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Fox, CNN to pick top 10 in polls for GOP presidential debates
Fox, CNN to pick top 10 in polls for GOP presidential debates

Fox News and CNN plan to use an average of recent polls to pick the candidates for the first two Republican presidential debates, with the top 10 making the cut for the main event. TV producers and Republican Party officials agree that having a dozen or more candidates crowded onto a debate stage would make for bad television and a fairly unenlightening discussion. Candidates would get only a few minutes each to respond to one or two questions. Republican officials have shied away from setting criteria about which candidates to invite. So, the networks hosting the debates apparently will take on the unpopular task of telling some number of ambitious politicians that they can't...

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