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  • NH: GOP Establishment Spends 20X Per Vote as Trump/Cruz

    02/10/2016 11:53:06 AM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Nolte
    Donald Trump's massive and massively consequential New Hampshire victory cost the billionaire businessman a mere $40 per vote, according to a study done by Morning Consult. To come in a distant fourth place, Jeb Bush spent a mind-boggling $1200 per vote. Sen. Ted Cruz did the best; he landed in a surprising third place by spending only $18 per vote. No one, though, wasted their money more than Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who spend $508 per vote to belly-flop into fifth place. Even though Bush spent more than twice as much as Rubio, the former Florida governor at least walks...
  • Campaigns Brief: How to Watch New Hampshire {Time & Money Spent by Each Candidate}

    02/10/2016 8:41:23 AM PST · by drpix · 15 replies
    morningconsult.com ^ | 2/10/16 | Reid WIlson
    { Complete Data & Rankings for Ad Money Spent AND Candidates Time Spent in NH - See Below }
  • A Bad Night for Conservatives in New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 7:36:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | The Editors
    Donald Trump won a convincing victory in New Hampshire. We congratulate him, and hope that we will not have to do it many more times.
  • RNC’s Redfield Says Trump Is Destroying The GOP, Demands Action From Priebus

    02/09/2016 6:21:48 PM PST · by blueyon · 89 replies
    conservativeintel.com ^ | 2/09/16 | ???
    A top Republican National Committee official is demanding action from RNC Chair Reince Priebus over concerns with the Donald Trump Presidential campaign. Holland Redfield, an RNC Committeeman from the Virgin Islands, said recently that the party is being almost “terrorized” by Trump. Redfield believes the future of the party is at stake.
  • Protesters Attempt Exorcism On Ted Cruz

    02/09/2016 12:17:21 PM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Two protesters holding mirrors and crosses interrupted Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, in an attempt to perform an exorcism on Cruz.
  • This really getting old. (Vanity)

    02/09/2016 9:15:26 AM PST · by andy1954 · 104 replies
    Most on here know by now I am supporting Marco Rubio for the Republican nominee. In the process I am finding some rather remarkable talking points that are completely useless. 1. Voting for anyone other than Trump or Cruz will cause a permanent democratic majority. This is nonsense and anyone that has participated in this process knows it. 2. Some how Cruz can over come his 'likability' issue in the U.S. Senate and even in his home state (I am a Texan) 3. That Donald Trump really is a conservative. Nonsense. He is totally unpredictable. And really could implode in...
  • Supreme Omission in GOP Election Debate [The Judicial Branch Gets No Mention At All]

    02/09/2016 6:58:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Jan LaRue
    Considering how little the Supreme Court has been mentioned in election debates, a space alien might conclude that it’s the “least dangerous” branch of government. A Gallup poll released on October 2, 2015 indicates that 50 percent of Americans “disapprove of the way the Supreme Court is handling its job,” a drop of 12 points since 2001. A CBS News/New York Times Poll conducted from June 10-14, 2015 asked 1,007 adults nationwide: “In general, do you think the current Supreme Court justices decide their cases based on legal analysis without regard to their own personal or political views, or...
  • Jeb Bush: Donald Trump Needs Therapy

    02/08/2016 1:00:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Pam Key
    While on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Boston Public Radio station WGBH asked Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush about his rival Donald Trump going after his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush.
  • Ted Cruz apologizes and then lies about Ben Carson

    02/08/2016 10:27:04 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 86 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/7/16 | BestPoliticalVideos
    This is quite the thing, timeline-wise.
  • Why It’s Ridiculous To Report On Every Poll Coming Out Of New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 2:03:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | February 7, 2016 | Natalie Jackson, Senior polling editor
    Pollsters have been busy in New Hampshire the last few days. As of this post's publication, HuffPost Pollster's charts have added 15 polls of the New Hampshire primaries that were conducted after last Monday's Iowa caucuses -- nine of the Republican primary and six of the Democratic primary. If you include all of the daily tracking polls, which are only added to the charts every other day because of their overlapping dates, there have been 22 poll releases since Wednesday. If that seems excessive or ridiculous, that's because it is. And there will be several more -- those numbers above...
  • Transportation funding expected to fall $6B short in Pennsylvania

