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  • St. Valentines Day Massacre. What Candidates Must Do to Win the Debate and South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:37:14 PM PST · by MLL · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Tomorrow night marks the only Republican debate scheduled before the crucial South Carolina primary. Donald Trump has all the momentum going in; Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)is considered a strong challenger; Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)faces a steep comeback after imploding in New Hampshire; former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to squawk about his supposedly revivified campaign; Ohio Governor John Kasich will put in a showing in South Carolina, but has already largely conceded the primary; Ben Carson is hanging on for no apparent reason other than to grow his database. The only poll out of South Carolina following New...
  • (VIDEO) PROOF POSITIVE. Ben Carson’s Dishonesty Is Bone Deep

    02/12/2016 3:20:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 53 replies
    RedState ^ | February 12th, 2016 | streiff
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson smiles at the thought of the money he’s raking in from the gullible and the attention he’s getting from Donald Trump and Joe Scaroborough (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik — caption by me.) If yesterday’s assertion by Ben Carson that he was putting a lot of effort into campaigning in South Carolina (he’s not, he is taking this weekend off and has only run 182 radio/television ads, all of them in Columbia, SC.) and that he has a plan for moving forward convinced you he was either delusional or dishonest, the balance has radically tipped to...
  • Ben Carson: Trump And Cruz Are ‘The Status Quo’

    02/12/2016 10:51:08 AM PST · by Fhios · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Seeking to regain momentum by portraying himself as the true outsider in the race, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday accused Donald Trump and Ted Cruz of having “substantial connections to the status quo.”
  • Ted Cruz, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Team Up Against PLO

    02/12/2016 9:01:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 13 replies
    Shunshine State News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Kevin Derby
    ... "The Palestinian Liberation Organization has for decades been a relentless advocate for terrorist violence against the Jewish people," Cruz said. "The United States needs to make it perfectly clear to the Palestinians that this behavior is intolerable, and that we stand with our ally Israel."Closing the PLO office in Washington D.C. sends the clear signal that the days of America turning a blind eye to the militant anti-Semitism of this organization are over, and that we will no longer allow political correctness to force us to host terrorist organizations in Washington, D.C.," Cruz added. ...
  • (VIDEO) PROOF POSITIVE. Ben Carson’s Dishonesty Is Bone Deep

    02/12/2016 7:36:38 AM PST · by TBBT · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/12/16 | streiff
    epublican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson smiles at the thought of the money he's raking in from the gullible and the attention he's getting from Donald Trump and Joe Scaroborough (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik -- caption by me.) If yesterday's assertion by Ben Carson that he was putting a lot of effort into campaigning in South Carolina (he's not, he is taking this weekend off and has only run 182 radio/television ads, all of them in Columbia, SC.) and that he has a plan for moving forward convinced you he was either delusional or dishonest, the balance has radically tipped to...
  • Polls: Cruz Would Fare 5 Points Better Versus Clinton Than Trump Would

    02/12/2016 6:28:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 197 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 12, 2016 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Among the two candidates whose results look at all like those of an eventual GOP presidential nominee, polling suggests that Ted Cruz would do significantly better than Donald Trump in the general election. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Cruz would fare 5 points better versus Hillary Clinton than Trump would. Polling has consistently shown Cruz to have an advantage over Trump in this regard: Fox News found that Cruz would fare 4 points better than Trump, beating Clinton by 7 points (50 to 43 percent) to Trump's 3 (47 to 44 percent). NBC News and...
  • Cruz Campaign Removes Ad Featuring Softcore Porn Actress

    02/11/2016 6:19:32 PM PST · by M. Thatcher · 151 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 at 8:32 p.m. | Andrew Kaczynski/Christopher Massie
    Amy Lindsay has appeared in films such as Erotic Confessions, Carnal Wishes, Secrets of a Chambermaid, and Insatiable Desires. "Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad," a Cruz campaign spokesman told BuzzFeed News. Ted Cruz's campaign has pulled its most recent ad, "Conservatives Anonymous," after learning one of the actresses in the spot is also a softcore porn star. The ad, which was set at a group therapy session of conservative voters who feel betrayed by Marco Rubio on immigration, featured actress Amy Lindsay, who played a woman...
  • WATCH: Debunking anti-Cruz myths (video)

