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  1. Ted Cruz

    Nomination Battle Takes a Sleazy Turn

    The mud is flying. The Republican presidential race got especially personal when Sen. Ted Cruz blamed Donald Trump for a tabloid “smear” alleging he’d had affairs with five women. “These attacks are garbage,” Cruz said, while accusing the Donald’s “henchmen” of planting the story. Two of the three alleged mistresses denied the report, while Trump retaliated with unflattering tweets about Cruz’s wife after insisting that, unlike “Lyin’ Cruz,” he doesn’t surround himself “with political hacks … and then pretend total innocence.” Democrats, meanwhile, are shedding crocodile tears as civility takes a holiday.

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