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Republican debate highlights foreign policy differences

I was terribly disappointed with the CNBC-hosted Republican debate. Granted, the debate – focused solely on economic issues – was probably the most substantive to date. And the candidates – at least most of them – comported themselves well....

CBS panned for Republican debate performance

CBS's Republican presidential debate on foreign policy Saturday evening largely lacked the gaffes and awkward stumbles that have dogged previous forums. (Although Rick Perry, always managing to stand out in some controversial way, set off an Internet WASHINGTON —...

Republican debate winners and losers: A disastrous night for Perry

After twenty or so minutes of calm debate on the economy, Wednesday night's CNBC Republican Presidential Debate turned ugly, as moderators Maria Bartiromo and John Harwood asked embattled frontrunner Herman Cain Tonight's Republican debate is, like the Washington Post-Bloomberg...

GOP debate fact check: Errant claims on bailout, taxes

The Republican presidential candidates are trying to avoid a debate on contraception and instead are looking to keep the focus of their criticism on President Barack Obama. CNN anchor John King asked the candidates to address their views of...

Arizona Republican debate: What to watch for

With the Republican presidential candidates set to debate in Mesa, Arizona at 8 p.m. tonight, Indian Country Today Media Network is interested in what questions you would ask the candidates. CNN will be broadcasting a Republican debate Wednesday night...

Republican Debate Focuses on Latinos and Immigration

Never mind Mitt Romney's acid dismissal of the idea in last night's GOP debate — the last showdown between the candidates before the Florida primary on Jan. 31 — when he said he'd fire any business executive who came...

Republican debate slugfest: Did Romney hit hard enough?

The hits keep coming from the contentious race for the 2012 Republican nomination but, tonight, the candidates will get their last chance to square off against each other before the Florida primary mere days away. Romney won on points,...

In Florida primary, Romney and Gingrich's temperaments likely to be deciding …

Here's the thing: Gingrich is likely to falter because he opens his mouth. Romney is likely to falter because he wont. Gingrich will say things that will get him in trouble, while Romney will refuse to address his changes...

Obama exchange with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer reveals his testy side

Air Force One landed in Phoenix, Arizona today, and was greeted by the governor of that state. The exchange between President Obama and Governor Jan Brewer quickly went from being a friendly greeting to something Jan Brewer defended herself...

Arizona governor gives her side of Obama encounter

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is making headlines after she used some aggressive body language in a heated exchange with President Obama on a tarmac in Phoenix on Wednesday. A photo of the tense conversation has President Obama was met...

Obama to contrast tax inequality in State of the Union

By Matt Spetalnick | WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will seek to frame an election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday in starkly populist terms by emphasizing the inequality in a tax system that allows the wealthy...

Fred Thompson Endorses Newt Gingrich

(CNN) — Former Sen. Fred Thompson, the real life lawyer perhaps best known for playing one on television, announced his endorsement of Newt Gingrich Monday evening. Herman "Fred" Thompson Jr., 65, of New Windsor, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012,...

What You Missed While Not Watching The NBC GOP Debate In Florida

Ron Fournier: "Somebody must have awakened the cool-and-nonchalant Romney out of his debate slumber and told him the GOP nomination was slipping away. Gingrich stunned the political world — and frightened much of Ron Fournier: "Somebody must have awakened...

Florida Republican debate keeps strong Florida focus

With Florida's primary election around the corner, four candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination are taking part in a primary debate on Monday night. The Sunshine State event comes just days after South Tonight at 9PM ET Republicans...

Republican debate: Three keys to watch

Who could have thought a week ago that the Republican presidential landscape would have changed so dramatically from then to now? As we inch nearer and nearer to Florida, each previous state has chosen a difference (Tampa Bay, FL)...

Obama: 'Big Ideas' in Economy-Focused State of the Union Address

By State of the Union CANDY CROWLEY, HOST: Good morning from the campus of the University of South Carolina, a state which gave Gingrich a huge boost, Romney a southern smackdown, and Santorum and Paul reason enough to stay...

Republican debate: Three keys to watch

Six-year-old Maria Clara Riusech waved her balloon in the air earlier this evening outside the debate site at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Two days after the Republican presidential campaign was turned on its head by former...

South Carolina Republican debate: Surging Newt Gingrich scores (+video)

In the Republican debate Thursday night, the former House speaker won two standing ovations during one exchange alone. Three of four polls out Thursday showed Newt Gingrich slightly ahead of Mitt Romney for the lead in South Carolina. This...

Newt Gingrich launches tirade over marriage at South Carolina debate

Newt Gingrich, in particular, styles himself as a “Reagan conservative” and criticizes former Gov. Mitt Romney as “a Massachusetts moderate who runs away from Ronald Reagan.” Throughout Gingrich's career, however, he's looked to a different Republican Sometimes Newt Gingrich...

Newt Gingrich launches tirade over marriage at South Carolina debate

As we approach the time where Newt Gingrich is given yet another opportunity to sound the dogwhistles tonight about our 'Food Stamp President,' it's my duty to report that among some contingents in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich came out...

Fact check: GOP debate's history flubs

And, then, there were 4. Perry's sudden departure from the race mixes up the dynamic for tonight's debate. Expect nasty exchanges between Romney and Gingrich. The wild card is Santorum, who is quickly fading in the polls. 4:44PM When...

Fact check: GOP debate's history flubs

CNN examines statements by Republican presidential candidates during Monday night's CNN Southern Republican Debate in Charleston, South Carolina. The statement: "We have the president of the United States who said he is going to cut veterans benefits, It was...

Fact check: GOP debate's history flubs

We've had like a million debates this year. But it's no hyperbole to say that we haven't had one so far with anything like the amount of news that's happened over the last 48 hours. For a handful of...

Newt Gingrich's Ex-Wife Tells Nightline: He Wanted An 'Open Marriage'

Sarah does? So do I. Cain backlash against the RATs. You know, there are more black Republicans in SC than any other state. We all know Allen West. The other black GOP congressman is Tim Scott from SC. Thumb...

'Right to work' opponents urge a public vote

John Nicols traces the origins of right-to-work legislation to the Jim Crow era, when Southern states acted to prevent unions from fighting against segregation. When the Congress of Industrial Organizations launched But a debate on so-called right to work...