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Rubio under pressure as Republicans debate in South Carolina

Marco Rubio enters Saturday night's Republican presidential debate facing immense pressure to right his campaign after faltering badly in the last contest and finishing a disappointing fifth in New Hampshire. Rubio's stumble re-energized some of his rivals as the race heads to the South and reignited...

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    Lagging Republicans Should Leave Gracefully

    We do not know whether Saturday's Republican debate will change the direction of the New Hampshire race. We do not know if the polls (any of them) are accurate. What we do know is that Tuesday night there will be a bunch of candidates who finish out of the top three spots. Those may include some...

  • Utter nastiness of Ted Cruz is constantly on display

    Utter nastiness of Ted Cruz is constantly on display

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — When Ted Cruz last month mocked Donald Trump's "New York values," it wasn't entirely clear what he was implying. Last week, we got a clue: For Cruz, "New York" is another way of saying "Jewish." At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucus winner, was asked...

  • Iowa's caucus mess

    Iowa's caucus mess

    It was an election marred by missing votes, questionable tallies, tricky tactics, late reporting, disputed outcomes and demands for recounts. Is this Chicago? No, it's Iowa. The Iowa caucuses are supposed to be a quaint but inspiring example of American democracy at work. In the first contest of...

  • What to do if your kid was frightened by the GOP debate

    What to do if your kid was frightened by the GOP debate

    We try so hard to protect our children from danger, but that's not always possible. This sad truth hit home Saturday night when my 6-year-old daughter came running down the stairs in her Peanuts pajamas, sobbing hysterically and shivering with terror. “Daddy, Daddy, I'm frightened!” she cried,...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Fumbles from the Republican field

    What happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do. Cruz wasn't quite square with the facts Saturday night when he explained why and how his campaign spread the false insinuation that rival Ben...

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O'Malley presses for stronger gun laws, Confederate flag removal

O'Malley presses for stronger gun laws, Confederate flag removal

Promising to "rebuild the heart of America's cities," former Gov. Martin O'Malley used an appearance at a meeting of the nation's mayors on Sunday to call for a federal ban on assault weapons and stricter regulations on gun purchases. O'Malley, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president,...

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