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  • A Likely Debate Highlight: Democrats’ Distance From Obama

    10/12/2015 2:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 10/11/15 | AMY CHOZICK
    **SNIP** Mr. Obama’s legacy and how much a Democratic successor should embrace it will hover over the debate, even as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders and the other Democratic candidates put forth their specific policy proposals and promises. “It is an existential moment,” said Jon Cowan, a former Bill Clinton administration official who is now president of the centrist think tank Third Way. “If you stand back far enough entering this debate,” he added, “you’ll see the Democratic Party they’re asking to lead, and there’s no question it has moved to the left.” Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders promise...
  • CNN releases Democratic debate podium order (no Shotgun Joe)

    10/11/2015 6:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/11/15 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)—Hillary Clinton will be center stage on Tuesday night for the Democratic presidential candidates' first debate, according to the podium order released by CNN, which is hosting the event. The position of the five candidates on the stage at the CNN Facebook Democratic Debate in Las Vegas is based on polls since Aug. 1 and was announced on CNN's "State of the Union." On either side of Clinton, the highest-polling candidate, are Bernie Sanders (to Clinton's right) and Martin O'Malley (to her left). Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee, the fourth- and fifth-placing candidates, bookend the stage.
  • Thought the Republicans Were Nuts? Wait 'til Bat**** Craziness of Next Week's Democratic Debate

    10/08/2015 1:22:45 PM PDT · by ppaul · 42 replies
    The Stranger ^ | 10/08/2015 | Matt Baume
    I started with a simple enough question: how do I watch the October 13 Democratic debate on CNN? And I wound up learning the answer to so many more questions I didn't know I had. Among those answers: Cheryl Crow, virtual reality, Las Vegas, and maybe Joe Biden or maybe not. Crazily, CNN itself seems to be offering no information about whether they will livestream the debate, as they did with the Republicans last month, or whether they'll shunt it over to cable-only like Fox did with their debate. Mashable is the only site reporting that CNN will be livestreaming...
  • Sheryl Crow set to perform at CNN Democratic Primary Debate

    10/08/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | October 7, 2015 | Lisa Respers France
    Grammy-award winning singer Sheryl Crow is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the first Democratic primary debate being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 13. Crow, who calls herself an "avid follower of politics," said she is as anxious as other interested voters to hear from those seeking to nab the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • CNN: Joe Biden out of Dem debate

    10/01/2015 9:38:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    According to CNN, Joe Biden will not appear at the first Democratic presidential debate, scheduled for October 13th in Las Vegas. The current Vice President has decided that he can wait even longer before making a decision about entering the presidential race, Jeff Zeleny reports, although maybe Zeleny should dump the “window” analogy: Vice President Joe Biden has extended his window for deciding whether to jump into the 2016 presidential campaign, several Democrats say, allowing the contest to play out even longer before he answers one of the biggest questions hanging over the race for the White House.He is...
  • How Trump Should React to Bush Moving from Center Stage to the Outside (at 3rd Debate).

    09/30/2015 8:13:14 PM PDT · by zencycler · 36 replies
    Vanity | 9/30/2015 | self
    So based on the criteria for the 3rd debate, it's possible we may be down to only 6, since if those polling near 3% now drop below a 3% average for 9/17 to 10/21 (which seems likely) then they are OUT! And since they should still be arranging where each one stands based on polls - the we should expect to see Bush move from center stage (top two) to the third (and hopefully) bottom tier (5th and 6th). So then the visual that results will be really bad for Jebby, as all will notice that the one the media...
  • Report: the Democrat civil war over debates is even worse than you thought [Still a coronation]

    09/22/2015 9:37:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As we’ve broken out the popcorn and watched the meltdown among Democrats over the question of their primary debates I’ve been noticing one marked similarity between the 2012 cycle and this year: the Democrats are still treating this contest as if the Republicans were the only ones holding an open primary. The way that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is running things you would think that her party already has an incumbent in office and there’s really no need to talk about anyone else being in contention. If we needed any more evidence to support this premise it can be found...
  • Fiorina shines during Trump's ugly debate performance

    09/22/2015 5:19:15 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 22 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 9/22 | peter lucas
    Carly Fiorina can not only play with the big boys, she can beat them. While front-runner Donald Trump is doing his best to talk his way out of the lead among the squad of Republicans running for president, Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, is talking her way in. She is poised, knowledgeable and articulate, and could teach Trump a thing or two, if Trump is capable of learning -- which he probably is not. He has done things in his own bombastic and flamboyant way -- and successfully -- for so long, that he is probably incapable of change. And...
  • Jersey City School Board Meeting Gets Heated During Debate Over Closing for Muslim Holiday

