On the campaign trail
Final poll: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were in the lead in the last poll before Monday’s caucuses. The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll said that Clinton is the top pick of 45 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers, with Sen. Bernie Sanders at 42 percent — within the margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Trump stood at 28 percent among Republicans, with Sen. Ted Cruz at 23 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio had 15 percent. The GOP error margin also was 4 points.
Seal of approval: The New York Times editorial board endorsed Clinton and Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Democratic and Republican nominations on Saturday, calling Clinton one of the most “broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.” The newspaper said Kasich is “the only plausible choice for Republicans tired of the extremism and inexperience on display in this race.”
More words and buzzers: Clinton’s campaign called for a Democratic debate to be held in Flint, Mich., as the city copes with a water crisis. Her campaign also agreed to another debate with Sanders this week, and the campaigns are discussing three more in the spring. The Democratic Party has not authorized the additions.