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Trump Way Ahead in South Carolina

A new Opinion Savvy Poll in South Carolina finds Donald Trump leading the GOP field with 36%, followed by Ted Cruz at 19%, Marco Rubio at 15%, Jeb Bush at 11%, John Kasich at 9% and Ben Carson at 5%.

Clinton and Sanders In Dead Heat in Nevada

A Washington Free Beacon/Targetpoint poll in Nevada shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tied at 45% each among likely caucusgoers.

Playing Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz is out with a creative ad that features children playing with a Donald Trump action figure. First Read: “The Cruz ads stand out because so many of the other campaigns are running cookie-cutter formulaic spots.”

South Carolina Focus Group Sizes Up Trump

NBC News: “A focus group sponsored by The Riley Institute at Furman University and moderated by pollster Peter Hart revealed significant anxiety among some GOP primary voters about Trump as a candidate, but all of the ten participants said they [...]

Clinton Finds Her Running Mate

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Carson Says Cruz’s Tactics Were ‘Despicable’

Ben Carson told Morning Joe that Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign tactics in Iowa were “despicable” and “devastating.” Said Carson: “Our internal polling and some external polling showed us doing significantly better than we did. But you know, it’s water under [...]

Clinton’s Wall Street Talks Were ‘Gushy’

“In the two years between resigning as secretary of state and launching her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton personally received $4.1 million in fees from financial institutions for closed-door talks that attendees described as friendly and light,” the Wall Street Journal [...]

GOP Insiders Still Don’t See Trump Winning

Politico: “Almost 85 percent of Republican insiders said Trump isn’t on a glide path to become the party’s nominee, despite a 22-point win in the New Hampshire primary this week.” “Their rationale is partly about math – Trump has a [...]

Why Are South Carolina Politics So Nasty?

Washington Post: “And so, the media has flocked South, left taciturn New England behind in search of a quiet spot — the corner booth of a bar, perhaps, or a well-appointed office downtown — hoping to be blessed with those [...]

Trump Mocks Bush for Having His Brother Help

Donald Trump is mocking rival Jeb Bush for bringing his brother, former President George W. Bush, to help campaign, The Hill reports. Said Trump: “Don’t fall asleep when I mention the name.” He added: “I see he’s bringing his brother [...]

Trump Holds Massive National Lead

A new Morning Consult poll finds Donald Trump with a huge national lead over his GOP rivals at 44%, followed by Ted Cruz at 17%, Ben Carson at 10%, Marco Rubio at 10%, Jeb Bush at 8% and John Kasich [...]

Super PAC Moves to Help Clinton

“The main super PAC supporting Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is making its first significant foray into the 2016 primary, launching a radio campaign in South Carolina and spearheading a $4.5 million effort to drive early turnout of African American, [...]

Tonight’s Democratic Debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton square off at 9 p.m. ET on PBS and CNN. Jonathan Martin: “After her humbling loss in New Hampshire, Mrs. Clinton is likely to be the aggressor tonight. But I am curious as to [...]

Cruz Pulls Ad Featuring a Porn Star

Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign has pulled its most recent ad, “Conservatives Anonymous,” after learning one of the actresses in the spot is also a softcore porn star, BuzzFeed reports. “The ad, which was set at a group therapy session of [...]

Reid Says a Contested Convention Would Be ‘Fun’

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) told CNN that the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton shows no signs of dying down. Said Sanders: “These races go on for a long long time.” When asked if that included a brokered convention, [...]

Sanders Doesn’t Have a Revolution Yet

The Lid: “There’s absolutely no question that he’s built a formidable coalition that’s making him a real threat to the establishment. But if ‘revolution’ by involving a massive amount of new people in the political process is the goal, the [...]


Sen. Bernie Sanders released another simple, yet inspirational advertisement.

Deadline to Stop Trump Is Approaching

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George W. Bush Will Hit Campaign Trail for Jeb

Former President George W. Bush will make his 2016 presidential campaign debut to stump for his brother Jeb Bush on Monday in South Carolina, The State reports.

Rove Gets Permission to Hide His Donors

The IRS quietly granted 501(c)(4) nonprofit status to Karl Rove’s political group Crossroads GPS, according to Open Secrets. Rick Hasen: “That implicitly gives a green light to ‘social welfare groups’ to spend enormous sums on political ads, all without disclosing [...]

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