The GOP Candidates Are Shockingly Uninformed About Foreign Policy

Carlos Barria/Reuters SLATE Even without Trump, the Republican field seems clueless on the basics. Thursday night’s Trump-less debate was less blustery than the Republicans’ previous spectacles, but on foreign policy issues, the Donald’s absence didn’t make it less slight, cynical, or shruggingly uninformed. Earlier in the week, Robert Gates—a lifelong Republican who has served as… More The GOP Candidates Are Shockingly Uninformed About Foreign Policy

Fox News Slams Trump Campaign’s ‘Terrorizations’ Against Megyn Kelly

ASSOCIATED PRESS HUFFPOST POLITICS “We can’t give into terrorizations toward any of our employees.” Fox News slammed Donald Trump’s decision to skip Thursday night’s debate in Iowa and accused his campaign manager of “terrorizations” against Megyn Kelly, “The Kelly File” host who will be one of the moderators at the event. Trump has had an… More Fox News Slams Trump Campaign’s ‘Terrorizations’ Against Megyn Kelly

Watch the Moment the Gloves Finally Came Off Between Trump and Cruz at the GOP Debate

MOTHER JONES During Thursday’s GOP debate, Sen. Ted Cruz was forced to weigh in on his eligibilityto run for president of the United States—a controversy Donald Trump has been vigorously fanning as the Canadian-born senator has risen in the polls. Cruz’s initial annoyance was palpable, but it was clear he was prepared for the “birther”… More Watch the Moment the Gloves Finally Came Off Between Trump and Cruz at the GOP Debate

RNC CALAMITY

THE HUFFINGTON POST Scott Olson via Getty Images GLOVES OFF: Trump Bashes Cruz… Cruz Slams Rubio… Rubio Punches Back… Birther Blowout… Trump Gets Booed… Name Checks William F. Buckley… 2.5 Weeks Away From Iowa… DEBATE HIGHLIGHTS…

Christie Calls Obama A ‘Feckless Weakling,’ Internet Responds With A Brutal Reminder For Him

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 15: Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the CNN Republican presidential debate on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) ADDICTING INFO During CNN’s Republican debate, Chris Christie hoped to pull his dismal poll numbers out of the gutter by attacking… More Christie Calls Obama A ‘Feckless Weakling,’ Internet Responds With A Brutal Reminder For Him

Republicans Turn on Each Other in Bitter Las Vegas Debate

TIME Donald Trump and Ted Cruz take fire from all sides The long-coming collision inside the Republican Party erupted in a free-for-all on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, with Donald Trump facing criticism from all sides at the latest debate while fast-rising Ted Cruz found himself suddenly taking barbs from those looking to stop his… More Republicans Turn on Each Other in Bitter Las Vegas Debate

Ben Carson doesn’t hate gays hard enough for Tony Perkins

AMERICA BLOG Ha. Haha. Hahahahahahaha. You guys, remember how during the Republican debate on Wednesday Ben Carson got asked to reconcile his flagrantly anti-gay views with the fact that he was on the Costco’s and Kellogg’s board while the company was implementing some rather pro-equality company policies? The audience booed the question. The LGBT community rolled its eyes. And… More Ben Carson doesn’t hate gays hard enough for Tony Perkins

Bush supporters pick up the pieces after disappointing debate

THE HILL Jeb Bush’s supporters are struggling to explain the candidate’s listless debate performance, as baffled investors ponder the way forward. Top fundraisers and donors aren’t setting their hair on fire just yet, but in interviews on Thursday, they said they were frustrated and puzzled by Bush’s wilting act under the bright lights at the debate… More Bush supporters pick up the pieces after disappointing debate

The CNBC Republican Debate Was A Total Trainwreck

THINK PROGRESS – Emily Atkin Reporters from both conservative and liberal-minded news organizations seem to agree: the CNBC Republican presidential debate was kind of a trainwreck. That wasn’t really because of the candidates, though — it was because of the moderators. For the first hour, CNBC moderators Becky Quick, John Harwood, and Carl Quintanilla didn’t let… More The CNBC Republican Debate Was A Total Trainwreck

LADY’S NIGHT!

THE HUFFINGTON POST Fiorina Takes On Trump… ‘I Think Women All Over This Country Heard Very Clearly What Mr. Trump Said’… TRUMP: ‘She’s Got A Beautiful Face And I Think She’s A Beautiful Woman’   Candidates Gang Up On Planned Parenthood… 3-HOUR MARATHON… Trump Peddles Discredited Vaccine-Autism Link…