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The Republican debates have been a disaster for some candidates, a boon for others and an uninspiring spectacle for the nation to witness -- and the questioners have come in for some questioning themselves. In the latest faceoff, the moderators' queries may have been confrontational, but they weren't crazy.

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For people who so often accuse Hillary Clinton of lying, the Republican presidential candidates seem to feel perfectly free to bend, twist and shred the truth at will. Unsurprisingly, that is just what several of them were caught doing in their free-for-all CNBC debate.

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The evening in Boulder, Colo., will be remembered for interruptions, non sequiturs, mangled facts and general chaos. But the most significant impact may have been to dramatically lengthen the odds that Bush will follow his father and brother into the White House.Jeb Bush deserves headlines from Wednesday's anarchic GOP debate, but not the good kind. Something like: "Is Bush Finished?"

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Update: In the final installments of our live blog of the third Republican debate, we touch on the evening's biggest quotes and themes and forecast how the "liberal" media (paging Sen Rubio) will frame the evening's event and the candidates' fates going forward In the final installments of our live blog of the third Republican debate, we touch on the evening's biggest quotes and themes and forecast how the "liberal" media (paging Sen.

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This election is so important, Donald Trump told the home crowd on CNBC, he would "seriously, seriously consider" running for president if Rick Santorum won the nomination.

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File under "sour grapes," perchance? CNBC's highly animated "Mad Money" pundit Jim Cramer is attempting to do some damage control after being thoroughly owned by Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" a month ago Cramer grumps about the episode to Ohio State University's student publication, The Lantern Let ’er rip, Jim!.

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