Republican debate

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.,  answers a question during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College  on Saturday. (David Goldman/AP)

Rubio put on the defensive at GOP debate after rise in polls

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in…


An Elvis impersonator performs outside the Venetian Hotel & Casino before the CNN Republican presidential debate on Tuesday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Republicans to take debate stage in race reshaped by attacks

LAS VEGAS — Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Tuesday night…


Donald Trump will be standing at center stage, but Ted Cruz, above, will be in the spotlight during Tuesday's Republican presidential debate. The Texas senator is challenging Trump's lead in Iowa, and has the money, campaign infrastructure and conservative appeal to compete deep into the GOP primary season.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump at center stage, but Cruz in spotlight at GOP debate

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will be standing at center stage, but Ted…