• 5 Takeaways from the Republican Debate

    DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- The biggest elephant wasn't in the room -- so Ted Cruz stood center stage, taking punches from his opponents and the moderators.

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  • Analysis: No Breakouts in GOP Debate; Muddled Status Quo

    Marco Rubio emerged unscathed. Ben Carson defended his integrity. Donald Trump flashed his dominant personality. And Jeb Bush avoided disaster.

  • AP Fact Check: Claims From the Republican Debate

    Did Ted Cruz mean to suggest he would have gone to war with Iran over its brief detention of U.S. sailors? Did Donald Trump forget that he proposed a massive tax on Chinese goods? And does Ben Carson really think Islamic State militants chill out with a cigar?

  • AP Fact Check: Clinton, Sanders Revise History in Dem Debate

    Hillary Rodham Clinton revised history in the Democratic debate when insisting she's not a flip-flopper on a trade deal she promoted as secretary of state but turned against as a presidential candidate.

  • AP Fact Check: GOP Claims on Carpet Bombs, Kurds and Economy

    WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military readiness and pay for construction workers in their latest debate.

  • AP Fact Check: The Republican Debaters and the Facts

    WASHINGTON -- Ben Carson pitched a tax plan with numbers that didn't add up. Donald Trump boasted that he's paying his own way in the campaign, but he isn't. Chris Christie accused the government of stealing Social Security money that it has actually borrowed - and has been paying back with interest.

  • Clinton Has Edge in Nevada, Site of Dems' First Debate

    LAS VEGAS -- When the Democratic candidates for president take the stage for their first debate this week in Nevada, they'll do so in a state that serves as a reminder of why Hillary Rodham Clinton is the front-runner for the nomination.

  • CNN Amends Debate Criteria, Fiorina May Get In

    WASHINGTON -- CNN on Tuesday amended its criteria for the next Republican presidential debate, giving former technology executive Carly Fiorina a better chance at appearing in the Sept. 16 primetime affair.

  • Democratic Debate: After Apology, Sanders and Clinton Spar Over ISIS, Taxes

    (CNN) -- Bernie Sanders apologized for his aides' breach of Hillary Clinton's proprietary voter data in the opening moments of Saturday's Democratic debate -- and Clinton dropped the issue.

  • Fact Check: GOP Candidates Veer from Truth in 1st Debate

    WASHINGTON - Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices. So it's no surprise that the candidates had a vested interest in puffing up their own records as governors, senators and public figures. And some of them just got the facts wrong.

  • Fox Business Network Reached 13.5 Million for GOP Debate

    An estimated 13.5 million people watched the fourth Republican presidential debate of the season on the Fox Business Network, which traded the fireworks of the previous CNBC encounter for a more sedate discussion on economic issues.

  • GOP Debate Winners and Losers

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Donald Trump and Ted Cruz had their first fist-fight of the 2016 campaign during Thursday night's Republican debate.

  • Hillary Clinton's Big Night On The Debate Stage

    (CNN) -- Hillary Clinton delivered a poised, polished performance in the campaign's first Democratic presidential debate, firmly defending herself against claims that she flip flops for political gain and likely quelling nerves in her own party after a stumbling start.

  • Knives out For Buttigieg in Debate as LGBT issues Finally Come up

    (WB) Climate change, health care — and for the first time this year in a substantive way, LGBTQ issues — were major topics during the Democratic debate Thursday night, when seven candidates squared off on stage for the last time in 2019 and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg found himself the target of criticism.

  • Opinion: Who Won The Republican Debate

    (CNN) -- The ancient Greeks established a path to winning a debate long ago. The effectiveness of an argument, or its persuasiveness, according to Aristotle in his "Art of Rhetoric", can be determined by analyzing three types of appeals: ethos (character), logos (reasoning) and pathos (emotion). All were on display in the first Republican primary debate Thursday in Cleveland.

  • Political Prediction Market: Clinton's Odds Up After Democratic Debate

    (CNN) -- The odds of Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic nomination rose after her debate performance, according to the Political Prediction Market.

  • Ready To Debate: A Guide To The Democratic 2016 Candidates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential contest has been aflutter for months, but now it's time for the Democrats to spread their wings before a big national audience.

    Their first debate is Tuesday night on CNN. Grab your binoculars and bring along this field guide to the candidates.

  • Republican Debate: CNN's Reality Check Team Inspects the Claims

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican candidates for president gathered in Las Vegas for their fifth debate Tuesday, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night putting their statements and assertions to the test.

  • Republican Field Guide: It's Down to 8 for No. 4 Debate

    Now there are eight. The latest Republican presidential debate brings two fewer candidates to the main stage. But that still leaves a gaggle of competing personalities to keep straight Tuesday night in Milwaukee.