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Jeb Bush Attacks Trump Hard in Two-Minute Ad

February 3, 2016
Michael Scherer | TIME
Donald Trump long ago turned Jeb Bush into a “low-energy” punchline. But Bush isn’t done punching back. In a new two-minute ad, which will run this week in New Hampshire, he contrasts the controversial antics of candidate Trump, including a critical clip from Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, with Bush’s own tough-talking campaign stump speech.
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Iowa or Not, Trump Maintains Huge Lead

February 2, 2016
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Whether or not he wins the Iowa caucuses on Monday, real estate mogul Donald Trump retains a massive lead over the rest of the Republican field.
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Trump on the Brink

February 1, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
This was not a hallucination: Here stood Donald J.Trump, on the brink of beginning his unstoppable run on the Republican nomination, raised above a worshipful crowd of humble, everyday Iowans who were bound and determined to make him the next president of the United States.
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Republicans and Democrats Brace for a Reality Check

January 30, 2016
John Harwood | The New York Times
American presidential campaigns have never been so thoroughly examined, probed and measured as in this election cycle. And the pollsters and pundits who cover them are about to get a reality check.
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Campaigns lower expectations in Iowa, brace for Trump win

January 30, 2016
Manu Raju | CNN
Republican candidates are bracing for a Donald Trump win in Iowa and planning for the aftermath

State of the 2016 Campaign: Iowa Caucus Countdown

January 29, 2016
Republicans debate but Donald Trump skips out while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a dead heat.
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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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