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GOP establishment warms to Trump — and remains cool toward Cruz

January 22, 2016
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker, David Fahrenthold | The Washington Post
The Republican establishment — once seen as the force that would destroy Donald Trump’s outsider candidacy — is now learning to live with it, with some elected and unelected leaders saying they see an upside to Trump as the nominee.
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A G.O.P. Majority in New Hampshire Pipes Up: We’re Not for Trump

January 22, 2016
Ashley Parker, Michael Barbaro | The New York Times
Jeanne Cleveland, a retired teacher, pursed her lips sourly at the mention of his name and tried to summarize her distaste in diplomatic terms.
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How Sarah Palin Created Donald Trump

January 21, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
The rabble-rousing former Alaska governor pioneered the rhetorical style now powering the frontrunner's rise.
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Donald Trump Is Forcing Ted Cruz to Rewrite His Playbook

January 21, 2016
Jonathan Martin, Matt Flegenheimer | The New York Times
Ted Cruz did not have to say a cross word about Scott Walker. Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal faded on their own. And when Ben Carson briefly rocketed to the top of the Iowa polls, Mr. Cruz and his team stayed cool, confident that the neurosurgeon’s support would wither.
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Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump

January 19, 2016
2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin announced her endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. She made the announcement official at a campaign event in ‪‎Iowa‬. "Are you ready to make America great again?" the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee asked.
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How Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Helped Ted Cruz Win in 2012

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August 3, 2012
In the summer of 2012, Sarah Palin's endorsement helped fuel tea party-backed, first-time candidate Ted Cruz to an upset victory in the Republican Senate primary in Texas. Now four years later, Cruz is running a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and had hoped to win Palin's endorsement again, but on Tuesday the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee announced her support of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
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Republicans now see a Trump-Cruz race, with time for a shift running out

January 16, 2016
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
As the presidential primary race moves into a more urgent and combative phase, there is growing acceptance among Republicans, including the Washington and financial elite, that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are the two candidates most likely to become the party’s nominee.

Trump, Cruz dominate GOP debate; Democratic race tightens and President Obama's final State of the Union

January 15, 2016
Republicans debate Cruz's eligibility to be president, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are neck-and-neck and Obama's final year agenda.
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