Wall of GOP resistance to Trump begins to crack – Politico

Christie wasn’t the first mainstream Republican to jump. He won’t be the last. ATLANTA—When Chris Christie threw his support behind Donald Trump, Washington gasped. But the wall of establishment opposition to Trump’s candidacy had begun cracking days before New Jersey’s governor barreled right through it. From Rep. Duncan Hunter and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, […]

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CNN struggles to contain debate fireworks

As Rubio and Cruz rush to pummel Trump, the network’s moderators get bowled over. At the tenth Republican debate, the candidates took charge. Trailing Donald Trump in most Super Tuesday states, both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz seemed determined to assume the role of questioner themselves, peppering Trump with missives from either side of his […]

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LIVE Coverage of the CNN GOP Debate in Texas!

Red State Talk Radio will have LIVE coverage of the CNN GOP Debate in Texas on Studio A from 8:00pm – 11:00pm Eastern.  Join us!

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Cruz, Rubio prep for brutal debate night – Politico

In final show before Super Tuesday, the senators are poised to unleash a nasty assault and emerge the anti-Trump. The final Republican presidential debate Thursday night before the Super Tuesday contests has the potential to be an epic display of anger and rhetorical aggression, with Rubio and Cruz going after each other on everything from […]

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Donald Trump Wins The Nevada Caucuses – The Daily Caller

New York businessman Donald Trump won the Republican Nevada caucuses with 45.9 percent of the vote Tuesday, his third consecutive victory. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in second with 23.9 percent, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in third with 21.4 percent. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson finished in fourth with 4.8 percent, followed by Ohio Gov. […]

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GOP wakes up to Trump nightmare – Politico

Top party leaders fear it may be too late to stop him. Establishment Republicans are reckoning with something they thought would never happen: That it might soon be too late to stop Donald Trump. With the controversial businessman the clear front-runner heading into Nevada and next week’s Super Tuesday contests, there’s an emerging consensus that […]

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A CRUZ-RUBIO COMPACT – The American Spectator

The only way to stop Trump — and Hillary. How to stop Trump? That’s the collective mantra of the mass media. It’s a natural question to ask of a man curiously portrayed as some sort of Republican juggernaut, which he’s not. I sat in speechless befuddlement and amusement as I watched Fox News analysts on […]

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Conservatives Must Not Squander This Opportunity – Human Events

As a supporter of Ted Cruz I have had many supporters of other candidates tell me that he would not be electable in the general election. I disagree. Yes, Cruz is caricatured in social media and elsewhere as unlikable and as one who doesn’t play well with others. He’s too extreme and we need someone […]

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Poll: Trump’s Attacks On George W. Bush Not Hurting Him In South Carolina – The Daily Caller

After Donald Trump repeatedly attacked George W. Bush in Saturday’s Republican presidential debate, the conventional wisdom was that the attacks could backfire in South Carolina, where the former GOP president is popular among primary voters. But a new Public Policy Polling poll of likely South Carolina Republican primary voters in the two days after the […]

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Campaigns secretly prep for brokered GOP convention – Politico

Candidates, outside groups and party officials are quietly maneuvering for a nomination fight that goes all the way to the bitter end. Mysterious outside groups are asking state parties for personal data on potential delegates, Republican campaigns are drawing up plans to send loyal representatives to obscure local conventions, and party officials are dusting off […]

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FLASHBACK: In 2007, Schumer Called For Blocking All Bush Supreme Court Nominations – The Daily Caller

During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer decried the intent of many Senate Republicans to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing the successor to deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But less than a decade ago, Schumer advocated doing the same exact thing if any additional Supreme Court vacancies […]

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Five things to watch for in the CBS Republican debate

The six remaining Republican presidential candidates will be on stage in Greenville, South Carolina Saturday night for the CBS News Republican debate. The stakes are high for the remaining candidates, as they head into a period of the primary season that relies less on retail politicking. A strong debate performance could be crucial as the […]

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GOP establishment stares into the abyss – The Daily Caller