    02/08/2016 12:54:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | Melissa Daniels
    Pennsylvania will be about $6 billion short of being able to fund all the projects legislators promised their constituents during passage of Act 89, the transportation funding bill of 2013. Secretary Leslie Richards will break the news to the Senate Transportation Committee when she testifies Tuesday, according to a copy of her testimony obtained by the Tribune-Review. Pennsylvania's 12-year transportation plan covers about 2,800 projects at a cost of about $34 billion. But that exceeds the $28 billion in revenue projected to come in for that time frame. “The Corbett administration over promised projects by at least $6 billion compared...
  • How Donald Trump Broke the GOP’s Music Curse (he keeps playing Adele even after she complains)

    02/07/2016 9:43:21 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 7 2016 | Review Troy
    Donald Trump has been blowing up the old traditional GOP certainties left and right, and this week he overturned another one. In what seemed like an embarrassing rebuke, on February 1, Adele told the Republican front-runner that he didn’t have her permission to use her songs at his massive campaign events. Adele might just be the world’s most popular singer at the moment, and any normal candidate would have folded his tent, chastened. Not Trump. At his rally in Little Rock, Arkansas two days later the crowd of thousands listened to Adele’s “Skyfall” before Trump’s helicopter landed. A day after...
  • Bill Aimed at Ending Operation Choke Point Passes House

    02/07/2016 6:03:30 PM PST · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 5, 2016 | NRA-ILA
    On Thursday, a bi-partisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 766, the ‘‘Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015,” sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO). As we reported last year, this bill targets the abuses of Operation Choke Point (OCP), an Obama administration “enforcement” program that lumped together legal and illegal businesses into a “high risk” category and threatened the banks with intense regulatory scrutiny. The goal of OCP was to deter the banks from forming or continuing relationships with the targeted industries, thereby driving them out of business. Included on this list were firearm and ammunition...
  • NH Primary Predictions (Trump Wins, but by how much?)

    02/07/2016 9:26:20 AM PST · by parksstp · 29 replies
    People laughed at me when I made my IA predictions and said Trump was capped at 27%. Lo and behold I was right. And that IA map trend foreshadowed things to come in SC if the race contenders don't shrink. But NH is a different state with a lot more liberal/moderate RINOs and Independents that lean liberal but vote in the GOP primary for candidates like McCain, Romney, Huntsman, etc. So here's an easy to comprehend breakdown of what is going to happen on Tuesday night.
  • They’d rather look good and lose than admit Trump is the best candidate

    02/07/2016 9:11:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 89 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/6/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Our nation is in deep trouble. Our world is burning down and an anti-American in the White House is fanning the flames. We the people who love America must do something to save ourselves now! We have been let down by the fake conservatives we sent to Washington to put out the fire and start fixing the damage. They have laughed in our faces. We have reluctantly put our faith in the Supreme Court to halt the advance of unconstitutional legislation; but the justices have stabbed us in the back and twisted the blade with smug talk about the fix...
  • Rubio, Bush, and Christie on Selective Service

    02/06/2016 8:59:27 PM PST · by RightFighter · 39 replies
    ABC Republican Debate | 2/6/2016 | RightFighter
    Did anyone else notice how badly Rubio, Bush, and Christie mangled the question of women registering for the Selective Service tonight? They all three demonstrated that they apparently don't understand what that means. Either that, or they're all heartless bastards who think that young women should be able to be forced to enter military service and die in combat. I've skipped some of the non-relevant chatter, but I've done my best to capture each candidate's response to the question. Radditz: Senator Rubio...should young women be required to sign up for Selective Service in case there's a draft? Rubio: ...I have...
  • GOP Debate Number 526

    02/06/2016 8:52:08 PM PST · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 6, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The Republican debate lingered on for three, count ‘em three whole hours. By the top of the second hour, I was channel surfing. An old episode of Barnaby Jones seemed more stimulating than Kasich discussing Medicaid issues in Cleveland. By the bottom of the second hour, I was nodding off and dreaming that I was in a genie bottle with Mary Katherine Ham. All they needed was for Fiorina and Gilmore (yes, he’s still in the race) to show up and you could have had a Hollywood Squares lineup with Trump as center square. The main gist of the debate...
  • Marco Rubio Knocks It Out Of The Park on Abortion at ABC #GOPDebate

