Politics *****Official Republican Debate Thread 10/28*****

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  1. BethSucks

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    Everything you need to know about tonight’s GOP debate
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    By Noah Weiland


    Updated 10/28/15 12:36 AM EDT

    When is the next Republican presidential debate?

    The third Republican presidential debate — titled “Your Money, Your Vote” — will be Wednesday, Oct. 28, live from the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, which is used to hosting 11,000 fans for University of Colorado basketball games. The debate will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

    How long is the debate?

    After days of tense negotiations between candidates and CNBC, the debate is set to run two hours (including commercial breaks). Originally expected to be another marathon session, CNBC acquiesced to the demands of several of the contenders eager for a more succinct session.

    How can I watch the debate?

    The debate will air on CNBC, which says it reaches more than 100 million homes in the United States and Canada.

    Does this debate have a theme?

    CNBC says the debate will pay particular attention to economic issues, including taxes, retirement spending, and job growth. CNBC also says tech policy will come up in the questioning.

    Who will participate in the debate?

    With the exception of Scott Walker, the main draw of candidates is identical to the previous debate that aired on CNN: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, and John Kasich.

    Who will participate in the 6 p.m. debate?

    The same four candidates who appeared in the last undercard debate: Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham.

    How did CNBC decide who will be in the debate?

    For the main draw, CNBC took nine “methodically sound” polls released between Sept. 20 and Oct. 21 and gave a spot to anyone with an average of at least 3 percent. The 6 p.m. debate includes four candidates polling with an average of at least 1 percent.

    What about Ben Carson’s new front-runner status?

    Even though Carson has polled well in the past week in Iowa, that doesn’t change his median standing in national polls. Because of the way CNBC averaged these national polls, Carson will appear next to Trump, the man at the top and in the center.

    Where will they stand on stage?

    Donald Trump, the highest polling candidate with an average of 25.22 percent, will stand center-stage for the debate, though with an even number of candidates, Carson also will appear in the center, polling at 19.78 percent. To Trump’s right will be Rubio, Bush, Huckabee, and Kasich. To Carson’s left will be Fiorina, Cruz, Christie, and Paul. There will not be a podium reserved for Joe Biden.



    Who will moderate the debate?
    There will be three moderators, all from CNBC: John Harwood, the chief Washington correspondent, Becky Quick, co-anchor of the Wall Street-focused show “Squawk Box,” and Quick’s co-anchor, Carl Quintanilla.

    When is the fourth Republican debate?

    The fourth Republican debate is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10—one year from Election Day. It will take place at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee and is hosted by the Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal. No moderators have been announced, but Fox says the discussion will center on “the general health of the economy.”

    When is the next Democratic debate?

    With a field of just three, the next Democratic debate will be in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 14. It will be hosted by CBS News, KCCI-TV and the Des Moines Register at Drake University and is the only Iowa-based debate before the Feb. 1 caucuses.



    Noah Weiland is a researcher at Politico.
     
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    Six things to watch at the Republican debate
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    Boulder, Colorado (CNN)The Republican presidential campaign is entering a decidedly more combative phase as candidates prepare to take the debate stage on Wednesday night.

    The GOP field is seeing a shake-up after remaining static for weeks. Long-time front-runner Donald Trump no longer appears invincible, thanks to the climb of Ben Carson. Jeb Bush has hit hard times, but promises to show a more muscular side. Carly Fiorina failed to turn her strong debate performances into winning poll numbers. And since the last debate in mid-September, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has left the race.

    Here are six things to watch in the CNBC debate:

    Fight night: Trump vs. Carson
    From his perch at the top of the Republican field, Trump had largely declined to go after Ben Carson, training his fire instead on other more seasoned politicians like Bush, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul. Referring to Carson as a "good" person who he admires personally, Trump has even fueled speculation the retired neurosurgeon could be on his vice presidential short list.

    But those days of playing nice are over.

