Recall fond memories of Gary Johnson and Tim Pawlenty; simpler times without Rick Perry; when Newt Gingrich's decades-old infidelity was the only sex scandal in town; the electorate's lack of enthusiasm for Mitt Romney aging like a fine wine. This is your chance to re-live the 2012 election cycle from the very first Republican debate—if your heart can stand the excitement.

Watch and Read Chat: Iowa GOP Debate

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday night, ABC hosted a Republican debate with The Des Moines Register and Yahoo! The It's A Free Country's politics team and your fellow WNYC fans live chatted the debate, and you can re-live the magic here.

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GOP Foreign Policy Debate: A Live Tweet Recap

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Perry is working on his statesmanlike gestures. And he seems to have reduced the dosage on his nerve tonic.

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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.

Watch: Republican Presidential Debate from Las Vegas

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The major GOP candidates for president (save for Jon Huntsman) gathered in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 18th for a televised debate. The It's A Free Country politics team and your fellow WNYC political junkies watched and chatted.

Watch: Republican Presidential Debate on Economy in New Hampshire

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On Tuesday, October 11th, Bloomberg and the Washington Post hosted a GOP debate focused on the US economy. The debate took place at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Watch: Republican Presidential Debate from Orlando

Thursday, September 22, 2011

On September 22nd, the Republican Party of Florida hosted a Fox News/Google debate between candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale was joined by Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute, libertarian journalist Dorian Davis and fellow political junkies for a live chat.

Watch: GOP Reagan Centennial Debate

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

On Wednesday, September 7th, candidates for the GOP Presidential nomination gathered in Simi Valley, California for a debate hosted by Politico and NBC, co-moderated by Brian Williams and John Harris.

Watch and Chat: First Iowa Republican Presidential Debate

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Iowa Republican Party, Fox News, and The Washington Examiner hosted the first Iowa presidential debate on Thursday, August 11th, at Iowa State University in Ames. The debate set the stage for the Ames Straw Poll to follow the next weekend, an important test for several would-be nominees in the 2012 Republican field.

Watch: First New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate

Monday, June 13, 2011

The first GOP debate from New Hampshire took place on Monday, June 13th. It's a Free Country contributors and readers, WNYC fans, and political junkies from around the country discussed the debate in real time.