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.
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.
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.
His strong performance in the Northeast primaries has put Donald Trump back on track to win the presidential nomination of the Republican Party. Absent any major developments, it could be difficult to stop him.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have achieved convincing wins in New York's party primaries as the bruising campaign continues. State officials responded to thousands of complaints from people turned away from polls.
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