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Debate analysis: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz forge loose alliance to block Donald Trump

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For months, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio tried to tear each other down in a bid to become Donald Trump‘s top challenger. The senators are now unlikely allies in an effort to stop Trump’s march toward the Republican nomination. The strategy shift was on full display in Thursday’s GOP debate. Rubio and Cruz ignored each other almost entirely, choosing to instead fully focus their attention on the billionaire businessman whose surprising dominance of the 2016 race has shaken the Republican…

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Viewer’s Guide: GOP debate about Donald Trump vs. everyone else

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And then there were four. Ben Carson‘s departure from the GOP presidential race means the quartet of remaining Republicans on the debate stage Thursday night get more time for attacks as Donald Trump treads a path to the GOP nomination and his three rivals try to trip him up. Cheered on by many Republican leaders, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich are racing the primary clock to March 15, likely their last chance to stop Trump in a series…

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In Florida, Donald Trump looms as cloud in Marco Rubio’s Sunshine State

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Donald Trump is a part-time Florida resident — and a full-time problem for the home-state senator running for president, Marco Rubio. Rubio is counting on Florida to reshape the Republican contest that Trump has dominated by winning three of the first four states to vote. A loss in Florida on March 15 could doom Rubio’s chances, his campaign acknowledges. “We’re going to be fine in Florida,” Rubio said aboard his campaign plane this week. “I feel very good. We know…

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For GOP, debate was glimpse of what could have been

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For the Republican candidates for president, it was a glimpse of what could have been. Front-runner Donald Trump‘s boycott of the final debate before the Iowa caucuses created space for his rivals to delve more deeply into their differences on immigration, foreign policy and their approach to governing. And for some candidates — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in particular — Trump’s absence from the debate stage Thursday night appeared to ease some of the tension created by his sharply…

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Google to launch Candidate Cards feature during Thursday GOP debate

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Google is testing a new feature that provides users with unique content from presidential campaigns. As reported by USA TODAY, Google launches “Candidate Cards” Thursday, an experimental feature that allows both parties to deliver content through a window appearing on the result page of related searches. Content will include images, text and video in an eight-card carousel controlled by the campaigns. Newer cards will replace older ones on a rotating basis. Cards will offer everything from text snippets to YouTube…

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At debate, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz assert their standing atop Republican field

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The rivalry between the Republican Party’s two leading candidates for president intensified in Thursday’s debate, which featured the most rollicking action to date. Yet rising tensions between billionaire businessman Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz left little space for any of the other candidates to make an impression. With less than three weeks until Iowa’s leadoff caucuses, the renewed focus on the two candidates leading most preference polls suggests the overall shape of the 2016 contest may be solidifying…

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New video highlights Marco Rubio’s conservative credentials

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Marco Rubio is out with a new video touting his conservative credentials ahead of Thursday night’s Republican debate. The video — called “The Conservative Choice for President” — is meant to highlight Rubio’s conservative ratings. The ad features Glenn Beck and conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren singing Rubio’s praises. “So here it is. I picked Marco Rubio for president,” the 30-second video features Lahren saying. “Here’s why: Rubio is young, tenacious, well-spoken and, most importantly, he can actually win.” Rubio…

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