Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fiorina drops out

This campaign was always about citizenship -- taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now.
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Breaking: Chris Christie Dropping Out of Presidential Race

Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has dropped out of the presidential race, reports Fox Business. Despite a strategy that heavily focused money and resources on New Hampshire, Christie ended up in a disappointing sixth place Tuesday.
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George W. Bush cuts South Carolina radio ad for Jeb

As Jeb Bush plows ahead to South Carolina following his better-than-expected New Hampshire primary finish, George W. Bush is hitting the radio waves on behalf of his younger brother.
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Bernie Sanders's New Hampshire victory speech: Terrifying

I listened to the victory speeches of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump last night.  Frankly, in terms of delivery, Bernie's was a lot better than The Donald's.  Trump's speech was mostly extemporaneous happy talk, and not particularly inspiring.
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GOP shatters its turnout record; Democrats lag behind

Republicans set a new turnout record Tuesday in New Hampshire's primary, attracting more than a quarter of a million voters to the polls and offering evidence that most of the energy in the 2016 presidential race continues to be on the GOP side.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Krauthammer: Christie's 'Suicide Attack' on Rubio Helped Trump Win NH

Donald Trump had a "yuuuge" win in the New Hampshire Republican primary, and it was in part thanks to Chris Christie going after Marco Rubio during the GOP debate over the weekend, Charles Krauthammer said tonight.
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See How John Kasich Answers When Voter Asks Why She Should Vote for Him in the ‘Democratic Primary’

A young voter seemingly unsatisfied with Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders found her way to a New Hampshire town hall with Republican candidate John Kasich and asked the Ohio governor to tell her why she should vote for him in the “Democratic primary,” a comment that went uncorrected.
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Clinton staff shakeup may be coming

Hillary Clinton is weighing a staff shakeup after Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, according to Politico. Both Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, are unhappy with the direction of the campaign's messaging and digital operations and had been considering changing staff and strategy after the first four voting states.
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Liberal Race-Baiters Embarrassed On Univision's Al Punto

It is not often that Univision News features a master class on how to smash tired racial grievance narratives, but that's exactly what happened on Sunday's Al Punto. Star anchor and chief racial demagogue Jorge Ramos, caught between his anchor and activist roles, could only watch helplessly...
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Indian-Americans backing Donald Trump to campaign in New Hampshire

A group of Indian-Americans supporting Donald Trump have decided to campaign and run advertisements in New Hampshire after the Republican presidential front-runner suffered a shock defeat in Iowa. A decision in this regard was taken by the newly formed 'Indian Americans for Trump 2016' - a political action committee - at its meeting in New Jersey on Tuesday.
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Debate slip-up seems to halt Rubio’s momentum

Marco Rubio’s robotic debate performance Saturday night sparked an all-out offensive on the campaign trail here Sunday over his authenticity and experience, momentarily halting the momentum of the senator from Florida and further muddling the presidential nomination battle.
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Clinton defends Albright and Steinem apologises as sexism claims dominate Democratic race

The feminist writer Gloria Steinem apologized on Sunday for remarks about young women who support Bernie Sanders, not long after Hillary Clinton defended Madeleine Albright over her comment that there is "a special place in hell" for women who do not support Clinton.
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

How Donald Trump Broke the GOP’s Music Curse

Donald Trump has been blowing up the old traditional GOP certainties left and right, and this week he overturned another one. In what seemed like an embarrassing rebuke, on February 1, Adele told the Republican front-runner that he didn't have her permission to use her songs at his massive campaign events. Adele might just be the world's most popular singer at the moment, and any normal candidate would have folded his tent, chastened. Not Trump.
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Clinton email scandal: Why it might be time for Democrats to draft Joe Biden

The Hillary Clinton email issue is developing into a real whodunit, complete with Clintonesque legal semantics. "I never sent or received any material marked classified," she said with respect to the discovery of classified information on her private, unclassified email server. That surface denial nearly rivals Bill Clinton's classic: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." But this is no laughing matter.
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Stand In For Rand?

Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, suspended his presidential campaign last week. Though he took fifth place in the Iowa caucuses, he garnered a mere four percent of the vote. "Ours has been a unique voice in this race," the senator rightly declared, "one that says Big Government threatens Americans from all walks of life, rich and poor, black and white -- from the coal miner who has lost his job over President Obama's destructive EPA regulations to the teenager from a poor family facing jail time for marijuana."
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Senior Senate Staffer Reveals the Marco Rubio Story You’ve Never Heard

On today’s program of Breitbart News Daily, Donald Trump’s Senior Policy Adviser, Stephen Miller, shared his never-before publicly discussed insights into
Sen. Marco Rubio
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Greenfield: Bernie Sanders Spent Months at Marxist-Stalinist Kibbutz

Bernie Sanders has a complicated history with Israel. Back in the 70s, he called for denying weapons to Israel before the Yom Kippur War. His voting record on Israel in the Senate was spotty at best. He called for "aggressive normalization" with the terror state of Iran at the Democratic debate. But defenders keep mentioning that he and his anti-Israel brother Larry, who is with the Green Party in the UK, spent time at a Kibbutz in Israel.
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The Email Saga The more you know about the State Department, the worse Hillary's actions look.

For alumni of U.S. national-security departments and agencies, Clinton's email saga is mind-numbing. The publicly available information makes clear she and her aides violated so many elementary security prohibitions that alumni are speechless. They wonder, had they done what she did, how quickly they would have lost their clearances and jobs and how extensive the criminal indictments against them would be.
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Cruz's Iowa Win in Part Due to Culture of Kindness and Courage at Campaign HQ

On Monday night, the Republican Party gave the first victory of 2016 to the first Hispanic candidate for president of the United States, Ted Cruz.
Sen. Cruz won for many reasons: his outsider appeal, disciplined message, and sophisticated get-out-the-vote operation. But after two trips to Iowa to volunteer for Cruz, I noticed something else about the Cruz campaign that probably made a difference.
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Retirement Home Rumble: Sanders Proves Why He Shouldn't Be Commander-in-Chief, Clinton Hits Him For Suggesting She Could Be Bought

Vermont Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had one more retirement home rumble before New Hampshire residents flock to the polls Tuesday. In some areas, the two candidates showed great respect for one another, along with agreement on some policy issues. At other times, the gloves came off and things got a bit testy. NBC's Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderated the debate.
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Marco Rubio’s 7 Top Achievements in U.S. Senate

Following Rick Santorum's inability to name a single achievement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , the media sought to answer the question for themselves. Yet many reporters appear to have come up empty handed. As The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza writes, a "major part of the problem is that Rubio doesn't have all that many accomplishments in the Senate."
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CNN owes Ted Cruz an apology

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.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Goldman Donations Shift to Marco Rubio as Jeb Bush Fades

According to recent FEC filings, top political donors at Goldman Sachs shifted their giving to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% in the last three months of last year. Jeb Bush had been the top recipient of donations from the Wall Street investment bank. Donations to Bush shrank to a trickle as his campaign faded.
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Alabama conservatives should consider Ted Cruz

The establishment has spent the past few weeks warning conservatives that Ted Cruz is simply too mean and nasty to be the Republican Party's nominee for president. "We'll lose if he's our nominee," said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.
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Rick Santorum Endorses Marco Rubio

Rick Santorum endorsed Marco Rubio for president on Wednesday evening, just hours after announcing he'd drop out of the race himself.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Rick Santorum drops out of presidential race

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is dropping out of the race for the White House, sources told CNN Wednesday....
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When Anger Trumps All

One of the most dangerous effects of Donald Trump's presidential campaign is the venomous anger his demagoguery has cultivated among his more engaged supporters, to be spewed at anyone who dares to express concern about any of their idol's (yes, idol's) soft spots. 
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Illinois Board Of Elections Rules: Ted Cruz Is A ‘Natural Born Citizen’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a “natural born citizen” according to the Illinois Board of Elections.The state’s BOE ruled that Cruz met the citizenship criteria to appear on the state’s primary ballot.
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Rand Paul suspends presidential campaign

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced Wednesday that he is suspending his presidential campaign, bringing an end to a bid that began with aspirations of expanding the libertarian base that his father, Ron Paul, built into a powerful national coalition. "It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in a statement. "Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty."
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Ted Cruz, Triumphant

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:
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Jeb Bush sees insults and 'backbenchers' in Iowa, looks ahead to NH 'reset'

Jeb Bush didn't exactly name names when he made his prediction for which of his fellow candidates would finish in the top three in Iowa, but it was clear who he was talking about.
"It's all about him and insulting his way to the presidency is the organizing principle," Bush said of Donald Trump. "The two other candidates that are likely to emerge in Iowa are two people that are backbenchers who have never done anything of consequence in their lives," he added, seemingly of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
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O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses, terminating a bid that failed to gain traction against rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
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Mike Huckabee Suspends 2016 Presidential Race

Mike Huckabee announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 2016 presidential race Monday night. Gov. Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK 10:26 PM - 1 Feb 2016
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Trump screws everyone but himself

