The complicated history of Nikki Haley met up with the complicated history of Barack Obama to take on the Donald’s not so complicated history. Via The New Yorker.
Haley’s plea for tolerance drew cheers from Republicans, or at least from some of them, which is exactly what you might have expected. Via The Washington Post.
The Ted Cruz story about going all in with his wife to help fund his long-shot 2012 Senate campaign leaves out a couple of key facts: Like the loans he received from Goldman Sachs and Citibank. He got the loans while running as a populist critic of Wall Street and big banks. And neither loan, The New York Times reports, was filed with the Federal Election Commission, as required.
As we head toward the Iowa caucuses, George Will says a lot of not-so-kind things about Marco Rubio. Is he still the GOP establishment’s hope? Via The Washington Post.
Hillary Clinton and Iowa: Is it deja vu all over again? Via Politico.
Chelsea Clinton said Bernie Sanders would take health care from millions. But in the process, says The Huffington Post, she left a few things out.
Meanwhile, Sanders may not fulfill his pledge to say before the Iowa caucuses how he would pay for his health-care plan. Via CNN.
In advance of the week’s big debates, Axelrod looks at both the GOP and Democratic races and predicts that January will, in fact, be the cruelest month. Via CNN.
How the crisis of the two American patrol boats seized by Iran turned out not to be a crisis at all. Via The New York Times.
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