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  • Poll: Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary

    02/07/2016 6:54:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead widened in New Hampshire just days before the primary, according to the latest CNN/WMUR tracking poll. Thirty-three percent of likely Republican primary voters said they support Trump, giving the billionaire a 17-point lead over his closest GOP rival. Trump gained 5 points from a similar tracking poll last week. Trump now has more than double the support of Sen. Marco Rubio, who came in second with 16 percent support. Sen. Ted Cruz has 14 percent for third place. Gov. John Kasich follows with 11 percent, while no other GOP candidate broke single-digit support. The...
  • Under fire, Marco Rubio crashes and burns (Boston Herald)

    02/07/2016 6:31:30 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    2/7/16 | Chris Cassidy
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - A malfunctioning Marco Rubio crashed as he was overloaded by attacks last night from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who tried to portray the Florida U.S. senator as a Washington robot pre-programmed by political consultants during a high-stakes Republican debate.
  • Ted Cruz once again proves himself presidential

    02/07/2016 1:47:56 AM PST · by GregKremer · 105 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next commander-in-chief must be of the highest character, cut from the rare cloth of our founders. Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages. Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr. Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts.
  • Red State: Winners and Losers from Tonight's ABC Debate

    02/06/2016 10:46:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Red State ^ | February 6, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    What a glum, drab debate. ABC clearly tried to make all the candidates look bad, and the bad blood between the candidates left over from Iowa meant that they just did not care about showing any level of solidarity against the media, as they often do. Christie successfully tore down Marco Rubio for the first hour of the debate, but made himself look like a royal, braying jerk in the process. Normally in these posts, I have three winners and three losers, but I don't think there even were three winners - but there were a whole bunch of losers....
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XIX

    02/06/2016 9:05:43 PM PST · by Windflier · 39 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6 February 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • Ted Cruz Shuts Down Martha Raddatz’s Cheap Gotcha on North Korea

    02/06/2016 8:15:19 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 6, 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    During Saturday night's ABC News debate, co-moderator Martha Raddatz, a personal friend of Barack Obama's, asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) an incredibly dumb gotcha question premised on the idea that Cruz is some kind of war-monger, but only when he wants to be. Cruz was first about the news that, in violation of treaty, North Korea launched fired a long-range rocket Saturday. Cruz gave an impressive and detailed answer about North Korean threat that included legitimate criticism of President Clinton's mishandling of his failed nuclear deal. Raddatz then attacked: ...
  • Rubio is winning me over

    02/06/2016 7:47:26 PM PST · by ritpg · 93 replies
    2/6/16 | Terry Garvey
    How anyone in the debate audience could boo Marco Rubio for saying the Obama knows exactly what he is doing and is not incompetent is incomprehensible to me. Obama is intentionally destroying the US and anyone who would boo someone for saying that is an idiot.
  • SCANDAL=> HOUSE WAS STACKED – Trump Camp Given ONLY 20 TICKETS For Supporters at GOP Debate

    02/06/2016 7:41:13 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    GP ^ | Febuary | Jim Hoft
    The audience loudly booed Trump, driving the back-and-forth off the rails. Trump said audience members were all members of the Republican establishment. “That’s all of his donors and special interests out there,” Trump said of the people booing him. “That’s what it is. And by the way, let me just tell you: We needed tickets. You can’t get them. You know who has the tickets? … Donors, special interests, the people that are putting up the money. That’s who it is.” The booing continued. Trump said he was self-funding his campaign, so Republican donors weren’t a fan of his candidacy....
  • Kasich jokes: 'I ought to be running in a Democratic primary'

    02/06/2016 7:30:44 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/6/16 | Harper Neidig
    Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich on Saturday joked that he may have more appeal to voters outside of his party, according to CBS News. While campaigning in New Hampshire, he ran into a Democratic voter who said the Ohio governor is the only Republican he'd consider voting for. "I ought to be running in a Democrat primary. I got more Democrats for me - you have any Republican friends?" he quipped. Kasich is considered one of the more moderate GOP candidates and has been attacked by the right for using the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid in Ohio. He...
  • Most embarrassing Republican Presidential debate intro, ABC screws up! (Trump, pure class!)