As we approach the Iowa caucus one line of criticism seems to be sticking to Trump, but it is only one example of his modus operandi: enrich himself at the expense of the people.  Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner reports that one ad critical of Donald Trump is resonating with Iowans as the primary battles begins in earnest:
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Andrea Mitchell Defends Hillary on Emails: 'I Don't Think There is Legal Culpability'

Hillary Clinton's criminal defense attorney made a surprise appearance on today's Morning Joe, saying . . . oh, wait: that wasn't Hillary's lawyer--it was Andrea Mitchell. Same difference. Relying on her sources, Mitchell asserted "I don't think there is the legal culpability here." Andrea first suggested that Hillary lacked "intent." Joe Scarborough pushed back hard, noting that the statute also criminalizes being "reckless" with classified material.
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George Soros donates $8 million to boost Hillary

George Soros in December donated $6 million to the leading super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, marking the return of the billionaire financier as among the biggest givers in all of American politics. The massive check brings to $8 million the Hungarian-born investor's total 2015 giving to pro-Clinton groups.
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bernie Sanders before political office

Before he achieved political office, Bernie Sanders never had a steady paycheck in the first four decades of his life. Now, he aspires to the highest office in the land where he could play a decisive role in shaping the circumstances under which the rest of us work and receive (when we can) our paychecks. It is a sobering record, as Investor's Business Daily explains it: His family managed to send him to the University of Chicago. Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult.
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Financial woes may loom for some GOP candidates

Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz - just when they're about to need it the most. Financial reports coming out Sunday will reveal those who began the year with enough cash to put their long-range campaign plans into motion.
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Facing Error

A real-life politician has admitted to having been wrong, even going so far as to dismiss a previous comment as "stupid." This presidential contender wasn't abject about it -- didn't "apologize." He simply explained how and why he had erred.
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Reformer Sen. Cruz and Brutal Mr. Hyde

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had the voice of a liberal and a libertarian when he wrote a piece for the Brennan Center for Justice in April that ripped the federal criminal justice system on three fronts -- "over-criminalization, harsh mandatory minimum sentences, and the demise of jury trials." "Draconian mandatory minimum sentences," he wrote, can produce sentences that far outweigh the crime, especially for "nonviolent drug offenders."
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sanders Goes all in for Destroying Gun Manufacturers

Embracing gun control has always been a toxic issue for Democrats.  It has played well deep in their darkest bases, like New York City and the District of Columbia, where ignorance about guns and gun law is pervasive and cherished.  On the national stage, they have been careful to approach it sideways, with code words like "gun safety" and "common sense".  
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Jeb Bush tells Iowa audience: 'I’m Jeb. Exclamation point.'

We know your father and brother well, a voter in a University of Iowa ballcap told Jeb Bush at a mid-day campaign stop on Friday.
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Obama Admin For First Time Concedes 22 Top Secret Emails on Hillary's Home Server

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server contained some of the U.S. government's most closely guarded secrets, censoring 22 emails with material demanding one of the highest levels of classification. The revelation comes just three days before the Iowa presidential nominating caucuses in which Clinton is a candidate.
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Trump Announces 22 Veterans Group to Receive $6 Million Raised at Iowa Rally

Trump announced he was donating $1 million on top of $5 million in similar and somewhat smaller sized donations from friends and supporters of Trump, including online donations that brought the total to over $6 million. A website set up by Trump Thursday morning, to accept online donations stated $570,000 had been raised via the website as of Thursday night. The donations were being collected by the Donald J. Trump Foundation for disbursement to the veterans groups.
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Marco Rubio Previously Paid Pollster Frank Luntz, Who Praised Rubio on Fox News

Fox News used a pollster to host a pro-Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% focus group after Thursday night's Republican debate, despite the fact that the pollster actually had Rubio as a client. Pollster Frank Luntz got significant airtime to direct a post-debate focus group that unsurprisingly was very favorable to Rubio, the GOP establishment pick in the primary race.
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Who won the ratings race: Fox News or Donald Trump?

Donald Trump counter-programmed Thursday's GOP primary debate on Fox with his own prime time event. So whose show scored a bigger audience? Answer: Fox's debate. But it was the second lowest rated debate of the season. So Trump is certain to take credit for hurting the channel's total viewership.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Collected Truth Bombs of Donald J. Trump

"Donald Trump is not a true conservative."
If you live in Iowa and own a television, that message is about to crawl out from your screen and hammer itself into your skull. Our Principles PAC has taken out a seven-figure ad buy in the Hawkeye State to highlight the billionaire's history of heresies against the conservative cause — from his past support for abortion rights to his praise of Hillary Clinton.
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Lawmaker who sought to oust Boehner endorses Cruz

