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Pour Yourself a Stiff Drink, Here’s Your Open Thread for 2016’s First GOP Debate

Gather ‘round everyone, it’s the first Republican presidential debate of 2016! Taking place in Charleston, South Carolina, this debate — the SIXTH one we’ve had to endure — will feature the lowest amount of candidates on the stage thus far. Since Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul were bumped down to the earlier undercard…

Marco Rubio Calls Sean Penn's El Chapo Interview ‘Grotesque’

Curious about what Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio thinks about Sean Penn’s controversial Rolling Stone interview with El Chapo? I know I am. During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Rubio told George Stephanopoulos he found it “grotesque.” And he wasn’t referring to the gross fart that Penn let fly…

Marco Rubio Is the Borderline Normal Human Being of the GOP's Dreams

The bar has been set extraordinarily low for the one hundred lady and gentlemen vying for the Republican presidential nomination: be less crazy than the criminally insane Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. The only challenge is how to be the most reasonable, preferably likable alternative to those two leading trolls.

Hellfire, Damnation & Donald: Welcome to Your Republican Debate Liveblog!

On the occasion of the year’s 33,000th and final Republican debate, we at Jezebel thought we’d conjure up something special. No not a demonic entity sent to rain down hellfire and put us out of this misery (unfortunately), but a very special joint liveblog experience in which Gawker will join Jezebel for the ultimate…

Three GOP Candidates Go Ahead and Pardon Their Own Turkeys Just for Practice 

In a move that some might read as “bad luck,” or “jinxing it,” Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson attempted the absolute most important task of any United States president: pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey. None were particularly good at it, which is fine, because none of…

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I Can't Believe We Still Have an Entire Goddamn Year Until Election Day

The first ballots in this election will be cast in only a few short months, Fox Business News waxed quixotic during last night’s GOP presidential debate coverage. The thought comforted me for about a second. Then I remembered that while the February 1 Iowa caucuses draw swiftly nigh, we still have a goddamn year…

Major Florida Newspaper: Marco, If You Hate the Senate So Much, Please Just Quit

The Sun-Sentinel’s editorial board published a scathing assessment of Florida Senator and GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who has demonstrated a certain lack of commitment to his current post, writing: “If you hate your job, senator, follow the honorable lead of House Speaker John Boehner and resign it.”

Do Any of the Republicans Running for President Actually Want to Win?

Donald Trump has responded to falling poll numbers in Iowa by insulting Iowans, Bobby Jindal has reminded voters that he exists by refusing to participate in the second-tier GOP debate, Ben Carson can’t shut up about Nazis, and Jeb Bush has done the political equivalent of sticking his thumb up his butt and strumming…