    Trump walks slowly and stands by Carson and doesn't move till Carson is called.
  • Cruz campaign recruits volunteers for 'Camp Cruz' in South Carolina

    02/06/2016 3:52:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary is less than four days away, but the Cruz campaign is already ramping up volunteer organizing efforts in South Carolina. The campaign on Saturday sent an email asking supporters to join a "strike force" to deploy to South Carolina and aid get-out-the-vote operations, with housing provided in Greenville, S.C. -- the third "Camp Cruz" lodging operation to open, following those based in Des Moines and Manchester. Cruz sees friendlier territory in evangelical-dominated South Carolina than he does here in more moderate New Hampshire, and made it a point to stop in Greenville Tuesday...
  • Trent Lott: I’d have thrown out Cruz for ‘liar’ speech

    02/06/2016 11:42:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 125 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/6/16
    Trent Lott (R-Miss.) says he would take a hard line with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) if he was still running the Senate. Cruz, a presidential candidate, assailed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a floor speech last year, accusing him of lying about a deal related to the Export-Import Bank. Lott, who served as Senate majority leader in 2002, suggested Cruz's speech was beyond the pale. "Having been majority leader, I've never had someone stand on the Senate floor and call me a liar," Lott said in an interview with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper. "In fact, if I...
  • Trump Stumbles But Voters Don't Count Him Out Yet (New YouGov Poll)

    02/06/2016 10:57:22 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 46 replies
    YouGov ^ | 2/6/2016
    Once confident Donald Trump would win the nomination, Republicans are now split between three candidates Last week Ted Cruz notched an unexpected victory in the Iowa Caucuses - and now voters have a very different view of Donald Trump's chances in the Republican primary, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Importantly, voters are not ready to count Donald Trump out. Two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters describe his second-place finish in Iowa as more of a "temporary setback" than a sign of serious trouble for his campaign. 54% expect Trump to win the New Hampshire primary, where he remains ahead...
  • That Was Quick! Marco Rubio ‘Surge’ Hits Polling High at 19 Percent – Then Drops

    02/06/2016 10:51:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick! Establishment Republican and FOX News Channel’s favorite son seems to have peaked too soon. Rubio reached a polling high mark at 19% in New Hampshire two days ago. Now he’s back town do 16%. Despite the nonstop glowing reports on Marco Rubio by the FOX News establishment hacks, Rubio is sinking.Maybe it’s the Phyllis Schlafly effect?
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XVIII

    02/05/2016 10:26:26 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 10 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6 February 2016
    As there's no thread yet for today, I'm starting one and copying this text from the last thread. DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy Voting thread: Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/06
  • Mass Immigration/Globalism are Prerequisites to Fundamental American Change

    02/05/2016 8:35:01 PM PST · by mbrfl · 95 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 5, 2016 | Sundance
    The head of Fox News, Mr. Wall Street, aka billionaire Rupert Murdoch (not an American) is one of the strongest advocates for mass immigration into the U.S. to fundamentally change the dynamics of the U.S. economy. This approach further solidifies the modern American future as service driven only - a traditional class society, "haves and have-much-less". The middle class evaporates along with the lost jobs and wages.
  • USA Transnational Report - Guest Kevin D. Freeman TOMORROW (2/6) 8 AM EST

    02/05/2016 6:20:09 PM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | February 6, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN FREEMAN! Saturday (2/6) 8 AM EST!!! Kevin Freeman is a NY Times bestselling author and considered one of the world's leading experts on the issues of Economic Warfare and Financial Terrorism. His research has been presented in critical DoD studies and he has been asked to brief or present to the FBI, DIA, ONA, SEC, Naval War College, HASC, Naval Postgraduate School, DARPA, IARPA, and a host of government agencies tasked with protecting America. Topics of Discussion: >What is economic terrorism? >Can foreign enemies manipulate our stock market? >Are they doing it today? >Election & Economic...
  • Hillary’s advisers from Hell

    02/05/2016 4:57:40 PM PST · by Lera · 14 replies
    So it turns out that the advice Hillary Clinton gets from her advisers regarding Israel is overwhelmingly anti-Israel: ...the stream of anti-Israel advice received by Hillary was much more comprehensive than that which came from just [Sidney Blumenthal]. In the entire batch of Hillary's emails, you will be hard pressed to find a single email that is sympathetic towards the Jewish state, from any of the people on whom she relied. ... These emails seem to demonstrate that a huge segment of her close advisers and confidants were attacking Israel, condemning Netanyahu, and strategizing about how to force Israel to...
  • Clinton and the gun control lobby get it wrong

