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Why Ben Carson has no business near the Oval Office

November 12, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
I don't really mind that Ben Carson thinks the pyramids in Egypt were used to store grain; that's a folk belief that's been around since the Middle Ages. At least he dismisses the theory that the pyramids were built by space aliens.
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Hillary Clinton revives story of trying to join the Marines

November 12, 2015
Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica | CNN
As the U.S. Marine Corps turns 240 years old this week, Hillary Clinton dusted off an old story that has previously been met with skepticism: When the Yale-educated lawyer moved to Arkansas in 1975, she says she tried to join the Marines.
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We’re finally seeing the deep fault lines at the heart of the GOP nomination battle

November 11, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
The Republican candidates turned serious Tuesday night, largely setting aside personal attacks in favor of a spirited discussion on economic and other issues.
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In Republican Debate, Candidates Battle Sharply on Immigration

November 11, 2015
Jonathan Martin, Patrick Healy | The New York Times
After weeks of personal sniping, the Republican presidential candidates clashed sharply over immigration and other policies in their debate.
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Both Parties Have Equal Chance to Win White House

November 11, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
It’s a mismatch -- and an even match.
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How late night comedy became another stop on the campaign trail

November 9, 2015
Donald Trump, who hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, is not the first politician to use late night comedy to pitch his campaign. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about candidates on the talk show circuit, plus a look at the increased scrutiny on Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio and rivalry between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
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What to Look for in Republican Debate

November 10, 2015
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee will bring the eight leading contenders together at a time when two are confronting questions about their pasts, one faces mounting doubts about his seriousness, and another who began the race as a favorite is under intense pressure to show he can be as forceful as he was cracked up to be. Yet their ability to address those problems could actually depend on whether Fox Business Network, the host of the debate, fails to deliver on its promises for a policy-driven evening focused on sober economic issues.
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