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Whining Rand Paul wants CNN to give him the preferential ‘Carly treatment’ so he’s not booted from debate

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With his poll numbers flat and a campaign that is on life support, 2016 GOP presidential aspirant Rand Paul is complaining that he should receive an exemption like fellow candidate Carly Fiornia did in a previous debate so that he is not relegated to the also-ran debate that precedes the main event next week.

Appearing on The O’Reilly Factor Friday night — guest-hosted by Eric Bolling — the Kentucky senator lambasted GOP front runner Donald Trump for his comments on Muslims and policing the Internet before being asked about his chances of making the main CNN GOP debate on Dec. 15.

“We think if they give us the same treatment that Carly Fiorina was given last time, that you measure from debate to debate, that we do meet the criteria,” Paul said.

Candidates have until Sunday to increase their poll numbers if they hope to be invited to the main nationally televised debate. Paul’s numbers have not shown any upward movement since his funding dried up and his faltering campaign was lost in all of the attention being paid to Donald Trump.

Despite that, Paul still thinks he has a chance at the debate

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“I have every expectation that I will be treated fairly. But I want the same and equal treatment that other candidates have gotten in the past,” he said. “We have a first-tier campaign and we don’t plan on being labeled by the mainstream media anything less.”

In order to receive an invitation, a candidate must average at least 4 percent in New Hampshire or Iowa to join the candidates who are polling at 3.5 percent or more nationally.

Paul, along with former HP CEO Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, sits near the bottom of the Real Clear Politics national average at 2.2 percent with time swiftly running out.

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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Seth Meyers plays hilarious fictional Democratic debate — featuring all 20 candidates on stage at the same time

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The host of NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" thought his network did a good job hosting the first round of Democratic debates among 2020 hopefuls, but his "one complaint" was that there weren't enough candidates on stage.

The rules established by the Democratic National Committee required NBC to host two nights of debates, with ten candidates on the stage each night.

Meyers wanted all twenty, so he presented Late Night's version of the debates, where Meyers would pretend to moderate the debate and then splice out-of-context video of the candidates to make it appear as if they were answering his question.

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Don Lemon flabbergasted by brazen lying by Republican Kris Kobach: ‘He lied to your face’

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CNN anchors Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo had a heart-to-heart conversation about racism in America during the handoff between their shows on Tuesday.

"What’s going on with you? I saw you in the makeup room. Your energy is off. You seem down. Is this getting to you, what happened today? With what the president tweeted and how people are reacting?" Lemon asked his colleague.

"Is it getting to me? It hits close to home, to be honest. My grandparents were afraid of people like Trump. Ironically, they grew up very close to one another," Cuomo answered, recounting his family's story of seeking acceptance in America. "It hits close to home."

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