2016 Debate

Drudge Poll Hands SC Debate Win to Donald Trump By 40 Points

The usual-usuals opposed to Donald Trump will wrist-flick’s Drudge’s South Carolina debate poll, but after getting it correct after nearly ten debates, that’s an anti-science wrist-flick. Tonight’s poll, taken during and after the debate, is still open, and shows Trump

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Preview of Tonight’s Democratic Debate

At the last Democratic debate, only one candidate, Sen. Jim Webb, named an enemy who is not an American company or organization. Less than a week later, Sen. Webb dropped out of the race. So that answers the question of how long dissenters last in the Democratic party.


Donald Trump Rejects Joint Letter, Will Deal Directly With Networks on Debates

The Washington Post reports – and ABC News has since confirmed – Donald Trump “will reject a joint letter to television network hosts regarding upcoming primary debates drafted Sunday at a private gathering of operatives from at least 11 presidential campaigns” and instead will negotiate directly as regards the “format and content” of the Republican Party’s primary debates.


GOP Candidates Have Had Enough of the RNC

Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign is fed up with a “messy debate process” put together by Reince Priebus’ seemingly incompetent Republican National Committee. So several, if not all, “Republican presidential campaigns are planning to gather in Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening to plot how to alter” the debate process going forward by doing an end run around the RNC, Politico reports.

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Reince Priebus Stands By Hugh Hewitt, Megyn Kelly As ‘Fair’

With Hewitt out there publicly ripping Trump on more than one occasion, it’s raised concerns that perhaps after what happened in the recent Fox News-sponsored debate that he might not be much better of a moderator. Despite the obvious efforts by Fox News to swipe at Trump—efforts that clearly failed as evidenced by post-debate polling—RNC chairman Reince Priebus defended moderators Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace and Bret Baier on the spin room floor after the debate.

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Next GOP Debate Moderator Hugh Hewitt Comes Out Against Trump

Hewitt, a nationally syndicated radio host through Salem Communications, will, along with CNN’s Jake Tapper, moderate the next GOP debate on Sept. 16 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Salem Communications is the same company that owns Red State—whose founder Erick Erickson, a Fox News contributor, chose not to invite Dr. Ben Carson to his gathering of GOP candidates and activists this past weekend in Atlanta and disinvited Trump.


Paglia Rips GOP Field

Ten GOP candidates turned up for the presidential audition tonight at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. They need some work. Where’s Max Factor and Sydney Guilaroff when you need them? Here’s my report.

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Rick Perry Still Struggling in Presidential Debate

On paper, Perry is a great candidate, strong on defense, great record on jobs and the economy, proves to be a charismatic speaker, and can work a room of supporters with his generous personality and his firm handshake thumbs-up style. But on the undercard debate stage tonight, he proved that he still struggles to debate well.

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GOP Civil War Breaks Out In Cleveland: Debate to Highlight Deep Divide in Party

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A year from now, Republicans will have nominated their candidate at the 2016 Republican National Committee (RNC) convention here. But tonight, the opening salvo of what’s likely to be a bruising and brutal presidential primary process for all involved begins, and the wounds afflicting the party—a Civil War between moderates and conservatives—will be on display for the world to see in the first of many coming 2016 GOP presidential primary debates.

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Exclusive — NH Forum Moderator Explains Why He Focused on Immigration Levels, National Security, Drug Addiction with Candidates

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jack Heath, the host of New Hampshire Today on WGIR-AM in New Hampshire and the moderator of the recent “Voters First Forum” on C-SPAN at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, walked Breitbart News exclusively why, when he hosted the Monday night forum, he focused on immigration, national security and other issues the mainstream media ignore.