Republican Hawks See Debate as Chance to Take Back Party

For Rubio, Bush and Christie, it's a moment to defend past interventions, and maybe sell some new ones.

Vegas is the place to dethrone Trump.

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Tuesday’s presidential debate is as important for the future of the Republican Party’s identity as it is for the 2016 presidential race. Losing control of the party's message on national security, the establishment Republicans are determined to reassert their policies and eclipse the current front-runners.

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