    02/11/2016 6:35:03 PM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Trevor Loudon
    There are quite a few rumors floating around in social media about Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. Americans are used to the mainstream media lying about Ted Cruz (see here, here & here for just some examples.) But it is particularly painful when the lies come from supposed truth-tellers. The largest culprits starting and perpetuating anti-Cruz falsehoods are sundance of the Conservative Treehouse and Dianne Marshall of the Marshall Report. They blatantly lie, or tell cherry-picked half truths, which are promptly disseminated in social media by an army of bullies who are seemingly not interested in civil debate. Why create false...
  • Rush Limbaugh on Ted Cruz: Closest to Ronald Reagan in our lifetimes

    02/11/2016 6:13:48 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the best bet for returning Ronald Reagan's principles to the White House.The controversial radio host said on "The Rush Limbaugh Show" Wednesday that no other Republican presidential candidates have come this close to Reagan in terms of articulated, implementable conservatism."If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan," Limbaugh said. He...
  • Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans

    02/11/2016 5:50:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans...
  • South Carolina Polls: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Far Ahead — Can They Be Caught?

    02/11/2016 4:24:17 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 92 replies
    Inquisitr / New York Daily News ^ | 02/11/2016 | Danny Cox
    Both of these pubications published the same article today, with the New York Daily News titling it "Trump, Clinton Leading Polls as Candidates Head to Nation's Next Primary in South Carolina". This poll shows Trump leading by a larger margin than other polls I've seen today. Thought folks should have access to this informtion also. Trump 36.0% - Cruz 19.7% - Rubio 12.7% - Bush 10.0% - Carson 8.7% Please read more at the above link, or this one: LINK the New York Daily News site.
  • Don't Forget About Ted Cruz

    02/11/2016 2:40:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jessica Taylor
    When Ted Cruz took the stage at his primary night party in Hollis, N.H., he gave what sounded like a victory speech. And in some ways, he may have been an overlooked winner of the night."Washington insiders were convinced our wave of support would break in the Granite State," the Texas senator thundered. "The men and women of New Hampshire proved them wrong."The TVs flanking him showed the results; he was edging out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Cruz finished with just under 12 percent, good enough in the crowded field for third place.All the attention out of New Hampshire...
  • Viguerie: ‘Only Cruz Has Potential to Unite The Party;’ ‘Trump Can’t Unite Conservatives’

    02/11/2016 10:52:13 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 377 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016 | DAN RIEHL
    ... Saying that he does't trust businessman Donald Trump ideologically, Viguerie added: "Cruz is the best candidate I've seen since Ronald Reagan and in many ways he's more ideologically consistent than Reagan." His feeling is that with the establishment currently divided across several candidates, Cruz can to rally not just conservatives, but the entire GOP. Viguerie said the GOP hasn't been fully united since 1988 and "only Cruz has potential to unite the party." ...
  • Ted Cruz Adds to Home-State Support as Texas Primary Nears

    02/11/2016 9:46:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | February 11, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is bolstering his home-field advantage with fewer than three weeks until the Texas primary, unveiling a raft of new endorsements from lawmakers in Austin and detailing his organization across the state for the March 1 nominating contest. Cruz's presidential campaign is set to announce Thursday that he now has the support of nearly half the Republicans in the Texas Legislature: 11 senators and 43 representatives. The newly expanded Texas Leadership Team also includes 57 chairs and co-chairs covering Texas' 36 congressional districts, as well as 462 chairs and co-chairs across the state's 254 counties. "Conservatives in...
  • SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)

    02/11/2016 8:23:53 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 11, 2016
    SC focus group favors Cruz but sees Trump gains (video)...
  • Will they Cruzify Ted?

