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The Root: New Hampshire Primary Takeaway - All Hail Trump

The New Hampshire primary results Tuesday both complicated and simplified the Republican race. Donald Trump won with a resounding 35 percent, winning his first state, followed by Ohio Gov. 547 more words

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The Root: The Politics of the Superbowl: 4 Political Reasons to Root for or Against a Team

Super Bowl Sunday can bring up a whole slew of emotions for people across the sports and nonsports spectrum. Decades of marketing have turned it into a de facto American holiday that everyone is… 1,016 more words

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NBC BLK: Three Questions African-Americans Should Ask Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson is one of the most successful and well known pediatric neurosurgeons in the world. He practiced medicine for almost three decades at John’s Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, treating medical problems from routine brain surgery to separating conjoined twins. 1,005 more words

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The Root: Since When Does 3rd Equal 1st? Deconstructing Marco Rubio’s Iowa "Win"

If you listen very, very quietly you can almost hear it buzzing just below the surface of the post-Iowa caucus coverage. It’s not quite the howling of a newborn calf or the chirping of a baby bird cracking out of its eggshell, but the sound of a… 862 more words

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The Root: Update From Iowa Caucus: They’re All Running Against the Same Guy

Des Moines, Iowa, Sun., Jan. 31:

Different Faces, Different Views, Same Opponent

That’s the tone in Iowa, where a dozen candidates were still running campaign operations throughout the state as of Sunday night. 1,006 more words

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The Root: 3 Big Takeaways From the Trumpless, Final Debate Before Iowa

Even when you know a show is about an ensemble cast, there are still those who stand out. And when they’re not there, the entire show suffers. 833 more words

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The Root: Donald Trump - Politician or Comic Book Villain?

There are a lot of ways you could describe Donald Trump: Business man. Reality-television star. Republican front-runner. Vehement racist. Comic book supervillain?

Yes, the Donald may not don the garish costumes and makeup of the Joker (although one could… 1,029 more words

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