    02/05/2016 1:30:35 PM PST · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | February 5, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Hillary Clinton has made gun control a major part of her presidential campaign, at least in New Hampshire. Over the last month, a quarter of all of her campaign ads in New Hampshire have focused on gun control. In rural areas of Iowa, by contrast, she did not run a single ad related to gun control. In all of Iowa, just six percent of her ads discussed guns. Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, recently wrote in the Union Leader attacking Bernie Sanders. He recycles Clinton’s rhetoric on the issue. Gross asserts: “Brady background checks...
  • Report: MS-13 foot soldiers use 'surge' to cross border, 'colonize new criminal territory'

    02/04/2016 9:47:35 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 4,2016 | By PAUL BEDARD
    Criminal networks with Latin American roots, such as MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, are using the administration's open-door policy at the border to slip in recruits that are causing a huge spike in murder and violence throughout the nation, according to an immigration expert. Testifying Thursday at a House hearing on the border surge of young Latinos, the expert said, "Established gangs have been able to transfer an unknown number of experienced foot soldiers from Central America to help colonize new criminal territory in the United States." Jessica M. Vaughan, the policy director for the Center for Immigration Studies,...
  • Exclusive — 'It’s A Terrible Deal,' Donald Trump Says About Just-Signed Obamatrade

    02/05/2016 9:57:42 AM PST · by Syncro · 50 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | Feb 5. 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Donald Trump, currently leading in New Hampshire polling ahead of this coming Tuesday's primaries, tells Breitbart News exclusively that the just-signed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Pacific rim trade agreement is a "terrible deal." "It's like all deals that the United States makes under this president, it's a terrible deal," Trump said when asked to react to the news that President...Obama's U.S. Trade Representative just inked the deal officially in Auckland, New Zealand. It's going to allow countries to continue to take advantage of us and take our jobs, take our trade. It's bad for us. It'll allow China to come...
  • Trump: People Who Work Their Ass Off, Not Illegals, Are The Backbone Of This Country

    02/05/2016 9:33:25 AM PST · by xzins · 142 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 4, 2016 | RCP
  • NH Poll: Donald Trump Flat, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz Gaining [Trump 30, Rubio 17, Cruz 15]

    02/05/2016 5:58:07 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Mike Flynn
    A new NBC/Marist poll finds Donald Trump with a 13-point lead in New Hampshire, down 6 points from the middle of January. With the state voting Tuesday, Trump has 30 percent support, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with 17 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)with 15 percent. Trump’s support is unchanged from two earlier NBC polls of the Granite State, going back to the beginning of January. Trump’s lead has shrunk as both Rubio and Cruz have gained support in the past two weeks.Rubio has gained 6 points since mid-January, while Cruz has gone up 3 points. Rubio’s support...
  • Quinnipiac: Trump And Rubio Up, Cruz Down [Trump 31, Cruz 22, Rubio 19]

    02/05/2016 6:05:45 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 76 replies
    quinnipiac.edu ^ | February 5
    Donald Trump still leads the GOP presidential pack among Republican voters nationwide, with 31 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 22 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Dr. Ben Carson has 6 percent, with 9 percent undecided and no other candidate above 3 percent. In the Democratic race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided
  • ARG NH Tracking Poll: Trump 36, Rubio 15, Kasich 14, Cruz 12

    02/05/2016 8:09:52 AM PST · by usafa92 · 62 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/5/2016 | ARG
    No article, just link
  • Former NRA President: Marco Rubio Wasn’t ‘a Friend to Gun Owners’ in FL

    02/05/2016 9:07:30 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% is taking a hard position against President Obama’s current gun control push, but various reports on Rubio’s time in the Florida house of representatives and U.S. Senate show a past marked by a fluctuating relationship between Rubio and gun rights. In one such report, published in 2010, former NRA president Marion Hammer said Rubio “has not been a friend to gun owners.” Hammer was reflecting on the difficultly that attended the passage of a bill guaranteeing employees the ability to keep guns in their cars at work for self-defense. According to Politico,...
  • Don't Show Trump This Chart: All U.S. Job Gains Since Dec. 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers

    02/05/2016 8:59:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the Fed on the verge of a full relent and admission of policy error, the Fed's "data (in)dependent" monetary policy once again takes on secondary relevance as we progress into 2016. However, even with the overall job picture far less important, one aspect of the US jobs market is certain to take on an unprecedented importance. We first laid out what that is last September when we said that "the one chart that matters more than ever, has little to nothing to do with the Fed's monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections...
  • Donald Trump’s Immigration Message May Resound in New Hampshire