    02/11/2016 4:42:57 AM PST · by TBBT · 262 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 2/11/16 | David Flint
    The progressive elites will try to do to Cruz what they did to Abbott The American mainstream media, the Republican Party establishment and the Democratic Party are determined that Ted Cruz not be sworn in as the 45th president. Anyone with that opposition must be formidable. That he is. Campaigning against Federal ethanol subsidies in Iowa, a major corn producing state, and against all poll predictions, Cruz defeated the media's favourite, Donald Trump, receiving more votes than any Republican candidate ever had. Cruz is the candidate most motivated by his attachment to traditional American principles. For his opponents, these are...
  • Carson: I think I can win South Carolina

    02/11/2016 6:58:09 AM PST · by TBBT · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/10/16 | The Lead
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson tells Jake Tapper he is "not getting any pressure" to suspend his campaign despite dismal results in N.H. and is confident to win South Carolina.
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • In South Carolina, Marco Rubio accuses Ted Cruz of Iowa voter deception

    02/10/2016 5:23:11 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | February 10
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, coming off a fifth place finish in New Hampshire's Republican primary contest, slammed Ted Cruz for the rival campaign's deception of voters during last week's Iowa caucuses. "His campaign was sending out recorded calls to activists in Iowa telling them Ben Carson has dropped out, inform everyone at the caucus site," Rubio told CBS News' Major Garrett Wednesday. "It was a concerted effort that I'm sure they planned to execute on something in order to influence the election." Rubio was referring to the false rumor Cruz's campaign propagated by implying Carson was withdrawing from the...
  • Cruz campaign aide: Trump running 'the Seinfeld candidacy'

    02/10/2016 10:45:46 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 189 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jason Squitieri
    (CNN)The national spokesman for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is calling the Donald Trump campaign "the Seinfeld candidacy," because as he puts it, "The whole campaign is about nothing." Rick Tyler told CNN's Erin Burnett that Trump says "nothing about immigration, nothing about job creation, nothing about what's going on in North Korea, nothing about ISIS. I mean this is amazing." Tyler said Cruz is running a campaign about conservative issues and that Trump fails to discuss the issues because he isn't a true conservative. Both Trump and Cruz are eying key primaries in southern states starting with South Carolina, which...
  • Cruz Scolds Obama: 'Stop Protecting China'

    02/10/2016 4:59:13 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) directed President Obama to "stop protecting China" in order to more effectively respond to hostile actions from North Korea. Cruz, a presidential candidate, penned the letter to Obama Wednesday to express concern with his policy of "strategic patience" toward North Korea. Earlier, the Texas senator announced that he would vote in favor of legislation that would impose nuclear weapons-related sanctions in North Korea, which is expected to gain passage in the Senate. Cruz outlined several means of more effectively responding to aggressive actions from North Korea, which over the weekend launched a long-range rocket and...
  • Carson staying in race, sees South Carolina victory

    02/10/2016 4:57:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    Ben Carson said Wednesday he will be staying in the Republican race, despite a poor showing in New Hampshire, and is hoping to win big in South Carolina. "I'm not getting any pressure from our millions of supporters (to leave the race). I'm getting a lot of pressure to make sure I stay in the race," Carson told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "You know, they're reminding me that I'm here because I responded to their imploring me to get involved. And I respect that and I'm not just going to walk away from the millions of people who...
  • MARCO RUBIO IN 2ND PLACE IN FLORIDA, NEW POLL FINDS (Jeb polls at 4% and in 5th place)

    02/10/2016 3:56:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 118 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    Donald Trump leads in Florida, but Marco Rubio is in second place, according to a new poll from Florida Southern College. The survey found Trump maintains the top spot in Florida among registered Republican voters with 27 percent. Rubio is in second with 20 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 12 percent and Ben Carson at 6 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is fifth with 4 percent, according to the survey.
  • Cruz Mocks...Fox: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish

    02/10/2016 1:45:02 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Full Title: Cruz Mocks Fox News' Reporting on Rubio: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish Wednesday at an event in Myrtle Beach, SC, Republican presidential hopeful responded to a question about a statement he had made about his competitor Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% coming off of a third-place finish in Iowa a week earlier. Cruz had said "bronze was the new gold." But after coming off his own third-place finish in New Hampshire, Cruz took a jab at Fox News for its coverage of third-place finishers by seemingly mocking it as he said he was looking forward...
  • Obama/Trump Back Russian Invasion of Syria

