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  • GOP asks: Can Trump and Cruz be stopped? [This time the shoe is on the other foot]

    02/11/2016 4:27:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Neil Stanage
    The Republican establishment is grappling with an uncomfortable reality: No single candidate is about to be crowned as its standard-bearer after New Hampshire's primary. And that means Donald Trump and Ted Cruz could be sprinting toward the presidential nomination before a third rival gets out of the starting blocks. "The only way for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to be stopped is for the establishment to finally rally around one candidate - and it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon," said Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist and a former aide to GOP leaders on Capitol Hill....
  • Trump, Cruz Pound Each Other in South Carolina Attack Ads

    02/11/2016 2:42:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 11, 2016
    ".....The Cruz campaign released the following yesterday: Playing Trump
  • WATCH LIVE: Sen. Ted Cruz rallies in Myrtle Beach

    02/10/2016 8:41:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    WMBF News ^ | February 10, 2016
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is speaking in Myrtle Beach Wednesday morning. Mobile users, tap here to watch the event live from your deviceSenator Cruz will be speaking from Ground Zero on Chester Street. Ground Zero is a youth-focused Christian non-profit organization based in Myrtle Beach.
  • Steyn: The March of Trump, and the Feel of Bern

    02/10/2016 2:48:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | February 10, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    As I was saying at the dawn of this day: 1) Trump; 2) Kasich; 3) Rubio; 4) Bush; 5) Cruz. Number One and Two were correct, and at this hour Numbers Three, Four and Five are all jostling together at 11 per cent, but with Cruz third and Rubio fifth. On the Democrat side I noted the midnight vote tallies from Dixville Notch, Hart's Location and Millsfield: Sanders 17 Clinton 9 [snipped text about Dem race] On the Republican side, Trump won yuge: 35 per cent in a nine-man race, and more than twice as many votes as the second-placed...
  • Why Ted Cruz is now the Republican front-runner

    02/09/2016 10:43:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 239 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 9, 2015 | Philip Klein
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Donald Trump may have come out of New Hampshire with the victory, but Sen. Ted Cruz has emerged as the Republican front-runner. Though Trump's victory in New Hampshire was no doubt impressive, the electorate of independent voters and super high turnout was tailor-made for him, whereas Cruz didn't put substantial effort into winning the state - where very conservative candidates don't typically do as well. He is currently in position to win third here, with votes still outstanding. As the race moves to South Carolina, however, Cruz has a ground game in place and the electorate is...
  • Ben Carson NH victory party to be short one Ben Carson

    02/09/2016 5:50:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This seems to be turning into something of a pattern for Dr. Ben Carson. After sagging in the polls in Iowa, he headed out of town rather quickly, but his departure from New Hampshire will apparently preclude his showing up to spend time with his supporters after the polls close. Yep… Ben Carson won’t be around for the speeches this evening. (Politico) Ben Carson will be notably absent from his New Hampshire primary party on Tuesday.The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans...
  • Once again, Ted Cruz has an under-appreciated strength in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 12:53:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2015 | Boris Shor, Will Cubbison, Craig Goodman and Josh Putnam
    They might not make national headlines, but local endorsements in presidential primaries matter. According to the influential book "The Party Decides," such endorsements reveal party elites trying to come to a decision about which candidate they should mutually support. They are leading indicators of vote - and delegate - outcomes. In many ways, they are better at predicting how the race will turn out than opinion polls. As we'll explain below, in New Hampshire, Ted Cruz has built up a commanding lead of these endorsements - especially compared with Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, which indicates a reservoir of strength...
  • LIVE THREAD: NH Vote Results

    02/09/2016 12:32:49 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 2,716 replies
    February 9, 2016 | Jeff Head
    <p>Here's a LIVE THREAD for the NH Primary results this evening.</p> <p>We will know soon enough and we can keep track it right here.</p> <p>How quick will they call it? I expect between 7:30 and 8 PM the race will be called in NH tonight.</p>
  • Bernie Sanders Prevails and G.O.P. Has 3-Way Tie as 3 New Hampshire Towns Vote

