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  • CNN sets 'Dec. 15' debate criteria using Iowa, New Hampshire polls

    11/21/2015 8:35:59 AM PST · by deport · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | | 11/20/15 | Hadas Gold
    Candidates can qualify for the debate through one of three ways: polling averages nationally, in Iowa, and in New Hampshire. While every previous debate has only used national polling, candidates who average at least 4 percent in either Iowa or New Hampshire polls will make the stage in Las Vegas, according to the standards CNN released Friday. Candidates who average at least 3.5 percent in national polls between Oct. 29 and Dec. 13 will also qualify. ........ CNN, which is hosting the debate alongside Facebook and Salem Media, also announced that anchor Wolf Blitzer would be the moderator at...
  • CBS Democratic debate draws lowest ratings

    11/21/2015 6:35:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/20/2015 | Hadas Gold
    The second Democratic debate hosted by CBS drew 8.5 million viewers, according to ratings from Nielsen. It was the lowest rated primary debate this campaign season from either party, though it was the most watched show on Saturday night for broadcast television. The first Democratic debate, hosted by CNN, brought in a record-breaking 15.3 million viewers. The previous record for a Democratic debate was in 2008, which saw 10.7 million viewers for a debate on ABC. CBS also garnered 1.2 million live streams of the debate across several platforms. Broadcast networks have a far wider reach than cable, since anyone...
  • VIDEO: Cruz to President Obama: “Let’s Debate”

    11/20/2015 4:58:06 PM PST · by Isara · 27 replies ^ | 11/20/15
    Highlights Cruz’s challenge to President Obama to debate the Administration’s Syrian refugee planHOUSTON, Texas — Today, the Cruz for President campaign released a video highlighting Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s challenge to President Obama for a debate on the Administration’s proposed plan to admit tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees, who FBI Director James Comey acknowledged cannot be properly vetted, to the United States.The challenge comes in response to President Obama referring to Cruz and millions of Americans who oppose the Administration’s plan as “offensive” and “un-American.”Let's Debate, Mr. President. (video)In the video, Cruz responds:“Mr. President. If you want to...
  • Ted Cruz Just Looked Into the TV Cameras and Unleashed a Personal Challenge to Obama

    11/18/2015 6:58:40 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 18, 2015 | Maegan Vazquez
    Feisty Cruz to Obama: 'Insult Me to My Face,' Let's Debate Refugee Plan (Video) Ted Cruz is firing back after comments from President Obama suggesting that the GOP’s push to restrict entry for Syrian refugees based on their allegiance to Islam is un-American.According to NBC News’s Mark Murray, Cruz took the opportunity to put all those Capitol Hill news cameras to good use, offering Obama a direct challenge: Ted Cruz to Obama's criticism re Syrian refugees: "Come back and insult me to my face" — just now to TV cameras— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) November 18, 2015 Earlier this week at...
  • At Democratic Debate, Bernie Sanders Says Climate Change Helps Terrorism Spread

    11/15/2015 7:40:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/15/2015 | By Julia Glum
    One day after the Islamic State group killed or injured about 500 people in a series of attacks in Paris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., linked climate change to the spread of terrorist groups overseas. At the second Democratic presidential debate, held Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, Sanders was asked whether he stood by his previous claims that climate change was the No. 1 threat to national security. He said he did."Climate change is directly related to the rise of global terrorism," Sanders said, adding that it would cause nations to start "struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts...
  • Hillary Clinton delivers bizarre performance in CBS Dem debate

    11/15/2015 7:05:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Judging by the overnight responses, plenty of you subjected yourselves to the Democrats’ big debate party. For those who didn’t, I may want to talk to you about trading jobs. Still, it looks like most of us survived the debacle so we may as well hit some of the low points.As I predicted last night, the foreign policy aspect of the debate was trouble for all three of the Democrat hopefuls. One ABC analyst described it as follows: Neither O’Malley nor Sanders threw Clinton off her stride. But she and her rivals struggled with how best to frame America’s...
  • Clinton's Mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street Raises Ire

