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Trump Way Ahead in South Carolina

South Carolina House Republicans apparently conducted their own poll and found Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race with 35%, followed by Ted Cruz at 16%, Jeb Bush at 13%, Marco Rubio at 12%, John Kasich at 9% and Ben [......

Gilmore Ends Presidential Bid

Jim Gilmore is ending his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination, USA Today reports. “Gilmore suspended his campaign following a poor performance in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, which followed an even worse showing Feb. 1 in Iowa, where [...]

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 [...]

Pennsylvania Will Try to Impeach Attorney General

“The Pennsylvania House voted overwhelmingly to begin impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D), who survived a separate attempt by Senate Republicans to oust her using an arcane constitutional procedure not invoked here since 1891,” the New York Times [...]

Rubio Sees Contested Convention as Possible Path

“The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party’s presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention,” the AP reports. “That’s according to Rubio’s campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, [...]

GOP Elites Still Have No Plan to Stop Trump

Bloomberg: “Republican elites are 0-for-2 in presidential nominating contests this year, a rare and panic-inducing outcome for the party’s leadership. Yet their preferred candidates continue to fight each other, and have begun the march to the next battlefield in South [...]

A Multifront Battle in South Carolina

“Donald Trump’s rivals for the Republican presidential nomination dug in Wednesday for a hard fight in the South Carolina primary, where Mr. Trump will seek to gain a clear upper hand in the 2016 race after his smashing victory in [...

Bush Super PAC Increases Spend in South Carolina

“The super PAC backing Jeb Bush’s Republican presidential campaign is planning to increase its ad buy in South Carolina ahead of the Feb. 20 primary,” the Washington Post reports. “Right to Rise USA is pouring another $1.7 million into the [...]

Donald Trump Is the Republican Party

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Gilmore Admits He Won’t Win

Jim Gilmore conceded he won’t win the Republican presidential nomination, USA Today reports. Said Gilmore: “I entered the race having been out of office for a considerable amount of time. I wasn’t a sitting governor, my father wasn’t president, and [...]

Trump and Sanders Win New Hampshire

The networks have called Donald Trump the winner of the Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire. Bernie Sanders is the winner of the Democratic presidential primary.

Half of New Hampshire Voters Decided Since Debate

Early exit polls in New Hampshire find that nearly half of Republican primary voters say they finally picked their candidate only within the last few days, or after Saturday’s Republican presidential debate, according to ABC News. Also interesting: Nearly half [...]

GOP Campaigns Brace for Roller Coaster Results

“As voters in New Hampshire headed to the polls Tuesday, Republican campaigns were bracing for a roller-coaster night and preparing for the possibility of a long primary campaign,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “New Hampshire has always been an uncertain [...]

Putting New Hampshire in Perspective

First Read: “For a moment, forget the race for second (or third or fourth) place in the Republican primary. And stop speculating about whether Hillary Clinton can bring the Democratic contest to single digits. Instead, devote your attention, at least [...]

Clinton Says All Republicans Would Be Bad for Women

Hillary Clinton tells Cosmopolitan that she can’t decide which Republican presidential candidate would be the worst for young women. Said Clinton: “It’s so hard to choose just one. Most of them have the wrong ideas about the economy, gun violence, [...]

Why Liberals Should Support a Trump Nomination

Jonathan Chait: “There are three reasons, in descending order of obviousness, for a liberal to earnestly and patriotically support a Trump Republican nomination. The first, of course, is that he would almost certainly lose… Second, a Trump nomination might upend his [...]

Keep an Eye on the Late Deciders

From the new Monmouth poll in New Hampshire: Barely half (49%) of likely Republican primary voters say that they are completely decided on their candidate choice just days before Tuesday’s election. Another 31% have a strong preference but are still [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [.....

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