In US presidential race, Trump confronts rising rival Cruz

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, pictured on January 5, 2016, has raised Ted Cruz's birth in Canada 45 years ago, and questions about his rival's eligibility for the presidencyDonald Trump leads the Republican race nationally, but in the heartland state, he risks being eclipsed by Senator Ted Cruz, whose rise is bedeviling the billionaire. Trump has dug deep into his file on the Texas senator to wield his latest political weapon: Cruz’s birth in Canada 45 years ago, and questions about his rival’s eligibility for the presidency. In an interview Tuesday with the Washington Post, Trump appeared to jump at the chance to revive the issue — and perhaps throw Cruz off his game.

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