    02/09/2016 5:28:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Jess Bidgood
    The results are in. Or, at least, the first results from the tiny New Hampshire towns - Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location - that practice the time-honored tradition of voting at midnight to claim the distinction of casting the election's first primary ballots. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont emerged as the Democrats' big winner of the wee hours on Tuesday, with 17 votes in total, while Hillary Clinton received nine. On the Republican side, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Donald J. Trump and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio each had nine votes. Oh, and in Hart's Location, a Democrat...
  • National poll: Cruz and Rubio surged after Iowa

    02/09/2016 4:10:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | February 9, 2015 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are riding a wave of momentum after strong finishes in Iowa. Donald Trump maintains a double-digit lead over his Republican rivals, but Rubio has experienced the largest surge, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey tracking poll released Tuesday. The billionaire businessman has 35 percent support nationally among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters. Ted Cruz, who won the Iowa caucuses last week, has 20 percent support, followed by Rubio in third with 17 percent support. Ben Carson is at 7 percent, and the rest of the field is at 3 percent or less. While Trump still leads by...
  • Kasich, Sanders win first first-in-the-nation primary contests - Cruz takes Millsfield

    02/08/2016 11:54:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    As the clock struck midnight, voting began in three tiny towns in New Hampshire, including Dixville Notch, whose residents have a pretty good reputation for picking the eventual party nominees. The other two towns participating in midnight voting are Millsfield and Hart's Location. "...............In Millsfield, Ted Cruz reportedly pulled away from the pack with nine votes, ahead of second place Trump. Clinton beat Sanders two votes to one. Kasich earned a second victory in Hart's Location, beating second place Trump five votes to four. Meanwhile, Sanders took a commanding 12 votes to Clinton's five.
  • Steve Forbes on Donald Trump and His 'Hoo-Ha'

    02/08/2016 4:30:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Street ^ | December 20, 2015 | Jeremy Greenfield
    Steve Forbes ran for president twice -- in 1996 and 2000 -- spending a reported $69 million of his own money in failed bids to win the Republican nomination. His campaigns mostly focused on establishing a flat income tax and other similar economic reforms. The multi-millionaire chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media isn't running for president this time around, but he does have a new book out this week (Reviving America), promoting three big reforms he believes America should adopt: repeal and replace Obamacare with something akin to a free-market health-care system; scrapping the Federal income tax code in favor...
  • Heilemann: Governors in GOP Field See Rubio as a 'Punk'

    02/05/2016 3:14:16 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With all due respect, indeed! On the Bloomberg TV show of that name that he co-hosts with Mark Halperin, John Heilemann today reported that the current and former governors in the GOP field--Bush, Kasich and Christie--think Marco Rubio is a "punk." Clarified Heilemann: "when I say 'punk,' they have the same view that Hillary Clinton had of Barack Obama [in 2008]: line-cutter, punk, man of no accomplishment." Evidence in support of Heilmann's claim comes from Jeb's interiew on CBS today, in which he flatly asserted that Rubio had accomplished "nothing" in the Senate. Readers will remember that yesterday, Joe Scarborough...
  • Cruz and Rubio Benefited from Iowa's Caucus System

    02/07/2016 2:38:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Iowa Republican ^ | February 2, 2015 | Craig Robinson
    There were numerous articles published on Tuesday about the dynamic data operations that both the Cruz and Rubio campaigns employed to give them an edge on caucus night in Iowa. The Cruz data project is named the Oorlog project while the Rubio data effort is apparently called Optimus. Cruz might have won Iowa, but Politico reported, "Rubio's analytics shop is stocked with Red Bull and a beer keg, a nacho cheese machine and an X box." Which means they are built for the long haul. I love reading the day after articles that allow us to peek inside the various...
  • The Real Shape of the Race

    02/06/2016 4:55:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2016 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Trump is not a conservative. He's an economic nationalist whose limited involvement in politics over the years has largely consisted of furthering his own interests by contributing to members of both political parties. His current policy positions often contradict those he's publicly expressed in the past, and his governing philosophy, to the extent he has one, combines crony capitalism with government activism (eminent domain; ethanol; protectionism; universal, government-paid health care).Des Moines, Iowa - The shorthand understanding of the likely three-man race for the Republican nomination goes something like this. Donald Trump is the populist outside agitator, running on economic nationalism...
  • The special hell of a Cruz rally: What it's like to spend an evening with GOP’s oiliest operator

