The third Republican presidential debate focused on the country’s economy, and it comes as the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1314 -- the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 -- but foreign policy also dominated the evening.
The first Republican presidential debate covered heavy topics ranging from electability, the Islamic State militant group, immigration and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The first debate occurred at 5 p.m. EST with seven Republican candidates who did not meet the top 10 criteria by Fox News Channel. The top 10 would debate at a later timeslot of 9 p.m.
The first 2016 Republican presidential debate finally has its 10 candidates following criteria set forth by Fox News Channel. The 10 names were revealed based on their rankings on the five national polls and include real estate businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.