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Most Memorable GOP Debate Moment | And the Winner is...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

After two weeks of intense competition, It's a Free Country readers have settled on the most memorable GOP debate moment of the 2012 campaign.

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Championship | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's all come down to this. After two weeks of voting, it's between Rick Perry's "Oops" and the booing of a gay soldier for most memorable moment of the 2012 GOP debates.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Final Four)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Only four debate moments remain, and today they battle it out for a spot in tomorrow's championship match-up.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 2)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Will Newt Gingrich's bludgeoning of John King trump a good old fashioned back-and-forth between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney? And can Herman Cain make it further in our bracket than he did on the campaign trail?

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 1)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Round 2 begins with match-ups in the Audience Participation and Gaffe divisions, and the winners will go on to represent their categories in the Final Four.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 4)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the last day of Round 1, Newt Gingrich goes toe-to-toe with himself in the Dust-Ups Division, then faces off with Rick Perry in a sound bite battle.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 3)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Halfway through the first round of our Memorable Debate Moments bracket, Mitt Romney's $10,000 bet squares off against Jon Huntsman's Chinese showboating, and it's a battle of the boos in the Audience Participation Division. 

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 2)

Friday, March 16, 2012

The madness marches on with Day 2 of first round match-ups in our GOP debate moments bracket.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 1)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Which of these 16 moments from the Republican debates is the most memorable?

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The Takeaway

Republicans Face Off in Arizona GOP Debate

Thursday, February 23, 2012

It has been four long weeks since the last Republican debate. Wednesday's debate was a battle between two men — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney — who are neck-to-neck in the race for the presidential nomination. How did Rick Santorum fare under duress in the 20th debate of the GOP contest? Can Mitt get his momentum back? Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist, reviews the winners and losers of the last GOP debate.

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Recapping Last Night's Florida GOP Debate

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Last night the University of South Florida hosted a GOP presidential debate, the first of two scheduled in Florida leading up to the state's January 31 primary. The crowd was silenced by a no-applause policy which seems to have muted the effect of Newt Gingrich, who in the past has received accolades from the audience after partisan broadsides. The debate sets the agenda for the next week as candidates prepare for a primary which may ultimately decide the nominee to challenge President Obama in November.

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GOP Debate Before South Carolina Primary

Friday, January 20, 2012

Rick Perry is out, Rick Santorum actually won Iowa, and Newt Gingrich's second wife says he asked for an open marriage before he filed for divorce. The four remaining candidates debated in Charleston one last time before this weekend's South Carolina primary. We take a look back at what was arguably the wildest day of the 2012 Presidential campaign thus far.

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Final Pre-Iowa Debate Recap

Friday, December 16, 2011

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country political reporter, and Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discuss what went down at last night's GOP debate - the last before the Iowa caucuses.

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Gingrich Assailed by Debate Rivals, Fights Back

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich clashed sharply with one rival, took pains to compliment another and said it was laughable for any of them to challenge his conservative credentials Thursday night in the last campaign debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses kick off the 2012 primary season.

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GOP Foreign Policy Debate Round-Up

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for the Takeaway, and Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda, discuss last night's GOP debate and go through what the candidates did and didn't say about foreign policy.

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Watch and Re-Read Chat: GOP Debate on Foreign Policy

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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This Weeks's Agenda: Super Committee, Euro Crisis, Thanksgiving

Monday, November 21, 2011

The week starts out on an ominous note as the Congressional "super committee" charged with reducing the national debt announces that they will not reach a deal. What went wrong during their negotiations, and where do we go from here? How will markets react? Also, the Euro crisis rages on as another government falls in Spain with the election of a new Conservative party. Finally, another GOP debate, the start of the holiday shopping season, and Thanksgiving traditions from Takeaway guests.

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Opinion: GOP Debate Showed Breathtaking Lack of Solutions

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Frustratingly for the Republicans - and for the American people - while they know the economy is the problem, they just don't know a solution.

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Watch: Perry's "Oops" Highlight of GOP Debate

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone. Commerce, Education, and the—what's the third one there? Let's see."

-Texas Gov. Rick Perry, struggling to name the three cabinets he's vowed to eliminate from the U.S. government during Wednesday night's GOP debate.

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Watch: Michigan Republican Presidential Debate

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

On Wednesday, November 9th, the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination debated at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.