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  • Young beats Stutzman in Indiana Senate GOP primary

    05/03/2016 5:19:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) is projected to win the Indiana GOP Senate primary, beating back an insurgent challenge from Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.). The Washington Post and Indianapolis Star called the race shortly after polls closed at 7 p.m. Eastern. Young will face off with former Democratic Rep. Baron Hill in November for retiring Sen. Dan Coats’s (R-Ind.) seat.
  • Clarice Feldman: Pundit of the Week: Rich Danker

    05/01/2016 10:42:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 1, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    I read hundreds of articles and posts every week in an effort to distill for you those that I think are the most informative. This week, there is only one clear choice, the memo Rich Danker (Lone Star Committee Founder) wrote and which William Kristol republished in edited form in the Weekly Standard: It explains better than anyone else has the reason for Donald Trump’s front-runner status, dissecting what has been a strategically brilliant campaign. It’s worth your time to read if you seek to understand this year’s Republican primary. As well it should be considered a template for future...
  • Thousands rally as Trump turns toward California

    04/28/2016 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Gillian Flaccus and Amy Taxin, Associated Press |
    Thousands of supporters turned out Thursday as Donald Trump brought his campaign to Southern California, predictably sparking shouting matches with counter-demonstrators. Heated words were exchanged after people wearing expletive-laden anti-Trump shirts began to taunt people waiting in line to attend Trump's evening speech in an amphitheater at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Trump supporters surrounded the demonstrators and shouted "Build that wall! Build that wall!" — a reference to Trump's call to create a barrier between the United States and Mexico to stop illegal border crossers. Later, county sheriff's deputies in riot gear and on horseback formed a barrier between a...
  • Cruz’s latest fight with fellow Republicans is a reminder: Many don’t like the guy

    04/28/2016 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Sean Sullivan and Ed O'Keefe
    In the space of just 7 minutes here on Thursday, Ted Cruz reminded fellow Republicans that he has few friends in the party. First he tangled with former House speaker John A. Boehner, a longtime foe who so dislikes Cruz that he labeled him “Lucifer in the flesh.” Then Cruz undercut another Republican, fellow presidential candidate John Kasich, who had entered into an alliance with him to stop GOP front-runner Donald Trump. “There is no alliance,” Cruz told reporters on Thursday, acting as if a pact announced by his own campaign days before had never happened. Minutes later, Kasich strategist...
  • Trump: You Bet I Support Raising Taxes on the Rich

    04/21/2016 2:08:04 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 525 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/21/2016 | Guy Benson
    GUTHRIE: Do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy? TRUMP: I do. I do – including myself. I do. That was...this morning, in an interview that featured some other controversial statements.  In fairness to Trump, he's been using the "raise taxes on rich people like me" line for months, embracing Obama-style class warfare tax gimmicks like the 'Buffet Rule.'  But raising taxes on anyone, an outcome Trump just re-endorsed, is not what his formal policy agenda proposes.  Just the opposite.  As we've seen on issues such immigration, abortion and foreign policy, Trump routinely makes clear that he isn't familiar with his own positions.  His stances aren't...
  • My Open Letter to Ted Cruz after the NY Primary

    04/20/2016 8:29:04 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 344 replies
    Vanity | April 20, 2016 | Jeff Head
    An Open Letter to Ted Cruz Senator Cruz, April 20, 2016 I wanted to write this letter to you in the hopes that you will get it and be able to read it. I have been, and am, a supporter and admirer of yours. You have been a staunch supporter of the constitution, conservative values, and stood (many times alone) against a GOP Establishment that has not kept faith with the conservative base of the party who electe them. I have supported you from afar as you won offices in TExas, including your stinning victory for the US SEnate. I...
  • Trump’s Right That The GOP Primary Is Unfair . . .

