The IRS says it was only an accident that for a second time it penalized Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell by putting an “erroneous levy on her bank accounts.” O’Donnell discovered
SO SHOULD WE DESTROY THE IRS BECAUSE IT’S A POLITICAL THUG AGENCY? OR BECAUSE IT’S FATALLY INCOMPETENT? IRS Says it ‘Mistakenly’ Penalized GOP Candidate Christine O’Donnell For a Second Time. “Although IRS officials removed the levy, they first withdrew all the funds from her account. They said that, too, was in error and the funds […]
One of my favorite factoids from the 2012 presidential race emerged when Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax return. There may not have been much scandalous contained therein, but Romney’s sources of income were so varied and intricate that the return ran to a mind-boggling 379 pages. And it’s starting to appear that Jeb Bush […]
Too often political insiders, in evaluating presidential prospects, get hung up on ideology or even specific positions. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), they said, couldn’t get the GOP nomination in 2008 because he championed immigration reform, or Mitt Romney was ineligible for the nomination in 2012 because of Romneycare. Whether they should have gotten the nomination […]
Potential GOP presidential candidate refuses to back down from inflammatory remarks
Conservative icon Ben Carson says Obamacare is illegal because it violates the general welfare clause of the Constitution. The likely GOP presidential candidate explained that the law helps some people while hurting others, so is therefore unconstitutional: “Your solution should be something that represents all the people. The Constitution says one of the purposes, in [...]
Tell that to the guy who died after spending a night chained to a freezing floor. Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is urging likely GOP presidential candidates to defend the CIA in the wake of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report, telling Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg [Wednesday] that Republicans should emulate Dick Cheney’s recent media [...]
GOP and media insiders are obsessed with another "perfect" candidate. Here's what they're missing -- yet again
(Paul Mirengoff) Jeb Bush says he will “actively explore” a run for the presidency. I think this means he’s going to run unless he can’t get off the ground. Bush wants to be the GOP’s establishment candidate, as John McCain was (more or less) in 2008 and Mitt Romney was in 2012. Show More Summary
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says Republicans will blow another presidential election if they elect a moderate candidate. Responding to Gov. Jeb Bush's Tuesday announcement that he is "actively exploring" a 2016 bid, Cruz told Politico that...Show More Summary
Jeb Bush says he's moving towards a 2016 run. His supporters know about his many, many terrible problems -- right?
Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, announced Tuesday that he is exploring running for president. Mr. Bush is considered one of the potential front runners, and is the first GOP candidate to enter the race. Mr. Bush made the announcement on Facebook and Twitter. Here are his statements.
David Koch, one-half of the billionaire Koch Borthers who have pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into conservative causes and candidates over the years, sat down with Barbara Walters for her "10 Most Fascinating People of 2014" special and discussed...
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin slammed House Republicans for passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Thursday, a step toward keeping the government open. "It's baffling really," Palin told Breitbart News on Friday....Show More Summary
The most conservative candidates are, with the exception of 1964, invariably the bridesmaid and never the bride in the GOP presidential primary. (In 1980, there were candidates such as Rep. Phil Crane of Illinois to Ronald Reagan’s right.) Part of the explanation is that the most conservative voters divide their support among candidates, leaving a […]
Adding to the growing number of hats already floating in the sea of potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016, former Pennsylvania senator and runner-up in the 2012 GOP presidential primary Rick Santorum has announced that he's jumping into the race for the White House again and this time he sounds prepared for a dogfight.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wouldn’t win his home state if he ran against Hillary Clinton for president, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. And neither would three other potential 2016 GOP candidates, according to the poll, which also found that the former secretary of state was the only candidate mentioned in the [...]
(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post reports that, on the whole, wealthy Republican donors are unwilling so far to commit to a candidate for president. According to reporters Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger, the donor class is “wary ofShow More Summary
A month before the first 2012 presidential debate, widely considered a decisive victory for Republican candidate Mitt Romney, GOP campaign staffers began conducting dry runs of their debate-night social media use. Romney’s digital team...Show More Summary