    09/21/2015 7:40:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | 9/17/15 | Brian Thompson
    A Jersey City school board meeting Thursday to vote on whether to close for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Sept. 24 turned contentious before the board ultimately decided not to close schools next week. The Jersey City Board of Education had originally proposed to close schools next Thursday so that Muslim students could observe the holiday, and the City Council unanimously supported it a week ago. The academic year would have extended one day to June 23, 2016 as a result. School Principal Does the Nae Nae at Morning Drop-Off But during the nearly four hours of debate...
  • Post Debate Twitter Follower Growth - Presidential Candidates (from 9/17 to 9/20)

    09/20/2015 4:39:41 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 18 replies
    In the three days since the debates on Thursday night, we saw major jumps in Twitter followers among some of the candidates that did well. The big surprise here is Carly Fiorina, who added 63,404 followers to leapfrog ahead of Ben Carson, who has been running number 2 in Twitter growth all summer long. Even more surprising, the growth in Donald Trump's followers is starting to slow, even though he remains at number one and it well out in front in terms of MTD (month to date) follower growth since September 1. For comparison, Trump added over 600,000 followers in...
  • Bush Stood on Tiptoes to "Level the Playing Field" [semi-satire]

    09/20/2015 12:35:30 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Videos showing the 6 foot, three inch tall GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush oddly standing on tiptoes for the group photo prior to Wednesday night's debate has stimulated some ridicule of the candidate. This ridicule has prompted Bush campaign manager David Kochel to defend his man by claiming that "it was an effort to level the playing field. Carly Fiorina gets to boost her height by wearing high heels. Why shouldn't Jeb try to offset her unfair advantage by similarly elevating himself?" if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...,180701.0.html
  • No debating it; GOP event at CU-Boulder to have select audience

    09/20/2015 3:58:48 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 35 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | Posted: 09/18/2015 07:25:22 PM MDT | Updated: a day ago | Alex Burness, Staff Writer
    No debating it; GOP event at CU-Boulder to have select audience 'It's an extremely limited, culled crowd' Abandon hope, all ye holding out for a seat at the next Republican presidential candidate debate. The Oct. 28 event in Boulder, titled "Your Money, Your Vote" and televised by CNBC, will be held in the 11,000-seat Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado campus, but the audience will be capped at about 1,000, and nearly all those chairs are already spoken for.
  • Cruz Post-Debate Fundraising Haul Again Tops $1 Million…In Only 48 Hours

    09/19/2015 9:45:18 AM PDT · by Isara · 83 replies ^ | 09/19/15
    Grassroots Momentum Helps Cruz Top Previous Post-Debate Haul of $1M in 100 HoursHOUSTON, Texas – In the first 48 hours following the second GOP presidential debate, the Cruz for President campaign has again seen a fundraising surge topping $1M in new monies raised.The numbers are impressive: Dollars Raised: $1,015,973.98Donations: Over 15,000Average online donation: $49.54Pageviews: 273,140 “I am thrilled by the outpouring of financial support we’ve seen in such a short amount of time,” said Sen. Ted Cruz. “The American people are rising up and we are seeing an explosion of momentum. They want an outsider, someone who will stand up...
  • CNN's Anderson Cooper to Moderate First Democratic Debate in October

    09/17/2015 8:17:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 09/17/2015 | BY TAYLOR WOFFORD
    Anderson Cooper, host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°, will moderate the first Democratic presidential debate on October 13 in Las Vegas, the network confimed Wednesday night. So far, six Democrats have announced their candidacies for the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential election: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig, former U.S. Senator Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee. The Democratic candidates will have six presidential debates, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, has said.
  • CNN GOP Debate Draws Monster Ratings; Matches Fox News With Almost 23 M TV Viewers, 4.5 M Streams

    09/17/2015 7:59:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/17/2015 | By Brendan James
    CNN President Jeff Zucker is wearing a big smile today. CNN pulled in about 23 million viewers last night during the second Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. From 8:15 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. EDT, CNN drew 22.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen Fast National ratings data. The network essentially matched Fox News, whose debate last month -- the first in the Republican primary race -- earned 24 million viewers. That's the kind of number that one sees on a popular network show like Fox's "Empire," which took in over 23 million viewers during...
  • GOP Debate Tickets Went to Anti-Trump Donors (Surprise, Surprise)

