Republican candidates clashed on immigration and national security - often conflating the issues - at a debate held in Iowa on Thursday. Frontrunner Donald Trump refused to attend - and held a charity event nearby instead.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has claimed Senator Cruz "stole" the Iowa caucuses win. Cruz has retaliated by casting doubt on the mogul's stability.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio has used Twitter to slam a Washington Post report portraying him as an absentee politician who has had enough of public office. "They just make it up," he said of the story's sourcing.
The former governor and ex-presidential candidate has announced his support for his former rival from Texas. The move comes as GOP officials seek to block Donald Trump's rise to the Republican nomination.
The last Republican sparring contest ahead of the "Super Tuesday" primaries saw all guns firing on Donald Trump. The mogul was able to hold his ground against the angry rivals.
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