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LIVE REACTIONS: GOP CBS Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:45pm 2/13/2016 at 8:45pm
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Welcome to our live Republican debate coverage. Tonight’s debate will air on CBS, live from the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The debate begins at 9:00 PM ET.

Obviously, the death of Justice Antonin Scalia sets a somber mood for the night.

DEBATE OVER. Aleister nailed it:

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Today in Political Attack Ads: That time Hillary destroyed a server

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:30pm 2/13/2016 at 12:30pm
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In this edition of Today in Political Attack Ads, “Hillary Clinton” goes gangster on a printer, the PAC wars heat up to melt a life-sized Donald Trump, and the Club for Growth doesn’t mess around.

It feels good to be a Clinton

Attackee: Hillary Clinton
Attacker: Ted Cruz

A spoof from a relatively famous scene...

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Jim Gilmore Suspends His Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 12, 2016 at 4:25pm 2/12/2016 at 4:25pm
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Everyone’s favorite forgotten candidate announced Friday he is suspending his presidential campaign.

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Today in Political Attack Ads: Weakness at Conservatives Anonymous

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:15pm 2/11/2016 at 7:15pm
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We’re pleased to present what will be a reoccurring election feature here at Legal Insurrection — Today in Political Attack Ads. As long as the mud is flying, you’ll find it here.

Political attack ads are as old and colorful as America. To our cultural credit, negative ads are far less...

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Will mocking Trump work where all other attacks have failed?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:00pm 2/10/2016 at 9:00pm
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An ad put out by the Ted Cruz campaign attacking Donald Trump is brilliant.

The production quality is high, it’s funny, and it goes to a core public perception of Trump as a candidate — that he is not to be treated as a serious person. Trump has the highest national negatives...

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Reports: Chris Christie suspending campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:51am 2/10/2016 at 10:51am
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Numerous reports indicate Chris Christie is suspending his campaign, with a formal announcement later today).

Details to follow.

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New Hampshire Primary Results

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:45pm 2/9/2016 at 7:45pm
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Welcome to our New Hampshire primary liveblog. We’ll be updating periodically, so be sure to refresh your browser for the latest news.

If you’re just joining us, check out our previous open thread for the shenanigans you may have missed today.

Trump and Sanders quickly declared winners. WAJ very quick assessment:

Get ready for...

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New Hampshire Primary Open Thread and Flash Poll

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:45pm 2/9/2016 at 2:45pm
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Welcome to our New Hampshire Primary open thread! Thanks for stopping by. We’ll be updating with well, updates, headlines and other sundry news, but most importantly — things that make me laugh.

Be sure to refresh your browser tab frequently for the latest. I’ll be manning the thread all evening. Have questions?...

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Ted Cruz and the Drafting Women into the Military Kerfuffle

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:30am 2/9/2016 at 8:30am
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Despite studies that clearly demonstrate that women underperform and cause their entire unit to underperform in combat training, the left still seems enamored of the idea that women should be forced upon the military in these combat positions.  Indeed, now all branches of the military, including special ops, are required to...

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Rubio and Fiorina: Make Dems justify own pro-abortion extremism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30pm 2/8/2016 at 6:30pm
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During Saturday night’s NH GOP debate, Marco Rubio was asked how he planned to tackle social issues with millennial voters, in particular issues of life and marriage.

Rubio discussed abortion as a two-fold issue — one dealing with women’s rights and the other with the right to life. “I’ve chosen to err on...

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Rubio Rorschach Test

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 6:30pm 2/7/2016 at 6:30pm
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It’s pretty clear what the most talked-about segment of the GOP New Hampshire debate was.

When Chris Christie treated Marco Rubio like an accused murderer on the witness stand, alternatively badgering and mocking the witness’s alibi for where he was the night of the crime. The witness, though, would not be shaken...

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LIVE REACTIONS: ABC GOP Presidential Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:45pm 2/6/2016 at 7:45pm
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Welcome to our live debate coverage. The debate begins at 8:00 PM ET on ABC from St. Anselm’s College Institute of Politics, Manchester, New Hampshire. You can watch the live stream here.

Who’s participating in the debate? Everyone but Jim Gilmore and Carly Fiorina. Your comprehensive...

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Forecasting the GOP primary results in New Hampshire

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00am 2/6/2016 at 7:00am
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Iowa and New Hampshire could hardly be more different in the composition of their Republican voting population.

For example, evangelicals make up a huge percentage of the Iowa GOP voters—well over half. Although there are some evangelicals in New Hampshire, it’s a lot smaller group than in Iowa:

Four years ago, just 22%...

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What if GOP Candidates escorted Carly Fiorina onto debate stage?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1:10pm 2/5/2016 at 1:10pm
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Thursday night, ABC announced the lineup for tomorrow’s New Hampshire debate. Carly Fiorina was left off the roster.

To put it politely — Carly got royally screwed.

For the first time this primary season there will be no undercard debate, leaving Fiorina and Gilmore the only candidates unable to participate in the...

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#Trumpertantrum turns into #Trumpernoia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:30am 2/5/2016 at 11:30am
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Did you hear the latest?

Yesterday in Trumpernoia: Fox News is out to get Donald Trump, after giving him so much airtime people previously had accused Fox News of being in the tank for Trump. Now, the fix it in for Marco Rubio. It’s an Open Borders billionaire conspiracy. Rupert Murdoch and...

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Good week for Marco Rubio

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00am 2/5/2016 at 7:00am
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Marco Rubio may have received the third-most votes in Iowa this week, but he won big.

The Iowa caucus was Monday.  Even as votes were being counted, news emerged confirming long-standing rumor that South Carolina Senator Tim Scott would endorse Rubio.

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Cybersecurity Key Issue for Next President Says… Hillary

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:30am 2/4/2016 at 8:30am
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Cybersecurity is going to be a challenging problem for the next president and every one thereafter but maybe Hillary Clinton isn’t the best person to bring this up as a campaign issue.

Alyssa Canobbio of the Washington Free Beacon:

Clinton Calls Cybersecurity ‘One of the Most Important Challenges’ for the Next President

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