    02/05/2016 7:28:43 AM PST · by mandaladon · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Political pundits and Republican leaders like to say that nobody could have foreseen the extraordinary rise of Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy. But there were early signs that the electorate was ready for an insurgency like the one Mr. Trump has inspired this election. And some of the most powerful of those indicators came from New Hampshire. In 2014, Scott Brown, a Republican and former Massachusetts senator who was running for a Senate seat in New Hampshire, aired an ad that seemed a curious fit for the state: As ominous music played in the background, and scenes of southern border...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XVII

    02/04/2016 9:11:23 PM PST · by Windflier · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5 February 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • The Iowa Democratic Party Chair Refusing To Review Caucus Results Is A HUGE Hillary Supporter

    02/04/2016 8:45:19 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Iowa Democratic party chair who is refusing to release raw vote totals from Monday’s state caucuses is a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter who donated to the politician’s various campaigns and who reportedly drives a Buick with the license plate “HRC 2016.” Dr. Andrea “Andy” McGuire has shot down calls to review vote tallies from Monday’s contest despite Clinton’s razor-thin win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The former secretary of state squeaked by the democratic socialist, hauling in 49.9 percent of state delegate equivalents versus Sanders’ 49.6 percent. The Clinton campaign claimed complete victory in the caucuses on Tuesday despite...
  • U.S. Congressmen want a say in Iran election, apply for travel visas to Iran

    02/04/2016 3:43:05 PM PST · by Fali_G · 9 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 02/04/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    U.S. Congressmen want a say in Iran election, apply for travel visas to Iran BY LISA DAFTARI (EDIT)THURSDAY FEB 4, 2016 7:08PM Hand-delivered visa application to travel to Iran Three U.S. lawmakers have applied for travel visas to Iran to oversee their upcoming elections and to inspect nuclear sites to ensure that the government has kept its end of the nuclear deal. The trio, Reps. Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), Mike Pompeo and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) also penned a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the Iran Revolutionary Guardian Council General Mohammad Ali Jafari to support their application, which...
  • The Republican establishment badly needs to thin the candidate herd. Like, now.

    02/04/2016 3:37:55 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/4/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Since the Iowa caucuses ended Monday night, three Republican candidates have ended their presidential campaigns. The problem for establishment GOPers? None of that trio is named Jeb Bush, John Kasich or Chris Christie. The thinning of the Republican field has occurred entirely outside of the "establishment" lane -- with Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Rand Paul all calling it quits. That's a very bad thing for an establishment badly in need of finding a unity candidate soon if they want to have any hope of unseating the two favorites -- Donald Trump and Ted Cruz -- as the race moves...
  • Senator Perdue Blocks Open Borders Judge (send him a thank you!)

    02/04/2016 3:50:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 2/3/16 | Daniel Horowitz
    As we often highlight studies in cowardice and betrayal here at Conservative Review, it's satisfying to finally have the opportunity to spotlight a profile in courage, especially from someone not named Cruz, Lee, Paul, or Sessions. Today I’d like to commend Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) for his work in derailing another Obama judicial nomination. Last month, we noted that the GOP-Senate plans to confirm more Obama judges this year, allowing him to cement his control over the judiciary. Rather than simply saying "no more judges who don't believe in the Constitution," most Republicans are running scared. After all, Mitch McConnell...
  • Are Senator McCain’s 2016 Re-election Hopes in Trouble?

    02/04/2016 3:47:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 2/4/16 | Nate Madden
    Things aren’t looking good for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), as leaked data from two polls shows his 33-year congressional tenure may not survive the 2016 election cycle. "Senator McCain's key fundamentals are all very poor," reads a polling memo leaked from an anonymous pollster in the Grand Canyon State. "His ballot, his image, his job approval and his hard re-elect all suggest that he is an incredibly vulnerable incumbent as we head into 2016." A memo regarding accompanying polling data gathered between January 56 explains McCain's weaknesses in detail, referring to majority negative opinions on both job approval and personal...
  • Rubio endorsements: Another senator, Pat Toomey, signs on