    09/17/2015 5:10:30 PM PDT · by LS · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2015 | John Fleischman
    On Wednesday, the normally peaceful and sedate atmosphere of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley was transformed into a hectic, crowded and high-energy setting as the eyes of America, and many in the world, tuned into the second round of the GOP Presidential Debates.
  • Post-Debate National Poll Shows Fiorina Tied for First with Trump

    09/17/2015 2:42:28 PM PDT · by JediJones · 88 replies
    Scribd ^ | 9/17/2015 | Doug Kaplan
    One America News Network, “OAN”, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, announces its national post-debate poll taken immediately after Wednesday night’s GOP Debate at the Ronald Reagan Library. Carly Fiorina jumps to first place at 22 percent, tied with Donald Trump. OAN’s previous national poll, conducted on September 3-4, showed the former HP top executive in seventh place with 2.7%. Marco Rubio lands in the third spot with 15 percent. The U.S. Senator from Florida ranked third in OAN’s early September poll with 12 percent, a three point gain for Rubio. Rounding out the top five are...
  • Replay of Republican Debate September 16, 2015

    For those who missed it -- or want to see it again (like myself), here's a replay of the debate. FReegards.
  • Polls: Fiorina even with Trump in presidential race at 22% among debate watchers

    09/17/2015 1:38:54 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 266 replies
    HotAir ^ | 09/17/2015 | Jeremy (Allahpundit)
    Even so, if I’m not mistaken, these are the first two polls anywhere since Trumpmania broke big that don’t show him on top.
  • Two Winners and Four Losers in CNN’s GOP Debate

    09/17/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/17/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Here’s my 10-minute summary of the CNN Republican debate (which should have been renamed the CNN-Pssst-did-you-hear-that-nasty-thing-one-Republican-said-about-another-Republican debate):The Winners: Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina were the two standouts in Wednesday’s debate.Rubio brought an appealing mix of the common touch and tough talk on foreign policy to the debate stage. Unlike some other candidates, he didn’t seem like he was elbowing his way into the debate, so it “felt” like he was a featured speaker. He sounded like the grownup in the room when he tussled with Trump on foreign policy. Trump grimaced and rolled his eyes, but offered no substantive...
  • CNN's debate live stream draws a record crowd

    09/17/2015 9:11:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/17/2015
    A live stream of CNN's Republican primary debates attracted a record crowd on Wednesday night. The stream was front and center on the CNN home page during the debates. As of 9:45 p.m. ET, about an hour and a half into the prime time debate, the live web stream had 921,000 concurrent (or simultaneous) viewers, according to Alex Wellen, the company's chief product officer. Wellen called the traffic "massive" -- by far the biggest audience a primary debate has had on the Internet. The number of "peak" concurrent viewers was unknown. The Super Bowl earlier this year had a concurrent...
  • Ann Coulter's Jew problem

    09/17/2015 8:38:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2015 | Carol Brown
    After the GOP debate on Wednesday night, Ann Coulter sent out the following tweets.  As left-leaning Israeli newspaper Haaretz noted: Coulter, who has 660,000 Twitter followers, was reacting to the frequent mentions of Israel made by participants in the second televised Republican debate held Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Library in California. As to Coulter’s tweet at the top, the candidates were asked how the world would look different once Air Force One was parked in the hangar of their presidential library.  (See debate transcript here.) Coulter misrepresented the question in her tweet and then used it as an opportunity to bash...
  • Post GOP Debate Thoughts and Analysis…

    09/17/2015 8:17:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-17-2015 | sundance
    Disclaimer: Your opinion on the debate performances are far more valid than mine. My perspective is skewed because I’m looking through a filter of how Wall Street RNC/GOPe and DNC interests will view and perceive the debate performances. Baseline – Going into the debate all the candidates, other than Trump, had something to gain and little to lose. Donald Trump had everything to lose and little to gain. With that in mind:
  • CNN debate changed nothing but rearrange the seats of 2nd, 3rd and 4th place

    09/17/2015 8:16:32 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    This overdrawn out debate being milked by CNN will change very little of this early primary season race . Many claim that Trump lost a bit a luster in the debate, now that's up for debate, no pun intended, but most Trump supporters are not going to go and jump ship to Carly or Rubio or Carson now. What's going to happen is that Carly Fiorina, if she is gaining support, will most likely pull supporters of other losing candidates like Bush, Walker or Carson into her corner. It's all about who is the anti-Trump candidate for some GOP voters...
  • Cruz Has Little to Gain by Entering Fray in Debate