    02/06/2016 8:49:58 PM PST · by absentee · 27 replies
    RedState ^ | 2/6/16 | Caleb Howe
    Every Republican and conservative in America knows the media’s double standards when it comes to asking hard questions. It was especially evident this week in the difference between the Democrat and Republican debates. And it is the most evident in how the media deal with abortion. Sen. Rubio takes them apart over it.
  • WE HAVE A PROBLEM

    02/06/2016 8:02:15 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 27 replies
    Gop debate is over. No commentary from FOX. It's obviously not that big of an issue to them. Can someone educate me?
  • GOP wants end to pro-Bush attacks on Rubio

    02/06/2016 6:53:08 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/06/16 | Alexander Bolton
    An all-out assault on Sen. Marco Rubio by groups aligned with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is angering GOP senators, who fear it could hurt the party's chances of capturing the White House. Right to Rise, a pro-Bush super PAC, has spent an estimated $20 million against Rubio. It is expected to launch a new ad this weekend featuring a clip of former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who endorsed Rubio Tuesday, fumbling to name one of his accomplishments.
  • An Open Letter to Jeb Bush

    02/05/2016 6:55:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Mona Charen
    Dear Gov. Bush: There are many ways to express your love of country. One is to serve as president. In your case, that path seems closed. Since April, you spent the better part of $15 million in Iowa, yet you came sixth, winning just 2.8 percent of the vote and one delegate. At this rate, you'd need to spend $18,540,000,000 to win the nomination -- which is more than even Right to Rise can manage. There is no shame in losing, of course, and it's always possible that New Hampshire will shock the world by giving you a victory, but...
  • Marco Rubio's political evolution on the environment

    02/04/2016 9:20:27 PM PST · by JediJones · 6 replies
    Politico Florida ^ | 10/30/2015 | Bruce Ritchie
    As speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, Marco Rubio helped pass a sweeping energy bill - backed by a number of environmentalists - that seemed to reflect a bipartisan interest in renewable energy, climate change and the environment. Rubio's positioning on environmental issues has inarguably changed as he evolved from local Republican legislator to high-profile U.S. senator and, now, presidential candidate. "This nation and ultimately the world is headed for an emissions tax and energy diversification," Rubio told the Legislature. "Those changes will require technological advances that make those measures cost effective. The demand for such advances...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can Win the GOP Nomination

    02/04/2016 10:03:19 AM PST · by Calpublican · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | Steve Deace
    When a man’s logic rests on the decorum and magnanimity of Donald Trump, you probably want to stop following his trail of bread crumbs before total and complete madness sets in. For no sooner had Ted Cruz declared victory in the Iowa Caucuses than Charles Hurt took to these very pages on Tuesday and claimed Mr. Trump to be the real winner despite the fact he didn’t win. Because, you know, Donald is so nice and all.
  • The Establishment Is Dead

    02/04/2016 9:54:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    In Monday's Iowa caucus, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the man most hated by the Republican establishment, came from behind to nab front-runner Donald Trump. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the supposed establishment favorite, came in just a point behind Trump. According to conventional wisdom, this should set up a battle royal among anti-establishment Cruz, anti-establishment Trump and establishment Rubio. If Rubio emerges victorious, the pundits explain, the establishment will have lived to fight another day, and put those rowdy conservative grass-roots anti-establishment types in their place. This is nonsense. Cruz is the most conservative person in the Republican race. Trump, up...
  • Cleveland Cliffhanger? Prospects of a Deadlocked GOP Convention

    02/04/2016 8:56:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2016 | J. Robert Smith
    The big winner in Iowa’s Republican caucuses on Monday night might not have been Ted Cruz.  It may have been a nominating process that fails to yield a clear winner.  A clear winner being a candidate who goes to Cleveland this summer with the presidential nomination in hand.     At the end of Monday night, which count really mattered?  Delegates acquired.  As of this writing, Cruz has bagged eight delegates, Trump and Rubio, seven each, with four other delegates going to also-rans.  Raw vote totals are what most folk tend to watch and weigh.  But in 2016, it pays...
  • Choose Your Heresy

