Patriot Act, security prompt GOP sparring in CNN national security debate
November 22nd, 2011
09:31 PM ET
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Patriot Act, security prompt GOP sparring in CNN national security debate

Washington (CNN) - The Republican candidates for president outlined their visions for fighting terrorism and keeping the country safe during a CNN debate Tuesday held just down the street from the White House they hope to occupy.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the latest GOP frontrunner in this volatile primary season, sparred with libertarian-leaning Texas Rep. Ron Paul over the Patriot Act as the debate opened, with Gingrich calling for an even more robust version of the law.

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  1. James Miller

    I don`t know about you, but I`m TIRED of listening to them EVERY WEEK !!!!!! ---–

    November 22, 2011 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  2. mr mississippi

    If there's one thing believe together we stand, divide we fall ! Get real GOP Ur divide and we are falling ! It's ashamed what republicans do for money n power !! Sad peoples. I'm my brothers keeper !!!!!!!@!!

    November 22, 2011 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  3. Independent Voter

    President Obama would beat them on foreign policy. I would not want neither candidates protect me with there foreign policy. Thank God for president Obama keeping american safe.
    Newt sound like a evil man on the debate.

    November 22, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  4. Sidney C.

    The Patriot Act is unAmerican. Fear is the enemy. Lets nut up America. We don't need big brother. The founding fathers came to America to escape big brother.

    November 22, 2011 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  5. JACMP

    I understand that some do not “like” profiling even feel that it goes against what the US stands for, but if a city has a group of tall, bald, white men committing a certain crime. They are not going to look for, short black women with long hair. You have to take a common sense approach to how you utilize the limited law enforcement capabilities that we have.

    November 22, 2011 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  6. chuck weidemann

    Once again,the best campaign add for mainstream Americans to support this president is the circus act of these "contenders" for the republicans. Newt and Romney are so stuck in past policies. Huntsman has a brain and lives in the present world,but not radical enough for the fringe voters that dominates these primarys! To bad !!!

    November 22, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  7. Fla.Pete

    Scarey that none could answer anything point on,very cloudy,shows they couldn't debate Pres.Obama on a subject they all say he is weak on, foriegn policy.They are lost in the facts on national security,that's scarey..Some also in the racial profiling and immigration talks...They also want to keep patriot act,keep us a police state as Bush wanted,keep us scared looking out for BIG BROTHER...

    November 22, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  8. chuck weidemann

    Obama has lived and delt with real life foreign policy that these blow-hards pretend to know all the answers for! What world do these war thrusting old men(Newt,Perry,Romney) live in! We would be in wars for another decade with anyone of these chicken-hawks as president!! Let's hope sanity dominates our general elections......

    November 22, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  9. willard

    Presdient obamas wild crazy spending right ????????? No thanks vote for presdient obama 2012 cause he have too much for 3 years

    November 22, 2011 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  10. willard

    Presdient obama have too much problems for 3 years

    November 22, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |