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The Republican debates

Donald Trump reacts to a comment from Ben Carson and reaches over to him in the midst of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015.     REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump reacts to a comment from Ben Carson and reaches over to him in the midst of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump reacts to a comment from Ben Carson and reaches over to him in the midst of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump speaks during the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump speaks during the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump speaks during the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are seen debating on video monitors in the press room. REUTERS/David Becker

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are seen debating on video monitors in the press room. REUTERS/David Becker

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are seen debating on video monitors in the press room. REUTERS/David Becker
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Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz hold their hands over their hearts for the singing of the national anthem before the start of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz hold their hands over their hearts for the singing of the national anthem before the start of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz hold their hands over their hearts for the singing of the national anthem before the start of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump, Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina leave the stage at the conclusion of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump, Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina leave the stage at the conclusion of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump, Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina leave the stage at the conclusion of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump responds to criticism from Jeb Bush as Ted Cruz looks on.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump responds to criticism from Jeb Bush as Ted Cruz looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump responds to criticism from Jeb Bush as Ted Cruz looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump talk at the end of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump talk at the end of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump talk at the end of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump and Ted Cruz check their watches during a commercial break as Ben Carson looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz check their watches during a commercial break as Ben Carson looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz check their watches during a commercial break as Ben Carson looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump points at Jeb Bush as they shake hands at the end of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump points at Jeb Bush as they shake hands at the end of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump points at Jeb Bush as they shake hands at the end of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump talks with Chris Christie during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump talks with Chris Christie during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump talks with Chris Christie during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump reaches out to Ted Cruz as they talk during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump reaches out to Ted Cruz as they talk during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump reaches out to Ted Cruz as they talk during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump talks with Ben Carson during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump talks with Ben Carson during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump talks with Ben Carson during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Donald Trump reaches out to shake hands with Ted Cruz as Jeb Bush looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump reaches out to shake hands with Ted Cruz as Jeb Bush looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump reaches out to shake hands with Ted Cruz as Jeb Bush looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush walk around the stage during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush walk around the stage during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush walk around the stage during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Marco Rubio speaks during the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Marco Rubio speaks during the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Marco Rubio speaks during the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush applaud as they pose together before the start of the debate.  REUTERS/David Becker

Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush applaud as they pose together before the start of the debate. REUTERS/David Becker

Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush applaud as they pose together before the start of the debate. REUTERS/David Becker
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Ted Cruz arrives onstage before the start of the debate.   REUTERS/David Becker

Ted Cruz arrives onstage before the start of the debate. REUTERS/David Becker

Ted Cruz arrives onstage before the start of the debate. REUTERS/David Becker
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John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Rand Paul pose before the start of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Rand Paul pose before the start of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Rand Paul pose before the start of the debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Mike Huckabee speaks during a forum for lower polling candidates held before the Republican presidential debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Mike Huckabee speaks during a forum for lower polling candidates held before the Republican presidential debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Mike Huckabee speaks during a forum for lower polling candidates held before the Republican presidential debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Rick Santorum speaks as Lindsey Graham listens. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Rick Santorum speaks as Lindsey Graham listens. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Rick Santorum speaks as Lindsey Graham listens. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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George Pataki and Mike Huckabee share a laugh as they talk during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

George Pataki and Mike Huckabee share a laugh as they talk during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

George Pataki and Mike Huckabee share a laugh as they talk during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Mike Huckabee and Lindsey Graham shake hands during a commercial break as Rick Santorum looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Mike Huckabee and Lindsey Graham shake hands during a commercial break as Rick Santorum looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Mike Huckabee and Lindsey Graham shake hands during a commercial break as Rick Santorum looks on. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum pose together before a forum for lower polling candidates. REUTERS/David Becker

Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum pose together before a forum for lower polling candidates. REUTERS/David Becker

Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum pose together before a forum for lower polling candidates. REUTERS/David Becker
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George Pataki answers a question from debate moderator and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. REUTERS/Mike Blake

George Pataki answers a question from debate moderator and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. REUTERS/Mike Blake

George Pataki answers a question from debate moderator and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Lindsey Graham has his tie straightened by a debate staff member during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Lindsey Graham has his tie straightened by a debate staff member during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Lindsey Graham has his tie straightened by a debate staff member during a commercial break. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Rick Santorum arrives onstage to participate in a forum for lower polling candidates. REUTERS/David Becker

Rick Santorum arrives onstage to participate in a forum for lower polling candidates. REUTERS/David Becker

Rick Santorum arrives onstage to participate in a forum for lower polling candidates. REUTERS/David Becker
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Ayla Brown sings "God Bless America" prior to the start of a forum for lower polling candidates.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

Ayla Brown sings "God Bless America" prior to the start of a forum for lower polling candidates. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Ayla Brown sings "God Bless America" prior to the start of a forum for lower polling candidates. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Rick Santorum answers a question from debate moderator Wolf Blitzer (foreground) as Mike Huckabee and Lindsey Graham look on. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Rick Santorum answers a question from debate moderator Wolf Blitzer (foreground) as Mike Huckabee and Lindsey Graham look on. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Rick Santorum answers a question from debate moderator Wolf Blitzer (foreground) as Mike Huckabee and Lindsey Graham look on. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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CNN's Wolf Blitzer begins to moderate.    REUTERS/David Becker

CNN's Wolf Blitzer begins to moderate. REUTERS/David Becker

CNN's Wolf Blitzer begins to moderate. REUTERS/David Becker
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General view of the venue as CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderates. REUTERS/Mike Blake

General view of the venue as CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderates. REUTERS/Mike Blake

General view of the venue as CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderates. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Ben Carson is interviewed prior to the Republican Presidential Debate.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Ben Carson is interviewed prior to the Republican Presidential Debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Ben Carson is interviewed prior to the Republican Presidential Debate. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Protester Raquel Cruz-Juarez joins others on the streets outside the Venetian Hotel, the site of the debate. REUTERS/David Becker

Protester Raquel Cruz-Juarez joins others on the streets outside the Venetian Hotel, the site of the debate. REUTERS/David Becker

Protester Raquel Cruz-Juarez joins others on the streets outside the Venetian Hotel, the site of the debate. REUTERS/David Becker
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Decorations are seen behind the scenes at the debate. REUTERS/David Becker

Decorations are seen behind the scenes at the debate. REUTERS/David Becker

Decorations are seen behind the scenes at the debate. REUTERS/David Becker
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