    02/10/2016 12:33:11 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    ... There is no other way to describe it: the Obama policy is to let the Russian/Iranian/Hezbollah axis take over Syria. That is what the current battle for Aleppo is all about. Times columnist Roger Cohen argues that "It is too late, as well as pure illusion, to expect significant change in Obama's Syria policy." But he proposes that Obama should at least increase the number of Syrian refugees taken in this year to 65,000, as opposed to his currently proposed 10,000. But letting in more refugees scares Americans who suspect that there will be terrorists among them. Such a...
  • Ted Cruz just might be the biggest winner of the N.H. GOP primary in the long run

    02/10/2016 11:21:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    New Hampshire shows that numbers do not tell the whole story. Ted Cruz came in third in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary there, but is considered by many to be the true winner for what it implies to the party and those still trying to decide whom in the party to support. The Texas senator, whose campaign has stressed ultra-conservative positions on such things as abortion, same-sex marriage, immigration and foreign policy, was expected to do well in Iowa - a rural state where such themes play well, given its large evangelical community. Cruz was the top vote-getter there. But in...
  • Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie Need to Go Home

    02/10/2016 11:05:09 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 34 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 2/10/2016 | Erick Erickson
    There is no rational basis for any of these candidates to stay in the race. Ben Carson's campaign imploded weeks ago. His best showing should have come in Iowa and it did not. He has continued to flounder around. A candidate with so much potential has instead become a whiner because his own campaign committed gross incompetence regarding his trip for clean clothes. Instead of admitting it, he has whined about Ted Cruz all week. Carly Fiorina has had ample opportunity to shine. But she has repeatedly gotten on debate stages only to enter the witness protection program immediately upon...
  • Cruz: New Hampshire, Iowa Show Only I Can Beat Trump

    02/10/2016 10:42:37 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 177 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    "You cannot beat Donald Trump coming from the left," Cruz told reporters here before a rally. "You see more moderate candidates standing on the debate stage and saying, 'Gosh, Donald, we need more amnesty. Gosh, Donald, don't be so tough on radical Islamic terrorism.' That's not going to work." "The only way to beat Donald Trump is to highlight the simple truth of his record," Cruz added. "It is not conservative." -snip- After coming in first in the Iowa caucuses, Cruz finished a distant third behind Trump on Tuesday night in New Hampshire, though he joked he deserves the same...
  • It’s on: New Cruz ad ridicules Trump as fake Republican

    02/10/2016 8:37:25 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 340 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 10, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    Like Donkey Kong. Ted Cruz scored a surprising third-place finish in New Hampshire in yesterday's first-in-the-nation primary, and now it looks like he's going for a knockout before South Carolina. Cruz tweeted out the campaign's latest web ad after his victory, one that takes aim at the winner, Donald Trump. The ad depicts children playing with their new "Donald Trump action figure," and says what he does most is "pretend to be a Republican"... It's a tour de force of counter-Trump arguments. The ad manages to mention Trump's friendship with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid (and adds in...
  • Ben Carson To Skip NH Primary Party; Will Meet With Cruz On Thursday

    02/09/2016 6:13:17 PM PST · by Twotone · 70 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | CR Wire
    Dr. Ben Carson will not be attending his own primary night party at the Carson HQ in New Hampshire tonight. The retired neurosurgeon will instead be flying to South Carolina this afternoon, Politico reports. There, he will be meeting with fellow GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday.
  • Ben Carson: I’m Open to Being Donald Trump’s Vice President

    02/10/2016 4:42:52 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 65 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | February 10
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on the day of the New Hampshire primary that he was open to serving as vice president under another candidate, specifically saying that he would be willing to sit down and discuss it with Donald Trump.
  • Ted Cruz Might Be The Real Winner In New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 6:12:21 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2016 | Matt Lewis
    My gut (and let’s be fair, almost every analyst was united on this one) turned out to be correct; Rubio’s momentum coming out of Iowa was effectively killed on Saturday.-snip- What is more, the fact that non-affiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primaries rewards candidates who are perceived as moderate and authentic.But here’s the thing: Maybe I’ll be proven wrong, but I’m skeptical Kasich can replicate this in other states where conservative voters matter a lot more in primaries. -snip- My guess is that Tuesday night will be the highlight of Kasich’s 2016 campaign.So the really interesting point...
  • Armageddon for the GOP Establishment