    11/15/2015 6:56:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/15 | Ken Thomas
    **SNIP** Clinton responded that she was representing New York in the Senate when downtown Manhattan was attacked and noted that she helped the city's financial hub rebuild. "That was good for New York and it was good for the economy and it was a way to rebuke the terrorists who had attacked our country," she said, her voice rising. Her response drew an incredulous response on social media sites like Twitter, and the debate's moderators asked Clinton to respond to one Twitter user, who took issue with her mention of 9/11 to justify the contributions. "Well, I'm sorry that whoever...
  • The Second Debate: Asked About FBI Investigation into Her E-mail, Hillary Clinton Jokes, Bashes GOP

    11/15/2015 5:53:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2015 | Tom S, Elliott
    Tonight Bernie Sanders reiterated that "I am still sick and tired of Hillary Clinton's e-mails" and urged the media to instead focus on the middle class -- to which Hillary Clinton added, "I agree completely." CBS Moderator John Dickerson, however, said other Democrats are still worried about "another shoe dropping" with the FBI investigation. In response, Clinton joked about the length of the Benghazi hearing and then hit Republicans on Planned Parenthood and global warming. Here's the key part of that exchange: DICKERSON: Secretary Clinton, just one more question on the e-mail question. For Democrats, there’s an F.B.I. investigation going...
  • Strategy for watching the CBS Democrat debate tonight: Don’t do it. Instead, you can…

    11/14/2015 3:27:52 PM PST · by Ziva · 63 replies ^ | 11/14/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    ALERT FOR TONIGHT'S DNC DEBATE! Do not watch the debate on CBS, which is a 9pm EST, lasting two hours. Watch it later online if you must. Please do this for for the sake of keeping Dem ratings DOWN! The debate will air on CBS and stream for free at No cable subscription is necessary. CBS will also air the debate on its radio affiliates, meaning anyone with network TV, radio or Internet access can take it in. The point is to make the Democrats' debate have low ratings. Watch it online later. Or better yet, listen to it on the...
  • Paris terror attacks will shift CBS News' focus at the Democratic primary debate

    11/14/2015 1:06:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/13/15 | Stephen Battaglio
    CBS News is changing its game plan for Saturday's Democratic primary debate in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. The debate questions prepared earlier this week by CBS News political director John Dickerson and the network's congressional correspondent, Nancy Cordes, were designed to burrow deep into the candidates' views on domestic issues such as the Affordable Care Act and gun legislation. But once the news of the deadly coordinated killing rampage in Paris circulated late Friday afternoon, the moderators and producers started planning a greater emphasis on security in the debate queries. "This becomes the first segment," said Steve...
  • Bernie Sanders’s Debate Strategy: Attack Hillary Clinton, if Asked

    11/13/2015 3:08:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 11/13/15 | PATRICK HEALY, MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is preparing new lines of attack against Hillary Rodham Clinton on trade, gun control, and even the controversy over her State Department email to use on Saturday at their next televised presidential debate, which the Sanders team regards as - if not a do-or-die moment - perhaps his best chance to slow her political momentum this fall. Mr. Sanders prepped into the night on Thursday with a Senate aide playing Mrs. Clinton at mock sessions in Burlington, Vt. Yet Democrats inside and outside his campaign said that Mr. Sanders may be limited - by his...
  • Ted Cruz Was the Most Tweeted Candidate on Tuesday Night

    11/12/2015 9:18:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | November 12, 2015 | Kevin Drum
    I'm not even sure what this means, but it's a slow news day and I figure a colorful chart might brighten things up. Everyone loves colorful charts, don't they? Anyway, a team of wonks from the Monkey Cage has put together a measure of Twitter activity during the Republican debate on Tuesday. Unfortunately, their software chose three shades of teal for three of the candidates, and I sure hope I got them right when I labeled the lines. Ted Cruz was apparently the most talked about by a large margin. This might be due solely to the fact that he...
  • Trump: Rubio And Cruz Are My Biggest Challengers [VIDEO]

    11/11/2015 6:19:52 PM PST · by VinL · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Steve Guest
    After much cajoling from Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump said that Ted Cruz  97% and Marco Rubio  80% were his biggest challengers but, “Who has my experience? I mean, nobody has ever done what I have done.” Appearing on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor” on Wednesday, Trump did his best to keep his cards close to his chest and he acknowledged that a candidate with a background in politics would be his biggest challenge but there are “things they don’t have.” Granting that both Cruz and Rubio have been elected to public office, Trump suggested, “They don’t have my...
  • Chris Matthews Not Sure if Cruz, Rubio Really Hispanic; They're 'Cuban Nationals' Though

