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SPECIAL REPORT: Cruz and Trump dominate the lead-up to Iowa Caucuses

In this very unusual Republican primary election, the contest looks to be a fight to the end between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in Iowa. In a stark departure from past years, there doesn’t appear to be a significant establishment contender in the state.

Richard Viguerie sets the record straight on the evangelical vote

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

“So in the battle for who’s going to get the lion’s share of evangelical voters in the GOP presidential nomination contest, it’s not a fair fight,” Richard Viguerie concludes. “The limited government, constitutional wing of the Republican Party has been preparing for this election for forty years and Senator Ted Cruz is the candidate they’ve been waiting for.”

Donald Trump, Republican establishment headed for convention showdown

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

Establishment Republican leaders already are working to deny Mr. Trump the nomination. Their operatives are quietly recruiting prospective delegates to commit to voting for someone other than Mr. Trump or Mr. Cruz if the nomination goes to a second ballot July 18.

Trump takes credit as NH paper cut from debate

Bradford Richardson, The Hill

ABC is severing its partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader for the Feb. 6 Republican primary debate, and Donald Trump says he made the network do it. “I am pleased to announce that I had the Union Leader removed from the upcoming debate,” Trump said on Sunday in a statement to The Hill.

Revolt of the Politically Incorrect

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump and indeed Ben Carson popped the valves on pressure that’s been building in the U.S., piece by politically correct piece, for 25 years. Since at least the early 1990s, a lot of the public has been intimidated into keeping its mouth shut and head down about subjects in the political and social life of the country that the elites stipulated as beyond discussion or dispute.

Andrew C. McCarthy: Yes, Ted Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

National Review's Andrew C. McCarthy explains why Ted Cruz is indeed eligible to run for President and says on substance, Donald Trump’s self-serving cracks about his rival are specious and that “Senator Ted Cruz is wise to laugh off Donald Trump’s intimation that his constitutional qualifications to serve as president may be debatable.”

Trump: Hillary Clinton Should Disarm Her Bodyguards

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart

On January 3 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump used a Facebook post to call out Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisy in telling the American people that guns “don’t keep you safe” while simultaneously surrounding herself with “heavily armed bodyguards.”

Marco Rubio Desperately Plays the Isolationist Card

Trying to defend his record of supporting such disastrous misadventures as Iraq and Libya, Marco Rubio denounced unnamed foes who he claims seek “to derail the postwar consensus about America’s role in the world.” This anonymous “they,” he added, “will never call themselves isolationists, but that is exactly what they are.” Against Ted Cruz, the likely intended target, Rubio's claim obviously is nonsense.