News Outlets Make Early Call In Iowa, Backlash Ensues

No votes had been cast at some locations when The Associated Press and TV networks projected Donald Trump as the winner, half an hour after the caucuses began.

Jake Tapper, Dana Bash Will Moderate Upcoming CNN Republican Primary Debate

As Grumbles Over Trump-Free Debates Grow, Republicans Weigh Looser Rules

Televised Fox News Speaker Forum With Bret Baier Called Off

Plans for a televised Fox News forum with three contenders for House Speaker fell apart soon after they were announced. Host Bret Baier was slated to have House Majority Leader Scalise (R-La.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Republican Study Committee Chairman Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) for a Monday event that Fox News billed as a “joint interview” rather than a debate. But the unusual move — nationalizing an internal GOP conference decision — prompted backlash from GOP members, and changes to the plans.

Misinformation Research Is Buckling Under GOP Legal Attacks

An escalating campaign, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study political disinformation and the quality of medical information online.

GOP Salivates At The Biggest Campaign Finance Win Since Citizens United

Republicans have waged a decades-long battle to blow up the campaign-finance laws that rein in big-money spending. Now, they are making a play that could end in their biggest victory since the Citizens United ruling in 2010. The GOP is growing increasingly optimistic about their prospects in a little-noticed lawsuit that would allow official party committees and candidates to coordinate freely by removing current spending restrictions. If successful, it would represent a seismic shift in how tens of millions of campaign dollars are spent and upend a well-established political ecosystem for TV advertising.

Fox Business And Univision To Co-Host Second GOP Presidential Primary Debate

The second GOP presidential primary debate will take place on Fox Business on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. The business news network will partner with Spanish-speaking broadcaster Noticias Univision, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and conservative media streaming platform Rumble.

GOP in Talks With Networks About Debates, And Even CNN Is Included

Conversations between RNC officials and television executives signal that the contours of the Republican nominating contest are shaping up.

Republicans Slash Ad Buys In N.H. Senate Race As Hassan Leads

Senate Republicans’ campaign arm is pulling millions of dollars in spending from New Hampshire’s race to shore up other candidates across the board, as Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan continues to poll ahead of her challenger.

GOP Votes To Withdraw From Presidential Debate Panel

The Republican National Committee voted Thursday to withdraw from the commission responsible for organizing presidential debates, taking a line from former President Trump, who has repeatedly leveled accusations of anti-Republican bias against the group. The unanimous vote by the RNC effectively bars its presidential nominees from participating in events organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has run such debates since 1988.

Trump’s Call On What GOP Convention Will Look Like

After a venue change, spiking coronavirus cases and a sharp recession, Trump aides and allies are increasingly questioning whether it’s worth the trouble, and some are advocating that the convention be scrapped altogether. Conventions are meant to lay out a candidate’s vision for the coming four years, not spark months of intrigue over the health and safety of attendees, they have argued. Ultimately, the decision on whether to move forward will be Trump’s alone.

News Anchors Push Back Against GOP Senators

As lawmakers retreat from scrutiny, TV hosts are taking unusual steps to hold them accountable. News anchors are increasingly focusing not on who’s on their shows, but who’s not: Republican lawmakers answering questions about President Trump’s efforts to cajole foreign governments into digging up dirt on his political opponents.

FNC’s Megyn Kelly To Host GOP Town Hall

GOP Adds Another Debate, Fox News To Host

Fox News will host its third Republican presidential primary debate on Thursday, March 3 from Detroit. The 2-hour debate will air live at 9 p.m. ET. Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace will return as moderators.

RNC Moves Feb. Debate From NBC To CNN

CNN is replacing NBC News as the host of the Republican National Committee’s Super Tuesday debate in February. “The Republican National Committee has decided to move forward without NBC’s participation in our February debate in Houston, Texas. The RNC has awarded the debate to CNN, who will broadcast it on Thursday, Feb. 25, in Houston at a location to be decided,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said yesterday.

Debate Puts Spotlight On FBN Moderators

The fourth GOP debate — and first since a CNBC session left candidates grumbling about the journalists asking questions —- takes place Tuesday night in Milwaukee. Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, FBN’s Neil Cavuto and The Wall Street Journal’s Gerard Baker will guide the two-hour discussion starting at 9 p.m. ET. It’s also an opportunity for the relatively little-noticed business cable network, which will try to push its coverage in front of as many viewers as possible.

GOP Backs Off Debate Demands

Nets Likely To Fight GOP Debate Demands

The nation’s big TV-news outlets are likely to push back against many demands by the Republican National Committee to change the nature of the big televised debates among the party’s candidates for president.

CNBC Fallout: What Campaigns Want From The Nets

GOP Drops NBC As February Debate Partner

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus sent an open letter to NBC News chairman Andrew Lack today declaring that they are “suspending the partnership” because the CNBC debate had been conducted “in bad faith.”

NBC May Drop Hilary Clinton Miniseries

NBC began to circle the wagons on its Hillary Clinton miniseries Friday, hours after the Republican National Committee blocked the network from GOP primary debates, calling the miniseries a Clinton promo. “The Hillary Clinton movie has not been ordered to production, only a script is being written at this time,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement.

GOP Bans CNN, NBC From Debates

The Republican National Committee today voted to ban CNN and NBC from hosting Republican presidential primary debates in 2016 in retaliation for their plans to air Hillary Clinton related programs.

GOP Wants More TV Obscenity Prosecutions

As the Republican National Convention kicked off Tuesday, Morality in Media is crowing over convincing the GOP to adopt platform language calling for a crackdown on pornography. Although the official text of the platform hasn’t been released, Morality in Media says that the previous platform only targeted child pornography but will now read, “Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced.”

Is May 2 GOP Debate Still On?

GOP May Sell TV Rights To Primary Debates