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Fourth GOP Debate: 4 Things to Watch For

B.E.’s guide to this debate's hot topics

BlackEnterprise.com’s guide to what to look for during tonight’s fourth GOP debate.

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Huckabee and Christie Kicked Off GOP Debate Main Stage

After failing to scrape together the required 2.5% national polling average, Huckabee and Christie have been bumped

Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been demoted from the Fox…

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Rubio is Ready

As the Bush campaign continues to flounder, GOP heavyweights have flocked to Rubio

More good news for Senator Marco Rubio—Cory Gardner, a Republican senator, has officially endorsed him…

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On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas, NV, for their first debate of the primary season. Moderated by Anderson Cooper, the debate not only gave the candidates a nationally-televised opportunity to present their policies and positions, but also allowed them the opportunity to accomplish their individual strategic objectives.


[RELATED: Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton]


Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, needed to take full advantage of the nationally-televised debate to introduce himself and his platform to a voting base that, for the most part, knows nothing about him. O’Malley also needed to endear himself to potential donors and bundlers, while former Senators Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb just needed to remind people that they exist. Chafee floundered throughout the debate as he unsuccessfully tried to attack Clinton. During one particularly cringe-worthy moment, he admonished Anderson Cooper for “being too harsh” on him.


Webb, in one of the most bizarre answers of the night, informed us that #WhiteAppalachianLivesMatter. Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, needed to prove that his unexpected ascension to second place was not a fluke, and that he is capable of winning the general election.  However, it was former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who had the most on the line. Plagued by weeks of bad press and declining poll numbers, it was imperative that Clinton delivered a performance that would ease the fears surrounding her elect-ability in the face of the ongoing email scandal. She did this, and more, establishing herself as the clear winner by the end of the night.


Clinton, whose commitment to progressive values has been a major concern among the Democratic voting base, clearly came prepared to convince viewers that she was 'all in' for the populist movement sweeping the nation. She reverted to the same argument she has used before regarding inconsistencies in her stances on these issues, citing “new information” as the cause in her change of opinion. When directly challenged by Cooper to self-identify as a moderate or progressive, Clinton responded with arguably the strongest line of the night: “I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done.”

2015 Democratic Debate Recap

Full recap and highlights from the first Democratic debate of the primary season

On Tuesday night, the five contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination assembled in Las Vegas,…

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Donald Trump to Speak with Black Business Owners in South Carolina

Other speakers include Karen Finney, senior spokesperson for Hillary Clinton

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and legislators are expected to attend the event, as…

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Does Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Have a #BlackLivesMatter Problem?

Democratic presidential hopeful remains the underdog as he rallies for African American voters

Bernie Sanders is the Democratic underdog when it comes to black voters, and his run-ins…

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GOP Debate: Black Celebrities, Political Pundits, Activists, and More Sound Off on the Victor

Donald Trump dominates with shocking responses as candidates address the issues

Check out insights, updates and reactions from the Republican Party candidates’ presidential debate, which aired…

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The Obama Mojo: How Will You Re-Invent and Upgrade Your Professional Swagger?

As we look to the President to push further, so should we

As the president prepares for his 44th and second term in the White House, think…

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Style Suite: Vote in Style with Michelle Obama-Inspired Work Wear

Embody the FLOTUS flair with these key fashion elements

For Election Day, keep in mind these five stellar elements of Michelle Obama’s style campaign…

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Who’s Hiring in the Key Swing States?

Healthcare and education industries winning, but jobless rates still major issue

As Election Day nears, spotlight zeroes in on key swing states and their jobless rates,…

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Mayor Bloomberg Endorses President Obama for Re-election

The billionaire cites climate change as key deciding factor

The billionaire cites climate change as key deciding factor

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‘Horses and Bayonets’ Win Social Media: 11 Best Romney Memes

Obama's zinger goes viral with unforgettable memes

Obama’s zinger goes viral with unforgettable memes

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Salt Lake City Tribune Endorses Obama

The Utah daily paper says Mormon Mitt Romney is a 'shape-shifter'

The Utah daily paper says Mormon Mitt Romney is a ‘shape-shifter’

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Binders Full of Gaffes: 7 Best Mitt Romney Binder Memes

Romney's debate gaffe is the stuff of humorous Internet fodder

Romney’s debate gaffe the stuff of humorous Internet fodder

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Romney Plays Into Obama’s Hands, Loses Muppet Vote

Saying a candidate won the first debate of three is like saying your team won the first quarter of the Super Bowl. Even if it's true, it's meaningless.

You didn’t really expect GOP Nominee Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama to throw any…

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Presidential Politics: What’s at Stake

Unlike the 2008 presidential election, the history-making novelty of a black candidate earning the nomination…

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RNC Coverage: Condoleezza Rice, Tara Wall Confirmed for NBC, TV One Roundtable

Other guests: MSNBC's Michael Steele and The National Urban League's Marc Morial

Presidential election roundtable to also include Tara Wall, of the Romney campaign and Marc Morial,…

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Poll: Romney Gets Zero Percent Support from Black Voters

Obama leads with 94% from African Americans

Mitt Romney, GOP presidential candidate-to-be, has no support among African Americans according to poll results…

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UBR Spotlight: Construction Management Firm CEO Deryl McKissack

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Deryl McKissack, CEO of McKissack & McKissack; brand…

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#BEVOTE2012: Join Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief for Presidential Election Twitter Chat

Live chat at 3:00 p.m. EST Thursday, July 26, will include insights from Derek T. Dingle's exclusive interviews with President Obama, GOP Candidate Romney

On Friday, July 27, 2012, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, Black Enterprise Magazine Senior VP/Editor-in-Chief Derek…

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