    04/19/2016 7:27:33 PM PDT · by Kegger · 44 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | APR 14, 2016 | HARRY ENTEN
    Donald Trump has a point. (Yes, you read that correctly.) After getting shut out at the Colorado conventions, Trump has been complaining that the Republican primary process is undemocratic and rigged. . . .
  • Poll: Trump Leads In California Republican Primary

    04/17/2016 1:19:00 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 4/27 | CBS
    LOS ANGELES (CBS13/AP) — A new poll released this week finds GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump with a comfortable lead in California’s primaries. The poll, which was taken by the Public Police Institute of California, found that Trump has the support of about 38 percent of likely voters in California’s upcoming June primary. Trump’s closest competitor in California is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has about 19 percent support – but the poll was taken before Florida Sen. Marco Rubio exited the race. On the Democrat side, the poll found that Hillary Clinton has about 48 percent of support in...
  • A State-By-State Roadmap For The Rest Of The Republican Primary

    04/13/2016 7:11:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | April 13, 2016 | Nate Silver
    It could all come down to 53 micro-primaries in California. Three weeks ago, when we last took a detailed look at Donald Trump’s quest to win 1,237 delegates, his path looked rocky but endurable. The panel of eight experts FiveThirtyEight assembled projected Trump to wind up with 1,208 by the time California and four other states finished counting their votes on June 7, a number that would leave him tantalizingly close to clinching the Republican presidential nomination — probably close enough that he’d be able to get over the hump by persuading some uncommitted delegates to come his way before...
  • Ryan Gains Primary Challenger(Make or Break Aug 9 Primary)

    04/11/2016 8:39:06 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 12 replies
    Walworth County Gazette ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dan Plutchak
    “It really comes down to three priorities,” Nehlen said in an interview with ConservativeReview.com. “Reclaiming the seat for Wisconsin's 1st district and 'we the people,' stopping Paul Ryan's cronyism and corruption and securing the border while enforcing existing immigration law.”
  • HuffPo: Don’t be fooled. Kasich will win the nomination

    04/09/2016 12:07:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 9, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    I’ve heard a lot of predictions about the outcome of the GOP primary this week, but to say that there’s some sort of consensus forming would be a bit of an exaggeration to put it mildly. Echoing the sentiments of some of the guests on the cable news morning shows, Lawnewz said that Trump still wins the whole thing once he gets to wrangle for a few missing delegates coming into Cleveland. At the same time, Ted Cruz backer Scott Walker said that the Texas Senator is now set up to take it on the second ballot. And of course...
  • Michael Scherer on Ted Cruz’s TIME Magazine Cover Story | April 7, 2016 - 7:20

    04/07/2016 7:34:43 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-7-15 | Time/MSNBC
    Is Ted Cruz likable enough?
  • Speaker Paul Ryan’s Primary Opponent, Paul Nehlen – Daily Ledger Interview…

    04/06/2016 3:42:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/6/16 | Sundance
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing a primary challenge in Wisconsin from businessman Paul Nehlen. The congressional election is in August. Mr. Nehlen recently gave an introductory interview to the Daily Ledger:
  • Marlin Stutzman – The U.S. Senator We Need (Indiana primary in May)

    04/04/2016 4:30:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    kpcnews.com ^ | 4/4/16 | Edward Ormsby
    Marlin Stutzman is a rare breed. It was January 5, 2015, the day before the Inauguration of the 114th U.S. Congress. U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman and I were in Marlin’s D.C. office when another U.S. Congressman came to get Marlin to change his vote on the reelection of John Boehner as U.S. Speaker of the House. This Congressman knew we Republican Hoosiers were not happy with John Boehner. Even though voters had given Speaker Boehner and the U.S. House an uninterrupted Republican majority since 2010, President Obama’s radical leftist agenda was still steamrolling through the country. Time and time again,...
  • Rand Paul will support Donald Trump if he’s the nominee

    04/03/2016 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    You can add Rand Paul to the list of Republicans who say they’ll support Donald Trump if he ends up being the GOP nominee. Paul made his pledge on Friday during a stop in Northern Kentucky. Via Cincinnati Enquirer: Paul, during a visit to Northern Kentucky Friday morning, said he will support whoever is the Republican nominee, even if it’s Donald Trump. He said it’s better than supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton.Paul criticized Clinton’s comments she made while campaigning in Ohio that she will “put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business.” Those words will likely reverberate...
  • With abortion answer, Trump showed that he never studied for his Conservatism 101 finals

