead last in message time across last three GOP debates

Among the Republican presidential candidates, Ron Paul, the Libertarian-leaning firebrand that has galvanized many followers nationwide, has received the least amount of coverage time over the course of the last three GOP debates.

Propelled by Florida straw poll, Herman Cain continues upswing

Having experienced a strong boost in confidence and in revenue from the Florida straw poll three weeks prior, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is now the biggest threat to Mitt Romney's status as front-runner.

GOP debate focuses on 'Let's get Cain' theme

Hanover - Herman Cain is now the leader of the GOP pack running for President. So the rest of the group decided to pounce on him and deride his 9-9-9 tax plan for fixing the economy's ailments.

Herman Cain tops Republican polls in South Carolina and Virginia

Two polls released on Tuesday, just hours before a key GOP presidential debate, reflect the dramatic gains made by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.

Heading into new debate, Perry delivers new anti-Romney ad

Ahead of Tuesday night's GOP debate in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, widely seen as needing a strong performance in the debate, released a new anti-Romney attack ad.

Saturday Night Live kicks off its 2011 season with GOP debate

NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' kicked off its 2011 season last night with an examination of the GOP presidential debate, featuring a who's who among Republican presidential hopefuls.

Perry to GOP: Don't choose the 'smoothest debater'

After a notably poor performance at the GOP presidential debate in Florida on Thursday night, Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry urged Party supporters not to choose the 'smoothest debater,' claiming he was tired.

Gay soldier booed at Florida GOP debate on 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Orlando - A homosexual soldier, Stephen Hill who delivered a question about Don't Ask, Don't Tell on video to the GOP presidential debate panel in Orlando Thursday night was greeted by boos and jeers, and no response from the candidates.

At GOP debate Gingrich responds to Obama's call for more taxes

At the CNN / Tea Party debate among Republican presidential candidates on Monday night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich cited other loopholes in response to President Obama's tax-oriented jobs bill.

Romney and Paul focus on Obama's 'war on jobs' before GOP debate

Ahead of the CNN Tea Party debate on Monday night and under the backdrop of persistent national unemployment, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Ron Paul focused on the White House's assault on right to work laws.

Op-Ed: Gruesome GOP crowd applauds Perry's execution of 234 humans

There wasn't much excitement in last night's GOP debate. Sure, Ron Paul and Rick Perry traded some barbs, but over all it was civil. That is, until moderator Brian Williams brought up Perry's execution record.

NBC analyst equates GOP request on Obama speech to racism

Appearing on MSNBC's 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell,' political analyst Richard Wolffe equated the request by Speaker John Boehner for President Obama to move his speech to racism.

Op-Ed: Boehner tells Obama to move speech to another night

Washington - In his latest effort at acquiescing to the Republican party, President Barack Obama on Wednesday bowed to the demand of House Speaker John Boehner, who told the president to move his Joint Session of Congress speech to another night.

GOP debate: Bachmann to Obama 'You are finished in 2012'

Ames - Just moments after the opening of the GOP debate in Ames, Iowa, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann sends a clear and direct message to President Barack Obama.

Using applause metric, Congressman Ron Paul won the GOP debate

Among the seven Republican candidates vying for the Party's presidential nomination at Monday's GOP debate, Congressman Ron Paul won the hearts of the audience, receiving more than double the applause of any other contender.
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The 10 highest-polling candidates for the GOP nomination. The debate, took place in Cleveland, Ohio, and was aired on Fox News on August 6, 2015.
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Newt Gingrich gives a blistering critique of CNN’s John King's question about open marriage allegations.
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In the Republican debate Thursday night, the former House speaker Newt Gingrich called CNN “despicable” for asking him about the allegations levied against him by ex-wife Marianne Gingrich. For his feisty response Gingrich received a standing ovation.
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