    11/11/2015 7:14:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/11/15 | Ken Shepherd
    According to Chris Matthews, it's uncertain whether the term Hispanic can properly be used to describe GOP presidential aspirants Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Florida). It's better to say they are "Cuban nationals," offered the Hardball host on his Nov. 11 program. Matthews's remarks came during a roundtable discussion in which Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel was outlining how she believes Cruz will seek to paint fellow Cuban-American Rubio as too moderate for the party's nomination: (video at link) MSNBCHardball Nov. 11, 2015; 7:44 p.m. Eastern AMANDA TERKEL: started to see in the debate last night where they...
  • How Cruz Wins Debates: An Inside Look

    11/11/2015 6:47:16 PM PST · by Isara · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | November 11, 2015 | Jeff Greenfield
    The other debaters are playing checkers. Cruz is playing chess. I saw it in a rock concert more than 40 years ago, when I saw The Band's Robbie Robertson for the first time. I saw it at the U.S. Open when Andy Roddick, playing perhaps the best tennis of his life, went down in straight sets to Roger Federer. I saw it during the original run of "Company" when Elaine Stritch sang "Here's To the Ladies Who Lunch." At moments like these, you realize you are watching someone with an extraordinary gift. And I saw it last night during the...
  • Univision Censors Cruz in GOP Debate Coverage

    11/11/2015 6:16:41 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    News Busters ^ | November 11, 2015
    It is no secret that U.S. immigration policy is central to Univision’s existence. We have previously showcased video of Jorge Ramos openly admitting as much. This byline has also memorialized efforts to vitiate, suppress, or deceptively edit those Hispanic conservatives who refuse to toe the network’s line on policy (of which immigration is merely the first item). The result of the network’s institutional culture is a narrative collision that resulted in the total censorship of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) from news coverage of the immigration portion of last night’s GOP debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Univision’s late night newscast, Edición...
  • November 10 Debate takeaways: candidate by candidate

    11/11/2015 4:26:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/11/2015 | By James Arlandson
    First, the moderators were unintrusive, so they were not part of the story. Therefore, an excellent job -- about as well as any moderators could do, and certainly better than most. Let's take the candidates in alphabetical order. Bush: I feel for him. His eyes seem anxious and overly polite, his smile unsure, and such is his demeanor. It's a pity, for his governorship in Florida was sound enough. But his campaign is slowly dying. Carson: He was very strong this time, but he still comes across as uninformed and inexperienced outsider. People believe that Washington is the problem, but...
  • Donald Trump, Marco Rubio Won GOP Debate, Poll Finds

    11/11/2015 1:53:07 PM PST · by Jane Long · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2015 | AARON ZITNER
    Donald Trump and Marco Rubio won Tuesday's night primetime Republican debate, according to an overnight poll of Internet users who watched the contest, but Mr. Trump came out as the favorite among Republicans and left the best impression about his ability to serve as president. Some 24% of debate-viewers named Mr. Trump and 23% picked Mr. Rubio as the winner of the eight-candidate event, which was sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Fox Business News. Ted Cruz and Ben Carson followed, with 13% declaring each to have won. Mr. Trump's lead in the Internet survey was larger among debate-watchers...
  • Cruz Scores Social Media Win During Fox Republican Debate (Tops Trump) [Newsweek]

    11/11/2015 12:43:34 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 103 replies ^ | 11 November 2015 | Newsweek - Reuters
    US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stole the spotlight on social media from the front runners during a televised GOP debate on Tuesday night, drawing attention and getting positive reviews...
  • Carr: Donald Trump tramples over RINOs, rest of Republican field

    11/11/2015 10:10:53 AM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-11-15 | Howie Carr
    To win the crown, you have to knock out the champ. That would be Trump. Nobody came close last night. Apparently John Kasich and Juan Ellis Bush didn’t get the paraphrased memo from Harry S. Truman: If you give people a choice between a Democrat and a Democrat, they’ll pick the Democrat every time. Kasich had no business even being on the stage last night. He belonged in the kiddie debate, from whose bourn no traveler returns. Ditto Juan Ellis Bush. Who exactly did the son of a mailman think he was kidding when he said the U.S. couldn’t deport...
  • 4 Takeaways (for me) from the Fox Business GOP debate

