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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Trump, Clinton Win, Bush Out – CNN

(CNN)Donald Trump ran away with South Carolina. Hillary Clinton’s strong organization and attention to local details staved off Bernie Sanders’ “political revolution” in Nevada. And Jeb Bush dropped out. Trump has now won the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries against a fractured GOP field, while Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are battling for […]

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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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Did We Just See A Trump-Killer Moment? – The American Thinker

Front-Runner Donald Trump may just have crossed a line, one that can’t be un-crossed. Back before the Iowa Caucus, on January 29th, I wrote here in American Thinker that there were only two possible Trump-Killers: 1.    A failure of his crowds to turn out and vote; and, 2.    Saying something that was clearly beyond the […]

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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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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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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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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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CNN/ORC Poll: Trump alone at the top again – CNN

(CNN)Donald Trump is once again alone at the top of the Republican field, according to the latest CNN/ORC Poll, with 36% of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents behind him, while his nearest competitor trails by 20 points. Three candidates cluster behind Trump in the mid-teens, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 16%, former neurosurgeon Ben […]

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US Republicans gear up for debate of eight Tuesday – Yahoo News

Washington (AFP) – A winnowed crop of eight candidates takes the stage Tuesday for the next Republican US presidential debate, with surging outsider Ben Carson’s tumultuous backstory under the microscope and Jeb Bush fighting for his political life. The showdown in Milwaukee, Wisconsin comes two and a half months before the first state-wide votes in […]

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Ninety days until Iowa caucuses: Turmoil in the Republican race – The Hill

With just 90 days left before the Iowa caucuses, the race for the Republican presidential nomination is wide open — and the party appears to be losing control of the process. The last 48 hours have been characterized by efforts from the campaigns to negotiate new rules for future televised debates, with dissatisfaction being voiced […]

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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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Trump falls, Fiorina jumps in GOP race: CNN/ORC poll – Yahoo Politics

Carly Fiorina’s strong performance at last week’s primetime Republican debate has catapulted her into second place behind Donald Trump in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, a new CNN/ORC national pollshows. According to the survey, conducted three days after the Sept. 14 debate, Fiorina has 15 percent support among Republican and Republican-leaning voters, up […]

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5 Takeaways From The Second GOP Debate – The Daily Caller

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Another Republican debate is in the books. Wednesday night’s nearly 3-hour marathon debate — ably moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper, with excellent cameos by radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt to pose questions of his own — provided many highlights and just as many takeaways. Here are five. 1.) Carly Fiorina […]

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Donald Trump’s Grand Inquisitor – Politico

Hugh Hewitt drew Trump’s ire with a smart question. On Wednesday night, the conservative talk radio host will be ready for round 2. When the motor-mouthed mogul next takes the stage with the ten nearest rivals who have failed for months to trip him up—much less get traction against him—Hugh Hewitt will be the only […]

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How Donald Trump rewired the 2016 campaign – Politico

In three short months, the real estate mogul has altered nearly every aspect of the GOP presidential race and left rivals like Jeb Bush scrambling to respond. This is not the race Jeb Bush expected to run. The plan was to craft a policy-focused campaign, with scores of policy aides hired to help him articulate […]

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What have Bush, Clinton learned from voters’ attraction to the outsiders? – The Washington Post

At the beginning of this year, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania sponsored a focus group in the Denver suburbs composed of a dozen adults — Republicans, Democrats and independents. Looking back almost nine months later, the two-hour discussion proved to be a prescient guide to the surprising politics of 2015. […]

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Media shift: Why Trump has gone from unthinkable to unavoidable – Fox News

Of course Donald Trump didn’t just take the pledge. He turned it into a television show. It seemed obvious to me that Trump was moving in the direction of promising not to mount a third-party bid—precisely what he declined to do when Bret Baier asked the opening debate question that he found so unfair. I […]

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Trump’s audacious Southern spectacle is part of his strategy – The Washington Post

MOBILE, Ala. — It was the most audacious Donald Trump spectacle yet in a summer full of them, as the Republican presidential front-runner, in his Boeing 757, thundered over a football stadium here Friday night and gave a raucous speech to one of the largest crowds of the 2016 campaign. But Trump’s flashy performance was […]

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Census: Record 42.1 million immigrants in U.S., Mexicans drive latest surge – Washington Examiner

A new analysis of legal and illegal immigrant counts by the Census Bureau revealed Thursday that there is a record 42.1 million in the United States, an explosion that is being driven by Mexicans flooding across the border. In a report provided to Secrets by the Center for Immigration Studies, the total immigrant population surged […]

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A Foxy, Rowdy Republican Debate – New York Times

The first question to Chris Christie was about the nine credit downgrades that New Jersey had suffered since he became its governor. Ben Carson was reminded of his domestic-policy blunders, of his foreign-policy blunders, of a whole raft of loopy statements that raise serious questions about how well he understands the country and globe. Could […]

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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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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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Fox News Poll: Reshuffling of GOP field, many agree with Trump on immigration – Fox News

The latest Fox News national poll finds another reshuffling in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets a post-announcement bump and businessman Donald Trump claims more of the spotlight. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still dominates the Democratic race.  Yet the poll also warns trouble may be ahead […]

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Donald Trump won’t stop talking about immigration. Next up: Rallying 9,000 in Phoenix – Washington Post

PHOENIX — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whose caustic comments about Mexican Americans have inflamed the debate over illegal immigration, is taking his tough-talk road show to this border state that has been the epicenter of the divisive national battle over reform. Ignoring a plea from the Republican Party chairman to tone down his rhetoric, […]

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Trump leads GOP presidential field in new national poll – The Hill

Media coverage of Donald Trump’s controversial immigration remarks have lifted the GOP presidential candidate to the top of the Republican field, according to a new Economist/YouGov poll. Trump was the preferred GOP nominee for president for 15 percent of respondents — 4 points ahead of former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), […]

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