After Trump’s big win and Rubio’s collapse, Republican Party elites suddenly find themselves without a horse to ride. MANCHESTER N.H. – For the establishment wing of the Republican Party, the picture just keeps getting bleaker. Far from winnowing the crowded field of mainstream GOP contenders and allowing it to unify around a standard-bearer, New Hampshire […]

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Bush aims to just survive New Hampshire – Politico

His campaign is in overdrive. The family cavalry is en route. It may not be enough. MANCHESTER, N.H. — The pundits think he’s nearing the end. His donors are itching to jump ship. But Jeb Bush thinks he’s about to take the first step toward an unlikely comeback. “You don’t have to listen to the […]

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Republican Candidates Throw Some Hail Marys In New Hampshire Debate – The Daily Caller

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Knowing the end of their presidential campaigns could come with a poor showing here on Tuesday, some of the Republicans running for the White House threw what looked like Hail Mary passes at the final debate before the New Hampshire primary. The most obvious example of this during the ABC News-sponsored debate […]

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Trump, Rubio likely targets in eighth Republican presidential debate – Reuters

Donald Trump and Marco Rubio could be top targets for rivals’ fire on Saturday when seven Republican White House hopefuls take the stage in New Hampshire for their eighth debate, just days before the state’s high-stakes primary. Billionaire Trump held a wide lead in polls in New Hampshire, with U.S. Senator Rubio of Florida second […]

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PANIC AT THE GOP YACHT CLUB – The American Spectator

The Cruz is over for it as Trump and Ted take the helm. In the Fall of 2013, I wrote a column for TAS that caused a lot of eye-rolling and chuckles among establishment Republicans. The column, titled “Look to Cruz, Not to Christie,” predicted “the future of the GOP is not Christie but Cruz” […]

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Ted Cruz Wins Iowa Caucuses, Edging Out Trump And Rubio – The Daily Caller

DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruzwon the Iowa Republican caucuses on Monday, barely edging out businessman Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for the first victory of the party nominating season. Voters turned out in large numbers. At one GOP caucus at a middle school in Waukee outside Des Moines, for example, so many […]

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The ‘Magic Number’ That Could Decide Trump vs. Cruz in Iowa – National Review

Des Moines, Iowa — 135,000. That’s the “magic number” to watch Monday night as Republican caucus-goers gather around the Hawkeye State to choose their presidential nominee, according to data collected and analyzed by numerous GOP campaign officials. Four years ago, a record-breaking number of Iowans — 121,503 — participated in the Republican caucuses. If turnout exceeds […]

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Donald Trump Is Aaron Burr Reincarnated

Nearly everyone knows that Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton, but almost nobody knows that Burr was wanted for murder while he was the vice president.  Few people are aware that Aaron Burr was even the vice president at all, and fewer would expect, given the historically serene nature of contemporary politics, that an American vice […]

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Donald Trump quits debate to stay center stage – Politico

The master of earned media gets himself more with six days left until Iowa. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Donald Trump did it again. With less than 150 hours before the Iowa caucuses, Trump thrust himself squarely into the center of the political conversation and the news cycle with his surprise declaration that he would boycott the […]

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Glenn Beck Officially Endorses Ted Cruz

Radio host Glenn Beck spoke at a Ted Cruz rally Saturday in Iowa where he announced his support for the Texas senator. This endorsement has been anticipated since it was announced Wednesday that Beck would be joining Cruz to speak in Waterloo, Iowa. Beck was one of the writers in the recent National Review issue […]

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Against Trump – National Review

Donald Trump leads the polls nationally and in most states in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. There are understandable reasons for his eminence, and he has shown impressive gut-level skill as a campaigner. But he is not deserving of conservative support in the caucuses and primaries. Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist […]

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Trump Has Never Voted In A Republican Primary – The Daily Caller

A search of the New York state voter rolls shows that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has never cast a vote in a Republican presidential primary election in the state in which he has long been a resident. Trump’s official voting records, obtained by the Daily Mail, show that the 69-year-old billionaire failed to vote in any […]

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The Bush blame game begins – Politico

With Jeb struggling, supporters, staff and donors start pointing the finger at the super PAC’s chief, Mike Murphy. They think he wasted money on everything from an iPad-sized video mailer to direct mail for donors in states that don’t yet matter. They think his attacks on Marco Rubio are doing more harm than good. And […]