    11/11/2015 9:46:43 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-11-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Overall this was the best debate of the four. Hands down. 1. Jeb Bush is, like, the love child of John McCain and Mitt Romney. He's running on entitlement to the nomination, he a human gaffe machine, and has no idea how to articulate a conservative message because he's not particularly conservative. If he were to lie his nose would Pinocchio into a rhino horn, if he were to tell the truth about what he believes...then his nose would Pinocchio into a rhino horn. Someone please find the DNR for this campaign and pull the plug already. 2. Remember the...
  • Fox moderator Maria Bartiromo was booed after citing Hillary Clinton's 'impressive résumé'

    11/11/2015 7:37:27 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 73 replies ^ | Brett LoGiurato and Colin Campbell
    Fox moderator Maria Bartiromo was booed after citing Hillary Clinton's impressive resume Fox Business Network moderator Maria Bartiromo was briefly booed by a Republican-friendly debate crowd Tuesday night when she brought up former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's resume. Near the end of the debate, Bartiromo was interrupted when she asked the candidates to compare their records against Clinton. Bartiromo said Clinton has an "impressive resume," provoking the audience reaction. The moderator pointed out that Clinton has spent "more time in government than almost all of you on stage tonight."
  • Who would you follow into battle?

    11/11/2015 6:36:20 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 84 replies
    11/11/2015 | Nikos1121
    I think debating is one thing... but doing and leading is another. The two are different as night and day. Someone can have a great debate, e.g. Td Cruz always debates well, he's about as professional as it gets at it, but does he possess the trait that leaders have, i.e. that people will instinctively follow them? We hear that Jeb Bush did well last night, but will it change his persona of someone who might have the math down, but doesn't have the instincts when the going gets tough? I bet the people at Apple would follow Steve Jobs...
  • The GOP's Amateur Hour: Debate Shows the Republicans are Unprepared to Tackle the Economy

    11/11/2015 6:28:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/11/2015 | By Jamelle Bouie
    There are a few things we can get out of the way about Tuesday's Republican presidential debate. First, after months of decline, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul had his first great night, challenging Sen. Marco Rubio on tax expenditures and defense spending, pushing Donald Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and stepping into his father’s role as the libertarian gadfly in the race. "If you're a profligate spender and you spend money in an unlimited fashion for the military, is that a conservative notion?" Paul asked in his closing statement. "We have to be conservative with all spending, domestic spending and welfare...
  • Debate Aftermath: GOP divide on immigration grows, threatening election prospects

    11/11/2015 6:19:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/11/2015 | BY DAVID LIGHTMAN
    The already-bitter divide between Republican presidential candidates over immigration is deepening, a struggle that’s going to keep the party in turmoil well into 2016 – and jeopardize its chances of winning the White House next year. The clash over how to deal with immigrants in the country illegally sparked the ugliest exchanges of Tuesday's debate, as the two sides showed little taste for even a hint of compromise. They may show agreement on the basic outlines of other core conservative issues, notably tax policy, but the schism on immigration shows no signs of fading. If anything, it's deepening. Monday, a...
  • Ted Cruz Wins the Night

    11/11/2015 6:18:36 AM PST · by Isara · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | November 11, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Ted Cruz had a terrific night. He had a stand-out answer on immigration and wages, and made his own fortune by getting into an argument with John Kasich on bank bailouts, enunciating the anti-bailout position forcefully and repeatedly (although I don't really believe he wouldn't bail out a major financial institution in the midst of a financial panic if he were president). He was pointed, eloquent, and, of course, very conservative. Marco Rubio was very good, as well. But I thought Rubio was slightly better than Cruz last time, and that Cruz was slightly better this time. Rubio just felt...

    11/11/2015 4:38:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | November 11, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    In the fourth televised GOP primary debate last night, eight Republican candidates for president laid out their positions as they sparred over taxes, immigration, government spending, and to a lesser extent, foreign policy. They clashed heatedly over what it means to be a conservative and the immigration issue, particularly amnesty.
  • What a Sham, AGAIN! Fox Business Debate Format

    11/10/2015 8:08:13 PM PST · by Shery · 28 replies
    10 November, 2015 | Vanity
    I did not see the first part of the debate...I guess the first hour. But, having tuned in at 10:00, it was almost an hour before Cruz was asked a question at all. I can see that the bias in this debate it to give Kasich and Bush as much time as possible. I can also see that they allow some to interrupt and continue talking WELL after the bell, while others are not allowed to finish their statements. The candidates should stop agreeing to these debates and just agree with a venue of 3 or 4 different areas of...
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debates on FBN 7 P.M. and 9 P.M. EST 11/10/2015

