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Who's In, Who's Out for 4th GOP Debate

Former President Trump is skipping again

(Newser) - The field of candidates onstage for the fourth Republican presidential debate will be the smallest yet, the AP reports. Four hopefuls will participate in Wednesday night's debate at the Moody Music Hall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, according to the Republican National Committee. To qualify for the...

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...

On Abortion, Differences on Push for a Federal Ban

Tim Scott calls for a 15-week limit, but Nikki Haley tells him it's politically impossible

(Newser) - The five GOP candidates in Wednesday night's debate were asked about abortion in the last portion of the forum, and while a pro-life sentiment was dominant, differences emerged:
  • Nikki Haley: The former South Carolina governor said she was pro-life and supported federal restrictions, but she also offered what the

How the 5 Candidates Would Handle Israel-Hamas

Netanyahu should 'finish the job,' says DeSantis, and others agree

(Newser) - One issue the five GOP candidates on stage Wednesday night agree upon appears to be Israel, or more specifically the need to wipe out Hamas. All were asked how they would respond to the Israel-Hamas situation:
  • Ron DeSantis: He said Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu should "finish the job once

'Leave My Daughter Out of Your Voice'

Haley slams Ramaswamy as 'scum' after he says her daughter is on TikTok

(Newser) - At the last GOP debate, Nikki Haley got off one of the night's more memorable lines at the expense of Vivek Ramaswamy by saying, "Every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber." On Wednesday night, Ramaswamy went after the former UN ambassador early, referring...

DeSantis: 'I'm Sick of Republicans Losing'

Florida governor goes after Trump in debate's first question

(Newser) - Republican debate No. 3 is underway, with a smaller field of candidates—five—though none of them named Donald Trump. In the first question of the night, Lester Holt of NBC News asked each candidate why they should be the nominee instead of Trump. Some highlights:
  • Ron DeSantis: The Florida

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...

Fewer Than 10M Watch GOP Presidential Debate

GOP candidates still outdraw regular TV programming

(Newser) - About 9.5 million people watched the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night over all platforms, a decline of 27% from the 13 million who tuned in for the first debate in August. That means the first two GOP debates this cycle attracted half the audience of the first two debates...

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...

Winners, Losers From the GOP Debate
Winners, Losers From
the GOP Debate

Winners, Losers From the GOP Debate

Analysts say it was another good night for Trump

(Newser) - Republican presidential candidates, minus frontrunner former President Trump, debated again on Wednesday night—and as in last month's debate in Milwaukee, Trump is being seen as perhaps the night's biggest winner. "This was another debate where the guy leading by 40 points was not onstage and took...

Candidates Refuse Final Request From Moderators

They were asked to write down which candidate should be voted 'off the island'

(Newser) - The three moderators of the GOP debate often struggled to keep the seven candidates from talking over each other Wednesday night, and the candidates united to refuse a final request from the trio. Moderator Dana Perino asked them all to write down the name of a candidate on stage who...

'Every Time I Hear You, I Feel a Little Bit Dumber'

Nikki Haley takes a shot at Vivek Ramaswamy

(Newser) - It will be surely be one of the most repeated lines of the night: "Every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber," Nikki Haley told Vivek Ramaswamy on Wednesday during the GOP debate. The shot came as Ramaswamy defended his decision to join TikTok even...

Chris Christie Floats New Nickname for Trump

'We're going to call you Donald Duck' for ducking the GOP debates

(Newser) - Yes, the seven GOP candidates on stage are fielding a wide range of questions on policy—and talking over each other quite a bit—but an absent Donald Trump is surfacing as a topic, too. Chris Christie, for example, even floated a derisive new nickname for the former president. Speaking...

DeSantis Goes After Trump at First Opportunity in Debate

Governor says former president is 'missing in action' at second debate

(Newser) - The second Republican debate is underway, the big question being whether any of the seven candidates on stage can make any real traction against absent frontrunner Donald Trump. While Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was the very last candidate to speak Wednesday night, he made a point to go after Trump...

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
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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

The GOP Debate Was Feisty. Who Won?
The GOP Debate
Was Feisty. Who Won?

The GOP Debate Was Feisty. Who Won?

Former President Trump is the 'clear winner,' per Vox

(Newser) - Without former President Trump on stage, the eight "underdogs" taking part in the first Republican presidential primary debate Wednesday in Milwaukee had the opportunity to "differentiate themselves in the field," reports the New York Times . Many seized on the chance and "at certain points, you could...

Who Got the Most, and Least, Talking Time in Debate

Mike Pence finishes first, ahead of Vivek Ramaswamy

(Newser) - The first debate of the 2024 campaign is in the books, and the assessments will be pouring in over the next 24 hours. One aspect of the debate, however, is indisputable: the amount of talking time each candidate got. By this measure, former VP Mike Pence finished first by quite...

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