Republican presidential primary debate analysis: What you need to know from the GOP’s big night.

What You Need to Know From the GOP’s Big Night

What You Need to Know From the GOP’s Big Night

The crazed culture of politics.
Aug. 11 2015 5:58 PM

The “Debate Hangover Continues” Edition

The winners, the losers, and Trump.

Republican presidential candidates Scott Walker, Donald Trump, and Jeb Bush participate in the first prime-time presidential debate, hosted by Fox News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena on Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.
Republican presidential candidates Scott Walker, Donald Trump, and Jeb Bush participate in the first prime-time presidential debate, hosted by Fox News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena on Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Listen to Episode 13 of Podcast for America!

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Podcast for America is your inside look at the metaphorical piñata that is a presidential campaign cycle. Your hosts are Mark Leibovich, national correspondent for New York Times Magazine, and Annie Lowrey of New York magazine.

This week, we recount the aftermath from the first Republican primary debates. What Trump did, what Trump said, and how long he can boogie board on this crazy wave of support.

Next, we look at Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer’s outspoken opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and whether this could shift opinions in the Senate.

Lastly, we dive into Hillary Clinton’s proposed college plan and attack on student loan debt. Could this be the remedy she needs to boost her ailing poll numbers?

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Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine and the author of This Town and Big Game.

Annie Lowrey is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.