    02/04/2016 8:47:14 AM PST · by Bratch · 4 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | February 02, 2016 | Ace
    A couple of years ago, I read a piece by Ramesh Ponuru, or Reihan Salam, I think. Or both. Yuval Levin may have been in the mix. Don't quote me on that. Google fails me. The thrust of the piece was that the GOP was not offering anything to the working class any longer. This was due, partly, to previous GOP tax-cutting successes; the working class had been largely excluded from having to pay federal income tax. They do pay FICA/payroll taxes, of course -- but those go toward one's own Social Security, theoretically at least, and not to the...
  • Bernie Sanders: 'I'm prejudiced — I want Donald Trump to win the nomination'

    02/03/2016 8:29:31 PM PST · by anymouse · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    "Frankly, I'm prejudiced: I want Trump to win the Republican nomination," Sanders said. "I would love the opportunity to run against him. I think we'd win."
  • Santorum Drops Out, Teases Presidential Endorsement

    02/03/2016 11:29:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 140 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-3-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sources told CNN Wednesday that Rick Santorum is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. "Another GOP departure: CNN has learned @RickSantorum will exit race tonight. Plans endorsement." -- John King (@JohnKingCNN) February 3, 2016 The former Pennsylvania senator's exit comes close on the heels of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 's Wednesday announcement.
  • Trump: Ted Cruz stole the election in Iowa so we should have a do-over

    02/03/2016 12:30:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So, looks like I got another prediction wrong. I wrote back in December that if and when Trump lost, he would claim that the vote was rigged. Incorrect. As it turns out, he ended up claiming that Cruz cheated. This is the single dumbest thing he’s done since he got into the race, including his decision to skip the Fox debate — which even he thinks might have hurt him. Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!— Donald J....
  • In Defense of the GOP Establishment [Understanding the limitations of what they have to work with]

    02/03/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | James Arlandson
    When you were a rowdy teen, your parents were the Establishment. Now that you're a parent, what are you? The anti-establishment, cool parent? Not likely. Rather, you're a grownup who tries to keep the peace in your discordant household; who tries to negotiate among self-interested, imperfect family members who have competing goods and goals; and who tries to instill a long-range vision for the future in your desire-ridden family who wants instant self-gratification. Welcome to the Establishment. You're a bona fide member now. Here's a defense of the amorphous, notional Establishment, as I see it, if it even exists in...
  • Rand Paul Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign

    02/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 3, 2016, 8:59 AM ET | MERIDITH MCGRAW
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced on Wednesday that he is suspending his 2016 campaign for president. "It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in a statement. "Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty." Paul finished fifth in Monday's Iowa caucuses with 4.5 percent of the vote -- behind rivals Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson. ·
  • GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul suspends campaign: Report

    02/03/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by gwjack · 66 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | CNBC.com staff
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rubio Is Not an Establishment Moderate

    02/02/2016 3:10:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 282 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | February 02, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have to say one thing, one more thing, one more time. I do not like -- and I've got a Reuters story: "Marco Rubio Emerges Champion of Battered Republican Establishment." Another Reuters story, headline: "Republican Cruz Calls Iowa Win a Victory for Conservative Grassroots." I do not like, speaking for myself, I don't like this idea that Marco Rubio is all of a sudden being labeled as an establishment candidate. I know that Rubio's got the baggage of that Gang of Eight bill and I know that in many people's minds he's got the baggage of wanting...
  • Historic 11-point 'enthusiasm gap' favors GOP. November election shaping up to be a GOP blowout

    02/02/2016 7:51:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2016 | Rick Moran
    The November election is shaping up to be another GOP blowout. That's the conclusion from a new survey conducted for the Ripon Society that shows an astonishing 11-point gap in "intensity" favoring Republicans. Washington Examiner: "We had in 2010 a nine-point advantage on intensity. Going into 2014 we had a seven-point advantage on intensity, meaning our voters are more intense about voting. Right now we have an 11-point advantage," he said. "I've never seen a double-digit advantage in terms of intensity to vote." In 2010, Republicans took control of the House. In 2014, they took over the Senate. "Why...
  • Despite its Best Efforts, the GOP was the Biggest Winner in Iowa Last Night [Turnout Unprecedented]