    03/31/2016 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 214 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    By this time, everyone with a television, a smart phone or a computer has already seen the MSNBC town hall exchange between Chris Matthews and Donald Trump where the abortion question came up. (Even if you lack all three of those modern devices, you may have caught wind of it via the screams of horror emanating from the windows of your neighbors, both Democrat and Republican.) But on the odd chance that you were in a coma for the past sixteen hours and happened to turn to Hot Air before doing anything else this morning, here’s the short but brutal...
  • The GREAT State of MO. TRUMP WINS! Certified number show a 365 vote increase

    03/29/2016 5:10:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 112 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/29/16 | Donald Trump
        Donald J. Trump Verified account ‏@realDonaldTrump Final #'s just announced in the GREAT State of MO. TRUMP WINS! New certified #'s show a 365 vote increase for me- @ least 12 more delegates!  
  • Who's Challenging Paul Ryan? Meet Paul Nehlen

    03/29/2016 2:58:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    rightwisconsin.com ^ | 3/29/16 | Collin Roth
    The Washington Times teased Monday that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is expected to get a Republican primary this Fall. RightWisconsin has learned that that challenger is Paul F. Nehlen III, age 47, of Delavan, Wisconsin. The Washington Times described Nehlen as a "wealthy businessman with Tea Party ties" who has promised his run will "shake up the establishment in a profound way." In a note posted to LinkedIn in June 2015, Nehlen accused Ryan of "deceiving the citizens of Wisconsin's 1st District." His criticism centered on the recent budget agreement, the effort to defund Planned Parenthood, the Iran...
  • Surprise: Trump Attacks Walker For...Not Raising Taxes in Wisconsin

    03/29/2016 12:50:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Guy Benson
    It's been a rough 24 hours for Team Trump. The billionaire's campaign manager has been arrested for battery against a female reporter -- with new surveillance conclusively proving that he lied about the incident and smeared his accuser -- and the candidate himself was subjected to a string of inhospitable interviews with conservative radio hosts in Wisconsin. We wrote about his exchange with Charlie Sykes yesterday; later, he hung up on Vicki McKenna after he grew exasperated with her questions about his threats and insults against Heidi Cruz.  The Texas Senator narrowly leads in recent Badger State polling and just landed the endorsement of Scott Walker, who is...
  • Paul Ryan faces primary challenge from wealthy businessman ‘betrayed’ by House speaker

    03/28/2016 5:09:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 3/28/16 | S.A. Miller
    A wealthy businessman with tea party ties confirmed Sunday that he is mounting a primary challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, saying that after donating to the Wisconsin Republican’s past campaigns he feels “betrayed” by the speaker on trade deals and immigration. The businessman, who is not yet revealing his identity, promised that his run will “shake up the establishment in a profound way,” according to a political consultant close to the prospective candidate. The emergence of a viable Republican challenger in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District is the culmination of a monthslong recruitment effort by tea party activists who...
  • Poll Donald Trump leads in California primary race but threatens a GOP fractur

    03/27/2016 8:51:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    LA LA Times ^ | March 27, 2016 | Cathleen Decker
    Riding a rebellion fueled by opposition to illegal immigration and pessimism about the nation's future, Donald Trump leads a scrambling duo of competitors less than three months before California's Republican presidential primary, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll has found. Yet the party whose nomination he is seeking has fractured because of his candidacy, with ominous prospects for Republicans if the New York businessman emerges victorious after the party's summer convention. A quarter of California Republican voters polled said they would refuse to vote for Trump in November if he is the party's nominee. Almost one-third of those...
  • Poll: ftmPoll Donald Trump leads in California primary race but threatens a GOP fracture

