Ted Cruz tangles with Marco Rubio in Las Vegas presidential debate

Donald Trump praised Ted Cruz at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas Dec. 15, 2015; neither candidate lost his smile (Getty Images photo).
Donald Trump praised Ted Cruz at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas Dec. 15, 2015; neither candidate lost his smile (Getty Images photo).

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio put energy into making claims about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's record during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas aired by CNN--and Cruz fired back.

At issue: Cruz's established positions on how to address immigrants living in the country without legal permission and his votes on defense spending and national security measures. Cruz, in turn, brought up Rubio's past advocacy of a bipartisan immigration plan and what the Texan characterized as Rubio's alignment with Democrats on foreign affairs.

We'll be reviewing all that was said to see what might merit a fact check.

During the debate, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. had this blog on what the candidates were getting right or wrong. To see news coverage of the debate, go to the Austin American-Statesman's website.

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