    02/02/2016 7:22:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/02/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Despite its best attempts to fail, the biggest winner of the Iowa Caucus last night was the GOP itself, which generated an unprecedented level of energy and engagement among voters in a critical swing state. That energy was generated thanks to a group of leading candidates who actually appealed to the GOP's grassroots voter base. Turnout was more than 186,000, more than 50 percent higher than any Iowa GOP Caucus in history, and 46 percent of those were first time caucus attendees. This despite the threat of an imminent snow storm. And this turnout boom can't be all chalked up...
  • Cruz Draws First Blood

    02/02/2016 6:24:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) performed the singular feat of simultaneously proving that a Republican can win Iowa without backing the ethanol boondoggle, and toppled The God Who Does Not Bleed, Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) finished stronger than expected, beating poll estimates by six percentage points; Trump finished more than four percent below expectations, while Cruz finished nearly four percent above expectations.
  • Exclusive-Ted Cruz National Political Director: We Can Replicate Iowa Victory In New Hampshire

    02/02/2016 6:09:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – Mark Campbell, national political director for the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) campaign, tells Breitbart News Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday can be replicated in the New Hampshire primary next week.
  • Donald Trump is the most electable conservative

    02/01/2016 9:30:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 146 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/1/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A lot of people are very afraid of Donald Trump. His success will come at their expense because power in politics is a zero sum commodity. What one side gains is always at the expense of the other. Every day we are presented with twisted and convenient definitions of conservatism from those who desperately don’t want to be on the losing side. To them, changing one’s mind and acknowledging the value of conservative positions has become a sign of insincere conservatism. They echo the liberal line about Lincoln not being so great because he, “Came late” to the idea of...
  • GOP braces for Trump Iowa result

    01/31/2016 5:53:21 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30,2016 | Alexander Bolton
    are anxiously awaiting the Iowa caucuses on Monday to find out if Donald Trump is the real deal or simply a media-hyped mirage. GOP strategists expect between 150,000 and 185,000 voters will turn out, according to one senator who reviewed campaign projections. A big turnout would bode well for Trump who is expected to perform strongly among first-time voters. Only a few months ago GOP senators were predicting that Trump would fade away, but with the first contest of the presidential primary only days away, they admit he has a good shot at winning the nomination. One Republican senator, who...
  • GOP contest nowhere near decided

    01/30/2016 10:03:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 29, 2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    (CNN)--I think I may be suffering from dangerously high levels of candidate exposure. Since the first Republican presidential candidate debate in August, I've interviewed the potential nominees almost 150 times in total, and I probably spoke with them about 100 times before that debate took place. I've also been a panelist on two CNN-Salem Media Group hosted debates. By the end of Friday, after the Trump-less debate on Fox News, I'll have added a couple more interviews. Next week a few more. And I'll be back on the stage with whomever is still standing on February 25 and March 10...
  • American Tech Workers Defiant as GOP Lawmakers Push to Expand Foreign Labor Programs

    01/30/2016 6:35:25 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/16 | Julia Hahn
    In 2014, the Northeast Utilities Company in Connecticut -- now known as Eversource Energy -- allegedly laid off around 200 of its American tech workers and replaced them with low-wage foreigners admitted on H-1B guest worker visas. Now a photo has emerged depicted the workers' final, silent patriotic protest -- silent because the workers reportedly were forced to sign non-disparagement agreements to shield their employer. The image depicts the display of American flags around cubicles of the company's IT department -- circulated by trade magazine ComputerWorld -- before the Americans were replaced with foreign labor. The powerful image seems to...
  • Iowa Political Parties Acknowledge Major Gap in Online Caucus Tool

    01/30/2016 3:56:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 30, 2016 | MaryAlice Parks and Madelaine Pisani
    Three days before voting begins, residents around Iowa are making plans to caucus, but new online tools launched by both the state Democratic and Republican parties designed to inform people where to go Monday evening were built with one major hole, the parties confirmed to ABC News. The systems were only built off the list of registered voters' addresses. As a result, for new voters who have never registered in the state and who live at addresses where no one else has registered, the online feature does not work. Instead, when an address is not found in the system, users...
  • Virginia GOP asks state to cancel "loyalty oath"