    02/10/2016 5:56:27 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | JEREMY CARL
    The night could have gone worse for the GOP establishment-but I'm not really sure how. Not only did Donald Trump win an overwhelming victory in New Hampshire, but the establishment lane of viable candidates got more crowded than it had been going in. And remember that since the current primary calendar was inaugurated in 1976, no GOP nominee has ever emerged without winning Iowa or New Hampshire. In case you haven't been paying attention, that means that, if history is a guide, the GOP is likely going to be choosing between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as a nominee, which...
  • Ben Carson: I’m Open to Being Donald Trump's Vice President

    02/09/2016 3:24:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/09/16 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on the day of the New Hampshire primary that he was open to serving as vice president under another candidate, specifically saying that he would be willing to sit down and discuss it with Donald Trump. "Would you be ever open to a VP spot?" asked Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. "I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was," Carson responded. "I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things." Cavuto asked whether that applied to Donald Trump as well. "I certainly would sit down and...
  • Why Would Team Cruz Raise New Hampshire Expectations?

    02/09/2016 2:36:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 81 replies
    Red State ^ | February 9, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    ... So there you have it. Lonegan thinks Cruz can win the New Hampshire Primary. Team Cruz must be feel confident about their chances to have released this video...
  • Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)

    02/09/2016 1:39:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 214 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 9, 2016
    Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)...
  • Why So Many Historians Agree With Ted Cruz On Gold

    02/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nathan Lewis
    Echoing the recent sentiments of Steve Forbes, this week Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz told a group in New Hampshire: "Money is ... a unit of measurement. So, the reason why we see these rapid oscillations in commodities markets, it's because of unstable currencies. And it's why I think we should look at going toward rules-based money supply, ideally tied to gold, so you have stability." Perhaps this will trigger another flood of disagreement in the mainstream press, such as the recent New York Times item which reported that 40 out of 40 "leading economists" said that a gold standard...
  • Donald Trump Defends Repeating Supporter’s Claim Ted Cruz Is a ‘Pussy’ (Video)

    02/09/2016 10:44:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 167 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 9, 2016 | Greg Gilman
    "Every once in a while you can have a little fun, don't you think?" the GOP presidential candidate says on Fox News Donald Trump says his decision to repeat a supporter's claim at a recent rally that Ted Cruz is "a pussy" was all in good fun...
  • Carson's former campaign manager advising Trump(volunteer)

    02/09/2016 10:32:29 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | January 22, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond and Jim Acosta
    Ben Carson's former campaign manager is now informally advising Donald Trump's presidential campaign, according to Trump's campaign manager. Barry Bennett, who resigned from the Carson campaign late last month, is now advising Trump's top aides in a "volunteer" capacity, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed. Bennett also confirmed the development to CNN, characterizing his role in an email as "unpaid and informal."Bennett said he approached the Trump campaign to talk about things to keep in mind once Trump becomes the nominee -- such as the convention, raising money to pay for the convention, managing delegates, rules and floor fights, and dealing...
  • Carson to skip his own New Hampshire primary party

    02/09/2016 9:58:18 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ben Carson will be notably absent from his New Hampshire primary party on Tuesday. The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans will vote next, on Feb. 20. The decision to leave New Hampshire early comes after Carson's campaign last week said he would be going home to Florida instead of campaigning in New Hampshire or South Carolina following the Iowa caucuses.
  • Cruz Campaign Responds to Donald Trump: ‘Lets Not Forget Who Whipped Who in Iowa’

    02/09/2016 8:44:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9, 2016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is hitting back at Donald Trump, after Trump repeated an offensive remark, by reminding Trump not to "forget who whipped who in Iowa." At a Trump rally on Monday, a woman in the crowd shouted that Cruz was, "a pussy." "She just said a terrible thing," Trump said while smirking. "You know what she said? Shout it out," Trump told the woman. "Okay, you're not allowed to say and I never expect to hear that from you again," Trump said. "I never expect to hear that from you again! She...
  • Ted Cruz is wrong about CNN's reporting

