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  • 9:39 pm Sunday, October 9th, 2016 by Staff Writer

The tone of the debate Sunday was a lot different than the first one.

From the controversial sexual related comments Donald Trump made caught on tape to Hillary Clinton saying Trump is unfit to be president, the debate quickly turned into a lot of attacks.

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Here’s a look at some of the comments on Twitter about the debate tonight.

Donald Trump defends his manhood during debate

  • 11:41 pm Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by Staff Writer

Donald Trump proved again Thursday that he is willing to say just about anything on the campaign trail.

During the debate Thursday night, Trump made reference to the size of his man business in an odd exchange with Marco Rubio. We can’t really explain it, so just watch it.

Early Thursday, Trump went after 2012 nominee Mitt Romney after Romney came out against Trump.

“I backed Mitt Romney. I backed him. You can see how loyal he is. He was begging for my endorsement. I could have said ‘Mitt, drop to your knees.’ He would have dropped to his knees. He was begging,” [More]

Last night’s debate was crazy: Take a look at some of the social reaction

  • 12:00 pm Friday, February 26th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Thursday night’s Republican debate on CNN was the craziest one yet.

With the field now down to five candidates, the tone took a personal turn.


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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, trying to establish himself as the only establishment hope to stop Donald Trump, went after Trump from the beginning. Trump was always ready to shoot back. Texas Sen. Ted [More]

Republicans debate tonight: Listen live on WHIO

  • 5:04 pm Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Staff Writer

The Republican presidential candidates are debating tonight in South Carolina, just 18 days before the first votes are cast in Iowa.

Seven candidates are now on the main stage  – Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and Chris Christie.

Trump leads in national polls and in New Hampshire, Cruz leads in Iowa and everyone else is down the list. Cruz is going after the evangelical conservative vote in Iowa which makes sense. The last two Republicans to win Iowa were religious conservatives Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Rick Santorum in 2012, but their campaigns didn’t [More]

GOP Debate tonight: Join us on Twitter, WHIO Radio

  • 11:55 pm Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by Staff Writer

The second Republican debate night is tonight with debates at 6 and 8 p.m. tonight on CNN.

The debates will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. One of our Washington Bureau reporters Daniel Malloy is there and will have coverage of the debate later today.


At 6, join us on Twitter at @Ohio_Politics as we cover the first debate featuring the candidates currently lowest in the polls. The latest CNN numbers show none of these candidates even have 2 percent support. The candidates in the first debate are former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Louisiana Gov. [More]

Kids re-enact first Republican debate and the result is hilarious

  • 2:39 pm Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Staff Writer

The website Funny or Die had a lot of fun at the expense of the 10 Republican presidential candidates who debated Aug. 6 in Cleveland.

The parody starts with a kid who has hair bigger than he is portraying Donald Trump and then goes to a little Jeb Bush wearing a giant American Flag.

One of the funniest parts of the skit is a curly haired Rand Paul shouting “Fourth Amendment!” over and over to a little Chris Christie.

The skit even has a mini-Mike Huckabee talking about prostitutes and the military.

Also, look for a little Ohio Gov. John Kasich talking about [More]