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Your Guide to Everything (Absolutely Everything) That Happened in Last Night’s Republican Debate

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Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump at Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado.

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Last night’s Republican debate in Boulder, Colorado was a chaotic affair whose consensus winner Marco Rubio scored by calmly deflecting criticism, nailing a few polished applause lines, and generally letting Jeb Bush continue to fail in the spotlight. In other developments:

And that’s what happened in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday night!