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.
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Huckabee and Santorum Willing to Attend Trump's Event Tonight

On today's program, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) confirmed they are willing to attend Trump's event tonight at Drake University. Asked if he would attend, Huckabee admitted, "we've put in a call to [Trump's] people and said that I'd be delighted to come." Though he has not heard back, Huckabee said, "if they say that they would be happy to have me, I'll be there."
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Harry Reid Recalls 'Good Old Days' When Trump 'Did a Fundraiser or Two for Me'

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today recalled "the good old days" when Donald Trump "did a fundraiser or two for me." Reid was asked outside a closed policy luncheon on Capitol Hill today about Trump's compliments.
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Cruz: Trump afraid to defend his record

     Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said late Tuesday that Donald Trump's fear of defending his record is behind the GOP front-runner's boycott of the next Fox News GOP presidential debate.     "The reality is, the reason Donald is doing this -- I actually don't think it's because of [Fox News host] Megyn [Kelly] at all," he said on Fox News's "Hannity."
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Fox News throws up serious accusation against Trump campaign manager

     Fox News released a brutal statement Tuesday reacting to the announcement from the Donald Trump campaign that he would be bowing out of the next Republican presidential debate.      "As many of our viewers know, FOX News is hosting a sanctioned debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday night, three days before the first votes of the 2016 election are cast in the Iowa Caucus. Donald Trump is refusing to debate seven of his fellow presidential candidates on stage that night, which is near unprecedented," the statement read.
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Rand Paul Returns to Main Debate Stage, Fiorina is Stuck with Santurm & Huckabee While Jim Gilmore is in Fact Alive

Aside from Donald Trump's likely absence from tomorrow's GOP debate in Des Moines, there are three other interesting developments. First, Rand Paul's return to the main debate stage.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray running against US Sen. Rand Paul

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline.
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Trump: “When I’m president, I’m a different person”

Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale got more than 600 retweets for beaming out this Trump quote on Saturday, although when I googled it, I came up empty.

Trump acknowledging the act: "When I'm president, I'm a different person. I can be the most politically correct person you've ever seen."
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Why This Former Trump Fan Doesn't Support Him Anymore

I understand why people like Donald Trump because I was a big fan of his as well.  I loved the fact that he's a charismatic, politically incorrect fighter and a successful businessman. I am also genuinely grateful to him for changing the debate on immigration and starting a conversation about Muslim immigration that we should have had a long time ago.Read more at Read More......

Monday, January 25, 2016

Prominent South Carolina "Firewall" Democrat Drops Clinton Endorsement to Back Sanders

Overwhelming support from black voters is said to be Hillary Clinton's "firewall" against the possibility of Bernie Sanders victories in Iowa and New Hampshire. It's the reason that she's likely to build a delegate lead by winning primaries across the South in late February and early March. As Slate's Jamelle Bouie wrote last week, Clinton's advantage in this area has been built through decades of appearances and face-to-face conversations with voters and influential figures at "black civic and community organizations, from church networks to civil rights groups."
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Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz

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 Trump.
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cruz Insurgent, Trump Playing for Middle of the Green

While New Hampshire polls differ at the margins, they align in one area. All of them put the totals favoring one candidate or another at about 90 percent, with 10 percent undecided. My impression is that this is mistaken. I haven't phoned random samples of 600 voters, but I make an effort to speak to six or eight people at every event I go to, those waiting in line, those sitting or standing near me. And from that (a sample of maybe 50 people so far) I would figure an undecided rate of closer to 50 percent.
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Pataki: Clinton’s legal issues will force outsider into Dem race

Former GOP presidential candidate George Pataki is predicting that Democrat Hillary Clinton's "legal issues" will force an outside candidate to jump into the 2016 White House race as a white knight. "People talk about the problems in the Republican Party, but I think Democrats have a bigger problem," the former New York governor told host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" on New York's AM-970 on Sunday.
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Bush Defends Super PAC's Negative Ads

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended the negative tone of advertising employed by his super PAC, Right to Rise, Saturday, arguing it pales in comparison to what the Clinton campaign would unload on Republicans in the fall.
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Carson supporter files to oust Ted Cruz from Illinois GOP primary ballot

Donald Trump has threatened to initiate such a lawsuit, but he may have been beat to the punch - right here in Illinois. An objection to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's qualifications to run for president on the Illinois Republican ballot could send shockwaves nationwide if it is sustained by the Illinois State Board of Elections next week.
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ready for Julián?