    11/10/2015 3:14:08 PM PST · by kristinn · 3,156 replies
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Kristinn
    LIVE STREAM via FBN here. The two Republican presidential debates on the Fox Business Network are scheduled for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST tonight. They are being held at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 'kiddie table'at 7 p.m.: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The main event at 9 p.m.: Donald Trump of New York, Dr. Ben Carson of Florida, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina of California, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and Kentucky...
  • Is It Ruth Bader Trump? And Other Questions For the Fox Business News Debate

    11/10/2015 6:48:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 11/10/2015 | By IRA STOLL
    The news that Fox News’s Neil Cavuto will be one of the moderators for this week’s Republican presidential debate should reassure anyone fearing a replay of last month’s CNBC debacle. Mr. Cavuto was known in New York Sun newsroom as “The Great Cavuto.” The other moderators who will be participating — the Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Baker and Fox Business News’s Maria Bartiromo — are no slouches, either. But in case any of the three need any last-minute inspiration, here are some questions that are from by my own reporting in New Hampshire and that might be illuminating to see...
  • Cruz on the rise before debate

    11/10/2015 6:43:19 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Ted Cruz's plan to win the Republican presidential nomination is coming together.The Texas senator has been edging up in the polls and has a chance to drive home his advantage Tuesday night, when the fourth televised GOP debate takes place in Milwaukee.GOP insiders say that the Tea Party favorite also has one of the most impressive political operations in the field. And the consensus is growing that he and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) could end up as finalists in the battle for the nomination.In that scenario - which is dependent on the current leaders, businessman Donald Trump and retried neurosurgeon...
  • Everything you need to know about Tuesday's Republican debate (Mod Gerard Baker not a US citizen!)

    11/08/2015 12:44:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/8/15 | NOAH WEILAND
    When is the next Republican presidential debate? The fourth Republican presidential debate will be Tuesday, November 10th, live from the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. -snip- Who will moderate the debate? There will be three moderators: FBN anchors Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto and Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker. Before Cavuto was a Fox News staple (he hosts a show every afternoon at 4 PM), he interned in Jimmy Carter’s White House.
  • NSFW VIDEO: Cartoon Parody LAMBASTING Liberal, CNBC Hack-Job

    11/05/2015 11:33:19 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 16 replies ^ | 11/05/2015 | Steven Crowder
    We all agree the CNBC debate was a disaster. Heck, even CNBC agrees that it was a disaster. Well, here's a take which you may enjoy a little more... if not enjoy, at least you won't be filled with a strong desire to harm yourself. Though of course, I make no guarantees. WARNING: VERY POLITICALLY INCORRECT. MAY NOT BE SFW LINK ABOVE OR AT: Some of the more pertinent topics covered: - Trump gets asked about which comic book character he would be. - Carson is asked about chickens at Costco. - Fiorina is grilled about her post-breast cancer,...
  • Two hours, a dozen campaign managers, and a mutiny inside the GOP

    11/02/2015 1:34:24 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2015 | David Weigel
    Danny Diaz did not have much to say to his fellow campaign managers. The man behind Jeb Bush's presidential campaign was a surprise arrival at Sunday night's emergency meeting; after all, it was a brainchild of former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the latest outsider candidate to surge past the once-dominant Bush campaign in the polls. Diaz even managed to avoid the reporters staking out the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, chasing anybody who showed up for what had been code-named "family meeting."
  • The Story Behind Why CNBC Was Scolded at the First Question in Third Debate

    11/02/2015 10:33:11 AM PST · by Ziva · 18 replies ^ | 11/2/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    In an earlier article this week, Mortal Allies Make Strange Bedfellows, we saw why the Republican candidates planned to wrest control of future debates from the Republican National Committee (RNC) and mainstream media. This post will examine what happened in just the first question of the third Republican Presidential candidates' debate hosted by CNBC. Donald Trump and Ben Carson had negotiated an agreement with CNBC for the third debate to last only two hours, including commercials rather than exclusive of them. CNBC also had agreed to allow opening and closing statements from each candidate. Trump suspected that CNBC would not...
  • The Final Four of the GOP Presidential Election