    09/17/2015 8:09:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 16, 2015 | Abby Livingston
      LOS ANGELES – The biggest question ahead of Wednesday night’s Simi Valley GOP debate may be how many times candidates on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will break the 40th president's Eleventh Commandment."Though shalt not speak ill of any Republican," was Reagan's oft-repeated mantra. Nearly everyone involved in Republican politics anticipates Wednesday night will be a brawl, as candidates take turns swiping at real estate developer Donald Trump. And yet one of the most polarizing candidates on the stage, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, has little to gain from entering the fray. The Texan's lower-tier Republican rivals...
  • Cruz Keeps Low Profile Again in Second Debate

    09/17/2015 7:48:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 43 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 16, 2015 | Abby Livingston
      SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The Princeton debate champion largely stayed out of this one. Much like his posture in the previous August debate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz avoided the verbal combat that took place among Republican candidates on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library debate stage on Wednesday night. The central figure in the debate and the presidential campaign — Donald Trump — was on the receiving end of almost constant critiques, jabs and dress-downs from his rivals on the stage. Cruz's clear insistence that he will not alienate Trump meant that in this context, he was left on...
  • Boom! Trump Owns the 2nd Republican Debate – Here Are His Best Zingers [Video]

    09/17/2015 7:32:17 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 65 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Sept 17 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    If you just listened to the talking heads in the lamestream media this morning, you would think Trump was devastated last night in the second Republican debate. Not so fast. According to multiple polls this morning, Trump was the runaway winner once again last night and he had zinger after zinger for his esteemed opponents. Frankly, I expected last night to be a bloodbath with pit bulls trying to savage Trump at every turn. But it didn’t look that way to me. As much as the moderators would have liked for everyone to rip each other’s throats out, it was...
  • CNN's three-hour debate from hell

    09/17/2015 7:19:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | September 17, 2015 | Hadas Gold
    By the third hour of CNN's GOP presidential debate, the candidates looked like long-distance runners fading in the final lap: A sweating Marco Rubio ran his hands through his hair, Chris Christie's face turned red, a sagging Donald Trump grasped his lectern for support and, at times, seemed to crumple into his suit.
  • Trump Debate #2: Mission Accomplished

    09/17/2015 6:17:30 AM PDT · by LS · 97 replies
    self | 9/17/2015 | LS
    Many people approached last night's debate as though they knew The Donald's goals. I certainly didn't, but if I were his campaign manager, I would have told him this is the goal: widen your lead. There are two ways you can widen your lead: you can get more supporters, or you can eliminate or minimize those of your opponent. Notice I didn't say "opponents." The only current threat to Trump was Ben Carson. Does anyone think that Carson gained last night? How about a show of hands, who thought he lost some? Carson's poll numbers will drop this week. Trump's...
  • Top searched Republican candidate after 9-16 debate? Trump. Fiorina a distant second.

    09/17/2015 6:16:38 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 3 replies ^ | 09/17/2015 | and me
    Click link. Trump's name dominates the top searched GOP name on after the debate in all but 7 states which go to Fiorina (which tend to be liberal states). Fiorina did "win" the name search in New Jersey, so that bodes ill for Gov. Christie.
  • Performance art - oh, sorry, I mean the ‘debate’ - is no way to assess a potential president

    09/17/2015 5:58:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Reality TV. I realize how furiously I’m swimming against the tide here, but I’ll give it a shot anyway. Let’s start with a fact that has nothing to do with what happened last night on CNN, or what happened a month ago on Fox News: You can tell pretty much everything you need to know about every presidential candidate by spending a few hours on Google. You can look up their policy positions and their backgrounds. You can find video clips of them speaking. You can find articles by their critics containing lots of arguments against them. You can do...
  • Fiorina's Huge Misrepresentation Last Night Could Injure the Planned Parenthood Debate

    09/17/2015 5:16:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 120 replies
    Vanity ^ | 17 Sep 15
    Carly Fiorina clearly said in the debate last night that in the Planned Parenthood videos the viewers can see a baby on the table, its heart beating, and people talking about cutting it open to harvest its brain. "Anyone who has watched this video tape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain," Fiorina said. In reality, those videos were of the participants in those horrendous abortion and harvesting incidents. They...
  • CNN's Republican Debate Blocked in Hi-Def?