    03/27/2016 8:56:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 27, 2016 | Cathleen Decker
    Riding a rebellion fueled by opposition to illegal immigration and pessimism about the nation's future, Donald Trump leads a scrambling duo of competitors less than three months before California's Republican presidential primary, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll has found. Yet the party whose nomination he is seeking has fractured because of his candidacy, with ominous prospects for Republicans if the New York businessman emerges victorious after the party's summer convention.
  • Cruz: I don't support people who attack my family

    03/26/2016 1:35:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 358 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz is appearing to soften on his pledge to support Donald Trump if he’s the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in the aftermath of controversy stemming from Trump’s attacks on his wife. “I don’t make a habit out of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my family,” Cruz said during a news conference after a rally in Wisconsin when asked whether he’d still support Trump. “Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee.” Cruz, along with the entire GOP presidential field, has repeatedly pledged to support the party’s nominee, even if it's Trump. The party had...
  • 3 Problems With Media Coverage Of Attacks On Heidi Cruz

    03/26/2016 12:00:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 25, 2016 | Mollie Hemingway
    Last week an anti-Trump political action committee not tied to any candidate issued a Facebook ad it said was targeted at Mormon voters in Utah. The ad used one of Melania Trump’s many professional nude modeling pictures, over which was written “Meet Melania Trump. Your next First Lady. Or, you could support Ted Cruz on Tuesday.” Trump was a model in her career prior to marrying businessman Donald Trump. She is his third wife thus far. This independent group is called “Make America Awesome” and is led by consultant Liz Mair. Ted Cruz was on track to win Utah by...
  • Sean Hannity retracts accusation about Cruz

    03/25/2016 1:06:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    March 25, 2016 | Vanity
    Now how could this be? How could Sean Hannity have gotten it so wrong? >>>Earlier I said a pro-Cruz PAC pushed the Melania ad. Incorrect, the group has no affiliation with Cruz & as I said, Cruz condemned it<<< Twitter source
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE!!!

    03/24/2016 3:48:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 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 while there were rumblings of a primary challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan, it’s now late March and not a single person has yet stepped up to the plate. Primary elections in the State of Wisconsin will be held on August 9, 2016. Without a strong primary challenge, Paul Ryan will breeze to the November...
  • Two New Polls Show Good News For Texas Senator Ted Cruz

    03/24/2016 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Hannity ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    A pair of new polls are showing good news for presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. In a new Fox News poll of 388 likely GOP primary voters, frontrunner Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are now in a statistical dead heat nationally. The poll shows Trump and Cruz polling at 41%-38% respectively, a slight edge for the real estate mogul, but within the poll's +/- 5 point margin of error. Governor John Kasich is running in third place with 17%. A second poll, this one from Emerson College, is spelling good news for Ted Cruz in the April 5th, winner-take-all...
  • John Kasich’s Utterly Strange, Bizarre Campaign

    03/23/2016 1:18:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 21, 2016 | Stuart Rothenberg
    If you like John Kasich, it's time to celebrate! The Ohio governor finally won a primary – his home state’s. Of course, he flopped in last week's other contests, ending the evening with almost two dozen fewer delegates than Sen. Marco Rubio, who exited the GOP race. Kasich’s campaign has bordered on the bizarre. He has survived for two reasons: First, he has refused to get out, no matter how badly he has done. And second, he has been so irrelevant that nobody attacked him, leaving him generally unscathed in a race where there is plenty of blood on the...
  • Jeb Bush endorses Cruz as a 'consistent, principled conservative'

    03/23/2016 4:18:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 242 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 22, 2016 | Klye Balluck
    Jeb Bush early Wednesday endorsed Ted Cruz’s Republican presidential bid, calling the Texas senator a “consistent, principled conservative.” Bush, who ended his own campaign last month, said Cruz has “has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests.” “Washington is broken, and the only way Republicans can hope to win back the White House and put our nation on a better path is to support a nominee who can articulate how conservative policies will help people rise up and reach their full potential," the former Florida governor said. Bush called on Republicans to “overcome the divisiveness and...
  • Donald Trump Wins in Arizona as Ted Cruz Looks to Utah

