#CBSNJDebate – CBS National Journal National Security and Foreign Policy GOP Debate November 12, 2011

CBS News and National Journal will present the first Republican Primary Debate on Broadcast Television with emphasis on National Security and Foreign Policy at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina Saturday, November 12, 2011 beginning at 8:00 PM East and 5:00 PM West

Columbia, S.C. – Politisite and Iron Mill News Service will be covering the  Republican Presidential Primary debate to be held on Saturday evening, November 12 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The debate, held on the campus of Wofford College, will be presented by CBS News and National Journal.

“The South Carolina Republican Party is excited to be a partner on the first nationally televised, broadcast network debate of the Presidential Primary season,” said Chad Connelly, Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. “Presidential candidates and Republican activists across our nation know South Carolina’s historic tradition of successfully choosing the Republican nominee, a tradition uninterrupted for over thirty years. We look forward to the November 12 debate on Wofford College’s beautiful campus and continuing to demonstrate that in South Carolina, ‘We Pick Presidents.’”

Live on CBS News with Scott Pelley and National Journal’s Major Garrett will moderate the debate hosted at Wofford College locaked in “Upstate” South Carolina in Spartanburg.

David Rhodes, President, CBS News, and Ron Fournier, editor-in-chief of National Journal, announced the debate will  focus primarily on national security and will be hosted by the South Carolina State Republican Party

The debate will last  90-minutes. The first hour will be broadcast live  on the CBS Television Network. Additional portions will be broadcast on FACE THE NATION, CBSNews.com, NationalJournal.com and will be available to CBS affiliate television and radio stations.

Politisite and Iron Mill News will be providing in depth reporting an analysis on location with portions dedicated to Pre-debate  and  Spin-Room interviews.  Live Blogging will be provided by  Albert N. Milliron and the rest of  the Politisite Team.

“This debate will examine the critical questions of America’s role in the world, now and in the future,” said Fournier. “National Journal is proud to build on our 2012 election partnership with CBS News to give voters a thorough understanding of how each of the Republican candidates would take on these issues.”

“In politics, everyone aims to be a winner, so, given our tradition of athletic success, Wofford College is an encouraging location for a presidential candidates’ debate.   And given our national leadership among foreign study programs, we’re a logical place in which to hold discussions on the subject of national security,” said Dr. Benjamin B. Dunlap, President of Wofford College. “Most significantly, it’s our institutional dedication to ‘the unfettered pursuit of knowledge’ that makes us such an appropriate host as we welcome the candidates to our beautiful and historic campus.”

During the Republican debates that have been held to date, the candidates have sought to define themselves against each other and President Barack Obama. The CBS News/National Journal debate will reveal the candidates’ views on wide-ranging foreign affairs topics, such as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the changes throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and the global war on terror.

CBS News and National Journal will present the first Republican Presidential Primary debate on broadcast television on Saturday, November 12. David Rhodes, President, CBS News, and Ron Fournier, editor-in-chief of National Journal, announced the debate today, which will focus primarily on national security and will be held in conjunction with the South Carolina State Republican Party. Scott Pelley, anchor and managing editor of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY, and Major Garrett, congressional correspondent for National Journal, will moderate the debate, which will be hosted by Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

“The first debate of the campaign on broadcast television will be on CBS,” said Rhodes. “Scott Pelley and all of us at CBS News look forward to a spirited discussion of the issues with all of the Republican candidates in Spartanburg next month.”

“This debate will examine the critical questions of America’s role in the world, now and in the future,” said Fournier. “National Journal is proud to build on our 2012 election partnership with CBS News to give voters a thorough understanding of how each of the Republican candidates would take on these issues.”

National Journal and CBS will host the first Republican presidential primary debate to air on broadcast television next month in South Carolina.

Ron Fournier, National Journal’s editor-in-chief, and David Rhodes, president of CBS News, announced Tuesday that the debate will take place Nov. 12 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

Past debates have aired on cable outlets. “The first debate of the campaign on broadcast television will be on CBS,” Rhodes said. “Scott Pelley and all of us at CBS News look forward to a spirited discussion of the issues with all of the Republican candidates.”

