Georgia GOP, CNN plan Super Tuesday debate
November 15th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Georgia GOP, CNN plan Super Tuesday debate

Washington (CNN) - The Georgia Republican Party announced it will host a GOP presidential debate with CNN on March 1, less than one week before “Super Tuesday.”

In announcing the debate, Georgia Republican Party Chair Sue Everhart highlighted the key role the delegate-rich Peach State will play in helping the GOP chooses its presidential nominee.
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GOP debate meets its match against sports events
November 14th, 2011
01:42 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP debate meets its match against sports events

(CNN) - More than 5 million households tuned in to the CBS Republican debate Saturday night, but the presidential faceoff was trumped by two major sports events.

ABC won the 8 p.m. ET hour with a college football matchup between No. 4-ranked Stanford vs. No. 7-ranked Oregon. And 400,000 more viewers tuned in for the debut of UFC mixed martial arts on Fox than the debate.
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Rick Perry, on Letterman show, blames debate gaffe on 'El Nino'
November 11th, 2011
07:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Rick Perry, on Letterman show, blames debate gaffe on 'El Nino'

(CNN) - After his infamous "brain freeze" that drew laughter and ridicule from his detractors, Texas Gov. Rick Perry poked fun at himself Thursday night while delivering the "Top Ten" list on CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman."

Perry sauntered on stage smiling, clapped his hands and saluted the crowd before rattling off the "Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses."

Political Notebook: CNN’s Jim Acosta and Bob Costantini discuss the Rick Perry “Brain Freeze" and how he’s handled it, post-debate. Plus, manufacturing jobs and tax policies.

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BLITZER’S BLOG: The year of the debate
November 10th, 2011
01:11 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: The year of the debate

(CNN) – It’s been pretty amazing how significant the Republican presidential debates have proven to be this year. They have clearly shaped attitudes in rather dramatic ways.

Presidential historians may write one day that this was the year of the debate.

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Perry’s forget-me-not fundraising
November 10th, 2011
09:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry’s forget-me-not fundraising

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hoping to turn the mess he “stepped in” into a cash cow. In a fundraising push sent Thursday, Perry admitted, “We’ve all had human moments.”

Banking on his own human moment in Wednesday night’s debate when he forgot the third government agency he’d choose to cut, Perry called on his supporters to tell him “what federal agency you would most like to forget.”

For each agency mentioned, Perry has another ask: “If you could, throw in a $5 contribution.”
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Perry tries to limit the damage after gaffe
November 10th, 2011
07:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry tries to limit the damage after gaffe

(CNN) - The morning after a debate gaffe that many political watchers say will go down in modern political history, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said his "brain freeze" shows that he is not "the slickest politician" among the field of Republican presidential hopefuls.

During the debate in Rochester, Michigan on Wednesday night, Perry said he would eliminate three federal agencies if elected president - but he was able to name only two of them.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Rick Perry • Texas
November 10th, 2011
07:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Perry: 'I stepped in it'

(CNN)– During an interview on "CNN's American Morning"Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he made a "mistake" when he failed to remember the Department of Energy while listing government agencies he'd choose to cut in Wednesday's debate.


Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Debate • Rick Perry • TV-American Morning
CNN's Truth Squad takes on GOP debate
November 10th, 2011
05:11 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN's Truth Squad takes on GOP debate

(CNN) - CNN's Truth Squad fact-checked some of the assertions made by Republicans candidates during Wednesday night's GOP debate at Oakland University.

Here are the results:

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Five things we learned from Wednesday's GOP debate
November 10th, 2011
04:13 AM ET
3 years ago

Five things we learned from Wednesday's GOP debate

Rochester, Michigan (CNN) - Wednesday's Republican presidential debate in Michigan was almost entirely focused on economic issues, but the forum offered some seriously revealing moments about each of the candidates.

The night's biggest loser was, without a doubt, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who struggled uncomfortably for nearly a full minute to recall which three federal agencies he would eliminate as president.

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November 9th, 2011
10:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Will 'Oops' be Perry's campaign epitaph?

(CNN) - A visibly flustered Rick Perry was reduced to "Oops" after a painful 53 seconds of trying to remember the name of the third of three federal agencies he would cut at a Republican presidential debate in Rochester, Michigan, on Wednesday.

Answering a question about jobs creation, Perry attempted to name the three agencies he has proposed shutting. He named two, but could not come up with the third, even after appearing to consult notes.
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