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Ramaswamy to Run Debate Ad Telling You Debate Is 'S---'

Only Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will take the stage for Wednesday night's CNN debate

(Newser) - Republican presidential candidates Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will go mano-a-mano on the CNN debate stage at 9pm ET Wednesday night. Fellow candidate Vivek Ramaswamy won't be there—and he hopes you'll stay away too. Fox News reports Ramaswamy will air an ad during the debate that calls...

More GOP Debates Are Now on the Schedule

CNN to hold one in Iowa, one in New Hampshire in January; ABC/WMUR also claim a debate in NH

(Newser) - If you were disappointed to see Wednesday's GOP debate in Alabama come to a close, good news—more faceoffs are heading our way in the new year. On Thursday, CNN announced it would host two Republican debates in the early primary states: one on Jan. 10 at Drake University...

Winners, Losers From the 4th GOP Debate

DeSantis 'didn't make it clear he can move the needle,' civility did not come out on top

(Newser) - With less than six weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, a narrowed field of Republican candidates gathered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Wednesday night for the fourth and final debate on the calendar. As in the previous three debates, former President Trump, whose poll numbers remain higher than those of...

Winners, Losers From the 3rd GOP Debate

Pundits say Nikki Haley had a good night

(Newser) - Republican presidential candidates gathered in Miami on Wednesday for their third debate, minus former President Trump, who is polling higher than all his rivals put together—and for the third time, Trump was widely seen as a winner. While Chris Christie, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Tim Scott...

Trump Holds Rally as GOP Candidates Gather for 3rd Debate

This time, it's down to 5 candidates

(Newser) - It's time for the third Republican presidential debate , and there's going to be an even smaller lineup onstage than the last gathering . The two-hour debate will start at 8pm ET. It's being moderated by NBC's Lester Holt and Kristen Welker, as well as nationally syndicated Salem...

GOP Debate Stage Loses One More Candidate

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum didn't meet polling requirements for Miami event but soldiers on

(Newser) - Just five candidates are expected to take to their podiums in Miami this week for the third GOP presidential debate, and Doug Burgum isn't one of them. KMOT reports that the North Dakota governor didn't fulfill all of the polling requirements to qualify for the Wednesday matchup, with...

One Sign Haley Is Gaining Traction: Trump Goes on Attack

Former president's campaign criticizes her on multiple issues after debate performance

(Newser) - In the eyes of most observers, Nikki Haley acquitted herself well Wednesday night for the second GOP debate. Maybe the most telling evidence of that is that the campaign of Donald Trump made a point to go after her with a statement titled "The Real Nikki Haley." Among...

In GOP Rematch, 'the Sand Is Going Through the Hourglass'

Time is running out to gain ground on Trump as 2nd Republican presidential debate takes place

(Newser) - The way things stood Monday remain how they stand just hours before the Republican presidential debate Wednesday in California, with two notable candidates not expected to take the stage. FOX 26 Houston reports that former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson didn't make the cut, while former President Trump, far and...

2nd GOP Debate Will Be Missing 2 Candidates

One by choice, the other because he didn't make the cut

(Newser) - When Republicans take the stage Wednesday night for the second debate of the 2024 primary season, there will be one fewer candidate. Asa Hutchinson, the former Arkansas governor who participated in the first debate, did not make the cut for Wednesday's, so he'll be holding a press conference...

GOP Debate Will Be Test for Her, Too

GOP Debate
Will Be Test
for Her, Too
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GOP Debate Will Be Test for Her, Too

Dana Perino of Fox News is in the spotlight Wednesday night

(Newser) - The second Republican debate takes place Wednesday night, and the New York Times sees it as a challenge not only for the candidates, but as perhaps the "biggest test" yet as a journalist for moderator Dana Perino. Coverage:
  • Nuts and bolts: The debate begins at 9pm ET on Fox

What to Know About Tonight's GOP Debate
The Biggest Questions
Tonight's Debate Will Answer
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The Biggest Questions Tonight's Debate Will Answer

Like who gets more eyeballs: the 8 on stage or Trump and Carlson?

