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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ted Cruz’s big moment – Politico

If he’s ever going to break out of the GOP pack, the showdown over Planned Parenthood and the budget will be what does it. If Ted Cruz is ever going to break through in the Republican presidential primary, the time is now. Cruz has been the workmanlike conservative of the GOP field: a strong fundraiser […]

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The GOP civil war infects 2016 – Politico

The internal struggle that helped doom Boehner now bleeds into the presidential race. Within minutes of John Boehner’s announcement, John McCain was pleading for a GOP cease-fire. “Let’s stop fighting with each other,” the former presidential candidate and now symbol of mainstream Republicanism said during a visit to a conservative gathering Friday. “Let’s sit down […]

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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 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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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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And they’re off: Ted Cruz, via Twitter, announces presidential bid | Reuters

(Reuters) – Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative firebrand who frequently clashes with leaders of his Republican Party, became the first major figure from either party to jump into the 2016 U.S. presidential election race on Monday when he announced his candidacy on Twitter. “I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” […]

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Ted Cruz to Make ‘Important Speech’ at Liberty University Monday

Sen. Ted Cruz’s political operation appears to be strongly encouraging attendance by the media at an event in Lynchburg, Va., Monday for what’s being billed as “an important speech.” Aides to the Texas Republican, who has been contemplating a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, were tight-lipped Friday about the details of the visit to the campus of Liberty University, […]

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Sen. Mike Lee: Repeal Obamacare With 51-Vote Senate Majority | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) — Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) said “yes,” he would use reconciliation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the signature legislation of President Barack Obama. At the Capitol on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked the senator, “Given that the Senate enacted Obamacare in a reconciliation measure that only required 51 votes, would you […]

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Ted Cruz on Mitt Romney: No need for ‘mushy middle’ – Ben Schreckinger – POLITICO

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took a swipe at Mitt Romney on Monday, saying that Republicans’ path to the presidency doesn’t cut through “the mushy middle.” Cruz was asked about Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, by reporters following the senator’s keynote address at a Heritage Foundation summit. “There are some who believe that a path to […]

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Ted Cruz Will Bank on the Base | National Review Online

To hell with the independents. That’s not usually the animating principle of a presidential campaign, but for Ted Cruz’s, it just might be. His strategists aren’t planning to make a big play for so-called independent voters in the general election if Cruz wins the Republican nomination. According to several of the senator’s top advisers, Cruz […]

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Ted Cruz Forced the Senate to Vote on Obama’s Immigration Plan — Here’s How it Turned Out | TheBlaze.com

On Saturday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won a battle, but not the war, against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Cruz led the fight to force a Senate vote on Obama’s immigration plans, as a condition of approving a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill for 2015. He was able to make that vote […]

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Obama Is Not a Monarch – Sen. Ted Cruz – POLITICO Magazine

The president cannot act alone; the Constitution requires compromise. By Sen. Ted Cruz The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power […]

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Ted Cruz: ‘Obama’s Lawlessness’ Responsible for Spike in Illegal Immigration

A sharp spike in illegal immigration has caused facilities and resources along the U.S.-Mexico border to become overwhelmed. As a result, U.S. Border Patrol has been releasing thousands of illegal immigrants onto U.S. soil each week. Some released immigrants are even criminals–as Breitbart Texas previously reported, more than 36,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens were released […]

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Cruz: Obamacare Could Be Gone in 2015 — or 2017 | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act could be repealed next year — or in 2017. In an interview taped for ABC’s “This Week,” Cruz was asked about his recent comment that he would repeal “every single word of Obamacare.” “We can acknowledge that that’s not going to happen while […]

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Cruz to get hero’s welcome in Iowa and New Hampshire | TheHill

Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit. Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican […]

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Cruz: ‘The Terrain Has Changed and I Believe We Will Repeal Obamacare’ | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Calling Obamacare a “Rube Goldberg-like contraption” that has caused more people to lose their health insurance than those who are enrolled in the exchanges, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) revised his previous assessment that once the government subsidies kicked in, it would be “ impossible to repeal Obamacare” because Americans would become “addicted to the […]

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Vets march on Washington, roll into WWII memorial, protest outside White House | Fox News

Veterans marched on Sunday in Washington in protest of the partial government shutdown that has kept them and other Americans from visiting war memorials across the country, with support from several star conservatives. “This is the people’s memorial,”  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a crowd of several hundred gathered near the WWII Memorial on the […]

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American Thinker: Obamacare: Cruz’ing for a Bruising?

All conservatives want ObamaCare repealed. What divides them is how to go about doing it. Senator Ted Cruz has stirred the dormant frustrations of many conservatives hoping someone in Washington would stand up and openly fight this madness. Conventional thinking inside the Beltway GOP says the best way to fight ObamaCare is to delay the […]

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Cruz vows to speak against ObamaCare until unable ‘to stand,’ as vote looms | Fox News

In a final act of political theater before a key test vote, Sen. Ted Cruz launched Tuesday into a marathon speech on the Senate floor decrying ObamaCare that carried into Wednesday morning — amounting to a last-ditch effort to rally support for Republicans’ bid to defund the health care law. The Texas Republican senator declared […]

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Cruz Sets Confrontational Tone as Senate Debate Begins – Washington Wire – WSJ

The Senate plunged into debate over legislation to fund the government while cutting of money for the new health-care law, with both sides accusing the other of threatening to bring about a government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) opened debate by denouncing the bill  passed by the House Friday that embodies conservatives’ […]

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