    11/02/2015 9:55:51 AM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 2nd, 2015 | Steve Deace
    We started with 17, and officially there are still more than a dozen candidates running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. However, 90 days out from the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses, the race is really down to its Final Four on the road to next year's convention in Cleveland. In alphabetical order, either Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or Donald Trump is going to end up being the Republican nominee for this reason. They are the only four candidates who have established the base of support, resources, and voter enthusiasm necessary to not only sustain their candidacies, but actually grow...
  • Exclusive– GOP Campaigns Agree to Cut RNC Out of Debate Process, Negotiate Directly with Networks

    11/01/2015 7:57:02 PM PST · by BAW · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 1, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The 2016 GOP presidential campaigns agreed on Sunday evening to cut the Republican National Committee (RNC) out of the debate negotiation process and instead deal directly with networks moderating debates, Breitbart News has learned. Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for frontrunner Donald Trump, confirmed to Breitbart News via phone on Sunday that the “biggest consensus” of five separate points the GOP campaigns agreed on was cutting the RNC out of the negotiations with the networks, as the campaigns would each like to negotiate with the networks directly. In response to the revelation that the RNC will be cut out of...
  • The Presidential Cage Match

    10/31/2015 12:01:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/15 | Obie Usategui
    In summary, I thought the so-called debate was no more than a “Cage-Match” promoted by CNBC, owned by NBC, a division of Comcast and one of the nation’s leading liberal networks You know, as the sun set on Wednesday night, October 28th, I realized that my night was, potentially speaking, full of great things to watch on T.V., all of which had the makings of a very entertaining evening. A lot there to choose from, I should say. There was that first game of baseball’s World Series, between the N.Y. Mets and the Kansas City Royals; there was my long-awaited...
  • Interview with Pete Hoekstra on Syria, Obama's foreign policy, and more

    10/31/2015 7:39:03 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 31, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Interview with Congressman Hoekstra begins at 25 minutes into program. Hoekstra discusses Syria, Obama's foreign policy, and how the United States has totally alienated its former allies with Obama's foreign policy in the Middle East
  • A Preview of The Fox Business Debate – Will It Be Different From CNBC? You Decide…

    10/31/2015 7:17:51 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 64 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Oct 31 2015 | Sundance
    Everyone thinks the next Presidential debate hosted by Fox News Business Network would most likely be different from the CNBC debate. We are not quite sure why anyone would believe that, but OK Let us take a look at an interview yesterday from one of the FBN debate moderators, Trish Regan. Rep. Louie Gohmert explains his position. Trish Regan is one of the next debate moderators. You decide. Any questions
  • MSNBC, NBC Reportedly Ordered Not to ‘Pile On’ CNBC After Debate

    10/30/2015 7:56:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10-30-2015 | Alex Griswold
    How bad was the backlash against CNBC after Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate? Bad enough that producers at its sister networks were reportedly told to tone down their coverage of the controversy. As CNN’s Brian Stetler reports, CNBC itself originally covered the debate normally, but later abandoned coverage entirely. “As the day went on, there was less and less talk about the debate on CNBC. According to one of the employees, producers were given internal guidance to move on.” Apparently, similar instructions were given to CNBC’s sister networks. “At CNBC’s sister news outlets MSNBC and NBC News, producers were advised not...
  • College-Level Speaking not Required at GOP Debate ( CNBC doubles down)

    10/30/2015 6:46:56 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 29, 2015 | Eric Chemi, Nicholas Wells
    "In debates rife with confrontation and verbal barbs, there was one thing that wasn't a big surprise: Nobody was speaking above a high school level." "And at least one front-runner was in elementary school territory. That's according to a Big Crunch analysis of the first three Republican debates, looking at the candidates' speech patterns — and matching to them an appropriate school-grade level. We based our analysis on the well-known Flesch-Kincaid readability test. (Some readers might remember playing with this feature on Microsoft Word when writing up school reports — to see how highbrow their writing was.)"
  • Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on CNBC Moderators: ‘Uncomfortable to Watch’

    10/30/2015 2:08:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, who was criticized for how she moderated the first GOP presidential debate, is herself critiquing the CNBC moderators from Wednesday night’s debate, saying it was “uncomfortable to watch.” “How about personalization of so many of the questions: I, I, I — you heard Becky Quick saying — there was one when she said, ‘I too had student loans, Senator Rubio, and I can’t figure out the math of that; And Harwood, ‘I have spoken with The Economist’; Back to Becky — ‘our cause’ talking about working women; ‘our cause,'” Kelly said in her analysis of the...
  • NBC is also Telemundo?