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REWORKING THE CONSTITUTION TO SAVE THE CONSTITUTION – The American Spectator

Gov. Greg Abbott introduces the Texas Plan to revive and defend our founding document. My governor, the Honorable Greg Abbott of Texas, sallied forth the other day with a plan to revise the Constitution in the interest of returning power to the people. Because of this antique notion, whole cans of rhetorical trash have been […]

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5 takeaways from the GOP debate – Politico

Cruz wins a round, Rubio fades, Christie lives to fight another day. If you like a good heavyweight donnybrook, this was the best debate to date: The two GOP fighters with the sturdiest jaws and nastiest hooks — Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — finally went at each other after months of faux-friendship shadow boxing. […]

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Convention of states would empower the people – WorldNet Daily

In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention. The political left has been especially […]

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Obama Executive Order May Require Those Selling Even a Single Firearm to Become Licensed Dealers – The Washington Free Beacon

Order also brings back plan to keep certain Social Security recipients from buying guns The Obama administration announced during a conference call with reporters Monday evening that the president’s upcoming executive order may require somebody selling even a single firearm to obtain a Federal Firearms License. During the call White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, […]

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California Gun Law Will Let Police Confiscate Legally-Owned Weapons – The Daily Caller

A new California law scheduled to take effect Friday will allow the police to seize private, legally-owned weapons for up to three weeks without charges or allowing the citizen to contest the seizure. AB1014 was passed last year in the wake of 2014’s Isla Vista shooting, where teenager Elliot Rodger went on a rampage near the […]

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Charting Ted Cruz’s meteoric rise in the polls – The American Thinker

Does anyone remember when Ted Cruz was fifth in the polls, behind Donald Trump, behind Ben Carson, behind Jeb Bush, and behind Marco Rubio?  For a long time he hovered between fourth and fifth place in national polls, always behind Marco Rubio, hovering in high single digits, until just before Thanksgiving.  Then he shot up […]

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Talk radio rallies around Ted Cruz – Politico

As Trump and Rubio attack, the 2016 contender’s right-wing friends circle the wagons. Conservative talk radio likes to flirt with Donald Trump, but its hosts are showing their commitment to Ted Cruz. With a month left until the Iowa caucuses, attacks on the ascendant 2016 contender have nudged his talk radio supporters back into line, […]

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GOP Sells America Down the River – RushLimbaugh.com

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The country was just sold down the river again by your very Republican Party. I have a headline here from the Washington Times:  “White House Declares Total Victory Over GOP in Budget Battle.” That headline’s a misnomer.  There was never a battle.  None of this was opposed.  The Republican Party didn’t stand […]

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The 13 biggest moments of the GOP debate – Politico

Jeb and Trump brawl. Rubio slams Cruz on NSA surveillance. And the crowd turns on Hugh Hewitt. The Republican presidential candidates went after each other right from the start of the CNN debate Tuesday night. Here are the most memorable and important moments: 1. Trump rules out independent bid Moderator Hugh Hewitt asked Donald Trump […]

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Who will hold the winning hand at Vegas GOP debate? 7 things to watch – CNN

Washington (CNN)It’s debate night in Sin City. Republican presidential candidates are in Las Vegas for their last debate of the year, just seven weeks before the 2016 nominating race gets underway at the Iowa caucuses. And what unfolds on stage at the Venetian casino will have significant implications for the destiny of the GOP nomination. […]

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Carson Threatens To Leave GOP — ‘Will Assess His Party Participation Going Forward’ – The Daily Caller

Ben Carson lashed out against the Republican National Convention on Friday, culminating in a threat to leave the party if rumors of a brokered GOP convention prove true. On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that several high ranking GOP delegates met to discuss the possibility of a brokered convention, meetings Carson claimed would eventually “destroy the party.” “If it […]

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The San Bernardino shooting is America’s fault, according to Obama – The American Thinker

Already, à la the Skip Gates-Officer Crowley rush to judgment, the president is quick to explain that these shootings happen more in the United States than in any other developed country.  He goes on to explain how our country needs tighter gun laws.  The conclusion and where the fault lies is subliminally offered by the […]

