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Fact-checking the GOP presidential debate

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush respond to each other as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz listens during the CNN Republican presidential debate on Tuesday.

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Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush respond to each other as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz listens during the CNN Republican presidential debate on Tuesday.

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The Republican presidential candidates tangled over their approaches to defeating terrorism at home and abroad during the Las Vegas debate, their first matchup since the San Bernardino mass shooting.

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pushed back against frontrunner Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim ban, and Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul went back and forth over their views on immigration and government surveillance of Americans’ phone records. But several statements missed the mark on accuracy.

Turn to PolitiFact to keep reading.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 11:52am]

    

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