Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio go toe to toe in the third GOP debate.

A Reason to Believe in Marco Rubio

A Reason to Believe in Marco Rubio

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Oct. 30 2015 8:41 PM

Jeb vs. Rubio, the Showdown

Jeb Bush swings at (and mostly misses) Marco Rubio in the third GOP debate.

Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush (L) speaks as Marco Rubio looks on during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate, October 28, 2015 at the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Jeb Bush speaks as Marco Rubio looks on during the GOP presidential debate on Oct. 28, 2015, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.

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Listen to Episode 23 of Podcast for America:

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Podcast for America is your inside look at the fear, loathing, and self-delusion that is a presidential campaign cycle. Your hosts are Annie Lowrey of New York magazine; Mark Leibovich, national correspondent for New York Times Magazine; and Alex Wagner of MSNBC.

This week, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio forget the pot shots and square off during the third Republican debate. Jeb’s strongest punch? An attack on Rubio’s Senate attendance record. Can the young Jedi recover? (Spoiler: Yes, he can.)

Next, we weigh in on the perceived liberal bias in our nation’s media—a much griped-about issue from the debate stage Wednesday night. As members of the (some would say “liberal”) media ourselves, we have some opinions.

And lastly, we discuss the other candidates on the GOP stage Wednesday night: notably Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, and Mike Huckabee. Is Ben Carson the new Teflon Don, and why did fantasy football enter the debate conversation?

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Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine and the author of This Town and Big Game.

Annie Lowrey is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.

Alex Wagner is the host of MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner.