Republican Primary Debate"
Thursday Jan. 6, 2000 in the Johnson Theatre at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. 7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST).
"In a Fierce Debate, Bush Promises to Cut Taxes, Calling to Mind His Father"
"Bush vow: 'Tax cuts, so help me God'" (USA Today)
"Bush, McCain Clash in Debate" (Washington Post)
"GOP rivals debate values, taxes" (Washington Times)
New York Times--No front page mention. Debate article, by the Times' Richard L. Berke appears on page A17 under the headline "In a Fierce Debate, Bush Promises to Cut Taxes, Calling to Mind His Father." Accompanying the article is a photo by Stephan Savoia/Associated press showing Bush and McCain in an exchange, speaking and gesturing at each other with Bauer in the middle. The photo is cropped so it has a very long horizontal aspect ratio (w 10 5/8" x h 3 3/16"). In the middle of the article is an article on the Commission on Presidential Debates' announcement on proposed sites, dates and criteria for general election debates. The bottom part of the page has three columns of excerpts.
USA Today--No front page mention. Article on the debate by USA Today's Jill Lawrence and Richard Benedetto, headlined "Bush vow: 'Tax cuts, so help me God'," runs on page 4A accompanied by photo--Pool photo by Stephen Savoia-- (w 6 3/4" x h 3"). Also, running across the top of page 4A is Walter Shapiro's "Hype & Glory" column on the previous night's Democratic debate.
Washington Post--Front page article and photo. The front page, below-the-fold article by the Post's David von Drehle and Dan Balz has the headline "Bush, McCain Clash in Debate" and the subhead "Campaign Finance, Taxes Draw Fire in Spirited Forum." The accompanying photo, Pool Photo by Stephan Savoia-Reuters shows Bush and McCain in an exchange, speaking and gesturing at each other with Bauer in the middle (w 3 11/16" x h 2 3/8"). The article continues on page A5 under the header "Bush and McCain Clash in GOP Debate." (The adjacent page, A4, is a full page of campaign coverage).
on the debate on the front page, below the fold. The article, by
the Times' Dave Boyer, carries the headline "GOP rivals debate values,
taxes" and the sub-head "Criticize Gore on gay litmus test; Bush amplifies
tax-cut vow." The continuation of the article is on page A12, in
the middle and has the AP photo showing Bush and
McCain in an exchange, speaking and gesturing at each other with Bauer
in the middle (w 6 5/16" x h 2 7/8"). Directly
below the debate article is an article on the Commission of Presidential