    02/06/2016 1:23:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    Salon ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gary Legum
    There is a boisterous Oath Keeper leaking alcohol from every pore sitting three seats away from me in a Nashua, New Hampshire, middle school auditorium hosting a Ted Cruz town hall. I'm wondering if it's too late to change seats. The guy is wearing a camouflage jacket that doesn't quite hide the bulging middle-age belly straining at the faded Patriots T-shirt underneath. He's carrying a sign that reads "Like a Cruz missile, Ted will destroy ISIS" on one side and "Cruzin West" on the other, a plea for the Texas senator to pick former Florida congressman Allen West as his...
  • Ben Carson blames the media for spreading false information

    02/05/2016 6:39:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    February 5, 2016 | Vanity
    I just received the following email from "Ben Carson for President 2016": **************************************************** "Politics is a nasty business. It's why so many Americans, including me, have been disillusioned. Personal ambition and conflict are often valued more than honesty, substance and solutions. I'm running for President because it's time for accountability and integrity, and the only way we can make a difference is for all of us as citizens to take a stand. That includes holding the media to account when it spreads false or misleading information -- which is what CNN did at the start of the Iowa Caucuses on...
  • CNN owes Ted Cruz an apology

    02/05/2016 2:46:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2016 | William Tate
    CNN's broadside of Ted Cruz is wrong. The network has denied that it bears any responsibility for Cruz's camp spreading rumors that Ben Carson might be quitting the presidential race. CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin even went so far as to call Cruz's explanation "BS" on the air. Yet the network's claim can be true only in the most deceptive - in other words, the most Clintonian - sense. Instead of what the meaning of the word is is, CNN is parsing what the word indicate means. Somewhat ironically, the network rests much of its case on tweets rather than on-air...
  • 2016 Texas Republican Presidential Primary

    02/05/2016 2:03:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 5, 2016
    Currently tracking 11 polls from 6 pollsters - Updated 12 days ago Election on March 1, 2016 Pollster Trend Ted Cruz 36.2% Donald Trump 30.1% Marco Rubio 8.4% Ben Carson 5.0% Jeb Bush 4.7% Chris Christie 1.7% Rand Paul Carly Fiorina 1.0% John Kasich 1.0% Mike Huckabee Bobby Jindal Rick Santorum Jim Gilmore 0.0% Lindsey Graham George Pataki Rick Perry Scott Walker Undecided Interactive tracking graph:
  • New presidential poll shows Cruz leading Trump 30-25 in Texas

    02/04/2016 1:43:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 28, 2016 | Tom Benning
    Jan 28, 2016AUSTIN - Ted Cruz leads a new presidential primary poll in Texas, just over a month before the U.S. senator will face his home-state voters in the much-anticipated Super Tuesday contest. A KTVT-TV/Dixie Strategies survey released Thursday shows Cruz at 30 percent among likely GOP primary voters in Texas. He's followed by mogul Donald Trump at 25 percent, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 12 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 8 percent. That's a change from October, when the same pollsters said Cruz was trailing in Texas behind Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson....
  • Cruz Asks: Who Will Trump Call 'Stupid' Next? - It's no holds barred in New Hampshire

    02/04/2016 4:35:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 4, 2016 | Chris Deaton
    Fresh off a victory in the Iowa caucuses, a feisty Ted Cruz unloaded on his rival Donal Trump Wednesday afternoon, asking repeatedly who the New Hampshire frontrunner might call "stupid" next. "You know, he accused the people of Iowa of being stupid. In fact, he skipped the Iowa debate," Cruz said during a press availability in New Hampshire. "It makes you wonder if his next step is to accuse the people of New Hampshire of being stupid -- if he plans to skip the New Hampshire debate, and after that if he plans to accuse the people of South Carolina...
  • Levin says Trump Took a Baseball Bat to Carson Before Defending Him Now

    02/04/2016 3:58:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 3, 2016
    Tonight, on his nationally syndicated radio program, Mark Levin went through the "controversy" surrounding the Cruz campaign and a tweet about CNN. Donald Trump is calling for Iowa to vote again because of Fraud. It makes it look as if Trump is defending Carson. In addition to going through the absurdity of Trump's current attacks, Levin reminded his listeners of how Trump took a "baseball bat to Carson" back in November. ListenLevin reminded the audience that Trump likened Carson to a "child molester" among many other things. Trump questioned Carson's faith. It was all in all very nasty.
  • Cruz revels in Trump bashing

