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Trump shakes hands with Mike Huckabee as Rick Santorum looks on, January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P Bernstein

Trump declares war on Fox News and wins

Donald Trump's decision to sit out Thursday's GOP debate helped brand him as “anti-establishment.” The fact that Santorum and Huckabee attended his event may help him with Iowa’s evangelicals.
Poor polls results have pushed Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee off the main debate stage. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (l), Mike Blake (r)

Why smart GOP candidates ignore the polls, and keep on running

You won't see Christie or Huckabee on the primetime debate stage Tuesday night. That's because polls say their support is down. Problem is: polls are often wrong.
Ted Cruz in Iowa. Brian C. Frank/REUTERS

Ted Cruz’s birther problem

Legal scholars agree: Cruz is eligible to run for president. But that fact won't stop Trump and his other opponents from bringing up his Canadian birth.