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Ben Carson, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio Provide Road Map for What NOT to Do at the Debates

Dont forget to walk out on stage. Dont forget which agencies you would abolish. Dont talk about killing a man. These are all things you should avoid if you are trying to convince the American public you are presidential material. They are also all things that presidential contenders have done in debates. Democratic 2020 candidates are prepping right now for this weeks debates, brushing up on policies, practicing their game faces, sharpening witty comebacks. All good. But for a primer on what not to do, we present this compendium of…

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The Republicans Are What We Thought They Were

Youre surprised at Bob Corker? Really? Please. Yes, hes a deficit hawk. And hes a senator who has, from time to time, made some effort to work in a bipartisan fashion. But come on. Hes a Republican. He likes tax cuts. He believes, as they all do, in supply-side economic theory. And he has donors and constituents in Tennessee who wanted this. See what he said in defending his switch from no to yes on the GOP tax bill: He changed because of many conversations over the past several days…

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