Gawker and Jezebel Liveblog the GOP Debate Episode V: A New Hell

Ashley Feinberg · 12/15/15 08:49PM

Tonight at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, the 9 (??) top GOP candidates will take the stage for the 358th time to see who can scream “ISIS” the loudest. And we’ll be liveblogging every last tirade with the help of our sister site Jezebel. Because no one should have to go through this alone.

WARNING: Tonight's GOP Debate May Include Star Wars Spoilers

Ashley Feinberg · 12/15/15 01:45PM

Last night, the latest installment of the beloved sci-fi incest franchise Star Wars had its world premiere. Tonight, a small army of attention-hungry presidential hopefuls are going to be yelling at us on CNN. How can we be sure these desperate men and Carly Fiorina won’t slip a spoiler in, effectively ruining the entire set of films that gave us beloved characters like Spock and Mulder? Apparently, we can’t.

Carson Campaign Emulates George Costanza After GOP Debate

Andy Cush · 11/11/15 12:21PM

In one of Seinfeld’s most memorable episodes, George spends the entire 30 minutes telling his friends about the great comeback he would have employed against an insulting coworker, if he’d thought of it at the time. At the end, he travels halfway across the country and painstakingly recreates the original situation just to tell the guy “The jerk store called, and they’re running out of you!” A sick burn that Ben Carson’s campaign almost landed on Donald Trump last night was kind of like that, too.

Actually, Marco Rubio, Philosophers Make More Than Welders

Taylor Berman · 11/10/15 09:47PM

Earlier in tonight’s GOP debate, Sen. Marco Rubio made a rousing call for more vocational education. “Welders make more money than philosophers,” he said to applause. “We need more welders than philosophers.”

The Gawker GOP Debate and Ongoing Jeb Bush National Humiliation Liveblog

Ashley Feinberg · 11/10/15 08:57PM

Somehow, once again, all the candidates’ demands have been met, the undercard round finished, and Ted Cruz’s flesh mask polished to a sheen. Come 9:00 p.m. EST, it’s time for another GOP debate live blog. And as our host for the evening will be Fox Business, this one is almost guaranteed to be extra terrible. We can’t wait.

A Guide to Ben Carson's Biggest Fictions, Misstatements, and Exaggerations

Ashley Feinberg · 11/10/15 04:45PM

At tonight’s 358th GOP debate, Ben Carson is almost certainly going to be pushed to respond to the many, many, many claims of fabulism that have been levied against the candidate in recent weeks. So many, in fact, it can be hard to keep track (especially if your name is Ben Carson). But don’t worry—we’re here to help.

Jeb Bush Should Become a Democrat

Alex Pareene · 10/29/15 09:31AM

If Jeb Bush became a Democrat, I’m not saying he’d win the nomination, let alone the presidency, but he’d have a better shot at either than he currently does in the Republican Party.

Ben Carson Denies Involvement With the Nutritional Supplement Company He Was Involved With For Years

Gabrielle Bluestone · 10/28/15 09:27PM

Over the last ten years, Ben Carson has given speeches for Mannatech, a sketchy nutritional supplement company that does not, surprisingly, produce actual snake oil. He’s appeared in infomercials. He admits the company helped fund his endowed chair at Johns Hopkins. He even endorsed their product during the GOP debate Wednesday. But one thing he denies? Having “any kind of relationship with them.” Huh?

Tonight's GOP Debate Contestants, Ranked by Net Worth

Ashley Feinberg · 10/28/15 04:02PM

Tonight, at 8pm, the top 10 Republican candidates for President of the United States will, once again, send Twitter into a frenzy as they brawl on stage for the third (fourth? eighth?) time. But this time, these ten (mostly) wildly wealthy clowns will fight over what makes the world go round: tech policy! And of course, money.

Return to Hell: Welcome to Gawker's GOP Liveblog, Round 2

Ashley Feinberg · 09/16/15 06:45PM

Tonight at 8pm, 11 GOP candidates for President of the United States will stand up on stage for the chance to see who can cram the most racist tirades against immigrants into the span of three hours. And we’ll be liveblogging every godforsaken second of it.

The Second GOP Debate Preview, Now With 100 Percent More Carly Fiorina

Ashley Feinberg · 09/16/15 05:17PM

At 8 p.m. Eastern, the top eleven candidates for the Republican nomination for the presidency will take the stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, to embarrass themselves, their loved ones, and the country they hope to lead as they vie for a chance to run this great nation into the ground. Again.

Donald Trump: I Paid Hillary Clinton to Attend My Wedding 

Taylor Berman · 08/06/15 09:24PM

After attacking Rosie O’Donnell earlier in tonight’s debate, Donald Trump turned his focus to Hillary Clinton. “I gave to many people,” Trump said, defending his political donations to candidates from both parties before explaining what he got in return. “With Hillary Clinton I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding,” he said. “She had no choice because I gave.”