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10:30 AM ET, January 31, 2016


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Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Donald Trump reclaims lead in latest Iowa Poll  —  Donald Trump has muscled ahead in Iowa, regaining his lead on the brink of the first votes being cast in the 2016 presidential race.  —  Trump stands at 28 percent, while rival Ted Cruz has slid to 23 percent.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
The big Iowa test: Can Trump and Sanders turn enthusiasm into votes?  —  DES MOINES — With campaign events all across Iowa on Saturday overflowing with voters, the Republican and Democratic contests have been reduced to the same question: Can the muscle of traditional and methodical organizing overcome …
Discussion: Politico
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Trump Overtakes Cruz in Final Iowa Poll Before Caucuses  —  Donald Trump has overtaken Ted Cruz in the final days before Iowa's caucuses, with the fate of the race closely tied to the size of Monday evening's turnout, especially among evangelical voters and those attending for the first time …
Caleb Howe / RedState:
RESULTS ARE IN: Winner of Des Moines Register's Final Iowa Poll Before The Caucus  —  The big political news of the weekend is here, and the Des Moines Register's poll results are out.  Here we go:  —  Trump wins.  Cruz is close.  Rubio third, and Carson fourth.  Here's the rest of the field.
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Des Moines Register:
Clinton keeps slim edge over Sanders in latest Iowa Poll  —  Hillary Clinton has kept a tight grip on her slim lead over Bernie Sanders in the waning hours leading into the Iowa caucuses, a new Iowa Poll shows.  —  Clinton is the top pick for 45 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers …
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Iowa Will Gauge Ardor to Upend Politics as Usual  —  DES MOINES — The presidential race hurtled over the weekend toward a watershed moment: voting that will start to reveal the true depth of Americans' desire to cast aside traditional politicians and Washington-style compromise …
Margaret Talev / Bloomberg Business:
Clinton Has Slim Lead Over Sanders in Iowa Poll  —  Hillary Clinton is holding onto a slim lead over Bernie Sanders in Iowa as Democrats prepare for Monday's caucuses, though an outpouring of young voters and those who say the system is rigged could enable Sanders to pull off an upset, according to a new poll.
Des Moines Register:
A closer look at the GOP's Iowa Poll results  —  Horse race rank: No. 1  —  Support: 28 percent, up from 22 percent  —  Mainstream Republicans are helping carry the New York businessman into the lead.  —  Thirty-eight percent of likely GOP caucusgoers identify themselves as primarily mainstream …
MaryAlice Parks / ABC News:
Iowa Political Parties Acknowledge Major Gap in Online Caucus Tool
Discussion: Associated Press
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Uncomfortable Question for Ted Cruz on Obamacare Silences the Room  —  HUBBARD, Iowa — Senator Ted Cruz is often asked about doing away with President Obama's health care law.  He is rarely pressed by voters on what will replace it.  —  But at a middle school cafeteria here, a man, Mike Valde, presented him with a tragic tale.
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Iowa Official Criticizes Cruz Campaign Over Mailer  —  HAMLIN, Iowa — Iowa's secretary of state chastised the presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz on Saturday for sending a mailer that he said violated “the spirit of the Iowa caucuses” and misrepresented state election law.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Althouse
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Top Iowa elections official slams Cruz mailer  —  AMES, Iowa — Iowa's top elections official condemned Ted Cruz's campaign on Saturday for sending mailers to Iowa voters designed to look like official documents that accuse them of a “VOTING VIOLATION” for failure to turn out in past elections.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP braces for Trump Iowa result
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Sundance / The Last Refuge:
Unbelievable - Ted Cruz Campaign Sends Out Personal “Shaming Letters” To Iowa Voters...
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Koch network spent nearly $400M in 2015  —  INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - The Koch brothers' donor network spent close to $400 million last year, and is on its way to spending an unprecedented $889 million supporting right-wing politics and causes during the 2016 cycle.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
DNC moving to assert control as more Democratic debates agreed  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — If the Democratic National Committee were to sanction a Democratic debate on Feb. 4 in New Hampshire, it would likely do so without being co-sponsored by the state's largest newspaper, three sources familiar with the plans have confirmed.
Discussion: Political Wire, Hot Air and Mediaite
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Discussion: Mediaite
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