primary debates

During this election, the Republican and Democratic parties have asserted unprecedented control over the primary debates, and the results have been disastrous.
Bernie Sanders, who leads polls in the state, is suing the Democratic National Committee.
Headed by Chairman Reince Priebus, the committee vowed to take a more active role in the 2016 race, but some candidates and
Bush and Rubio's top spokesmen traded thinly veiled attacks Thursday morning.
Republicans are scheduled to hold their first primary debate, hosted by Fox News, in August. The cable news network will
The idea was to prevent chaos. Instead, efforts to control this season's Republican presidential primary debates have injected greater uncertainty into an already volatile process. With somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 candidates jockeying for position, the upcoming series of jousts is already beginning to resemble a survival-of-the-fittest reality show.
As Politico's Katie Glueck reports, the RNC is seeking "its own 'hand-picked moderators' for the 2016 GOP presidential primary
The rampant proliferation of overcrowded candidate debates may provide the media with the names they demand to draw big audiences, but they don't work as platforms for public illumination.