    03/22/2016 8:37:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Time Mag ^ | March 22, 2016 | Philip Elliott, Sam Frizell
    Republicans in Arizona gave billionaire Donald Trump yet another primary win Tuesday, as Ted Cruz hoped the caucuses in neighboring Utah would give him a victory later in the evening. Hillary Clinton won the Democratic race in Arizona. Neither state’s outcome was likely to settle the GOP’s intra-party fight for the presidential nomination. Democrats, too, clashed in Utah, as well as in Idaho. The day offered a relatively small pot of delegates, yet neither party could afford to blow off the states before the campaign shifted into a spring lull.
  • Trump’s Pre-AIPAC Effort to Woo Congressional GOP Wins No Converts

    03/22/2016 1:31:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 21, 2016 | Elaina Plott
    Washington, D.C. — It was billed as an attempt to win new supporters from the ranks of congressional Republicans. But after Donald Trump convened a handful of lawmakers and a number of party luminaries for lunch on Monday, the sole attendee not already backing Trump’s candidacy emerged as uncommitted as he’d gone in. Held in D.C.’s high-powered Jones Day law firm, the confab was supposed to be a congressional outreach effort, but only one attendee — Senator Tom Cotton — was neutral on Trump’s candidacy. The others — including Senator Jeff Sessions and Representatives Chris Collins, Scott DesJarlais, Renee Ellmers,...
  • Will YOU vote for Trump?<vanity>

    03/21/2016 5:32:29 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 184 replies
    Randy Larsen | 3/21/2016 | Me
    Will you vote for trump?
  • The Most Conservative Candidate Who Is Electable

    03/21/2016 12:47:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 125 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 21, 2016 | Nicholas Frankovich
    Ted Cruz beats Hillary Clinton nationally in recent polls, though narrowly, and in state-by-state matchups performs better than the current front-runner for the Republican nomination. Predictably, Cruz wallops Clinton in Utah, a reliably Republican state. But — this is news — both Clinton and Sanders win there when they’re matched against Trump, according to a Deseret News/KSL poll conducted March 8–15. The best evidence we have here in March, as candidates fight for the nomination, is that Trump at the top of the ticket would remove Utah from the “solid Republican” column and put it and its six electoral votes...
  • Is Cruz already too late to stop Trump?

    03/20/2016 11:00:29 AM PDT · by Innovative · 185 replies
    Politico ^ | March 20, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher |
    Arizona's primary is Tuesday, but more than half the ballots have already been cast — including for candidates who've left the race. By the time Ted Cruz arrived Friday at the tiny border town of Douglas for his first Arizona event of 2016, he was already too late for the hundreds of thousands of Republicans who had already voted. Election day is still two days away in Arizona but well more than half of Republicans expected to vote in the state’s Tuesday primary have already cast their ballots — complicating Cruz's attempts overtake Donald Trump as both make a late...
  • One last indignity: The tea party swipes John Boehner’s seat

    03/16/2016 2:54:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/16/16 | Amber Phillips
    It was one of the tea party’s few highlights in Tuesday’s congressional primaries. But laying claim to former GOP House speaker John Boehner’s old seat (in all likelihood) is a big one, both for the bragging rights and the momentum it gives House conservatives in their ongoing fight to purify their party ideologically. Warren Davidson, a businessman and former Army Ranger, won a 15-way Republican primary Tuesday in the special election for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. The tea party candidate rather easily bested more moderate candidates, including two state lawmakers, in a campaign that quickly became ground zero for the...
  • Cruz says he has a path to victory over Trump, but he needs help soon

    03/16/2016 3:18:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 111 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2016 | Dan Balz and Katie Zezima
    In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has won more states than anyone other than Donald Trump and runs second in delegates won. But is that enough to persuade the anti-Trump forces that the rebellious outsider is now their best hope of blocking the New York billionaire? Cruz told supporters at his post-election rally Tuesday night in Houston that only he and Trump have a viable strategy to assemble the delegates needed to capture the nomination. That assertion is based on the campaign’s internal data analysis of the contests ahead, Cruz’s confidence in the...
  • 2016-0316 Presidential Primary Election Numbers & Analysis

