Donald Trump not surprisingly claims he's the victor in the fight with Fox News Thursday night, after he held his own impromptu veterans benefit in Des Moines, Iowa in lieu of attending the network's Republican primary debate. "Fox has been extremely nice the last number of hours actually," Trump told a crowd of supporters gathered at Drake University. "And they've wanted me there." "We're actually told we have more cameras than they do by quite a bit," Trump crowed, going on to compare his event to the Academy Awards. He tweeted that the event raised millions for veterans: Trump personally contributed $1 million to the cause, according to his campaign, which also said the fundraiser would benefit 22 different organizations, including several Iowa-based veterans groups. It declined to name any of the organizations. During his event, Trump called out the names of some of the major event donors, including business mogul Carl Icahn and billionaire casino magnate Phil Ruffin, who also … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Who won the Republican debate feud
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Last Updated Feb 6, 2016 6:49 PM EST On Saturday night, the GOP field will gather in Manchester, New Hampshire for the final Republican debate before the state's first-in-the-nation primary.Those qualifying for the main stage include businessman Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.WATCH CBSN coverage of the eighth Republican debate, beginning at 7 p.m. ETThis is the only Republican debate to take place between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. Cruz won the Iowa Republican caucuses, followed by Donald Trump, and then Marco Rubio. Trump and Rubio were separated by a single percentage point in the race.Going into the Granite State primary, Donald Trump holds a double-digit lead in most polls, with Rubio in second. Several candidates on the debate stage, including the three former and current state governors, have invested a large … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to watch the Republican debate in New Hampshire
Last Updated Jan 29, 2016 12:11 AM EST On Thursday night, the GOP field will gather in Des Moines, Iowa for the final Republican debate before the state's kickoff caucuses.As in previous debates, the Fox News/Google debate will take place over two rounds: An earlier stage will feature second-tier candidates and a later one will feature top-tier contenders. Those qualifying for the main stage include businessman Donald Trump (although he's skipping the debate); Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The candidates in the earlier debate will be: former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.Undercard Republican debate transcriptThe lineup boosted Rand Paul to a main stage appearance. The Kentucky senator skipped the last GOP … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to watch the Republican debate
There is a lot of criticism of the tone of last night's GOP debate. It has focused on the flash of vulgarity and the candidates shouting over each other. Another way to measure the debate is to look at what wasn't said. "I won't bite," answered John Kasich, when asked about Donald Trump. He was asked a reasonable policy question about Trump's position on Vladmir Putin , but it showed how hard the Ohio governor was working to stay outside of the cage match. Stroll with me for a moment and imagine that the purpose of a debate is to determine who on stage has articulated why they have the experience and aptitude for the job they're all applying for. By that measurement, John Kasich was the clear winner. Perhaps people want a different standard in their president. All available evidence this cycle suggests that it is quaint to think a person should have the experience for the job they're up for. There's no more high-profile job for which experience is such a liability. In spite of this, I … [Read more...] about Who won the Republican debate Thursday night?
Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate Listen · 5:16 5:16 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/455568737/455577718" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Candidates take the stage before the Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox Business News in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Jeffrey Phelps/AP hide caption toggle caption Jeffrey Phelps/AP Candidates take the stage before the Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox Business News in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Jeffrey Phelps/AP Tuesday night's Republican debate focused on economic issues. NPR reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code. NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley on the health of the … [Read more...] about Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate