No One Hates Ted Cruz Like Republicans...

Republican Senators warned of an open rebellion and "cataclysmic losses" in the general election if Ted Cruz won the republican nomination. Senator Bob Dole called Cruz an "extremist" and questioned his allegiance to the Republican party. Cruz, a Senator for Texas, has repeatedly attacked other Senators from his own party for doing terrible things like compromising with Democrats to govern the country. 


Bernie Vs. 'Establishment'

Really Senator Sanders? How can you say that groups like @PPact and @HRC are part of the "establishment" you're taking on? -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2016

Planned Parenthood (PP) got pissed off at Bernie Sanders yesterday when he branded them as "the establishment" for endorsing Hillary Clinton. The group, which has spent most of last year fending off the establishment to maintain funding, called his claim "a little ridiculous." With fewer debates (some scheduled over long weekends) and a spate of endorsements for Hillary, it isn't surprising that Bernie doesn't feel the love from the Democratic Party (although, to be fair, he only joined the party in 2015). 


Trump And Palin Create 'Idiot' Coalition

Sarah Palin, former VP contender, conservative darling and viewer of Russia from her backyard, endorsed Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. The announcement adds a much needed tea-party boost to Trump's campaign as he goes head to head with Cruz over conservative votes in Iowa, a state Palin has been cultivating ever since 2008. 


Bernie and Hilary Duke It Out


Things got testy at last night's final (thank God) Democratic debate before the Iowa primary (Feb 1). Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders exchanged blows over healthcare, financial reform and gun control. Meanwhile, YouTube "bloggers" asked the candidates a few questions in an awkward attempt to appease people below the age of 30. Here are some highlights from the debate:


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