    02/04/2016 12:34:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | February 3, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    NASHUA, N.H. - Still riding a wave of confidence after winning the Iowa Caucuses, Ted Cruz was in rare form Wednesday night as he mocked Donald Trump over everything from losing Iowa to a previous record of liberal policy positions. "Have you noticed Donald doesn't take losing well?" he said at a town hall here. "Donald told us every day for a year he was going to win Iowa, win it big, win it 'yuuuuuge,'" he said, poking at Trump's speaking style. "I don't think people are interested in temper tantrums, or you could call it a 'Trumpertantrum,'" he continued,...
  • Has Donald Trump Already Decided to Run Third Party?

    02/03/2016 9:11:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 182 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    As far as I can tell, Donald Trump's grieving process works more or less completely in the reverse order from what you would expect from a rational human being. Immediately after the event, Trump was more or less in acceptance mode, saying he was proud of finishing second, he loved the people of Iowa, he was going to come back and buy a farm there. Then he went into depression, secluding himself for an uncharacteristically long time from twitter and the media. Working backwards, he skipped over bargaining and went straight to anger, blaming the media and their unfair treatment...
  • Rand Paul is a True Republican

    02/03/2016 8:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    I've knocked around Rand Paul quite a lot over the last year-plus, and I think most or all if it was well-deserved (I've also, it should be noted, praised him a few times as well, when he deserved it). But Paul's decision to drop out of the race today (before New Hampshire) in order to help unify the party to defeat Trump, shows that he, like Scott Walker, is a true Republican who believes in conservative principles, and for that he should be commended. See, there are two types of people who call themselves Republicans. The first are those who...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Lost Iowa Because He Attacked Cruz 'Like A Liberal Democrat'

    02/02/2016 11:18:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 219 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 2, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that Donald Trump lost the Iowa caucus because his criticism of Ted Cruz made him sound "like a liberal Democrat." "I don't think Trump skipping the debate had a thing to do with what happened last night," began Limbaugh. "This is a Republican primary. It's Iowa. Conservatives win in Iowa." "Donald Trump, I don't know if you forgot - one thing that everyone remembers - he went out and tried to criticize Ted Cruz," explained the talk-show host. "Ted Cruz isn't the enemy," he continued. "Hillary Clinton is the enemy. Ted Cruz is...
  • How did Iowa caucus polls get GOP vote so wrong?

    02/02/2016 10:23:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dan Good, Adam Edelman
    Iowa pollsters' losses were Ted Cruz's gain Monday night, as even the most storied surveys of the Hawkeye State's electorate missed the Texas senator's surging momentum. Cruz cruised to victory in the early-voting state's caucuses, easily beating bombastic billionaire Donald Trump 27.6% to 24.3%, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finishing a close third, with 23.1%. But polls, even ones released just hours before voters headed to caucus-locations, showed Trump in the solid lead: A Quinnipiac University poll out Monday afternoon had Trump beating Cruz 31% to 24%, while a Des Moines Register / Bloomberg Politics survey out the day before...
  • Trump blames the VOTERS for Iowa loss: Repubican claims he got no credit for self-funding, claims..

    02/02/2016 9:18:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 177 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Trump blames the VOTERS for Iowa loss: Republican claims he got no credit for self-funding - then claims he isn't getting credit for 'long-shot great finish' Donald Trump spent this morning doling out blame on Twitter for his Iowa loss. 'I don't believe I have been given any credit by the voters for self-funding my campaign, the only one. I will keep doing, but not worth it!' Trump tweeted. He also pointed fingers at the media for now crowning his second place finish behind Ted Cruz a win. 'The media has not covered my long-shot great finish in Iowa fairly....
  • Trump Iowa loss could mean trouble ahead

    02/02/2016 5:31:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 163 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 2, 2016 | Byron York
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Donald Trump's supporters showed up at the Sheraton Monday night fully expecting their man to win the Iowa caucuses. And why shouldn't they? Trump had held a lead of varying sizes in 13 of the last 13 polls listed in the RealClearPolitics average of Iowa polls. How could that not win? "Beats the hell out of me," said Michelle Tepley, a Trump fan from Waukee. "It doesn't make any sense." "Sad," said Kimberly Hawn of West Des Moines. "I don't know, I don't know," said Steve Brewer of Norwalk. Months ago, before Trump took the...
  • Ted Cruz, Triumphant