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As Cruz gains, GOP senators rally for Rubio – Politico

The idea of Cruz as the nominee makes fellow GOP senators shudder. Ted Cruz has built his Senate career and presidential campaign on his willingness to stick it to the Republican establishment. And now that he’s gaining momentum in the primary, his many GOP nemeses in Congress are returning the favor by quietly coalescing behind […]

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Cruz Hammers Rubio on Gang of Eight – National Review

Senator Ted Cruz faulted his Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio Thursday for voting against border-security amendments to the Gang of Eight immigration bill, an attack that makes explicit the veiled shots he took at Rubio during the GOP debate in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Cruz set out to debunk Rubio’s statement that he has become convinced […]

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2016 Republicans vs. the media – CNN

Los Angeles (CNN)Republican presidential candidates tore into CNBC’s moderators at Wednesday night’s GOP debate, issuing the sharpest attacks on the mainstream media of the 2016 election cycle. Sen. Ted Cruz accused the moderators of trying to instigate a cage match, Sen. Marco Rubio called the media a super PAC for Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump […]

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CBS/NYT Poll: Ben Carson edges out Donald Trump – CBS News

Ben Carson has surpassed Donald Trump and now narrowly leads the Republican field in the race for the nomination in the latest national CBS News/New York Times Poll. Twenty-six percent of Republican primary voters back Carson, giving him a four-point edge over Trump (22 percent). Support for Carson has quadrupled since August. The rest of […]

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Ryan Willing To Step Up As Speaker If Major GOP Groups Endorse Him – The Daily Caller

WASHINGTON — The House Republican Conference met Tuesday evening and decided that the three House GOP main factions — the Freedom Caucus, the Republican Study Committee, and the Tuesday group — will each decide whether their respective groups should endorse House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan by the end of the week. “That will […]

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George W. Bush unleashes on Ted Cruz – Politico

‘I just don’t like that guy,’ the former president tells donors. Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, whom he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s most […]

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Place your bets! Who will be gone after Rick Perry? – The American Thinker

Before we speculate on who will be the next to drop out of the GOP presidential race, I think we should show a moment of respect for Rick Perry.  Even Donald Trump was very nice to Perry, calling him an honorable man: Rick Perry failed at the border. Now he is critical of me. He […]

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Who’ll Earn a Seat at the Grownups’ Table for the Second Debate? – National Review

Carly Fiorina is enjoying a post-debate surge, and that’s bad news for John Kasich, Chris Christie, and perhaps even Mike Huckabee. A record 25 million viewers tuned in to Fox News to watch the top ten GOP presidential candidates debate in primetime last Thursday. The “second tier” debate — which included those contenders outside of […]

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Of Course: Court Orders Pro-Life Group To Stop Releasing Videos That Make Planned Parenthood Look Bad – Townhall.com

A California court has ordered the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, the group behind a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood for haggling over the price of aborted baby parts, to desist from released any new footage exposing the practice. According to a report by Fox News, officials from a company that purchases baby parts […]

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Trump Schools the Republican Establishment – Politico

“Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably,” the great Homer Simpson once observed. “The lesson is: never try.” That’s probably how the so-called “smart set” within the Republican Party feels these days. Ever since Mitt Romney’s 2012 defeat—a loss that caught everyone off guard except for people who followed public opinion polls or […]

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DOCUMENTED IRRESPONSIBILITY – Thomas Sowell – The American Spectator

Is it still possible to have a serious, honest debate on illegal immigration? People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues. Both Democratic and Republican administrations have left […]

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Two weeks to go: Republicans scramble to make debate stage – The Hill

The race is on for the final spots on stage for the first Republican debate. With the highly-anticipated showdown less than two weeks away, candidates with low polling numbers are in a high-stakes scramble to qualify for an event that represents their best shot at breaking out. Fox News is capping the Aug. 6 debate […]

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Will the real Donald Trump please stand up? – Politico

Over the past two decades he was a Republican, then an independent, then a Democrat, then a Republican. Which side is Donald Trump on? Trump once endorsed a massive surtax on the rich. But he now wants the top income tax rate cut in half. He opposed the war in Iraq, but says he now […]

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