    03/16/2016 10:47:06 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 37 replies
    FR | March 16. 2016 | Jeff Head
    2016-0316 Presidential Primary Election Numbers & Analysis (click on image for full resolution) These presidential primary numbers and analysis include the primaries from the Tuesday, March 15, 2016 contests for the GOP and DNC. On the Republican side, this included Florida, Ohio, North carolina, Missouri, Illinois, and the Northern Marian Islands. On the Democrat side, it included Florida, Ohio, North carolina, Missouri, and Illinois. GOP Results: Donald Trump won Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, and the Northern Marian Islands. Ted cruz made the contests in Missouri and North Carolina very close. In Missouri, the difference amounted to only one-fourth...
  • Ben Carson: I Didn’t Want to Endorse Donald Trump But He Promised Me an Advisory Role

    03/15/2016 10:01:52 AM PDT · by marjiwoj · 97 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Mar 15, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson made a startling admission in a new interview, essentially saying he didn’t want to endorse Donald Trump but did so because Trump offered him an advisory role if elected. The admission comes just days after Carson endorsed Trump for the GOP nomination for president. Carson gave an interview to Steve Malzberg of NewsMax TV. First, Carson said he wished he could have endorsed someone else...
  • PARSING THE POLLS: Kasich barely leads Trump in Ohio while Cruz climbs

    03/14/2016 9:16:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 14, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    It's not impossible that Donald Trump finishes in third place in Ohio. The latest Ohio polls show a barn-burner between John Kasich and Trump, but they also show a distinctive Ted Cruz surge in the past 10 days. Snapshot Six pollsters have surveyed Ohio Republicans in March. RealClearPolitics averages the last four, and derives an average that shows Kasich up 35.3 percent, two points ahead of Trump. Ted Cruz's average over those four polls is 20 percent. Rubio is in single digits in all four polls and will finish fourth in Ohio. One of four polls (PPP) shows Trump leading....
  • The Real Battle within the GOP (TBR Exclusive)

    03/13/2016 3:26:13 PM PDT · by mystery-ak · 7 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | March 13, 2016 | A.B. Raxas
    There is a war in the GOP going on. Turn on the news every night, click over to any internet forum or social media platform and you’ll see the volleys of fire burning bright. We are told by some that this war is between ‘we the people’ and ‘the establishment’. That, of course, is the line that many politicians want you to believe so you can feel like you are part of a large group of the ‘silent majority’ finally standing up against some dark room power in Washington D.C.
  • Marco Rubio Likens Donald Trump to ‘Third-World Strongmen’

    03/12/2016 10:54:41 AM PST · by Innovative · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 12, 2016 | not stated
    Senator Marco Rubio, in his strongest and most emotional condemnation yet of Donald J. Trump’s incendiary brand of politics, who was leading the country dangerously close to a boiling point. And for the first time Mr. Rubio questioned whether he could support Mr. Trump as the Republican nominee. “Most countries around the world that are failures are because they deposit their hopes in a person, a strong leader who comes forward and says ‘Put me in power. And I will make the country better,’” Mr. Rubio said in an interview Saturday with The New York Times. “That’s exactly what he’s...
  • Kasich blaming Trump

    03/12/2016 7:39:15 AM PST · by navysealdad · 92 replies
    Kasich on Fox News now blaming rioters on Trump
  • Obama derides GOP establishment's Trump dilemma

    03/11/2016 10:32:42 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNN/KOCO ^ | March 11, 2016 | By Kevin Liptak
    Excoriating the GOP front-runner while mocking party establishment figures who now are urgently moving to prevent Trump from securing the nomination, Obama said the businessman's past should have served as prologue. "We're shocked someone is fanning anti-immigrant or anti-Muslim sentiment!" Obama said in jest, jabbing Republicans for acting surprised at a candidate who is "loose with the facts" or "distorts someone's record." "How could you be shocked?" the President exclaimed during a fundraiser in Austin. "This was the guy who was sure I was born in Kenya."
  • National Review endorses Ted Cruz, says he's only one who can stop Trump

