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Donald Trump skips Republican debate

January 28, 2016
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump chose not to attend the Fox News debate Thursday night, and instead held a fundraiser for veterans. "We thought we'd let them start, and we wanted to be about 15 minutes into that hour," Trump said before joking that his event had more cameras than the debate.
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Trump’s boycott of Fox News debate: ‘A substantial mistake’ or crafty move?

January 28, 2016
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
On the eve of Fox News Channel’s Republican presidential debate here, there was no sign of a detente Wednesday between the network and Donald Trump, as the front-runner­ continued his boycott and some prominent conservative voices rushed to his defense.
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Donald Trump Solidifies Lead Over GOP Rivals in First States to Vote

January 28, 2016
Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump is dominating the GOP presidential field in the first three states to vote in the 2016 campaign, including in Iowa where he has extinguished the lead once held by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC/Marist Poll finds.
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The Audacity of Hope: The Trump Version

January 28, 2016
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
I have no idea what is going to happen in Iowa and New Hampshire. If the polls are correct, Donald Trump is on his way to victory in both states. On the Democratic side, Iowa is a coin-toss and Bernie Sanders wins big in New Hampshire. But, I also have little confidence that this is how things will work out. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised by anything.
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Trump to skip next Republican debate

January 27, 2016
Donald J. Trump​ is skipping the next Republican debate being hosted by Fox News​ tomorrow night. Trump's dispute is with moderator Megyn Kelly​, who he has called a "third-rate reporter" after he didn't like the questions she asked him during the last debate she moderated.
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Trump bows out of GOP debate

January 27, 2016
Eamon Javers | CNBC
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Donald Trump's decision to skip the Republican debate.
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As first voting nears, Trump seems stronger

January 26, 2016
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
Republicans see Trump as strongest candidate on major issues and by far the most electable in the large field of GOP hopefuls.
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In Iowa, Trump tries out some old-fashioned campaigning

January 25, 2016
Robert Costa, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
Donald Trump spent his weekend doing the sorts of things that long ago became a way of life for presidential candidates trying to win the Iowa caucuses.
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Trump Vs. Cruz Exposes Rift Among GOP Elite

January 25, 2016
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Just days before the Iowa caucuses, political professionals and intellectual elites who form two pillars of the modern Republican coalition have concluded the race for their party’s nomination has come down to two unpalatable options: On one side is a populist billionaire who appeals to an angry, nativist segment of the GOP’s base. On the other, a rigid ideologue trying to tap into a vein of conservatism that feels left behind, both politically and economically.
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