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Donald Trump Repeats Call to Inspect Mosques for Signs of Terrorism

Donald J. Trump, who said last month that he would be open to shutting down mosques as part of the fight against Islamic State militants, reiterated on Monday that the idea should be "studied." Ben Carson offered similar sentiments about Muslim clerics.

Representative Steve King of Iowa Endorses Ted Cruz

Representative Steve King of Iowa, a hard-right conservative in the state with the first nominating contest, threw his support behind Senator Ted Cruz of Texas for the Republican nomination, calling him the “answer to my prayers.’’

Jim Webb Joins In on Criticizing Hillary Clinton’s Marines Story

Republicans have been mocking Hillary Rodham Clinton since she told voters in New Hampshire last week of her contemplation about joining the military in the 1970s. Similar criticism coming from a Democrat and a decorated veteran is striking.

Paris Attacks Could Bolster Congressional Efforts to Block U.S. Refugee Plan

The assaults could rekindle a measure pushed by Senator Charles E. Grassley, the Iowa Republican, to prohibit the administration from spending any money to admit Syrian refugees until the intelligence community approves the process.

Hillary Clinton Takes a More Defined Stance on ISIS

A day after the second Democratic presidential debate, where the candidates did not offer ideas on confronting extremists, Mrs. Clinton said the United States had to rally its allies, "pulling countries off the sidelines."

Democratic Debate Ratings for CBS

The television audience on Saturday was substantially smaller than the one last month for the party's first presidential debate.

‘We Should Declare War’ in Fight Against Islamic State, Jeb Bush Says

Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, warned that the caliphate was gaining strength "every day" and insisted the United States must take the lead in fighting it in Syria and Iraq.

Invoking Nazis, Marco Rubio Hits Hillary Clinton for Not Saying U.S. at War With ‘Radical Islam’

Attacking Mrs. Clinton, the Florida senator drew a parallel between members of the Nazi Party who did not commit acts of violence and Muslims who are not violent extremists.

Paris Attacks Could Bolster Hillary Clinton’s Support, Focus Group Indicates

Many in a focus group of young, undecided Democrats in Iowa that convened after the Paris attacks said they saw Mrs. Clinton as a stronger potential commander-in-chief than Bernie Sanders.

First Draft Focus: Summit in the Sunshine State

Clockwise from top left: Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee spoke Friday at the Republican Party of Florida's Sunshine Summit in Orlando.

First Draft Focus: The Week in Political Pictures

Honoring veterans, political rallies, another presidential debate and a Sunshine Summit in this week in political pictures.

Latest Donald Trump Outburst Not Seen as Damaging in Iowa

It may not be a good idea to call voters whose support you seek “stupid,” but none of the iron rules of presidential politics have applied so far to Donald J. Trump.

Hillary Clinton Plans Event to Tap Big-Dollar Donors for Democrats

Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton next month will hold their first event for the Hillary Victory Fund, an arrangement that allows donors to give tens of thousands of dollars to the national and state Democratic Parties.

Ted Cruz Lets Out His Inner Actor With ‘The Princess Bride’

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who once aspired to be an actor, saves his best impressions for his favorite movie, "The Princess Bride."

Ben Carson Refuses to Engage Donald Trump, Who Intensifies Attacks

Ben Carson refused to be baited by Donald J. Trump's personal attacks against his background and temperament, saying that he would not participate in the "politics of personal destruction."

New York Firm Known for Creative Ads Is on Hillary Clinton’s Team

Droga5, based in Lower Manhattan, is said to be the advertising firm that created Hillary Rodham Clinton's four recent spots, all targeting women, which were praised by Republicans who called them a creative way to reach out to female voters.

Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, at Odds, Will Return to Florida for a ‘Sunshine Summit’

Mr. Rubio and Mr. Bush, once colleagues in state government who have exchanged increasing criticisms on the trail, will appear along with several other candidates at a state party event on Friday.

Ted Cruz Continues His Outreach to Evangelicals With Two Rallies

Mr. Cruz will make his case with the class of voters who will be central to his fortunes with two rallies over the next two days, one at a church in Florida on Friday and a larger planned gathering at Bob Jones University in South Carolina on Saturday.

Martin O’Malley Sees Immigration as Opening to Gain Ground Against Rivals

Mr. O'Malley has been struggling for months in the Democratic primary. But he is expected to use his record on immigration-related issues to attack Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the debate on Saturd...

Trump Asks Iowans: ‘How Stupid’ Are They to Believe Carson?

Donald J. Trump unleashed a torrent of insults on Thursday against his main rival, Ben Carson, comparing him to a child molester in a television interview and suggesting that the people of Iowa are "stupid" if they believe Mr. Carson's claim that he tried to stab a close relative during his childhood.

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