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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul waits to be introduced at a campaign stop at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, in this January 29, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Scott Morgan/Files

I Finally Watched The First Debate, And Boy Am I Excited About This Rand Paul Character!

I finally managed to watch the first republican debate last Thursday after Frisbee golf, and wow, was I impressed.

March 22, 2016
File photo of U.S. Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaking at the New Hampshire GOP's FITN Presidential town hall in Nashua.

Republican Rand Paul Suspends 2016 White House Campaign

His withdrawal leaves 10 Republican candidates in the 2016 White House race.

February 3, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa

Rand Paul Finally Gets Senate Challenger In Lexington’s Mayor

Jim Gray, the mayor of Lexington, Ky., filed paperwork on Tuesday declaring his candidacy for Senate – a last-minute move by a man viewed by most Kentucky Democrats as the party’s hope to take on Republican Sen. Rand Paul for re-election this fall.

January 27, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Don Rumsfeld’s Intelligence

Don Rumsfeld told Stephen Colbert this little gem: “It’s never certain — if it were a fact, it wouldn’t be called ‘intelligence.'”

January 26, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Wrestling In Whitesboro

Stephen Colbert highlighted what is already the most important vote of 2016: The decision by residents of Whitesboro, New York, to keep their town seal.

January 14, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa

Rand Paul Plans To Bypass ‘Happy Hour’ Debate, Will Make Pitch Directly To Voters

Rand Paul will not be on the main debate stage Thursday night in South Carolina and, for now at least, he’s sticking with his refusal to partake in the undercard debate.

January 13, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa

Seven Candidates Qualify For Thursday’s Main Presidential Debate

Not making the cut, however, is Rand Paul — who now says he will refuse to even take part in the undercard debate.

January 11, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz hold their hands over their hearts for the singing of the U.S. national anthem before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Restive Debates About ‘Ruthless Things’ — Fifth GOP Debates Spotlights Terror At Home And Abroad

“We’re talking about ruthless things tonight,” co-moderator Hugh Hewitt said deep in the second debate. Indeed, Rick Santorum kicked off the affair by asserting, “We have entered World War III,” setting the tone for a pair of fractious, grim GOP debates focussed on national security and terrorism.

December 16, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum at the Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington

CNN Adds Christie And Paul To Presidential Debate Lineup

U.S. Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul will be in the prime-time lineup for the party’s next presidential debate, CNN said on Sunday

December 13, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at his campaign rally in Manassas

Iowa Dominated By Indecision As Presidential Caucuses Near

The crops have been harvested and snow has already fallen multiple times, signs in Iowa that it will soon be time to start the process of picking a new president — and begin winnowing the crowded Republican field.

December 4, 2015
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Republican Rand Paul To Offer Bill To Halt U.S. Visas For Refugees

GOP presidential candidate seeks to stop people fleeing from about 30 countries with major jihadist activity.

November 16, 2015
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In Arid Fourth GOP Debate, Rubio Shines, Kasich Grumbles, And Jeb Disappears

“Democrats do make it worse.” The GOP candidates in the fourth debate spent most of the evening affirming that very point, with varying shades of — and success at — charisma, but not disagreeing on much.

November 11, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Soul Food With Rand Paul

Larry Wilmore dispensed Rand Paul some advice on such topics as how to insult Donald Trump’s mother — and to revamp his image by getting a Jheri curl.

November 3, 2015
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What To Look Out For In The Third GOP Debate

Here we are again. The engorged ensemble of Republican primary candidates will meet for their third televised smackdown (ahem, debate) Wednesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

October 28, 2015
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Debt And Low Polls Can Be A Lethal Pairing For Candidates

Money, and the risk of incurring personal debt, is the driving factor for most candidates who opt out.

October 26, 2015
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Six Cash-Strapped Republican White House Hopefuls Face Tipping Point

Half a dozen Republican presidential candidates are edging toward financial crisis, raising the specter that some may be forced to drop out of the sprawling field of contenders.

October 17, 2015
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GOPers Tweet The Dem Debate

From a true “STAR” to North Koreans eating dogs: The Democrats were debating — and the Republicans were heckling.

October 14, 2015
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New GOP Debate Rules Announced — Rand Paul In Danger

It’s now a big question of who exactly will qualify for the main debate, or get consigned to the undercard event — or whether there will even be much of one in the latter case.

September 30, 2015
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Endorse This: Rand Paul Vs. A ‘Clown’

Rand Paul is blasting Donald Trump for causing politics to sink so low — and wondering how anyone could think this “clown” is fit to be president.

September 28, 2015
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Republicans Signal New Thinking On Drugs, Treatment, And Punishment

Republicans seem to be warming to the idea that drug addiction is more illness than crime — a rare sign of hope in a dismal primary season.

September 19, 2015
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When Liars Debate, The Truth Always Loses

Try as they will to reject Trump, he fits in perfectly among Republicans – and not only because he worships money, spews xenophobic nonsense, and encourages callous bigotry. Like them, he relies on fabrications and falsehoods, manipulating the prejudices of ill-informed voters.

September 17, 2015
Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Fiorina Steals The Show At Primetime Republican Debate

She wasn’t even supposed to be there. But Carly Fiorina exuded a fiery resolve and competency, a capacity for leadership and efficiency that seemed to elevate her above the petty squabbles of partisan rancor and the bluster of reality TV.

September 17, 2015
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5 Reasons It’s So Easy For Trump To Make Republicans Look Like Fools

Why is Trump so successful in drawing his opponents into battles they can’t win? He riffs on a Republican Party that is ripe for contemptible comedy, ridiculous rhetoric, and daring demagoguery.

September 14, 2015
Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush greets supporters at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack

Jeb Bush Needs Some Razzle-Dazzle

Sometimes there’s a fine line between mild-mannered and wimpy. No one’s expecting Jeb to morph into an electrifying personality at age 62 — but they do expect evidence of a pulse. So here’s plan to energize Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.

August 25, 2015
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GOP Primetime Debate Is What Republicans Deserve

If the GOPeeWee debate was a chamber piece, the main stage show was arena rock: loud, soaring, inspiring for some, and occasionally incoherent.

August 7, 2015
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