It could have been his undoing, but if anything, Tuesday night’s Republican primary debate did little to shake Ben Carson’s newly-found place atop the GOP field.

The retired neurosurgeon took the stage after a string of news reports intensely focused on his biography, including whether he was offered a scholarship to attend West Point, and what courses he took while at Yale University.

But those questions only warranted a brief exchange early in the debate in which Carson launched a forceful broadside against the reporters that have been putting his past in the spotlight.

“I have no problem with being vetted,” Carson said. “What I do have a problem with is being lied about.” Read more…

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Facing scrutiny about his background, Ben Carson emerges from debate unscathed