By focusing on national security, the debate aims to “examine the critical questions of America’s role in the world, now and in the future,” Fournier said. “National Journal is proud to build on our 2012 election partnership with CBS News to give voters a thorough understanding of how each of the Republican candidates would take on these issues.”

Partnering with the two news organizations to host the debate are the South Carolina Republican Party and Wofford College. “We look forward to the Nov. 12 debate on Wofford College’s beautiful campus and continuing to demonstrate that in South Carolina, ‘we pick presidents,’ ” said Chad Connelly, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.

National Journal is also cosponsoring a Jan. 23 presidential debate in Florida with NBC News.

CBS News, National Journal, SCGOP Foreign Policy Republican Presidential Debate Information – Saturday, November 12, 2011

“This debate will examine the critical questions of America’s role in the world, now and in the future,” said Fournier. “National Journal is proud to build on our 2012 election partnership with CBS News to give voters a thorough understanding of how each of the Republican candidates would take on these issues.”

“In politics, everyone aims to be a winner, so, given our tradition of athletic success, Wofford College is an encouraging location for a presidential candidates’ debate.   And given our national leadership among foreign study programs, we’re a logical place in which to hold discussions on the subject of national security,” said Dr. Benjamin B. Dunlap, President of Wofford College. “Most significantly, it’s our institutional dedication to ‘the unfettered pursuit of knowledge’ that makes us such an appropriate host as we welcome the candidates to our beautiful and historic campus.”

During the Republican debates that have been held to date, the candidates have sought to define themselves against each other and President Barack Obama. The CBS News/National Journal debate will reveal the candidates’ views on wide-ranging foreign affairs topics, such as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the changes throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and the global war on terror.

 About CBS News

CBS News is the news and information division of CBS Corporation, dedicated to providing the best in journalism under standards it pioneered at the dawn of radio and television and continues to set in today’s digital age. Headquartered in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News includes bureaus across the globe and influential, critically acclaimed programs providing newsmaking features and interviews, investigative reports, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CBS News utilizes a multi-platform model for news distribution across television (CBS Television Network), radio (CBS Radio News), the Internet (CBSNews.com) and hand-held devices (CBS Mobile).  CBS News’ multiple award-winning programs include 60 MINUTES, THE CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY, THE EARLY SHOW, 48 HOURS MYSTERY, FACE THE NATION and CBS SUNDAY MORNING.

About National Journal
With up-to-the-minute breaking news and analysis at NationalJournal.com, the essential intelligence of National Journal Daily, the knowledge and depth of National Journal magazine, and the comprehensive campaign coverage of National Journal Hotline, National Journal is Washington’s premier source for 360-degree insight on politics and policy.

About Wofford College
Wofford College (www.wofford.edu), established in 1854, is a leading independent liberal arts college of 1,550 students located in historic Spartanburg, S.C.  Wofford consistently ranks among the best national liberal arts institutions in guides such as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review.  The college ranks 9th nationally in undergraduates receiving credit for study abroad.  Wofford’s historic 175-acre campus is recognized as a national arboretum.

(Sources: South Carolina Republican PartyNational Journal, and CBS News)

Poll: Americans’ views on foreign policy

  • More than three in four Americans – 77 percent – approve of Mr. Obama’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year. Two in three say the war was not worth the cost.
  • Republican primary voters see Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich as the presidential candidates most qualified to lead the military and handle a crisis abroad.
  • One in two Americans say U.S. should not have gotten involved in Libya; seven in ten oppose U.S. efforts to transform dictatorships into democracies.
  • Most Americans believe the threats posted by Iran and North Korea can be contained without military action.
  • More than half of Republicans hold an unfavorable view of Islam.

via Poll: Americans’ views on foreign policy – Political Hotsheet – CBS News.

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