We're Liveblogging the GOP Debate From a Ballroom Full of Republicans

Gabrielle Bluestone · 03/03/16 08:43PM

Greetings from Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation’s premiere conservative meeting place for politicians hawking books and young Republicans looking to have a good time. What better place could there be from which to cover tonight’s GOP debate, live from Detroit? Ostensibly Detroit, but that’s a lot further away and frankly I doubt we’d get credentials anyway.

The Dueling Town Hall and GOP South-Humping Liveblog

Ashley Feinberg · 02/17/16 07:54PM

Tonight’s going to be weird. In one corner, we have Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Ben Carson engaging in an ostensibly civil “town hall” on CNN (the other three get their shot tomorrow night). In the other corner, Donald Trump and Joe Scarborough will be doing... something. Either way, we’ll be liveblogging every last second of it.

Donald Trump Lied About Iraq

Brendan O'Connor · 02/14/16 11:01PM

At the Republican debate on Saturday, Donald Trump declared, “I’m the only one on this stage that said: ‘Do not go into Iraq. Do not attack Iraq.’ Nobody else on this stage said that. And I said it loud and strong.” This is—as the man himself might say—a big fat lie.

Republican Candidates Can't Even Get Walking to Their Debate Podiums Right

Ashley Feinberg · 02/06/16 08:29PM

In what we can only hope was a sign of what’s to come, the ABC GOP debate kicked off with the most bizarre candidate walk-out any of us will likely ever see. Ben Carson appeared to refuse to go on stage, the moderators literally forgot about John Kasich, and both Carson and Trump had to eventually be begged before finally shuffling out from the shadows. This candidate clusterfuck alone almost makes the entire, terrible election worth it.

No One Wants to Talk to Ted Cruz

Ashley Feinberg · 01/28/16 11:39PM

At the end of tonight’s Trump-less GOP debate, the candidates played the customary “wander around the stage and pretend you actually like each other” game. But apparently, even when they’re just pretending, the candidates still can’t bring themselves to stomach Ted Cruz.

The Mercifully Trump-less GOP Debate Liveblog

Ashley Feinberg · 01/28/16 11:02PM

Right now, Fox News is airing the last GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses on February 1. And for the first time in our roughly 78 GOP primary debates, Donald Trump is nowhere to be seen, meaning that tonight’s theme is tear apart Ted Cruz. And we’re liveblogging every last gory detail.

Join Us Tonight for the Fox News Debate vs. Donald Trump Exhausted Tantrum Battle Royale

Ashley Feinberg · 01/28/16 04:36PM

Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, every GOP candidate who is not a[n openly] narcissistic, insolent infant will be debating on the Fox News stage for the one thousandth time. Also at 9 p.m., Donald Trump will be offering counter programming in the form of his very own, hastily assembled “Fuck You Fox News” rally. Who will win? Trick question—tonight, we all lose.

Maybe Chris Christie Really Is From New Jersey After All

Brendan O'Connor · 01/14/16 11:07PM

Chris Christie, who has nothing substantive to say and nothing left to lose, interrupted Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz debating tax policy, to finally let his Jersey out. “You had your chance, Marco,” he said, boxing out the senator from Florida. “Ya blew it.”

Welcome to Gawker’s GOP Debate/End of Days Liveblog

Ashley Feinberg · 01/14/16 09:00PM

Tonight at 9 p.m., a mere seven (!) GOP candidates will take the stage in South Carolina to scream at each other en masse for the first time in 2016. And we’ll be liveblogging the whole damn thing.

Ben Carson Spoke To Your Favorite Star Wars Character, Reince Pubis

Brendan O'Connor · 12/15/15 11:30PM

On Tuesday, Ben Carson said he spoke to Reince Pubis. Pubis—a plump, humanoid Jedi Master with dark red hair, and an affable scholar of Jedi history—should not be confused with Reinhold Richard “Reince” Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee.