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Rubio slammed, Cruz forced to apologize in GOP debate

Marco Rubio defended his Senate record and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas apologized for controversial campaign tactics that rivals described as dirty tricks in a wide-ranging Republican debate Saturday, three days before New Hampshire voters go to the polls.

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Steve Kraske: Group begins running anti-earnings tax radio ads

The spots on Kansas City radio stations that market themselves to African-Americans accuse Mayor Sly James of using “scare tactics to keep your attention away from the facts.” The ad’s announcer says those tactics include threats of higher property taxes, people losing their jobs and a lack of police officers to patrol the streets if the e-tax is rejected at the April 5 renewal election.

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