    03/11/2016 5:38:29 PM PST · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 11, 2016 | not stated
    One of the country’s most influential conservative magazines has endorsed Ted Cruz for president, after its top editors said that they believe the Texas senator is the only Republican candidate left in the race who can defeat Donald Trump. “Ted’s the only one with a plausible path to stopping Trump,” National Review editor Rich Lowry told Politico, “either by getting a majority himself or denying Trump a majority and finishing close behind and getting it to the convention.”
  • Trump will be last GOP hopeful standing: CFO survey

    03/11/2016 10:47:01 AM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 10, 2016 | David Spiegel
    Business icons Jack Welch, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina all had negative things to say about Donald Trump this week, and media reports said tech CEOs including Tim Cook and Elon Musk held a secret meeting to discuss how to stop the GOP front-runner. But do you think any of this will slow The Donald? U.S. CFOs don't. Across a wide range of industries, CFOs have conceded that Trump will be the GOP candidate, according to the latest CNBC Global CFO Council survey, conducted between Feb. 25 and March 8. It's the first time since the GOP race began that...
  • Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump

    03/11/2016 9:05:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | March 11, 2016 | CNN
    Ben Carson threw his support behind Donald Trump Friday morning, saying the two men had "buried the hatchet" and praising the Republican Party's front-runner as a "the voice of the people to be heard."
  • National Review to endorse Ted Cruz

    03/11/2016 9:01:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    National Review, one of the country’s leading conservative magazines, will endorse Ted Cruz on Friday in a blow to Marco Rubio after its top editors and publisher decided that the Texas senator is the only candidate left who can defeat Donald Trump, POLITICO has learned. “Ted’s the only one with a plausible path to stopping Trump,” National Review editor Rich Lowry told POLITICO, “either by getting a majority himself or denying Trump a majority and finishing close behind and getting it to convention.”
  • You Won’t Believe What They Did to the Ohio Ballot to Stop Trump

    03/09/2016 5:32:59 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 59 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 3/8/2016 | Piper McGowan
    We all know the elite are on the warpath against Donald Trump, with everyone from pundits, to major world leaders, to the Pope speaking out against him. Newt Gingrich recently said it’s because Trump isn’t part of the secret societies and hasn’t taken the initiation rites. Regardless, Trump has received a groundswell of support from the average conservative American, winning state primaries left and right. Ohio’s primary is coming up on March 15, and it’s a big one because it’s a “winner takes all” state. Well now it’s being alleged that Ohio’s GOP has intentionally set up a confusing...
  • Paul Ryan’s Plans Stopped Cold by Trump, Cruz Insurgency

    03/09/2016 4:09:40 AM PST · by dennisw · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 8, 2016
    Bloomberg’s Billy House writes that House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% is “struggling to do the most basic duties of Congress” because the popularity of Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% has crippled his agenda. From Bloomberg Politics: It was never going to be easy for House Speaker Paul Ryan to cut through the noise of a presidential campaign and chart out a course of conservative policies for the Republican Party. But the bombast and divisiveness of the presidential campaign has left Ryan struggling to do the most basic duties of Congress. With the two Republican front-runners...
  • Who Is More Hardline On Immigration: Ted Cruz Or Donald Trump?

    03/09/2016 12:22:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 9, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    As Donald Trump is presenting himself as the presumptive nominee, he has described himself as “flexible” on immigration. This now has Ted Cruz  positioned as the Republican candidate with the most hardline position on immigration. NumbersUSA, a prominent immigration restriction group, keeps an ongoing scorecard on 2016 presidential candidates and since updated on March 4, Ted Cruz has an “A” and Trump a “B+”. Roy Beck, founder and executive director of NumbersUSA, spoke to The Daily Caller Tuesday about the differences between the two candidates and how he feels both will return America to policies that benefit the citizen...