    09/17/2015 4:08:29 AM PDT · by 2harddrive · 27 replies
    The Communist News Network (CNN) broadcast of the Republican debate last night was NOT available in at least several parts of Texas last night in High Definition TV. One had to watch it in standard def, on an entirely different channel. Was ANY part of the US able to view the broadcast in Hi-Def? Or, was it completely blocked in Hi-Def to discourage viewership, since many people no longer know the standard def TV channels?
  • Ann Coulter Accuses Republican Candidates of Pandering to '(Blank) Jews'

    09/16/2015 10:35:42 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 214 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 09/16/2015 | Haaretz
    <p>Controversial pundit tweets 'how many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?' after several candidates in Republican debate stress improved U.S. ties with Israel.</p>
  • Where Did You Watch the Debate?

    09/16/2015 9:40:04 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    CNN and RNC ^ | 9/16/15 | Me
    Where did you watch tonight's debate? Who did you watch it with? If you were with a group, what were your group demographics? Where are you (State and City if you want)?
  • Ranking of Big Debate tonight

    09/16/2015 9:12:38 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 158 replies
    Republican Debate ^ | 16 September 2015 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    My ranking of the big table. I took it as how the performed tonight only. Trump Carley Rubio Walker Huckabee Christie Carson Kashich Cruz Paul The kids table Jindal Santorum Pataki Linda
  • Title for the 2nd Debate...

    09/16/2015 7:26:16 PM PDT · by BlueNgold · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 sep 2015 | BnG
    Trying to decide on the proper title for this debate... Current options: I'm Carly Fiorina, listen to me or I'll just keep talking Who wants a shot at Trump I'm Jeb Bush and I think John Roberts is amazing, but no really I'm a conservative.
  • I have no cable or satallite

    09/16/2015 3:32:06 PM PDT · by knarf · 59 replies
    self | September 16, 2015 | knarf
    Need a live-feed link
  • CNN Republicans Debate - Live Feed - Reagan Library

    09/16/2015 2:11:44 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 4,661 replies
    CNN Go ^ | Sept. 16 , 2015 | CNN
    CNN's ' Live' feed of the debate
  • How should Trump behave during tonight’s debates?

    09/16/2015 12:54:33 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 77 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 16, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This is a sequel to To bring America back we need to break some stuff. The mainstream media -- particularly CNN this evening -- as well as most of the Republican candidates, are out to eliminate Trump as a viable candidate. How can he turn their own long knives against them?It's reasonable to anticipate that Trump has a pretty good idea of what's likely to happen tonight and that he and his team have been making plans to win despite, or perhaps even because, of it. It is also reasonable to anticipate that the media and Republican establishment think they know how Trump will behave and are...
  • What are your plans for watching the debate tonight? (Vanity

    09/16/2015 9:25:32 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 73 replies
    Sept. 16, 2015 | vanity
    What are the conditions that you are watching the Republican debate tonight? Have fun answering all or some of these questions. Feel free to add more. 1. Where? Home office, family room, friend's house, work lunch room, etc. 2. What medium and what channel or link? 3. Who will be with you? 4. Will you eat or drink at the same time? 5. Will you watch both the 3pm and the 6pm or just one? 6. Will you watch live or delayed? 7. Will you live chat on FR or read the comments later or at all? 8.Do you have...
  • Mark Levin hopes CNN debate hosts will ask this Trump question in the debate tonight

    09/16/2015 8:41:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 80 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9-16-2015 | Mark Levin
    On last night’s show Mark Levin was explaining how the Republican establishment has always gone after non-establishment candidates, pointing out how they tried to brutalize Reagan just as they’ve tried to brutalize Cruz and now Trump. And the latest is that Bill Kristol is now trashing Trump, saying that he’d rather support a third party candidate than Trump as the nominee. So deep into his monologue on the topic, Levin mused that the CNN debate hosts should ask more nuanced version of the Republican nominee question Bret Baier asked in the Fox News debate, and they should ask it of...
  • Hillary, DNC face pressure to add debates (Rat spat alert)

    09/16/2015 5:52:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 16, 2015 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    The increasingly public rift between Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others in her party’s leadership over the number of presidential debates is threatening to become more than just embarrassing to the DNC. It’s spelling trouble for Hillary Clinton, the faltering front-runner who can’t afford to look like she’s being protected by party insiders, say Democrats aligned with both the DNC and 2016 campaigns.
  • Scott Walker Debated David Duke In 1992!? Yep, And There's Video