    02/03/2016 9:03:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not as important as Tim Scott’s support since Toomey’s not from an early state, but still significant big-picture. This isn’t just a case of Cruz losing out to Rubio on another endorsement among his Senate colleagues, it’s a litmus test of electability — or perceived electability. Why might a Republican from a purple state, whose seat is up this year by the way, prefer Rubio to Cruz or Trump? Hmmm:
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XVI

    02/03/2016 8:59:56 PM PST · by Windflier · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4 February 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • BOOM! Karl Rove Breaks Down How Cruz Camp’s Cheating Stole Iowa from Trump (VIDEO)

    02/03/2016 6:40:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 603 replies
    On Wednesday, Karl Rove, not a Trump fan by any means, explained how the cheating could have cost Donald Trump the election in Iowa. Wow! This is a stunning indictment of the Cruz Campaign's cheating scandal.
  • Cruz: ‘I Agree in Many Ways with Bernie Sanders’

    02/03/2016 7:34:41 PM PST · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/3/16 | Lindsay Ellefson
    As Donald Trump spent his week attacking Ted Cruz while trying to win favor in New Hampshire, Cruz took a much different approach: He praised his Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders. Cruz knew that the state is notorious for its regionalistic voting when he spoke highly of the Vermont senator to a crowd in Henniker this afternoon. “In diagnosing the problem, I agree in many ways with Bernie Sanders,” he said, according to Politico‘s Katie Glueck. “I enjoy watching the media folks. They’re very puzzled when they say, ‘Gosh, Ted, you sound exactly like Bernie, saying it’s all big money and...
  • Sanders Leads Clinton by 33 in NH

    02/03/2016 6:35:44 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 25 replies
    Hill ^ | 2/3/16 | Hill
    Bernie Sanders has over double the voter support of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to a new poll. Sanders leads the Democratic presidential front-runner by 33 points among registered Democrats in the University of Massachusetts-Lowell/7 News survey released Wednesday. He takes 63 percent in the Granite State, contrasted with 30 percent for Clinton in results unchanged from the pollsters' previous survey. Martin O’Malley, who suspended his campaign last Monday night, earned 1 percent. New Hampshire’s Democratic-leaning voters are also fairly certain about their candidate before next Tuesday’s primary, pollsters found. About 81 percent would “definitely” vote for Sanders, versus...
  • JEB BUSH [14%] RISES TO 2ND PLACE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, POLL SAYS [Trump 31%, Cruz 9%]

    02/03/2016 5:50:55 PM PST · by The people have spoken · 122 replies
    floridapolitics.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican field in New Hampshire, but a new poll of likely Republican primary voters shows Jeb Bush in second place. Trump maintains a strong lead over his Republican opponents with 31 percent, according to a Harper Polling survey of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire. Bush comes in second with 14 percent, followed by John Kasich at 12 percent. Marco Rubio is at 10 percent, while Ted Cruz is at 9 percent.
  • Ted Cruz: Made in Canada

    02/03/2016 5:44:32 PM PST · by patlin · 135 replies
    Macleans.ca ^ | Jason Markusoff and Allen Abel
    Ted Cruz must long for the day when his three-word memory could suitably summarize his time as a tot in Canada: “It was cold.” He wouldn’t remember, but it was forecast as snowy at -9° C the day he was born, according to the Barometer Betty cartoon on the front of the Calgary Herald for Dec. 22, 1970. ... ... U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz spent weeks with a tidy poll lead ahead of this year’s Iowa Republican caucuses on Feb. 1, the first state contest of party nomination season. Then Donald Trump piped up, threatening to derail or distract,...
  • MARCO RUBIO: Legalization of Illegal Immigrants Comes First – Then Border Security

    02/03/2016 5:10:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 180 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 3 | Jim Hoft
    The interview with Univision was in Spanish- Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Univision yesterday that legalization of illegal immigrants will come first and then new border security measures. The Examiner reported: In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. "Let's be clear," Rubio said....
  • Paul Ryan Faces His First Uprising

    02/03/2016 4:37:36 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 2/3/16 | Russell Berman
    "To quote William Wallace in Braveheart," Paul Ryan said on Wednesday morning, "we have to unite the clans." This was the money quote of the House speaker's address to a conservative conference in Washington. The one his office dished out to reporters in advance, a canned sound bite designed to pull back, every so briefly, the ears of a Beltway political crowd transfixed by the intensifying presidential campaign. Just about 12 hours earlier, Ryan met for beers with the most troublesome of those "clans"-the House Freedom Caucus, that group of a few dozen conservatives who shoved Ryan's predecessor, John Boehner,...
  • 'Not a Snowball’s Chance in Hell': Speaker Ryan’s 'Intense' Meeting With House Freedom Caucus

