Paris attacks put GOP outsiders on the spot

In this Nov. 13, 2015, file photo Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, Fla. The Republican outsiders have been getting a pass on their limited grasp of foreign policy in the presidential race. That may be ending. Republicans favored Trump even after he acknowledged not knowing the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah. And they didn’t fret over Ben Carson’s mistaken belief that the Chinese are involved in the Syrian conflict. Yet Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris have sparked an urgent focus on national security that will test the appeal of the outsiders like nothing they’ve faced so far. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican outsiders have been getting a pass on their limited grasp of foreign policy in the presidential campaign. That may be ending.

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