GOP candidates get feisty in final debate of the year

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LAS VEGAS, NV - If the thought of watching another Republican debate sent you running for the hills, we don't blame you, but you missed the liveliest one yet! From the bizarre, to the bold, to the bouts of brotherly love, Tuesday night's debate had it all, and then some!

Everyone was expecting fireworks between front-runner Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, but it was Jeb Bush who really went on the attack.

"Donald, you know, is great at the one liners, but he's a chaos candidate, and he'd be a chaos President," said Jeb Bush, in one of his many insults.

Trump quickly fired back, pointing out that he is way ahead in the polls, "So, let's see, I'm at 42 and you're at three, so far, I'm doing better."

Bush shot back, "Donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the Presidency. That's not going to happen."

Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were feisty with each other, too.

During a heated discussion about national security, Rubio said, "We are now at a time when we need more tools, not less tools. And that tool we lost, the metadata program was a valuable tool that we no longer have at our disposal."

Cruz shot back with, "Marco knows what he's saying isn't true."

Cruz also accused Rubio of siding with the Democrats when it came to immigration, saying "There was a battle over amnesty and some chose, like Senator Rubio, to stand with Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer and support a massive amnesty plan."

The rest of the candidates struggled to get a word in edgewise, but Carly Fiorina did try to stick it to the man with a quote from Margaret Thatcher, telling the stage full of male candidates, "If you want something talked about, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman."

Finally, Donald Trump walked back hints he was considering ditching the elephants for a third-party run, saying he is "totally committed to the Republican party."

Love him or hate him, looks like Trump is here to stay.

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