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So Who Won: Fox or Trump?

Well, it's not exactly clear

(Newser) - Who won Thursday night: Donald Trump or Fox News? The early word seems to be that there's "no clear winner," as the Baltimore Sun puts it. Trump, of course, skipped the Fox News GOP debate, and other networks including CNN and MSNBC ran portions of Trump's... More »

Donald Trump: CNBC Is Lying About My Poll Numbers

He complains debate will be 'unfair'

(Newser) - Poor Donald Trump is having a really hard time accepting his new No. 2 spot in the polls . "After a great evening and packed auditorium in Iowa, I am now in Colorado looking forward to what I am sure will be a very unfair debate!" the presidential contender... More »

Here Is Your GOP Debate Drinking Game

'Drink every time Carly Fiorina makes a joke about her own face'

(Newser) - It will likely come as no surprise to you that there are quite a few GOP debate drinking games out there in anticipation of tonight's event , but the one authored by Matt Taibbi over at Rolling Stone is particularly amusing. "The event is taking place in California at... More »

Now Trump Won't Moderate GOP Debate

...because he still might run for president

(Newser) - And the Trump Show continues: After getting scads of press related to the Dec. 27 debate he was scheduled to moderate, Donald Trump has now backed out of doing so. And not because only two candidates agreed to show up: because he still might run for president, he says. In... More »

With Bachmann Out, Trump Debate a Party of 2

Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum are the only candidates on board

(Newser) - Ready for an evening with Donald, Rick, and Newt? Michele Bachmann has become the latest candidate to confirm that she won't be attending the GOP debate Donald Trump is hosting on Dec. 27, leaving Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as the only candidates who will be there, the Los ... More »

Rick Perry Skips Trump Debate

Says his No. 1 priority is basic campaigning

(Newser) - Donald Trump's debate is shaping up to be an awfully lonely affair. Rick Perry became the latest candidate to bow out today, joining Mitt Romney , Ron Paul , and Jon Huntsman in skipping the Dec. 27 event. Perry's campaign was polite to Trump in its refusal, saying that the... More »

Trump: Why I'm Most Qualified to Host Debate

He just knows more than other moderators, he explains

(Newser) - It's the question on everyone's mind: What exactly makes real estate mogul Donald Trump qualified to host a political debate? Well, that's easy: "I know a lot of the moderators and some are wonderful, and some aren't, but I know the issues better than the... More »

Jon Stewart: Trump Debate Will Be Best Ever

Gingrich: Other candidates are afraid of Trump

(Newser) - It looks like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum might be the only candidates taking part in the GOP debate Donald Trump is hosting , but Jon Stewart thinks it could still be the greatest debate ever. Even "regular Republicans, the ones we used to hate, are downright scared," the... More »

Romney Will Skip Trump Debate

Cites busy schedule, says Trump understands

(Newser) - More time for the Donald to voice his views: Mitt Romney says he will skip the GOP debate to be moderated by Trump later this month, notes the Political Wire blog . He joins Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul in turning down the event, though they did so with more fireworks... More »

Huntsman: Trump Debate 'a Joke'

And he's not the only one who thinks so

(Newser) - The saga continues: Donald Trump thinks Jon Huntsman is a "joke candidate." Huntsman thinks Trump's debate "is a joke." More from the candidate's comments, made today, plus other reactions to the controversial Dec. 27 debate:
  • Huntsman: "This is not about ratings for Donald
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Gingrich Leaps to Trump's Defense

Someone wants an endorsement...

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich must really, really want that oh-so-important Donald Trump endorsement . After meeting with the Donald for almost an hour today, Gingrich defended Trump from Ron Paul's recent dig regarding the "circus-like atmosphere" of a Trump-hosted debate. Gingrich reminded those gathered that no lesser luminaries than a peanut... More »

Trump Rips Huntsman, Paul as 'Joke Candidates'

If GOP can't pick a winner, he'll step in

(Newser) - Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul made no bones about deriding the upcoming Donald Trump-moderated Republican debate; now, the Donald is firing back. The mogul has labeled the two men “joke candidates,” MSNBC reports. “Those two candidates have zero chance of being elected so it makes no... More »

Donald Trump to Host GOP Debate

Conservative Newsmax picks him for Iowa event in late December

(Newser) - The "you're fired" jokes already are flying fast and furious: Donald Trump has been picked to host a Republican debate in Iowa on Dec. 27, reports the New York Times . The forum is sponsored by the conservative media group Newsmax, and invitations went out to the candidates today.... More »

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