Cruz wins Iowa Republican caucuses; Clinton, Sanders in tight race

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican caucuses Monday night, beating front-runner Donald Trump in a vital victory that could shake up the primary race.  Hillary Clinton is meanwhile clinging to a very narrow lead over Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side.

Cruz, in his race, fought hard in recent weeks to make up lost ground in the polls and was helped in part by a sophisticated ground operation. He also hammered Trump for his decision to skip last week's Republican debate.  Speaking at his state headquarters in Des Moines, Cruz told cheering supporters that the night's results showed the nominee would not be chosen by the media or the Washington establishment.  Read more at