EXCLUSIVE: CBS News GOP Debate Ticket Breakdown

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GREENVILLE, South Carolina — GOP presidential candidates received the largest ticket allocation from the Republican National Committee (RNC) ahead of the GOP primary debate on Saturday night at Greenville’s Peace Center. Breitbart News learned from RNC’s Chief Strategist and Communications Director, Sean Spicer, that the Peace Center in Greenville holds roughly 1600 seats. Out of those 1600 seats, candidates received 600 tickets to invite their guests. The state party and locally elected officials received 550, while the RNC, including nationally elected officials, received 367 tickets. The debate partners, CBS News, the Peace Center, and Google received 100 tickets.
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Turkey, Saudi Arabia May Send Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State

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Ynetnews reports: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkish media reported on Saturday. After taking part at a security conference in Munich, Cavusoglu said Saudi Arabia was “ready to send both jets and troops” to Turkey’s Incirlik air base, Saturday’s edition of the Yeni Safak pro-government newspaper quoted him as saying. “Turkey and Saudi Arabia may launch an operation (against ISIS) from the land,” he added, the paper said. Cavusoglu did not specify the number of troops or jets, or the timing of a possible Saudi deployment, but said exploratory visits have been made. The base is used by the US-led coalition in the campaign against the Islamic State group. Read the full story.
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Pro-Life Activist Abby Johnson Backs Marco

February 13, 2016 Abby Johnson has a unique story: She was once a clinic director for Planned Parenthood, up until one moment changed her life. Upon watching an ultrasound-assisted abortion, Johnson quit her job and became a pro-life advocate. Since then, she has worked to help other workers leave the abortion industry and tell their…
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Clift: Beyonce’s Halftime Show ‘Did a Beautiful Job’ of ‘Tracing Black History’

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The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift argued that Beyonce’s halftime show at the Super Bowl was “terrific” and did a “beautiful” and “brilliant” job of “basically tracing black history” on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.” Clift stated, “I watched it, thought it was terrific. Had — I didn’t really get all the symbolism, and I think that she did a beautiful job of basically tracing black history, from the middle of the last century on up until today. And also, drawing attention to a — really a shooting of a young man in — right around where the Super Bowl arena was. He was shot 15 times, and trying to surrender. So, there are some real issues here, that people who have trouble with it are basically, the right wing media, Rush Limbaugh, and law and order Rudy Giuliani. That’s about it.” She later added, “The Panthers were the cultural underpinning for some of the reactions that we’re seeing today, and I think she did a brilliant job of sort of tracing, you know, 65 years of history, in a kind of sensational way.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Clarence Page: Black Panthers ‘Did a Big Favor’ By Raising Police Brutality, Beyonce’s Show ‘Entertaining’

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Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page stated that Beyonce’s halftime show at the Super Bowl was “entertaining” and that the Black Panthers “did a big favor” by raising the issue of police brutality on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.” Page said, “I thought it was pretty entertaining, and then afterwards, I thought that it was controversial.” He later added, “It was a very unpolitical performance there. I didn’t even realize it was controversial until after it was over and Rudy Giuliani was complaining. I mean, they formed an X on the field, and they had afros and berets. Well, you know, I’ve had — I have a beret, and I used to have an afro. So, I don’t think I’m a criminal, you know.” Page also argued, “[T]he Panthers, like Black Lives Matter, is a very locally oriented group. There were some thugs in the Panthers, especially the Oakland chapter, during a horrible period there. But there were a lot of other Panthers who registered people to vote, who engaged in active social action, as well as political action, quite legitimately. And there were so many abuses against them by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI and COINTELPRO, that a number of
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