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Rand Paul landed the biggest blows at last night’s debate, and it won’t matter

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The 50 percent of GOP primary voters siding with Trump and Carson stopped caring about “facts” long ago.
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RNC, citing CNBC’s “bad faith” debate, suspends ties to NBC for future debates

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Blaming the refs really presidential, guys.
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Of course Sanders’s answer about Hillary’s emails was great politics

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The media’s focus on Clinton’s emails is a prime example of the politics Sanders has been campaigning against.
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The most important issue that was left out of the Democratic debate

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In an otherwise-successful debate, one of the most important issues went without mention.
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The Democratic Party won the Democratic debate

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Two hours of policy without offending a single ethnic minority or promising war with Russia. Low bar, but cleared.
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Why isn’t the Kim Davis wing of the GOP field talking about impeachment of Supreme Court justices?

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Outside of an amendment, it’s the only constitutional option they have left. Why not bring it up?
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How to read debate performance polls

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Overnight polls from last night’s GOP debate show Carly Fiorina winning, with Trump and Carson close behind.
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Mike Huckabee’s civics lesson during last night’s debate was anything but

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If you’re going to give a civics lesson, you had better get your civics right.
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GOP Debate Round 2: CNN’s five-hour marathon of absurdity

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A quick recap of CNN’s five-hour marathon of awfulness.
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The GOP debates were a fascinating, horrifying train wreck

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Last night’s debates were as fascinating as they were tragic. A ten-car pileup from which you couldn’t look away.
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Court documents: “probable cause” that Walker committed felony in 2011

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The chances he gets asked about it in the debate tonight are…slim, to say the least.
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A modest proposal for fixing the Republican primary debates

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There’s a better way to manage what could be the largest primary field in recent memory.
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It’s time to stop debating the Islamic-ness of the Islamic State

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Last Thursday, Mehdi Hassan published a rebuttal to Graeme Wood’s widely-read analysis of the Islamic State. Wood’s piece illustrated the ways in which the Islamic State ...
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