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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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As Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Soar, G.O.P. Leaders’ Exasperation Grows

January 26, 2016
Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns | The New York Times
Republican leaders are growing alarmed by the ferocious ways the party’s mainstream candidates for president are attacking one another, and they fear that time is running out for any of them to emerge as a credible alternative to Donald J. Trump or Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
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Why D.C. Hates Ted Cruz

January 26, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Cruz’s fans say it’s because he stands on principle. But his critics say he’s never achieved anything—except burnishing his own brand.
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Millenials help Bernie Sanders close gap with Clinton

January 26, 2016
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
A new national poll shows that the gap between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders is at its closest since September. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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Obama nudges Democrats toward Clinton, even as White House strains to remain neutral in primary

January 26, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
Any concerns at the White House about a potentially divisive Democratic primary seemed put to rest when Vice President Joe Biden took himself out of the running last fall.
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Clinton needs an Iowa victory to blunt the momentum of Bernie Sanders

January 25, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
There are two large questions as the Democratic campaign in Iowa enters its final days. One is whether Sen. Bernie Sanders can generate a significant turnout among first-time caucus attendees. The second is whether the organization that Hillary Clinton has been building there since last spring is sturdy enough to withstand the Sanders insurgency.
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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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Michael Bloomberg Mulling Presidential Run as Independent

January 25, 2016
Michael Scherer | TIME
He is "significantly less likely" to run if Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee
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