Donald Trump Agrees to Moderate a GOP Presidential Debate

It's an announcement that feels perfectly appropriate for this election cycle: Donald Trump has agreed to moderate a debate sponsored by Newsmax right before the Iowa caucuses. On December 27th, as The New York Times reports, we just might get the chance to watch the host of The Apprentice bellow at candidates, grill everyone about Obama's birth certificate or maybe just give his best "I'm a neutral moderator" performance on cable television while the GOP contenders nervously smile and try to get through their talking points. There is one drawback to the debate, to be held in Des Moines, The Times informs: the GOP contenders apparently haven't signed on yet. But, considering it's location, proximity to the caucuses and perhaps with some cajoling by Trump, "they may ultimately see it as an invitation they can't refuse," the newspaper's Jeremy W. Peters writes.

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