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Trump Way Ahead in South Carolina

A new CBS News poll in South Carolina shows Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential field with 35%, followed by Ben Carson at 19%, Marco Rubio at 16%, Ted Cruz at 13%, and Jeb Bush at 5%.

Trump Retakes Lead in Iowa

A new CBS News poll in Iowa finds Donald Trump leading the GOP field with 30%, followed by Ted Cruz at 21%, Ben Carson at 19%, Marco Rubio at 11% and Jeb Bush at 5%.

Trump Pledges to Bring Back Waterboarding

Donald Trump “says if he’s elected president, he’ll bring back enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding for enemy combatants,” The Hill reports. Said Trump: “I think waterboarding is peanuts compared to what they’d do to us, what they’re doing to us, [...]

Trump Leads Nationally for 4th Consecutive Month

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Donald Trump leading the GOP field with 32%, followed by Ben Carson at 22%, Marco Rubio at 11%, Ted Cruz at 8% and Jeb Bush at 6%. No other candidate has more than [...]

Edwards Wins in Louisiana

John Bel Edwards (D) defeated Sen. David Vitter (R) in the race for Louisiana governor, the New Orleans Times Picayune reports. Vitter said he would not run for re-election to the Senate next year.

Trump Steps Up Rhetoric on Muslims Again

Donald Trump “is ratcheting up his rhetoric about American Muslims, saying there’s precedent for monitoring some mosques amid the recent terror wave,” CNN reports. Said Trump: “I want surveillance. I will absolutely take (a) database on the people coming in [...]

Kamala Harris Faces Campaign Turmoil

“Turmoil and lackluster funding in California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s (D) Senate campaign has some Democratic operatives wondering what’s gone wrong,” The Hill reports. “Harris this week replaced campaign manager Rory Steele with Juan Rodriguez, who was serving as the [...]

Obamacare Sign Up Will Coincide with Election

“The next sign-up season for 2017 health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will begin just as the 2016 election campaigns draw to a close, under draft rules released by the Obama administration on Friday afternoon,” the Wall Street Journal [...]

Did Jindal Quit Campaign to Sink Vitter?

“In Louisiana, it’s an open secret that Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) concluded a years-long blood feud with Vitter by ending his presidential campaign on Tuesday,” the Washington Post reports. Said political reporter Julia O’Donoghue: “You can’t get anyone to admit [...]

GOP Lawmaker Says Refugees Looking for a ‘Paid Vacation’

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says refugees fleeing war-torn Syria are trying to come to the U.S. for a “paid vacation,” The Hill reports. Said Brooks: “I’m one of these folks that think we need to stop paying these folks to [...]

Clinton Can’t Shake Wall Street Image

New York Times: “Mrs. Clinton’s windfalls from Wall Street banks and other financial services firms — $3 million in paid speeches and $17 million in campaign contributions over the years — have become a major vulnerability in states with early [...]

Edwards Holds Big Lead in Louisiana

The final Market Research Insight poll in Louisiana before today’s runoff for governor shows John Bel Edwards (D) solidly ahead of Sen. David Vitter (R), 52% to 40%.

Trump Backs Off Muslim Registry Idea

“Under assault from Democrats and Republicans alike, Donald Trump on Friday drew back from his call for a mandatory registry of Muslims in the United States, trying to quell one of the ugliest controversies yet in a presidential campaign like [...]

GOP Operative Seeks to ‘Defeat and Destroy’ Trump

“A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump’s presidential bid is planning a ‘guerrilla campaign’ backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Liz Mair, former online [...]

Hoyer Sees Possible Wave in 2016 for Democrats

“Republicans currently hold their largest majority in the House of Representatives since the New Deal and Democrats would need to flip 30 seats next November to regain control of the chamber. It’s a tall order, but Minority Whip Steny Hoyer [...]

Brownback Beats Jindal as Most Unpopular Governor

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal “is the second-least popular governor is the nation, based on a new project that set out to find all governors’ approval ratings,” the Baton Rouge Advocate reports. “The findings, compiled by Morning Consult, showed only Kansas [...]

King Says Obama Filling Country with Terrorists

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told the Boston Herald that President Obamap’s upbringing in Indonesia has given him an entirely different idea of what America should be like. Said King: “We just should remember that, when — where we grew up [...]

Carson Wants Database of All Immigrants

Ben Carson said the United States should have a database on every immigrant who enters the country, “addressing comments from Donald Trump that he would not rule out creating a registry of Muslims to track for terrorist activity,” Politico reports. [...]

Bevin Calls Out Cartoon as Racist

The Lexington Herald-Leader published an editorial cartoon that Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin (R) called “deplorably racist,” according to the Louisville Courier Journal. The cartoon shows Bevin hiding under his desk and an aide telling him, ‘Sir, they’re not terrorists… they’re [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Can you tell me which of these rattlers won’t bite you? Sure some of them won’t, but tell me which ones so we can bring them into the house.” — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller (R), quoted by the Texas [...]

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