GOP Debate

5 Things to Watch in Tonight’s Republican Debate

Marco Rubio speaks in Nevada, Feb. 21, Donald Trump speaks in South Carolina, Feb. 18, 2016, Ted Cruz speaks in South Carolina, Feb. 17, and John Kasich speaks in South Carolina, Feb. 18, 2016. Getty Images (ABC News) — Tonight marks the first Republican presidential debate since Donald Trump dominated Super Tuesday, as the “Stop Trump” effort is now in…

Timeline: How the Republican Debate and Trump Event Unfolded Side-By-Side

(ABC News) — Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump decided to skip tonight’s GOP presidential debate hosted by Fox News and hold a separate event elsewhere in Des Moines, Iowa to benefit veterans. The dueling events made for an interesting split screen for viewers trying to take in both events. Here’s what unfolded at the GOP debate and the Trump event…

Watch: Trump Says He ‘Was Pushed Away’ From Debate

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos (ABC News) — Republican presidential candidate and frontrunner, Donald Trump, said Wednesday night that he was “pushed away” from participating in the next GOP debate. Trump, who withdrew from the contest, made the remarks on Fox News. He has been feuding with the network over what he says was mistreatment in the first GOP…

Republican Presidential Debate: 5 Things to Watch

(ABC News) — We’re just hours away from the final Republican presidential debate before next Monday’s Iowa caucuses. But there’s one major difference: Donald Trump won’t be on the stage. The Republican front-runner is waging war with Fox News and decided this week to boycott tonight’s debate. Seven other candidates will take to the main stage in Des Moines, Iowa,…

Fact-Checking the GOP Debate

(AP) — 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? In their rush to slam the Obama administration, play up their…

Republican presidential debate and 5 things to watch for

Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rand Paul. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty; second right: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (ABC News) — The first Republican debate of 2016 takes place tonight in South Carolina, just 18 days before the Iowa caucuses. Hosted by the Fox Business Network, the debate will feature seven candidates: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson,…

Nielsen: 18 Million Watched GOP Debate

NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican presidential debates continue to be a big television draw, with 18 million people tuning in to the confrontation from Las Vegas on Tuesday night. The Nielsen company said on Wednesday this made it the third most-watched among the five GOP primary debates that have taken place so far this year. The first one this…