    02/08/2016 11:27:37 AM PST · by kiryandil · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | February 7, 2016 | Dylan Byers
    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) Sen. Ted Cruz knowingly misstated CNN's reporting during Saturday's Republican primary debate, despite the fact that CNN's reporting was correct all along. Cruz blamed CNN for a message his campaign sent to supporters the night of the Iowa caucuses suggesting Carson was going to suspend his campaign. "My political team saw CNN's report breaking news and they forwarded that news to our volunteers, it was being covered on live television," Cruz said during the debate. Cruz also claimed CNN had inaccurately reported that Carson was suspending his campaign "from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15," and "didn't correct...
  • Liberal Race-Baiters Embarrassed On Univision's Al Punto (Cruz-hater smackdown)

    02/09/2016 6:56:39 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 5 replies
    News Busters ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jorge Bonilla
    It is not often that Univision News features a master class on how to smash tired racial grievance narratives, but that's exactly what happened on Sunday's Al Punto. Star anchor and chief racial demagogue Jorge Ramos, caught between his anchor and activist roles, could only watch helplessly...
  • Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz tied for 2nd place in New Hampshire, new poll shows

    02/08/2016 6:25:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2016
    With less than 24 hours before voters in New Hampshire head to the polls in the country's first primary election of the 2106 presidential contest, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are in a dead heat race ... for the second place. ...
  • Will Ted Cruz surprise in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 6:06:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    ... Regardless of how he fares here, Cruz will be in a strong position headed into the string of upcoming Southern primaries; a second-place or strong-third place finish could put him in a commanding one. Cruz's biggest opening is with...
  • CarsonGate Cover-Up: CNN Fact-Checker Lies About Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 4:35:07 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8 , 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    CNN is not only desperate to absolve itself of its legitimate responsibility for spreading the false idea that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the presidential race last week, CNN is also hoping to complete a three-bank shot that will damage Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the process. Saturday night, CNN went so far as to have their phony left-wing "fact-checker" Tom Foreman lie about Cruz. For all of this to make sense, let's start at the beginning...
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz Hold Leads In Arkansas Primaries

    02/08/2016 2:40:37 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies
    NPR via KUAR ^ | February 7, 2016 | Roby Brock
    Q: A number of Republican candidates are on the ballot for U.S. President in Arkansas. If the election were today, for which of the following would you vote: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie, and Carly Fiorina? 11% Ben Carson 27% Ted Cruz 4% John Kasich 23% Marco Rubio 23% Donald Trump 1% Jeb Bush 1% Gov. Chris Christie 4% Carly Fiorina 6% Don't Know
  • McGrath: Ted Cruz Stands Alone On a Female Draft

    02/08/2016 2:12:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 102 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 8, 2016 | Art McGrath
    After last week's surprise statements by two top generals that women should sign up for the draft just like men, Sen. Ted Cruz has set himself apart from his Republican rivals in the race for president by saying unequivocally that the idea is "nuts." When questioned at a Senate committee hearing last week, the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Gen. Robert Neller and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley both said they thought women should have to register for Selective Service when they turn eighteen, just like men. During Saturday's presidential candidate debate in Manchester, N.H., everyone on stage...
  • What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz's Past

    02/08/2016 1:26:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 30, 2015 | ASHEESH AGARWAL AND JOHN DELACOURT
    ... Now that Cruz regularly polls toward the top of an ever-shrinking field, his early tenure bears closer scrutiny. Cruz has gained fame as a social conservative and an unwavering opponent of Obamacare. In his first major leadership role, however, he developed economic policy as the director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning...
  • Marco Rubio Dips Slightly In NH Tracking Poll, Tying With Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 12:53:06 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies
    TPM ^ | February 8, 2016 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential pack in New Hampshire by a wide margin, but Sen. Marco Rubio's surge to second place nearly disappeared in a tracking poll released by the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Monday. Trump leads his competitors by 21 points, earning 34 percent support from likely Republican primary voters. The real estate mogul's support in the tracking poll has dropped 4 percentage points since the beginning of last week. After jumping to second place in the tracking poll with 15 percent support at the end of last week, Rubio has dropped by 2 percentage...