Perry-Romney fight over Social Security could flare again Monday
September 9th, 2011
04:48 PM ET
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Perry-Romney fight over Social Security could flare again Monday

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – A battle over Social Security between the top two contenders in the race for the GOP nomination that started at this week's presidential debate doesn't show any signs of quieting down, and a presidential debate Monday night in Florida could serve as the setting for round two in the clash.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.
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BLITZER’S BLOG: The importance of Monday’s CNN-Tea Party Republican Debate
September 9th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: The importance of Monday’s CNN-Tea Party Republican Debate

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – I’ve moderated several presidential debates over the years. I did five of them four years ago, including the final Democratic presidential debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

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Top 10 memorable debate moments
September 6th, 2011
12:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Top 10 memorable debate moments

(CNN) - We remember how the nation was surprised when, in 1960, Richard Nixon showed up to the first televised debate with John F. Kennedy looking tired, pasty and with visible razor stubble, a stark contrast to the young, fresh senator from Massachusetts would later take the White House. Or Ronald Reagan quipping to Jimmy Carter in 1980 after one of his attacks on the California governor, "There you go again."

Leading up to CNN's "Tea Party Republican Debate" on Sept. 12, we took a look at the 10 Most Memorable Moments of recent debates:
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GOP hopefuls will face off in CNN Tea Party Debate
September 1st, 2011
10:30 AM ET
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GOP hopefuls will face off in CNN Tea Party Debate

Washington (CNN) – Eight Republicans vying for support from tea party activists will face off later this month in a CNN presidential debate cosponsored by the Tea Party Express and tea party organizations representing every state in the nation.

The "Tea Party Republican Debate" will take place Sept. 12th in Tampa, Florida – the host city for the 2012 Republican National Convention. Florida is also a key state in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
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Criteria for the Tea Party Republican Debate
September 1st, 2011
10:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Criteria for the Tea Party Republican Debate

Washington (CNN) – CNN created objective criteria – modeled after criteria the network used for the June 13th presidential debate in New Hampshire – to determine who would participate in the "Tea Party Republican Debate."

Participants had two different opportunities to be eligible to take part in the Sept. 12th debate:
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