    02/01/2016 10:28:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 197 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | David French
    I tip my cap, unreservedly, to Ted Cruz. With everything on the line - and so many GOP colleagues cowed and intimidated - he took on Donald Trump and won. Late last year I wrote that the GOP needed an actual leader, someone who would step up and take on Trump directly: Now is the time. A presidential campaign is an early test of leadership, a proving ground for dealing with the challenges of the world's most difficult job. I don't want the last man standing. I want the guy who took down the king. If Trump can absorb the...
  • Ted Cruz hits 99th county on eve of Iowa caucuses

    02/01/2016 12:41:25 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 1, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    ".....Larry Teeples, 74, a longtime member of the Jefferson city council, sat in the front row. He'd seen Chris Christie about a month ago and remained undecided, just six hours before the caucuses. "I like what I've heard," he said as he waited for Cruz to arrive. But "I had a friend from Dallas who called and told me to vote for Trump; don't vote for Cruz." Doris Hugg, 70, from nearby Crawford County, said she appreciated Cruz's effort to meet small town Iowans. "It's because they care about what Iowans have to say. You can't get to know people...
  • Rep. Steve King Says He 'Knows Things' About Trump Endorsements

    02/01/2016 12:52:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 261 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 31, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    AMES, Iowa - Rep. Steve King , an Iowa Republican and Ted Cruz supporter, says Donald Trump bought his endorsements. Trump recently received high profile endorsements from Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. King reiterated his statement about the endorsements to the Daily Caller on Saturday during a Cruz rally at the Gateway Hotel and stressed that he "knows things." "He has, from a regular person's perspective, unlimited resources and he's willing to use whatever access he has in order to get the endorsements that he wants," King...
  • Cruz: Trump 'Owes At Least $480 Million Right Now' [VIDEO]

    01/31/2016 7:27:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 233 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 31, 2016 | Derek Draplin
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday accused front-runner Donald Trump of owing $480 million, noting "it could be billions." Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" the Texas senator told host Chris Wallace that his own loans to run for senate were disclosed and also accused Trump of owing millions. "If you look at his financial disclosure, he owes at least $480 million dollars right now, and it could be billions," Cruz told Wallace. "He knows this loan story is completely nonsense," Cruz said. "It's also the height of hutzpah - for someone who owes hundreds of millions of dollars if not billions...
  • Despite Support, No Political Will In Republican Party To Create A Gold Standard – Analysts

    01/29/2016 11:54:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Kitco News ^ | January 29, 2016 | Neils Christensen
    Although there has been early support from some Republican candidates to put the U.S. monetary policy back on the gold standard, many analysts say there isn't the political will to make this a major issue during the 2016 election. Monday, Iowans cast their vote in the first primary election to nominate their candidate to run for President late in the year. The Republican field is fairly wide with 12 candidates on the ticket in Iowa. Of the 12 candidates, the idea of moving back to a gold standard has been supported by five;, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Dr....
  • BRUTAL Ad Released Ripping Trump on Illegal Immigration Flip-Flop

    01/28/2016 12:45:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 127 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 28, 2016 | By: Hank Berrien
    A new ad that brutally exposes Donald Trump's hypocrisy vis-a-vis illegal immigration did not come from any of his current opponents, but rather Our Principles PAC, an anti-Trump group led by former Mitt Romney aide Katie Packer. The ad opens by asserting that the reason Trump is skipping Thursday"s GOP debate is "Trump can't handle tough questions, like why he'd let millions of illegal immigrants stay in America and even supports a pathway to citizenship." The ad then shows Trump addressing a Chicago audience last June, sounding as if he endorsed giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. Trump lectured,...
  • Santorum, Huckabee to attend Trump event

    01/28/2016 10:58:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 148 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 28, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum will attend Donald Trump's pro-veterans event on Thursday at the same time as Fox News's prime-time presidential debate. Spokesmen for both candidates confirmed to The Hill that the Republican presidential will still participate in Thursday's undercard GOP debate, but will head to the Trump event after. The undercard debate begins at 7 p.m. Eastern, two hours before Trump's event is slated to start three miles away. That gives candidates who failed to reach the main stage the freedom to participate, while anyone slated for the main stage would have to skip the debate altogether to...
  • Lawmaker who sought to oust Boehner endorses Cruz [N.C. Rep. Mark Meadows]