    02/03/2016 4:20:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    the blaze.com ^ | 2/3/16 | John Street
    House Speaker Paul Ryan held a meeting a with members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus Tuesday in an attempt to persuade them to vote for his 2017 budget plan, but judging from one member's response, Ryan's efforts were not very successful. "There's not a snowball's chance in hell that I'll vote for that," caucus member Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said. At least two other caucus members described the meeting as "intense," the Huffington Post reported. Ryan reportedly met with a group of about 25 members of the conservative caucus in the speaker's office over beer, chips, soda and "all the...
  • Paul Ryan to Tea Party: You are the problem

    02/03/2016 4:12:33 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/3/16 | Paul Waldman
    Today, Paul Ryan gave a fascinating speech at Heritage Action, a tea party-allied organization that has fashioned itself as the guardian of conservative purity. The speech called for unity. "To quote William Wallace in Braveheart," he said, "we have to unite the clans." But his speech was actually a repudiation of everything the tea party has done. Not only that, Ryan also took shots at the congressional Republican leadership, and even the current GOP presidential candidates. He didn’t call anyone out by name, but if you understand what’s happening now and the conflict that has roiled the Republican Party for...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: If he makes it through his primary, vote for somebody else!!

    02/03/2016 4:12:30 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. We must continue to remove the heads of the republican establishment until they begin to listen to the American people. Eric Cantor has been removed. John Boehner has been removed. Kevin McCarthy has been prevented. And there are already rumblings of a primary challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan! Primary elections in the State of Wisconsin will be held on August 9, 2016. We have between now and then to find a candidate, fund him or her, and propel them to victory over Ryan. However, we know the Establishment and its...
  • The voter rebellion is on! Who should lead: Cruz or Trump? Both?

    02/03/2016 1:57:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 312 replies
    February 3, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    Q: Why are the voters rebelling? A: The leftist progressives have been treading on our constitution and our liberty for at least the last 100 years and consequently we've suffered a long train of abuses and usurpations: The income tax (16th amendment), ending state sovereignty/concentrating power at the federal level (the 17th amendment), the Fed, heavy-handed/unconstitutional regulations, socialized retirement, socialized health care, restrictions on religious liberty, legalized abortion, federal mandated homosexual marriage with the heavy hand of the federal government enforcing it over the objections of the states and small business operators, the illegal alien invasion, the subversive Muslim invasion,...
  • Trump drew record number of new people to vote against him in Iowa

    02/03/2016 7:46:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump bragged about how he was going to bring a record number of voters to the polls. And he did. The only problem is, most of the newcomers came out to vote against him. In the last presidential primary, there were 120,000 Republican attendees; in this one, there were 180,000, a 50% increase. Whom did all these new people vote for? About a third voted for Donald Trump, but two thirds came out to vote against him, for other candidates. There's no denying that Trump drove the increase in numbers, but most of the increase was antagonistic, not...
  • Why Donald Trump Got Schlonged In Iowa

    02/02/2016 8:57:16 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 113 replies
    News Machete ^ | 2/2/2016 | Ed Straker
    Donald Trump does everything in a big way. Even losing. Not only did he lose to Ted Cruz in Iowa, but he came very close to a humiliating third place behind Marco Rubio. As recently as yesterday Donald Trump was saying he wanted to win in Iowa, and if he didn't, that it would all have been a big waste of time. "Unless I win, I would consider this a big, fat, beautiful-and, by the way, a very expensive-waste of time," Trump said this weekend, speaking to supporters during a whirlwind tour of Iowa. Well, I guess it was a...
  • Private Interests and Public Money

    02/03/2016 4:19:25 AM PST · by expat_panama · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2016 | Gideon Isaac
    One of the extraordinary developments in the current presidential campaign is that the front runners on both the Democrat and the Republican side are emphasizing their opposition to the "special interests"... A central belief of Bernie Sanders... On the Republican side, Donald Trump claims his political rivals are indebted to special interest groups, whereas he, a billionaire, doesn't need to take money from anyone. Hillary Clinton will not be outdone... The problem with these candidates who promise to fight the special interests is that they are creating more special interests... To Trump it's simple. He believes it is in the...