Tonight marks the first Republican presidential debate of the new year, the first of seven scheduled times the GOP candidates will gather to debate in 2016. Much has happened since the last Republican debate, which took place almost a month ago in Las Vegas. But how will the events of the campaign affect the debate tonight?
Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz’s Canadian birthplace was a “very precarious” issue that could make the senator from Texas vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee.
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.
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.