Coordinated shootings and bombings in Paris, Trump ups rhetoric against GOP rivals, the third GOP debate reveals divides within the party, and the second Democratic debate approaches with Hillary Clinton maintaining her lead.
by Ed O'Keefe, Philip Rucker, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Jeb Bush acknowledged Friday what has been obvious for weeks: The rise of Donald Trump and other political outsiders has fundamentally reshaped the contours of the 2016 presidential race, forcing Bush to retrench with a major downsizing of his political operation and a reassessment of how and where he will campaign.
After a summer of dominating the Republican presidential campaign, Donald Trump is moving into a new and uncertain phase that the billionaire businessman acknowledges will be more challenging than any project he has ever undertaken -- even as he views the nomination as now within his reach.
"There is nothing like a genuine crisis to put a political election in context. I do not have the answers, but the shocking Paris attacks have certainly given voters a reasonable list of questions to ask the 17 presidential candidates still eligible to return to debate stages in December."
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.