    09/16/2015 4:06:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    TPM Talking Points Memo ^ | September 16, 2015 | Catherine Thompson
    Scott Walker sits with his hands folded at a desk on the set of a public television news program. He glances at the blonde anchorman across from him, then down at his hands, then back at the anchor. The baby-faced Walker, who's just 24 years old and representing the Wisconsin Republican Party, has spent roughly the last half-hour verbally sparring with former Ku Klux Klan grand dragon and Louisiana state representative David Duke. The Wisconsin residents calling into the program, "Smith & Co," have been berating him, too. Walker is staring down at his hands every other time the camera...
  • GOP to Trump: "You're a Liberal!" (vanity)

    09/16/2015 3:51:20 AM PDT · by BobL · 82 replies
    (none) | 9/16/2015 | (self)
    I've been struggling to figure out what line of attack will be used to try to take down Trump at tomorrow night's debate, and I think that they will all line up (other than Cruz, of course) trying to make the case that Trump is a liberal, based on both his past positions and some of his recent statements. The goal here, of course, is to try to instill doubts among us Trump supporters, as they understand the longer Trump stays on top, the harder it is going to be to topple him - either by swaying opinion, or rigging...
  • Pre Debate President Candidates Twitter followers.

    09/15/2015 6:33:57 PM PDT · by datricker · 16 replies
    twitters api | September 15, 2015 | datrickar
    Name 8/15/2015 9/15/2015 Followers Gained clinton 4,047,251 4,229,113 181,862 trump 3,732,643 4,147,239 414,596 rubio 817,191 840,669 23,478 paul 669,967 680,590 10,623 christi 548,566 591,592 43,026 carson 491,393 555,678 64,285 fiorna 453,336 490,931 37,595 huckabee 391,875 447,093 55,218 sanders 337,884 402,238 64,354 perry 312,736 316,945 4,209 bush 266,334 294,652 28,318 santorum 239,823 242,467 2,644 jindal 209,092 214,613 5,521 walker 190,746 205,036 14,290 kasich 97,696 102,838 5,142 omalley 80,934 83,384 2,450 pataki 45,824 51,318 5,494 chafee 18,371 19,174 803 webb 12,647 13,721 1,074 graham 126 129 3
  • DNC chair closes door on more debates [DEM DEBATE DRAMA DNC REVOLT]

    09/10/2015 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 28 replies
    the Hill ^ | 9/10/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is closing the door on adding more Democratic presidential debates, and said a controversial clause penalizing candidates for participating in unsanctioned debates would stand. Speaking at a breakfast with reporters hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Wasserman Schultz, who has been under fire by Democratic presidential candidates and some within the DNC, said the debate schedule was final and there would be no changes. “We’re not changing the process. We’re having six debates,” she said. “The candidates will be uninvited from subsequent debates if they accept an invitation to anything outside of the...
  • Donald Trump just put CNN in an awkward position

    09/09/2015 8:36:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 121 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/09/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate developer Donald Trump wrote a letter to CNN boss Jeff Zucker on Wednesday that called for him to donate the profits from next week's presidential debate to charity. The Republican front-runner noted that CNN reportedly hiked its advertising rates 40 times its normal rates for the September 16 debate, which the network is hosting. "While I refuse to brag, and you know very well, this tremendous increase in viewer interest is due 100% to 'Donald J. Trump,'" Trump wrote to Zucker. Trump's campaign forwarded the letter to reporters and shared it on social media. Fox News hosted the first...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Donald Trump's Criticism Won't Change My Questions For CNN Debate

    09/04/2015 12:16:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michael Calderone
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said Friday that Donald Trump’s dismissal of him as a “third-rate radio announcer” won’t affect his plans for the Sept. 16 Republican debate on CNN. “His critique won't change my debate questions or prep,” Hewitt told The Huffington Post. The Trump-Hewitt spat offers another subplot for the much-anticipated debate and comes on the heels of the real estate developer’s quarrel with the previous debate’s co-moderator, Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
  • Christie tells Fallon he might 'go nuclear' in next Debate

    09/01/2015 3:14:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 31, 2015
    Chris Christie says he's thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate. During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday night, the New Jersey governor and presidential candidate told Fallon that he's considering going "nuclear" if he's relegated to the sidelines during the next GOP face-off, which will be moderated by CNN later this month. Christie's return to late-night TV comes as he's been struggling to gain momentum in the crowded Republican field in the summer polls. During the interview, Fallon, who often jokes about Christie during his monologue, pressed the...