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Donald Trump Tells Crowd in Arkansas, ‘I Think I Came in First’ in Iowa

Back in fighting form, Mr. Trump continued his claim that Senator Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses by deception.

Ted Cruz Fights Back With Barbs About Donald Trump’s Loans

Mr. Cruz calls Mr. Trump's criticism of the senator's campaign loan from Goldman Sachs "the height of chutzpah," saying his rival had extensive loans "from giant Wall Street banks."

Donald Trump Backer Gets $1 Million Back, Then Donates It Again

The "super PAC" supporting Mr. Trump before it shuttered amid questions about its ties to the candidate's top operative returned $1 million to a donor who then sent it to the Trump Foundation, according to Political Money Line.

Jeb Bush Plans Family Reunion (and Campaigning) in South Carolina

Jeb Bush will be joined by his brother George W. Bush and by his wife, three children, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren for a day of birthday campaign fun.

Attack on Hillary Clinton’s Progressiveness a ‘Low Blow’? Bernie Sanders Says No

Senator Bernie Sanders pointed to a remark Hillary Clinton made about being a moderate to back up his claim she was a progressive only on "some days."

Despite Polls, Chris Christie Says It’s Down to Him and Marco Rubio in New Hampshire

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey kept up his scalding criticism of Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, declaring, despite polls to the contrary, that they were the two main options for New Hampshire voters.

Richard Harpootlian, Sharp-Tongued South Carolina Democrat, Endorses Bernie Sanders

Richard Harpootlian, a former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman who backed Bill Clinton but turned on Hillary Clinton, is endorsing the Vermont senator.

Ben Carson Accuses Ted Cruz’s Campaign of ‘Dirty Tricks’ in Iowa

Ben Carson accused Senator Ted Cruz's campaign of "dirty tricks" ahead of the Iowa caucuses, and he challenged the Republican from Texas to do something about it.

Donald Trump Takes a Positive View of America in New Ad

Mr. Trump ditches talk of the dire state of America in favor of a more positive message in an ad featuring a diverse set of supporters embracing his plan to "Make America Great Again."

Rick Santorum Plans Announcement on His Candidacy

Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania plans an announcement later Wednesday about his candidacy amid speculation he is pulling out of the presidential race.

Donald Trump Says Ted Cruz Stole Victory in Iowa Caucuses

After hinting at it for a day, Donald J. Trump on Wednesday bluntly accused Senator Ted Cruz of "stealing" his Iowa caucuses victory and demanded a do-over.

Hillary Clinton Adopts ‘Fighter’ Theme in a Tough New Hampshire Battle

With a hard battle ahead in the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton is using the "fight" theme as a central part of her campaign's messaging.

Bernie Sanders Cancels Rally Before Nighttime TV Appearance

Bernie Sanders's campaign said he was canceling a rally Wednesday to give him more time to prepare for a town hall-style event on CNN later at night.

Verbatim: Chris Christie Foresees an Easy Time With Hillary Clinton

"I'll beat her rear end on that stage and you know what? After I do, she'll be relieved because she'll just be worried I was going to serve her with a subpoena." – Gov. Chris Christie, discussing Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Lebanon, N.H.

Ted Cruz Finds Some Common Ground With Bernie Sanders

At a town-hall-style event in New Hampshire, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas identified Bernie Sanders as an unlikely kindred spirit while describing the failings of a "corrupt" Washington.

Bernie Sanders Says Yes to Debate With Hillary Clinton on Thursday Night

"You know that I have always wanted more debates and Secretary Clinton in the beginning was not so interested in more debates," Senator Bernie Sanders said. Thursday's debate in Durham, N.H., will be hosted by MSNBC.

Rand Paul Drops Out of Presidential Race

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky ended his presidential campaign Wednesday, after a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses this week.

Donald Trump Says a Weak Ground Game Hurt Him in Iowa

“We didn’t have much of a ground game because I didn’t think I was going to be winning,” Donald J. Trump said of his campaign's voter targeting operation for the Iowa caucuses. "That’s why I’m so honored to have come in second."

Poll Watch: After Iowa, Terrain Looks More Challenging for Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz’s success in the Iowa caucuses on Monday was a victory for the Republican base, if not for the party establishment. But New Hampshire is typically a state where broadly palatable, general-election-friendly candidates can stake their hopes.

Obama to Visit U.S. Mosque for First Time in Office

President Obama will meet with Muslim leaders near Baltimore and speak out against hostility and discrimination against Islam.

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