At home, Julián Castro’s been spending more time reading and watching television in Spanish, trying to get his speaking skills up to speed.
On the job as Housing and Urban Development secretary, he’s been carefully working the levers in Washington, with coaching from Bill Clinton and a twin brother who’s a popular and up-and-coming congressman himself.
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Donald Trump at the #SHOTShow: Don’t give federal lands to the states to manage?

     Some news to report out of Las Vegas where Donald Trump sat down with Field & Stream magazine for an interview during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual SHOT Show.
     First up, the GOP front-runner came out against letting states control public lands now run by the federal government saying, “I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great, and you don’t know what the state is going to do”:lands
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Bloomberg, Sensing an Opening, Revisits a Potential White House Run

Galled by Donald J. Trump's dominance of the Republican field, and troubled by Hillary Clinton's stumbles and the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Democratic side, Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for an independent campaign in this year's presidential race.
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Conservatives against Trump: Read their individual reasons as to why they oppose his nomination

As the election of 2008 approached, America was in crisis. And as we would soon learn, that crisis would not go to waste. Years after Bill Clinton disingenuously claimed that the era of big government was over, Obama won his party's nomination by promising its furious revenge.
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Cruz seizes on eminent domain as wedge against Trump in New Hampshire

     In the eyes of Ted Cruz, here's another "New York value" embodied by Donald Trump: seizing private people's property to build skyscrapers with his name on it.
     As the rivalry blooms between the Republican field's top presidential contenders, Cruz and his allies are eyeing a major opportunity in this rural state to cast Trump as an overly zealous land-grabber, profit-driven elitist and big-government liberal, prioritizing commercial interests like his own over conservative values.
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Donald Trump is hypnotizing the GOP. Literally.

How is Donald Trump doing it? He leads the national, Iowa, and New Hampshire GOP presidential polls. He is the most likely Republican nominee, according to betting markets. He is also picking up key support on the religious right, his supposed area of electoral weakness. And now even the party's donors are beginning to wrap their noodles around the possibility that Trump may be the last candidate left standing.
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Karl Rove: Why McKinley Still Matters

The economy has been staggering, with stagnant or no growth, for several years, after a financial crisis. Loud complaints have been raised against Wall Street financiers and the concentration of great wealth in few hands. Rapid technological development is generating massive economic change, with many old-line jobs vanishing. Majorities disapprove of the Democratic president, as they had of his Republican predecessor.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Huckabee Slams Cruz for Campaigning at Home of Gay NYC Businessmen

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee joined the growing number of Republicans criticizing rival Ted Cruz by attacking him for meeting with gay businessmen despite being a staunch opponent of gay marriage. Huckabee on Wednesday tweeted a link to a New York Times article about the meeting, saying "I'll never play political games with my faith."
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Trump’s Support for Ethanol Is Bad for Taxpayers and Their Cars

One of the most destructive environmental subsidies in the United States has found an enthusiastic supporter in Donald Trump. “The EPA should ensure that biofuel . . . blend levels match the statutory level set by Congress,” he said yesterday in Iowa, adding that he was “there with you 100 percent” on continuing federal support for ethanol. “You’re going to get a really fair shake from me.”
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Hillary Wants Bill's Economic Record -- Without Any Of His Pro-Growth Policies

Hillary Clinton has come out firmly against banking deregulation. She wants to hike taxes on capital gains. She wants to expand the welfare state and dramatically increase the size of government — by $1 trillion and counting. She wants to rein in cops and release felons from prison.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What Happens if Hillary Isn't Indicted?'

Just when we were thinking it couldn't get much worse with Hillary's email scandal, an inspector general's unclassified letter to lawmakers tells us the former secretary of state was keeping the most classified of all intelligence material -- beyond "top secret" -- on her homebrew server.
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Ted Cruz finds eager religious audience in moderate New Hampshire

In a dimly lit bar covered in Red Sox memorabilia, a bundled up, beer-drinking crowd jostled to get a glimpse of Ted Cruz.
"Scripture tells us there's nothing new under the sun," said Cruz, standing on a stool."Amen!" a woman shouted back.In New Hampshire, the second-most secular state in the country following only nearby Vermont, Cruz is leaning hard into his evangelical persona.
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Trump: I love Obama, Can’t Stand the Tea Party. Sarah Palin Doesn’t Mind

Jim Geraghty dives down the memory hole to remind us what Donald Trump was saying just a few short years ago, in an interview with Larry King:  April 15, 2009 is largely seen as the birth date of the Tea Party movement. Here’s what Trump was saying that day about President Obama: TRUMP: Well, I think he’s sort of a guy that just has a wonderful personality, a good speaker, somebody that people trust. And I also think that the comparison with his predecessor is so different — it’s so huge that it really has made a great impact on people.
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