    An abrupt shift in tone came after a series of consecutive polls showed Carson had overtaken Trump in Iowa, relegating the businessman to second place. Then, on Tuesday, Trump even lost his first place spot in a national poll, trailing Carson 26% to 22%, according to Tuesday's CBS/New York Times poll.

    If the last week offers any indication, Trump is expected to throw multiple punches at Carson on the debate stage. The attacks could get personal. The real estate mogul appeared to suggest over the weekend that Carson's religious affiliation — he's a Seventh-day Adventist — was extreme.

    Related: Ben Carson's 17 most memorable lines

    But it will take a whole lot more to get Carson firing back. Known for his reserved and calm demeanor, the candidate has repeatedly said he has no interest in becoming an attack dog.

    "Ben has said he's going to stay who he is and he wouldn't want to get elected being somebody else," said Ryan Rhodes, Carson's Iowa state director. "He does not need to tear someone else down to build himself up."

    Jeb Bush, no longer center stage
    When Bush steps onto the stage Wednesday night, there will be visual confirmation of his recent struggles. Rather than take the podium immediately next to Trump, Bush will be two spots removed from the GOP front-runner for the first time.

    The former Florida governor's national poll numbers seem permanently stuck in the single digits behind political novices like Trump and Carson. Last week, the campaign announced new cost-cutting measures, followed by a weekend Bush family confab in Houston.

    "He needs to have a performance that stands out from the crowd. He won't be center stage this time so he need to, in words and actions, figure out how not to fade into the wings," said Katie Packer, deputy campaign manager for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign. (Packer is neutral in the race but is a founding partner of WWP Strategies, which works for Rubio in Michigan.)

    Related: Jeb Bush rolls out proposals for Social Security, Medicare

    Bush's advisers are suggesting Bush may try to do just that on Wednesday, by showing off his more fiery and loose side. The campaign is "tearing up the script" and preparing to simply "let Jeb be Jeb," sources told CNN's Jamie Gangel.

    Carly Fiorina: Third debate's the charm?
    There's no question that Carly Fiorina is the star of the Republican debate team.

    What's less clear is whether she can translate the momentum from her prime-time performances into a lasting boost for her candidacy.

    The former Hewlett-Packard CEO used a breakout performance in the last CNN GOP debate to propel herself from a little-known, first-time presidential candidate to a top-tier contender. But that surge in the national polls has all but vanished; she fell from 15% in September to 4% in last week's CNN/ORC survey.

    Related: Can the Republican debate save Carly Fiorina?

    Her campaign has pushed back on any suggestion that Fiorina may be going from one breakout moment to the next, and instead emphasized that she's focused on winning over voters at a slow and steady pace.

    "I'm glad people liked her debate performance and liked her message, but one debate does not win the thing," deputy campaign manager Sarah Isgur Flores said.

    Debt ceiling: To raise or not to raise
    In a debate that's promising to focus on jobs and the economy, one issue could divide the Republican candidates on the stage Wednesday: the debt limit.

    Raising the debt ceiling is a Congress-approved maneuver that essentially allows the U.S. government to carry more debt in order to allow the Treasury Department to continue paying its bills. The issue has become highly divisive among Republicans in recent years: Fiscal conservatives argue they would rather let the country default on its financial obligations than increase national spending.

    Related: Budget deal hits roadblocks

    This week, congressional leaders and the White House reached a two-year budget deal that would raise it through early 2017.

    "Raising the debt ceiling is politically explosive on the right. Some candidates pander and say they never will raise it," said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and economic adviser to John McCain in 2008. "Others will invoke something like the Boehner rule and argue that spending cuts will make it worth it. But the real test is who will say 'yes, we have to raise it'."

    Crunch time for the bottom-tiers
    Of the 10 Republicans participating in the prime-time debate, these four rank at the bottom: Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rand Paul. And they've been there most of the race.

    According to CNBC's average of recent national surveys, each of those Republicans poll around 3%. With the Iowa caucuses now just three months away, these candidates are under pressure not only to boost their rankings, but also to persuade donors to keep funding their bottom-tier campaigns.

