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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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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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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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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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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Paul Singer, Influential Billionaire, Throws Support to Marco Rubio for President – New York Times

One of the wealthiest and most influential Republican donors in the country is throwing his support to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a decision that could swing millions of dollars in contributions behind Mr. Rubio at a critical point in the Republican nominating battle. The decision by the donor, Paul Singer, a billionaire New York […]

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Billionaire to Rubio: Time to step it up – Politico

The 2016 contender has been coasting through debates, but rivals will take aim tonight. Like just about every Republican these days, Singer — who accrued a $2 billion fortune through a famously cautious investment strategy — is wondering if the ascendant 44-year-old Florida senator can really create a big-time national campaign, said two people familiar […]

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Insiders: Rubio wins in Walker’s demise – Politico

‘The body wasn’t even cold yet and Rubio’s New Hampshire staff was picking off dazed Walker supporters,’ says one New Hampshire Republican. Scott Walker’s exit is a big win for Marco Rubio. That’s the consensus of Republican insiders in Iowa and New Hampshire, with about 40 percent of our POLITICO Caucus members picking the junior […]

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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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A Hillary Clinton Match-Up With Marco Rubio Is a Scary Thought for Democrats – New York Times

By JEREMY W. PETERS MAY 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great potential” and “million-dollar smile.” They notice audience members moved to tears by an American-dream-come-true success story. When they look at the cold, hard political math, they get uneasy. An incipient sense of anxiety is tugging at some […]

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Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy – The Daily Beast

Marco Rubio proved he can hang with the big hawks in his first foreign policy speech since he declared his run for president. The student has now become the teacher. Sen. Marco Rubio, once viewed as a protege of presidential competitor Jeb Bush, schooled the former Florida governor Wednesday evening in the first national security […]

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Panic Time: Rubio Edges Bush in New Florida Poll – Daniel Doherty

There are worse weeks to have when announcing a presidential bid. A new poll conducted in the Sunshine State finds that Marco Rubio has a slight (if statistically insignificant) lead over perhaps his biggest rival in the hunt for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Jeb Bush. Politico reports: Sen. Marco Rubio’s splashy presidential-campaign announcement and […]

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The Rubio record: From tea party hero to immigration reformer and beyond

In the winter of 2010, conservative firebrand Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., turned an upstart U.S. Senate candidate from Florida into the face of the tea party effort to bring more hardline conservatives into the Republican Party and Congress. “I’d rather have 30 Marco Rubios in the Senate than 60 Arlen Specters,” DeMint declared at the […]

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Marco Rubio may have presidential announcement date: April 13 at Freedom Tower | Miami Herald Miami Herald

  Marco Rubio has reserved the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an undisclosed event April 13, which appears to be a potential, if not likely, spot for Florida’s junior senator to announce his candidacy for president. A Rubio adviser stressed nothing has been nailed down for any kind of announcement, but the timing makes […]

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Natural Born Citizen | Ted Cruz | Marco Rubio | Bobby Jindal

  I believe Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal and Ted Cruz to be “natural born Citizens” and eligible to be President.  Here’s why. 1. Summary There are few eligibility requirements to be President.  You don’t have to be smart, wise, experienced, honest, educated, or a particular gender or race. Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution provides, in pertinent […]

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