    01/28/2016 9:47:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 28, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Mark Meadows, the North Carolina Republican who led the charge to oust former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) last year, is endorsing Ted Cruz for president. The endorsement from Meadows, one of the founding members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, comes just a few days before the Iowa caucuses, where Cruz is fighting for first place against his chief rival, Donald Trump. Meadows called the Texas senator a "principled, conservative leader" who's willing to buck the establishment. "On issue after issue, Cruz has told the truth and done what he said he was going to do. It may not...
  • Veterans' Groups Line up to Reject Money from Trump (if He is Even Raising Any)

    01/27/2016 11:56:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 169 replies
    Red State ^ | January 27, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Trump's standard line when he is about to storm out of a media event because he doesn't like how it covers him is that he is going to go host an event to raise money for veterans. Thus it was no surprise when he announced that he would be skipping the FoxNews event to hold a separate event to raise money for.... well, "veterans," generally. Of course, Trump did not name a specific charity so that his feet might be held to the fire on this, just "veterans," generally. Well, there are two small problems. The main veterans group that...
  • Trump's Supporters in New Hampshire Really Do Exist. (I Saw Them!)

    01/27/2016 11:12:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | January 26, 2016 | Jim Newell
    "....The Washington Examiner's Byron York reports on the burgeoning Kaelism among Republican poobahs who were gathered at Saturday's First in the Nation Town Hall in Nashua. "Most of the politicos in Nashua didn't deny that the polls are what they are," York writes. "They just explained that they haven't personally encountered evidence that the Trump-dominated polls are accurate." As one "very well-connected state Republican" says, "I don't see it....I don't feel it. I don't hear it, and I spend part of every day with Republican voters." Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu and his wife, after racking their brains to...
  • Donald Trump testing Iowans' tolerance

    01/27/2016 12:13:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 27, 2016 | Byron York
    BLOOMFIELD, Iowa - James and Brooks Schooley are raising a young family in this tiny Iowa community. They support Ted Cruz and brought their kids to an old church near the Bloomfield town square to hear the candidate, along with Iowa Rep. Steve King and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The Schooleys like Cruz's faith and his fealty to the Constitution. But their choice is also shaped by their wariness of the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump. "He's not principled," James Schooley told me, referring to Trump. "He just goes by emotion." "I feel like he doesn't stick to the Constitution...
  • Trump's convenient conversions on conservative issues

    01/27/2016 1:39:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 27, 2016 | Staff
    The central question for conservatives, on these and other issues, is whether Trump truly experienced radical conversions on issues they care about, or whether he has just learned to say the right things when he needs conservatives' votes. Even on his signature issue of immigration, Trump faulted Mitt Romney for being too tough as recently as 2012. In 2013, he told a group of immigration activists that he supported giving DREAMers a path to citizenship, and was shocked that they didn't have one already. Only now, running for president, has he sung a different tune.Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed...
  • What is Trump thinking?

    01/26/2016 11:43:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 27, 2016 | W. James Antle III
    What is Donald Trump up to now? Just when you thought the Republican presidential race couldn't get any stranger, the unconventional billionaire candidate pulled out of Thursday night's GOP debate, sponsored by Fox News, the field's final meeting before the Iowa caucus. Nobody toys with Trump, his campaign declared in a statement, not even Roger Ailes: "Mr. Trump doesn't play games." "Whereas he has always been a job creator and not a debater, he nevertheless truly enjoys the debating process — and it has been very good for him, both in polls and popularity," the Trump campaign missive continued. But...
  • Mark Levin Lashes Out at Donald Trump: 'Might as Well Vote for Jeb Bush'

    01/26/2016 10:56:21 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 192 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 25, 2016 | Fred Lucas
    Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin said that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was similar to an establishment Republican compromiser after the real estate mogul pledged earlier to work closely with Democratic leaders in Congress. "You might as well vote for Jeb Bush," Levin said. "I bet he would get along with Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. Lindsey Graham gets along with them great. Marco Rubio got along with them great." In an interview Tuesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Trump said, "I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I've never had a problem. Reid will...
  • Donald Trump defends Vladimir Putin over Alexander Litvinenko murder