    10/30/2015 12:59:26 PM PDT · by georgiegirl · 14 replies
    msnbc ^ | October 30, 2015 | georgiegirl
    The Republican National Committee is suspending its participation in a scheduled February debate hosted by NBC News and Telemundo after complaints from GOP presidential campaigns about this week’s CNBC debate, RNC chairman Reince Priebus announced on Friday.
  • Now THIS is How To Run Debate! Bush vs Reagan 1980

    10/30/2015 9:19:59 AM PDT · by TapsBrowning · 21 replies
    After re-watching the disastrous debacle of the Republican Debate from CNBC, I decided to spend time on youtube to watch old debates. Specifically, historical ones. The first observation is that the moderator stays completely out of the way. They allowed each candidate enough time to explain their positions. They did not interrupt in an attempt to debate the debater. They did not insert their opinion on what was just said. The bottom line, today's news media is so drunk on themselves and their importance and their bias that they completely have turned debates into a sports spectacle instead of something...
  • CNBC’s Televised Show Trial

    10/30/2015 8:16:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/30/15 | Matthew Vadum
    GOP candidates face a firing squad manned by leftist journalists The Republican presidential candidates’ debate on CNBC wasn’t so much a debate as it was a firing squad manned by left-leaning journalists. Over and over journalistic equivalents of, “When did you stop beating your wife?” were asked of the candidates. The reporter-moderators weren’t just asking questions: they were prosecuting the candidates at a televised show trial. Personal attacks were disguised as questions. (Here is a transcript of the at times boisterous 10-way main debate, along with a transcript of the four-way undercard debate that preceded it.)
  • Team Trump and Team Carson Organize Non-RNC Debate Meeting…

    10/30/2015 8:14:22 AM PDT · by Amntn · 205 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/30/15 | Sundance
    This could be a YUGE shift amid the 2016 political continuum. According to media reports the Donald Trump and Ben Carson camps are currently organizing a meeting to discuss future debates. The RNC is not currently invited. There are two aspects inherent within this dynamic that cannot be over emphasized: * First - Similar to the DNC tactics, by RNC Rule the candidates are barred from participating in, or organizing, debates that are outside of the Republican National Committee. * Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the RNC is Team Bush. The RNC, as a current political construct, is a wholly...
  • Understanding Ted Cruz’s Jedi Debate Skills

    10/30/2015 7:15:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 47 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10.30.15 | Betsy Woodruff
    Marco Rubio may have stood out in the Republican debate, but if you ask competitive debaters, Ted Cruz was the hands-down winner.Ted Cruz did well last night's debate because he knows how to debate-literally.Though the emerging pundit consensus seems to be that Marco Rubio won the night, Cruz nabbed what was arguably the biggest stand-out moment of the evening when he squared off with moderator Carlos Quintanilla and questioned the entire premise of the evening's event. Whether he was conscious of this or not, the Senator used a risky and controversial tactic used by high school debates champions the world...
  • Mark Steyn: Ted Cruz Punches Back

    10/30/2015 6:55:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 32 replies
    Steynonline ^ | October 30, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    ...HUGH HEWITT: Now Mark Steyn, on two levels, and we'll talk about the substance, but there is art in that response. There is a man who's litigated successfully nine times before the Supreme Court, who managed without taking notes to retain every personal attack, reframe them, repackage them, repurpose them into a counterattack on the panel expertly. It was actually art.MARK STEYN: Yeah, and that's the Ted Cruz I like, Hugh. The criticism of Ted Cruz this election cycle has been that he's been too canned and too rehearsed, and he uses his talking points. And when he does that,...
  • Third GOP debate 2016: Republican Party candidates squared off in Boulder, Colorado - TomoNews

    10/30/2015 6:59:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 29, 2015 | Taiwanese Animators
    BOULDER, COLORADO — The Republican Party held their third debate in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday night and if anyone came out on top of the third Republican debate Wednesday night, it was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. The biggest spat of the night came when former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush attacked Rubio over his absence in the senate, which Rubio dodged gracefully and countered with an attack on what he called the mainstream media — Hillary Clinton's real super PAC. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz scored some easy media-bashing points as well. Jeb Bush did nothing but dig deeper into his poll...