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Transcript: Read the Full Text of the Primetime Republican Debate


Ten Republican presidential candidates met in Cleveland for a primetime debate on Fox News.

At the debate, real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

The moderators were Fox News anchors Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace.

Here is a running transcript of what they said.

KELLY: It is nine p.m. on the East Coast, and the moment of truth has arrived.

KELLY: Welcome to the first debate night of the 2016 presidential campaign, live from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

I’m Megyn Kelly…


… along with my co-moderators, Brett Baier and Chris Wallace.




Tonight, thousands of people here in the Q, along with millions of voters at home will get their…

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The most hilarious revelation about the Ashley Madison hack yet


Was Ashley Madison a website full of married guys who spent their time trying to hook up with bots and/or other guys whom they thought were women? Gizmodo has taken a look at some of the leaked data about the website and has found that the reality is it’s “like a science fictional future where every woman on Earth is dead, and some Dilbert-like engineer has replaced them with badly-designed robots.”

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Josh McKoon on the cultural threat posed by Delta, other big ‘multi-national’ firms

More stupid politician talk.


Let us have legs! Amputees march on DC

The Watchdog blog

Is Medicare trying to turn back the clock for people who have lost limbs?

Amputees from around the country, including Atlanta’s Jordan Thomas, went to Washington on Wednesday to protest against a proposal that they say could make it harder for people to get the most advanced artificial limbs.

“If CMS goes through with this proposal, it will truly eviscerate the amputee population,” said Thomas, 26, who lost both his legs in a boating accident when he was 16. “It will return us to a quality of care comparable to the 1970s. In total, approximately 1.5 million people will be impacted and there’s no question that we’ll receive inferior prosthetic care moving forward.”

Atlanta's Jordan Thomas (right) went to Washington this week with his parents, Dr. Vic Thomas and Dr. Lizbeth Kennedy Thomas, to protest a proposed Medicare change for prosthetics. Atlanta’s Jordan Thomas (right) went to Washington this week with his parents, Dr. Vic Thomas and Dr. Lizbeth Kennedy Thomas, to protest a proposed Medicare change for prosthetics.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees the Medicare…

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TV/radio briefs: Conan in Cuba, Atlanta Press Club radio panel

Radio and TV Talk

Conan O'Brien is airing his Cuba special Wednesday, March 4 at 11 p.m. on TBS. CREDIT: TBS Conan O’Brien is airing his Cuba special Wednesday, March 4 at 11 p.m. on TBS. CREDIT: TBS

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TBS’s Conan O’Brien was inspired to be the first American talk-show host to do a show from Cuba soon after Pres. Obama was lifting restrictions to travel there. Jack Paar visited the country before the embargo in the early 1960s, which inspired O’Brien, who has a deep respect for late-night history.

He has been getting a lot of press for doing this, more press than he’s gotten in a good long time. So from that perspective, this is a good thing.

He also has said in interviews that he worked hard to ensure that the joke was on him, not on the Cuban people. He wanted them to laugh at his idiocy. They didn’t recognize him, he said, since they don’t get TBS. But…

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New poll offers good news for Biden and Trump

When is Trump’s bubble going to burst? Soon I hope.


See Usain Bolt’s electrifying 200-meter win at world championships

For The Win

In Sunday’s 100-meter final at the world track and field championships, American Justin Gatlin had a slight stumble at the 80-meter mark, giving Usain Bolt the slight window he needed to cross the line ahead of him by just .01 seconds. Gatlin’s challenge seemed to portend a tight 200 with Bolt, the world-record holder and a man who hasn’t lost the race in the last five worlds or the Olympics.

“Seemed” was the operative word. Though Gatlin got off to a quick start on Thursday night in Beijing and looked like he might challenge Bolt off the turn, the Jamaican hit his stride at the top of the homestretch, leaving Gatlin in so much dust that he was able to shut down at about the 160-meter mark and jog across the finish line in 19.55. It was another stunning performance for the most electrifying athlete in the world.



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