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Gloves Off: Debate's 7 Most Brutal Attack Lines

Courtesy of Bush, Rubio, Trump

(Newser) - There were lots of boos, plenty of actual yelling, and no shortage of digs. Some standout lines, which happen to come courtesy of Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump:
  1. Bush: "I'm sick and tired of Barack Obama blaming my brother for all of the problems that he'

Amid 'Ferocious' Boos, Trump Tears Into Bush, His Brother

'Jeb is so wrong, Jeb is absolutely so wrong'

(Newser) - The boos were "ferocious," notes the Week , and occurred more than once. Donald Trump's immediate reaction to Jeb Bush's explanation of his ISIS strategy was to declare, to boos, "Jeb is so wrong, Jeb is absolutely so wrong." Trump's response to the boos...

Debate Launches Right Into Scalia: 'Delay, Delay, Delay'

Each candidate gets a question on the subject

(Newser) - Six Republican candidates for president took to the stage in South Carolina on Saturday and immediately observed a moment of silence for Antonin Scalia. The first questions for each man were about filling the departed Supreme Court justice's seat. They largely sang the same tune: that President Obama shouldn'...

Carly Fiorina Doesn't Get Invite to Next GOP Debate

She's the only major candidate who won't be there

(Newser) - The GOP's only female presidential candidate will also be the only major candidate not on the debate stage Saturday in New Hampshire, the Hill reports. That's because Carly Fiorina failed to meet any of ABC News' criteria for the debate: She wasn't a top-three vote getter in...

So Who Won: Fox or Trump?
 So Who Won: 
 Fox or Trump? 

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...

Winners, Losers From GOP Debate

Bush shines while Cruz stumbles

(Newser) - Seven Republican candidates got a chance to debate without Donald Trump present on Thursday night—though the man Megyn Kelly referred to as "the elephant not in the room" still dominated media coverage, causing some to declare him the winner. Here's what the pundits are saying about people...

8 Standout Attack Lines From the Debate

'The days for the Clintons in public housing are over'

(Newser) - Seventh GOP debate, seven candidates, and eight standout attacks at the presidential hopefuls' GOP rivals and at the Democratic contenders:
  1. Ted Cruz: "Now, secondly, let me say I'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat, and ugly. And Ben, you're a terrible surgeon. Now

Ted Cruz Gets Bristly With Fox Moderator

'I may have to leave the stage'

(Newser) - Without Donald Trump on the stage, can Ted Cruz take the heat of being the top target? (Which FiveThirtyEight notes he was, at least in the initial portion of the debate.) He and Fox News debate moderator Chris Wallace had a bit of a verbal tussle early on. Chris...

Trump Impersonation Opens GOP Debate

'Everyone on this stage is stupid, fat, and ugly'

(Newser) - There was no empty podium for Donald Trump, but his absence was immediately acknowledged as the 7th GOP debate kicked off Thursday night. The first question went to Ted Cruz, via Megyn Kelly, who said, "Senator Cruz, before we get to the issues, let's address the elephant not...

Undercard: Jim Gilmore&#39;s &#39;Finest Hour&#39;?
 Jim Gilmore's 
 'Finest Hour'? 
the rundown

Undercard: Jim Gilmore's 'Finest Hour'?

Former Virginia governor was a Twitter hit, maybe out of curiosity

(Newser) - The last undercard debate before the first votes are cast in the 2016 election—and thus possibly the last undercard debate, period—is in the books. This one featured Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Jim Gilmore, and, of course, the shadow of Donald Trump. Some coverage highlights:
  • It might

Trump, O&#39;Reilly Get Testy Over Tonight&#39;s Debate

 Trump, O'Reilly 
 Get Testy Over 
 Fox Debate 
the rundown

Trump, O'Reilly Get Testy Over Fox Debate

Bill O'Reilly tries to convince him to show up, to no avail

(Newser) - It's GOP debate night, and the million-dollar question is whether Donald Trump will show. It turns out there's also a 1.5 million-dollar question on the table. The latest:
  • In a Wednesday night interview with Bill O'Reilly, Trump didn't come close to budging. The Hill recounts

Trump Toys With 'Bimbo' Slam in Megyn Kelly Feud

Coyly says term is too PC for him to use

(Newser) - The Donald Trump fight with Fox News and Megyn Kelly wasn't simmering down Wednesday, a day after Trump bowed out of Thursday night's debate. Related coverage:
  • "I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her

How Ted Cruz Is Prepping for Thursday's Debate: Zombies

And some Bible readings

(Newser) - Donald Trump may be preparing for Thursday night's GOP debate by scarfing cheeseburgers , but Ted Cruz has his own preparation strategies, he tells Politico in a look at how well the candidate is doing during the debates. While the site notes that the Texas senator's "brain trust...

Trump-less Undercard Debate Is Still All About Trump

'There’s no escaping Donald Trump'

(Newser) - You'd have been forgiven for thinking Donald Trump somehow snuck himself onto the GOP undercard debate stage with the amount of time the four lowest-polling candidates spent talking about him. As Politico put it: "There’s no escaping Donald Trump—even when he’s not on the stage....

CNN's GOP Debate Lineup: Good News for 2 Candidates

Christie returns as Paul saves himself

(Newser) - CNN has released the lineup for its debate Tuesday night in Sin City, and it's good news for two Republicans aspiring to sit in the Oval Office. Chris Christie, who failed to qualify for the main stage at Fox Business' debate last month, will make a return to...

Christie, Huckabee Bumped From Main GOP Debate

The next debate is Tuesday

(Newser) - There's another GOP debate on Tuesday, and the stage will feature fewer candidates—though not because anyone has dropped out. Host Fox Business on Thursday announced the lineup, and Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been relegated to the early debate. The criteria the decision was based on: a...

Trump Throws Wrench in GOP Debate Revolt

As Christie, Kasich, Fiorina say they won't back demands

(Newser) - The Republican campaigns' joint effort to change upcoming GOP debates has cracked. After a meeting Sunday, the campaigns issued a three-page letter calling for no "lightning round" and the temperature in debate halls to be "below 67 degrees." But as New York puts it, "the revolt...

Cruz Gets a Big Cash Boost After Debate

His team had raised $1.1M as of Thursday afternoon

(Newser) - Wednesday's GOP debate might have been a setback for some presidential contenders, but Ted Cruz wasn't among them. His team raised $1.1 million between the debate and Thursday afternoon, Cruz told Fox News, per the Hill . "That is a real demonstration, I think, of the hunger...

Candidates Needed to Get Tough. Here's How They Did

Them's fighting words

(Newser) - With each Republican presidential candidate sharing the stage with nine others—and sharing the GOP field with 13 rivals—Wednesday night's debate participants needed to get tough, be bold, and say something that would help them stay at the top, or claw their way there. Here's how they...

Lindsey Graham Gets Quippy in GOP Undercard Debate

He's got jokes and jokes and jokes

(Newser) - Wednesday's GOP undercard debate may not have as many viewers as the main event, but Lindsey Graham brought his A material anyway, launching quips at China, Bernie Sanders, and even himself. CNN reports some of his one-liners inspired only tepid laughter in the Colorado audience. And Maggie Haberman at...

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