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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...

'Right to work' opponents urge a public vote

He hit Santorum for votes on No Child Left Behind and against right-to-work legislation. (Santorum weakly allowed that he voted against right-to-work law because his state was not a right-to-work state. Huh? Republicans are generally in favor of right...

Republican Debate: Romney faces attacks in South Carolina debate

The network will gather data from the social Web site on whether viewers think the Republican presidential candidates are answering or dodging questions on Monday night. (David Goldman / Associated Press) A Ron Paul supporter pickets before the Republican...

What the 'right to work' battle at the Statehouse is all about

By Michelle L. Quinn Post-Tribune correspondent January 8, 2012 11:08PM Chicago Teamsters Local 743 President Donnie Van Moore (center) talks about implications of right-to-work legislation to nearly 500 people who attended ameeting Sunday at Teamsters FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's...

Back to the future with Jon Huntsman and service to country

Jon Huntsman to suggest three areas in which Americans would feel "real pain" under his budget cutting regime. Huntsman responded: "I agree with the Ryan plan. I think I'm the only one on the stage who's embraced the Ryan...

Sharper jabs at this GOP debate

Sunday morning's Republican debate took a turn for the sentimental and pointless when the topic turned to the candidates' stances on gay rights. Moderator Andy Hiller asked Mitt Romney how he's stood up for gay rights and Do you...

What the "right to work" battle at the Statehouse is all about

Charleton Heston campaigning for right-to-work laws in Idaho and comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson A federal judge struck down two Idaho laws designed to undercut workers Of the ten foreign auto assembly plants opened...

Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum don't pass on second-chance shot at Mitt Romney

It looks as though Rick Santorum, who initially got a fairly large bounce after his near-win in Iowa, may be the latest example of a candidate with somewhat ephemeral momentum. In a Suffolk University tracking poll of New Hampshire,...

Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum don't pass on second-chance shot at Mitt Romney

Rick Santorum is out in New Hampshire today campaign and attempting to court the working class vote, and in an event at St. Anselm College. This he did by attacking the idea that it is a generally positive thing...

New Hampshire Republican debate: Why isn't Ron Paul attacking Mitt Romney?

New Hampshire Debate Thread. by Anne Laurie. Sponsored by ABC and Yahoo, if anyone's looking for a livestream. Richard Adams' invaluable Guardian liveblog here. Charlie Pierce at Esquire is already cueing up for The Republican candidates for president have...

Rick Santorum known for outrunning expectations

By Charles CW Cooke January 7, 2012 6:04PM Screeching into the ether what is likely to become a popular talking point of the Left, especially if Rick Santorum can translate his success in Iowa to other primary states, Salon...

Rick Santorum known for outrunning expectations

By Cameron Joseph – 01/08/12 07:00 AM ET Conservative Christian leaders are beginning to unite behind Rick Santorum to try to avoid a repeat of 2008, when their movement fractured between candidates and denied former Arkansas Gov. When talk...

Republican debate turns testy

January 7, 2012. The Republican debate tonight, broadcast on ABC at 9 pm Eastern Time is in New Hampshire, featuring GOP candidates Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry. The New MANCHESTER, N.H.,...

Keystone XL pipeline: a jobs coup for Republicans in tax deal?

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The chief executive of a company trying to build a pipeline to carry oil through six states from Canada to Texas said the national debate over the plan has "gone off on tangents" that touch...

Keystone XL Pipeline vote getting pre-spun

Top House Democrats on Friday are already downplaying the effects of including the Keystone XL oil pipeline as part of the must-pass payroll tax cut package. Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) told POLITICO that even if...

Keystone XL Pipeline vote getting pre-spun

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