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No Republican consensus on waterboarding

No Republican consensus on waterboarding

On Twitter this morning, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) castigated his party’s presidential candidates for embracing waterboarding at this weekend’s CBS News debate.

“Very disappointed by statements at SC GOP debate supporting waterboarding,” the 2008 presidential candidate wrote. “Waterboarding is torture.” (President Obama offered a similar rebuke on Sunday.)

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2012 Fix Face-Offs: Rick Perry’s ‘Oops’ and more

A lot happened in the past week, so much that sometimes it’s hard to remember it all. If you’ve got a question, we’ll (hopefully) have the answer in today’s Fix Face-off.

Use the form below to submit your own question or just fill out one of our pre-written ones. Then tune it at noon today to see if we’ve picked yours.

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Republican debate: The Caption Contest!

A picture is worth a thousand words — but which words? That’s what we want from you.

Offer your best caption for the photo below in the comments section or on the PostPolitics Facebook page. The winner — as judged by yours truly — gets an official Fix t-shirt and the adulation of political junkies everywhere.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday at 4 p.m.

Update: The deadline for submissions has passed. The Fix will announce his winners tomorrow.


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The Republican Debate :What we learned

Interactive GOP Debate transcript

Las Vegas Republican debate: Winners and losers

The eighth Republican presidential debate — and fifth in the last six weeks! — is over.


LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Former CEO of Godfather's Pizza Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry participate in the Republican presidential debate airing on CNN, October 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
We liveblogged the whole thing but also made time to scribble down a few of the best — and the worst — moments of the night.

Our take is below. Have thoughts of your own on the debate? The comments section awaits.

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Las Vegas Republican debate: The Live Blog

Tonight at 8 p.m. eastern time seven Republican candidates running for president will take the stage in Las Vegas for the fifth debate in the last six weeks.

And what would a Republican debate be without a Fix live blog? (Answer: It would be, somehow, empty. Like “Two and a Half Men” without Charlie Sheen. Or Van Halen without David Lee Roth.)

Starting around 7:30 p.m. — we like to warm up to avoid injury — the Fix posse will be detailing every quote and note from the debate. If you’ve never participated in a Fix live blog before, there’s no time like the present. It’s “Mystery Science Theater 3000” and the “McLaughlin Group” rolled into one. Sort of.

Come. Comment. Hang out. It’s the only way to watch a debate!

Las Vegas Republican debate: What to watch for

Las Vegas Republican debate: What to watch for

For the fifth time in the last six weeks and the eighth time in 2011 — neither of those are typos — the Republican presidential field will gather on a debate stage with Las Vegas providing the backdrop to tonight’s tete a tete.

Unlike the last several debates there will be seven not eight men and women on stage as former Utah governor Jon Huntsman is boycotting the debate in solidarity with the New Hampshire Republican party, which is upset with the Silver State for scheduling their presidential caucus on Jan. 14, 2012. (Follow all of that?)

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2012 Fix Face-off: The Las Vegas Republican debate edition!

Earlier today we fielded questions on tonight’s Republican debate — the eighth in a series! — in Las Vegas.

Missed it? Never fear. It’s archived forever on the Internet(s) and available in all of its uninterrupted glory below.

And don’t forget: we’ll be liveblogging every minute of the CNN-sponsored debate starting at 8 p.m. eastern time right here on the Fix. Tune in!

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