    01/30/2016 12:43:06 PM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 30 January 2016 | Bill Bartel
    State Republican Party leaders voted in Richmond on Saturday to ask the state to cancel a required party loyalty pledge in the March 1 GOP presidential primary. Roger Miles, a GOP state central committee member, said shortly after the unanimous voice vote that the party leaders are halting their plans because of "bad publicity." At the party's request, the State Board of Elections has been requiring all voters in the GOP primary to sign and print their name on a statement affirming "I am a Republican" before being allowed to cast a ballot. Saturday's development comes after The Pilot learned...
  • [DCWhispers] N.H. Republican Power Broker Says NO Trump, NO Cruz – Promises Brokered Conventio

    01/29/2016 8:46:25 PM PST · by INVAR · 192 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | January 29, 2016 | DCWhispers
    This morning Governor Merrill was adamant that New Hampshire primary voters would choose an establishment candidate to represent them in the GOP nomination process. He specifically pointed to the campaigns of Jeb Bush and John Kasich as those he approved of. He also appeared dismissive of the possibility that either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz would win New Hampshire. Then he dropped a bombshell that clearly had Fox Business host Neil Cavuto a bit stunned. Merrill indicated it would be a brokered Republican convention regardless, and from there a proper candidate would be nominated. This would be a process by...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Umasking "Not-Quite-So-Conservative"Conservative Media Types (Shortened)

    01/29/2016 2:35:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29,2016 | Jeff Poor
    On his Friday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh credited Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for exposing those who may not be as conservative as originally within the so-called media.
  • The Fox is a Fox

    01/29/2016 2:30:09 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 28 replies
    Vanity ^ | 1/29/2016 | Stocksthatgoup
    As the Gingerbread Man was crossing the stream the Fox turned and ate him. For a fox is a fox. The only one that escaped was the very wise Trump who outfoxed the Fox.
  • Politico: Megyn Kelly Just Did Trump's Dirty Work For Him,Kneecapped Rivals

    01/29/2016 8:36:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29,2016 | Breitbart News
    This article was originally published by Politico: Donald Trump skipped last night’s Fox News debate in a fit of pique over the “very biased” Megyn Kelly. But since the shocking things he does and says always seem to work out for him, someone else used his pet issue of immigration to tie his top Republican rivals into knots. And that someone else was Megyn Kelly.
  • Carpenter: Lackluster Debate Freezes Race

    01/29/2016 7:11:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 29th, 2016 | Amanda Carpenter
    Lackluster Debate Freezes Race Amanda Carpenter January 29th, 2016 This may be the first GOP presidential debate without any consequences. Perceptions from before and during the debate remain after. Donald Trump is far away from the pack, churning furiously away in his own universe. Ted Cruz is his closest competitor in orbit, with Marco Rubio behind. Elsewhere in the sky are Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, John Kasich, and Chris Christie fighting to be seen by the voters. sans Trump. Without Trump present, the debate was a series of questions, exchanges, and canned lines we've all heard before. The...
  • Champion Material Part II: My Endorsement of Ted Cruz

    01/28/2016 3:20:58 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 20 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 28, 2016 | Craig Johnson
    By Craig Johnson Moreover, thou shalt choose able men, such as fear God, Men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them. Exodus 18:21 Based on scripture, Cruz or Trump? My last article, TRUMP, CARSON, CRUZ: CHAMPION MATERIAL? , was a character analysis of the top three outsider Presidential Candidates. It was also an explanation of why, during our "Crisis" eras, Americans turn to men with the qualities that each one of them possesses. We have arrived here again. The harshness of the times makes all of the Establishment Candidates look like "Low-Fat Republicans." While Dr. Carson is not...
  • Trump taps the right's anger against Fox

    01/28/2016 9:08:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/28/2016 | Dylan Byers
    Trump taps the right's anger against Fox By Dylan Byers Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)For nearly two decades, Republican presidential candidates have run with Fox News. Now, Donald Trump is betting that he can run against it. Trump's six-month war with host Megyn Kelly, which turned nuclear when he pledged to skip the Fox News debate that she is co-moderating on Thursday, has exposed a significant shift in the political-media landscape: The growing divide between ultraconservatives and Roger Ailes' Manhattan-based network. Trump's attacks on the network -- like those he's made on Mexicans, Muslims, Sen. John McCain, and others -- are...