    Related: Kasich on rival candidates: 'I've about had it with these people'

    Christie's campaign raised just over $4 million in the third quarter while Kasich raised around $4.4 million since launching his campaign. That's not much more than the $3.9 million Trump's campaign raised without actually trying. Meanwhile, Rand Paul raised $2.5 million last quarter, while Mike Huckabee pulled in $1.2 million.

    Will there be much of a debate?
    Every candidate faces a shared challenge Wednesday night: persuading viewers not to change the channel.

    After coming under fire from candidates like Trump and Carson, CNBC agreed to keep Wednesday's prime time debate to just two hours, commercials included. The network also agreed to allow opening and closing statements for each candidate, which means even less time for the White House hopefuls to tackle questions, go after rivals and make a splash.

    The first two GOP debates were record-setting blockbusters, pulling in an unprecedented 24 million and 23 million viewers each.

    Not only are those numbers becoming increasingly hard to beat as the novelty of the debates wears off, but the debate also happens to collide with Game 2 of the World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals.

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    I have Fargo DVR'd from Monday. Will watch R debates when the field is whittled down to two or three.
     
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    Sexy Katy Tur ain't moderating, I ain't watching


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    Wake me up when it is over. Nothing to see here. Zzzzzzz
     
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    Good opportunity to have a Boil Lanced...
     
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    Donald Trump: CNBC debate will be 'unfair'

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    "No, I don't expect the debate to be fair," Donald Trump says.

    Donald Trump: CNBC debate will be 'unfair'
    By Hadas Gold

    10/28/15 11:39 AM EDT

    Donald Trump is already convinced the CNBC GOP primary debate on Wednesday night will be stacked against him.

    Despite his long history with CNBC, having been featured in regular segments and flattering specials such as "CNBC Titans" and "Billionaire Inside," Trump told POLITICO and said in two tweets that he thinks the debate would not be fair.

    "No, I don't expect the debate to be fair," Trump told POLITICO on Monday.

    "After a great evening and packed auditorium in Iowa, I am now in Colorado looking forward to what I am sure will be a very unfair debate!" Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning, followed by ".@CNBC continues to report fictious poll numbers. Number one, based on every statistic, is Trump (by a wide margin). They just can't say it!"

    For their part, moderators Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood have all pledged to be fair and give equal time to all the candidates.

    Hadas Gold is a reporter at Politico.
     
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    Wordy fuck :pie:
     
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    That's a lot of people behind her! What are they all doing there? :bigthink
     
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    look who loves the mainstream media all of a sudden :jj:
     
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    What inappropriate remark will The Donald make to Becky Quick?

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    At least he's heading into the debate dominating in the latest poll:

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    Probably at a Trump rally.

    I find her incredibly sexy in a would-work-very-hard-to-please-a-guy kind of way.

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    you fucks are gonna be mental patients for watching this shit...for your own sanity, avoid the details of our big shitty gub.
    i'm hoping for an isis attack on the whole shitstain lot of them...
     
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    @DHS
     
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    :ubeat:so we elect a shithead for prez for 4yrs and they have to spend 2.5 of those years campaigning....nahhhh, systems not broke
     
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    And Congressmen spend >$1 million to get elected and immediately begin raising money for their next re-election campaign.

    Need strict term limits for all offices and public financing and spending limits. Maybe that would help, but I doubt it
     
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    I don't like thinking how out of control the career elite ruling class that we created is....we have really let them bastardize to their own gain, the original form of government our founding fathers had in mind...its depressing if you think about it too much or watch these smiling phony fucks campaign for 2+yrs...fuck
     
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    Trump

    "Becky, you left your husband and small child for a colleague at CNBC. How can we trust your judgement to ask me important questions?

    Also, Becky, you were much hotter with the 'Rachel' haircut. I think you need to change it back as I'm not getting any wood while looking at you."

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    Trump:

    "Becky, Nice sweater meat. You should try out for my Miss USA pageant, soon coming to a cable channel near you."

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