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Scarborough Says He Has No Grudge with Rubio

Joe Scarborough: “Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign has spent the past six months shopping a story to news organizations that suggests my reporting has been influenced by some long-held personal grudge between Rubio and myself. It’s an interesting narrative, but it’s [...]

Bush Campaign Warns of Rubio’s Dirty Tricks

Jeb Bush’s campaign manager warned top staffers to expect “dirty tricks” from Marco Rubio’s campaign in the run-up to voting in New Hampshire, Politico reports. “The stakes are high for both candidates on Tuesday — but especially for Bush, who [...]

Trump Admits Pressure of Debate

Donald Trump told WMUR that he felt the pressure at last night’s debate. Said Trump: “I’m very, very happy the debate is over with, but I enjoyed the experience. It was a lot of pressure. It was a lot of [...]

3 Reasons to Join Today

1. Exclusive analysis. Here are the latest pieces available only to Political Wire members: 3 Ways Rubio Hurt Himself Last Night Why Trump Is a Bigger Target than Rubio Tonight Independent Voters Could Sway New Hampshire An Unambiguous Sign Sanders [...]

Trump Way Ahead with Jam for Second Place

A new Monmouth University poll in New Hampshire finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race with 30%, followed by John Kasich at 14%, Marco Rubio at 13%, Jeb Bush at 13%, Ted Cruz at 12% and Chris Christie at [...]

Clinton Goes After Rubio on Abortion

Hillary Clinton went after Sen. Marco Rubio over his defense of his opposition to abortions, Politico reports. Said Clinton: “It’s really quite sad to see what Senator Rubio is becoming in this campaign. Everybody understands that he is diving as [...]

Quote of the Day

“I think the whole race changed last night. There was a march among some of the chattering class to anoint Senator Rubio. I think after last night that’s over.” — Gov. Chris Christie, quoted by Politico, suggesting there “could be [...

3 Ways Rubio Hurt Himself Last Night

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Bush Piles On Rubio

Jeb Bush “didn’t hesitate to join the pile on of Sen. Marco Rubio’s debate performance on Saturday night,” Politico reports. Said Bush: “He’s so scripted, he’s so gifted. He’s a great speaker, but he came across as totally scripted and [...]

Trump Maintains Big Lead in New Hampshire

The 7News/UMass Lowell New Hampshire tracking poll finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race with 36%, followed by Marco Rubio at 14%, Ted Cruz at 13%, Jeb Bush at 10% and John Kasich at 9%. Interestingly, Rubio’s “surge” seems [...]

Flashback Description of Marco Rubio

Jonathan Chait, back in March 2011: “Do you get the feeling that ‘Marco Rubio’ is not an actual human being at all but some kind of computer program designed by the Republican Party? Imagine they had the technical know-how to [...]

Moderators Botch Debate Introductions

The botched introductions of the GOP presidential candidates was one of the more memorable moments of last night’s debate.

Rubio Chokes In New Hampshire Debate

Politico: “Marco Rubio knew exactly what he was doing on Saturday night. The problem was he flubbed it.” “Rubio awkwardly pivoted four times to a well-rehearsed line that President Obama ‘knows exactly what he’s doing’ as he tried to drill [...]

Time Running Out for Bush

“Frustration inside Bush world has begun to spill into open view, with even the most outspoken family loyalists admitting it may soon be time to move on,” Politico reports. “Many donors and influential supporters, bound by a deep and longstanding [...]

Cruz Lies About CNN Report

“Sen. Ted Cruz knowingly misstated CNN’s reporting during Saturday’s Republican primary debate, despite the fact that CNN’s reporting was correct all along,” Dylan Byers reports. “The controversy stems from a CNN scoop that was broadcast last Monday night, minutes before [...]

Rubio Implodes In GOP Debate

New York Magazine: “Chris Christie, whose strategy for the debate was clearly to take out Rubio, repeatedly called attention to the senator’s canned speech and accused him of using memorized sound bits to cover up for his complete lack of [...]

Tonight’s GOP Presidential Debate

The Republican presidential candidates will debate for the eighth time tonight in New Hampshire. You can watch on ABC News starting at 8 p.m. ET. The GOP field has winnowed since the Iowa caucuses and will almost certainly do so [.....

Steinem Says Young Women Support Bernie for Boys

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem — a supporter of Hillary Clinton — says young women are supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders because “the boys are with Bernie,” CNN reports. Said Steinem: “They’re going to get more activist as they get older. And [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“I ought to be running in a Democrat primary, I got more Democrats for me — you have any Republican friends?” — Gov. John Kasich, quoted by CBS News, campaigning in New Hampshire.

Trump Quote of the Day

“Look, I’ve never done this before. I’ve been a politician for seven months. I’m against governors and senators. They’ve done it their whole lives. It would seem to me that people would just go out and vote.” — Donald Trump, [...]

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