(Newser) - Eight Republican candidates will take to the stage on Wednesday night in the first debate of the primary season—and former President Trump won't be among them. He's skipping the Fox News-hosted debate in Milwaukee as well as the next, which is slated for Sept. 27. Here's...

Burgum Got to Milwaukee for Debate, Ended Up in ER

It's unclear if the presidential candidate will be able to stand at the debate

(Newser) - North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's arrival in Wisconsin for Wednesday night's GOP debate hasn't gone as expected. The presidential candidate ended up in a Milwaukee ER last night after injuring himself while playing basketball with staffers, a source tells CNN . Per the source, it's not clear...

Trump: Yep, I'm Skipping First Republican Debate

And possibly all the others, though that's not entirely clear

(Newser) - Former President Trump is officially out: Trump confirmed Sunday in a Truth Social post that he will not be attending the first Republican debate of the 2024 presidential primary season when it is held Wednesday. "New CBS POLL, just out, has me leading the field by 'legendary' numbers,...

Memo Offers Unusual Peek at DeSantis Debate Strategy

He's advised to defend Trump and instead attack Ramaswamy, reports 'New York Times'

(Newser) - The New York Times got its hands on a rare insiders' memo about Ron DeSantis' debate strategy next week. To be clear, the memo isn't from the Florida governor's campaign, but from a company linked to Never Back Down, the main super PAC supporting him. The Times explains...

Renewed Threat From Trump: 'He Knows Fox Hates Him'

Former president doubles down on suggestion he won't take part in GOP debate hosted by network

(Newser) - Last week, during an interview on Fox News, Donald Trump became increasingly agitated at the pushback he was getting from interviewer Bret Baier over his 2020 election loss—to the point where Trump called the network "hostile" and insinuated he might not take part in the first GOP primary...

Fox Cancels Monday's Debate
 Fox Cancels Monday's Debate 

Fox Cancels Monday's Debate

After Trump, Kasich drop out

(Newser) - Fox News, apparently uninterested in hosting a forum in which Ted Cruz debates, alone, on live national TV, has canceled Monday's GOP presidential debate. Donald Trump was the first to drop out of the Utah debate, claiming on Wednesday that there have been "enough" debates already , and John...

The Best Lines From Thursday's GOP Debate

'I guarantee you there's no problem'

(Newser) - Thursday's GOP debate in Detroit opened with Donald Trump boasting about the size of his penis . And it only got wilder from there, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio taking turns attacking the Republican frontrunner. Here are the best lines from the debate:

Rubio Praises Mich. Governor's Handling of Flint Water Crisis

'I give the governor credit'

(Newser) - Thursday's GOP debate in Detroit took place an hour away from Flint, Michigan, and yet the unfolding water crisis in that city garnered only a brief moment of attention. Marco Rubio was the only candidate to field a question on Flint, which he claims Democrats turned into a partisan...

Cruz a 'Basket Case,' Other Heated Lines From Debate
Cruz a 'Basket Case,' Other Lines From Fiery Debate

Cruz a 'Basket Case,' Other Lines From Fiery Debate

Rubio and Cruz finally came to life, took on Trump

(Newser) - The zingers came fast and furious in Thursday night's heated GOP debate, with most of them flying back and forth between Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. Some notable quotes, via CNN , the New York Times , Mediaite , and the Washington Post :
  • Trump: "You look at our borders,

Carson Talks About 'Fruit Salad,' Twitter Goes Nuts

He was referring to appointing a new Supreme Court justice, naturally

(Newser) - If you happened to log onto Twitter Thursday night and saw "THE FRUIT SALAD OF THEIR LIFE" trending, it would be understandable to think the Food Network or the Cooking Channel was up to something big. But it was Ben Carson who woke the Internet up with this phrase—...

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