    01/26/2016 2:01:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 144 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 26, 2016 | Nick Allen
    Donald Trump has defended Vladimir Putin after a British public inquiry found the Russian president "probably" sanctioned the assassination of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London. Mr Trump waded into the case saying he had seen "no evidence" of Mr Putin's involvement, adding: "They say a lot of things about me that are untrue too." The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination has previously said he felt a "great honour" when Mr Putin praised him as an "absolute leader". .. But Mr Trump told Fox Business: "Have they found him (Mr Putin) guilty? I don't think they've found him guilty....
  • Cruz Winning Iowa Evangelicals

    01/26/2016 7:20:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | January 26, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    The new Quinnipiac University Iowa poll released today finds that Cruz has doubled his lead over Trump among the critical Evangelical voters. Cruz now leads Trump among Iowa Evangelicals by 12 points - 39 percent to 27 percent. The Iowa Republican Caucus is a two-man race with Trump at 31 percent and Cruz at 29 percent among likely Republican Caucus participants. Marco Rubio is at 13 percent. No other candidate is above 7 percent. Cruz leads Trump: 50 - 34 percent among self-professed Tea Party members; 49 - 29 percent among voters describing themselves as "very conservative." Trump leads Cruz:...
  • 2016 Texas Republican Presidential Primary - Cruz 45%, Trump 30% (CBS/YouGov 1/18-1/21)

    01/25/2016 9:29:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | January 18, 2016 | CBS/YouGov
    984 Likely Voters - Republican 1) 2016 Texas Republican Presidential Primary Asked of 984 likely voters - republican Jeb Bush (R) 4% Ben Carson (R) 5% Chris Christie (R) 2% Ted Cruz (R) 45% Carly Fiorina (R) 1% Jim Gilmore (R) 0% Mike Huckabee (R) 1% John Kasich (R) 1% Rand Paul (R) 2% Marco Rubio (R) 8% Rick Santorum (R) 0% Donald Trump (R) 30% Undecided 1% Poll
  • Jeff Sessions: ’Matter Of Supreme Importance’ GOP Nominee Can ‘Negotiate Better’ Trade Deals

    01/25/2016 7:59:46 AM PST · by xzins · 151 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jan 16 | Matthew Boyle
    While he's not making an official endorsement for the presidency in 2016's GOP primary, at least not yet, Sen. Jeff Sessions is calling on the people of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina to very carefully pick a candidate they think can "negotiate better" when it comes to trade deals. He laid out the case for why Republicans must nominate a candidate who opposes the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the accompanying two global trade deals that would come with it: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). All three deals, along with...
  • Who is Right about Donald Trump's Political Party Affiliations?

    01/25/2016 6:34:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    January 25, 2016 | Vanity
    I've seen a photo copy posted on FR threads that purports to prove that Donald Trump has been a Republican since 1980. "Smoking Gun" has reported that Trump has often changed parties citing the same source - New York City Board of Elections. I don't know if this New York City Board of Elections information sourced in this article has been added to the mix [showing party affiliation changes on forms signed by Donald Trump] so I'll add it here for discussion. ".......According to the New York City Board of Elections, Trump has changed his party affiliation five times since...
  • Is This a Fair Question? Did Donald Trump Denounce the Fort Hood Shootings?

    01/25/2016 6:04:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    January 25, 2016 | Vanity
    Rick Perry just endorsed Ted Cruz and I posted that news in a thread this morning. It's gotten over 100 comments. On it I posted Rick Perry's comment in defense of Ted Cruz about the "New York Values" dust-up [Comment #84 at the link above]. [Rick Perry: "...."Mr. Trump took umbrage by Ted Cruz talking about New York values, and, you know, became very serious about - as we all were - what happened on September the 11th of 2001," he said. "We were all New Yorkers that day - don't get confused with that, but you know, I would...
  • Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz

    01/25/2016 1:18:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 278 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, Perry told POLITICO in an interview Sunday night. Perry, who also sought the GOP nomination before dropping out in September, said he now sees the race as one that is between Cruz, a fellow Texan, and Donald Trump. Through phone calls and during a December day spent driving around his Round Top, Texas, home in his truck with Cruz, Perry said he found the senator to be a good listener who respects the Tenth Amendment, "knows what he does not know" and is more conservative than...