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September 14th, 2011
06:39 PM ET

Video: the CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate

On Monday, September 12, CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderated the CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate, featuring eight GOP presidential hopefuls squaring off on a wide-variety of issues.

Below you will find the complete transcript, a highlight video, video of the debate in four parts and related stories.

Complete transcript

Video: Debate highlights

Video: Debate part 1 (Social Security and other topics)

Video: Debate part 2 (jobs and other topics)

Video: Debate part 3 (national security and other issues)

Video: Debate part 4 (questions from tea party members)

Related story (TIME Swampland): What You Missed While Not Watching Last Night’s Tea Party Debate

Related story: How CNN's analysts scored the debate


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  1. rhody mcody

    There's a vortex or black hole in Washington and its sucking AMERICA through it.!!!!!!!
    Corperate Traders and special interest groups committing TREASON against AMERICA AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!
    and without the future generations in mind!!!!!!

    October 6, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
  2. rhody mcody

    This Unemployment, GDP, (No Paychecks No Deductions) such as FICA,Soc.Sec,and Gangs, Teenage pregnancy etc., snowball all started with the passing of NAFTA.
    We the people thought that NAFTA was just Mex,& Can. but it was a ploy in that it turned out to front door and back door to overseas to government owned cheap labor.
    This construction plan that Obama is proposing will only last 4-6? years, we need long term recovery & growth with surpluse the re-opening, existing factories. Repeal NAFTA or regulate it to 80% in our border and 20% can go o-seas.
    We can do it and get back on top of the game.

    October 6, 2011 at 6:11 pm |
  3. Tom Orsillo

    I do believe that if President-Abraham-Lincoln could have lived to see the day where the GOP (the-self-ascribed “Party of Abraham Lincoln”) gave rise to the “tea-party”; I think he would have “shot himself”.

    September 17, 2011 at 8:24 am |
  4. jim bannon

    after the debate i realized how you set up rick perry for the other candidates to pounce on. i realize he's the frontrunner but what you did to him was totally unfair! you lead him to slaughter. no wonder he seemed taken back. next time be fair and let the candidates do their own thinking without any interference from you.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm |

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