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Republican Debate

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Republican Debate

Republican Debate

Republican Debate

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NPR's National Political Correspondent Elizabeth Arnold reports from Columbia, South Carolina on last nights televised Republican debate. The state's primary is only three days away and it's arguably a "must win" for both Texas Governor George W. Bush and Arizona Senator John McCain. Alan Keyes joined the two men for the debate, which was moderated by Larry King. Bush and McCain grilled each other over attack ads, and Keyes lambasted both Bush and McCain on abortion and leadership, among other issues.

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