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Even If Trump Loses, Trumpism Will Remain A Powerful Force In The GOP

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Even if Donald Trump loses next month, the political forces inside the GOP he tapped into are likely to remain very powerful.

RNC Chairman Threatens Punishment For Former Candidates Refusing To Endorse Trump

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The GOP civil war continues…..

The End, At Least For Now, Of The Bush Dynasty

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For now at least, the Bush Dynasty has seen the end of its involvement in national politics.

Trump Wins South Carolina, Rubio & Cruz Fight For Second, Bush Drops Out

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Donald Trump racks up another big win, while Marco Rubio surges into second and likely saves his campaign for now.

South Carolina Could Decide The Fate Of Several Republicans

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Tonight’s results in South Carolina could have a significant impact on the race going forward. (Plus, a projection)

Jeb Bush Faces The End Of The Road In South Carolina

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More likely than not, South Carolina marks the end of the road for Jeb Bush’s bid for the Presidency.

Donald Trump Set To Sweep To Victory In South Carolina

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Donald Trump is on the verge of another big victory.

Trump Holds Massive Lead In Nevada Poll

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While the new CNN/ORC poll shows Bernie Sanders giving Hillary Clinton a real contest in Nevada, the same poll shows that Donald Trump is running away with the race on the Republican side: The Republican side seems set for less suspense when that party holds caucuses on Tuesday, February 23. The poll finds businessman Donald […]

Post-Debate Polls Continue To Show Trump Leading In South Carolina

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Donald Trump appears headed for another victory in South Carolina’s primary.

Trump, Clinton Continue With Double Digits Lead In South Carolina

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A new poll from CBS News and YouGov shows that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to hold solid leads in South Carolina. First up, the Republicans, who hold their South Carolina primary on Saturday: The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows that Donald Trump keeps a large lead in South Carolina, bolstered by support […]

Trump Holds Lead In South Carolina

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The first new poll to be released since the New Hampshire shows Donald Trump holding on to a lead he’s had in the Palmetto State for several months now: Former reality-television host Donald Trump has a substantial 16-point lead in the Republican primary contest in South Carolina on the heels of his New Hampshire primary […]

Trump Wins, Republicans Still Not Sure Who The Anti-Trump Should Be

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Donald Trump is back on top, but the field below him remains as confused as ever.

A Look At The Final New Hampshire Polls, Plus Projections

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Unless the polls are very wrong, it looks to be a good night for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Beyond that, there’s a lot that’s still up in the air.

New Hampshire Likely To Be A Battle For Second, And Third, Place

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The real question about the GOP primary in New Hampshire will likely be about who comes in second and third place. But what if there are no clear winners for these positions?

Marco Rubio Becomes The Main Target At Eighth Republican Debate

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Marco Rubio was the man in the cross hairs in last night’s Republican debate.

Trump Continues To Lead In New Hampshire, Rubio Surges, In Post-Iowa Polling

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Donald Trump continues to lead, while Marco Rubio surges, in the first polls out of New Hampshire since the Iowa Caucuses.

From 17 Candidates, The Race For The GOP Nomination Is Effectively Down To Just Three

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Six months ago, there were seventeen candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination. Now, the race is effectively down to three candidates.

Final Iowa Polling Shows It All Depends On Turnout, Plus A Projection

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The final polls of the Iowa Caucus show that the outcome of tonight’s caucuses depend almost entirely on turnout at this point. Plus, a projection of who will win and the order of finish.

Clinton, Sanders, Cruz And Carson Won Fourth Quarter 2015 Money Race

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Fundraising in the final three months of 2015 largely reflected the state of the race itself, but some candidates are better positioned going forward than others.

Ted Cruz Becomes The Target At Trump-Less Debate, Trump Puts On The Donald Trump Show

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Without Trump, the seventh Republican debate largely focused on Ted Cruz, who doesn’t seem to have done himself any favors. Donald Trump, meanwhile, will likely not pay any price at all for skipping the last pre-Iowa debate.

The Stage For The First Post-Iowa Republican Debate Will Be A Lot Smaller

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The first debate after the Iowa Caucuses will have fewer participants than past debates, and there will be no undercard debate.

Race For The GOP Nomination All About Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, And A Panicking GOP

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With less than a week to go before voting starts, Donald Trump continues to dominate the GOP race, with Ted Cruz the only candidate even close to looking like a viable challenger.

Rubio’s Dubious Campaign Strategy

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Marco Rubio’s campaign strategy depends on a lot of hope, and no small degree of ignoring reality.

Many Top Jeb Bush Donors Are Looking To Jump Ship

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With almost no sign that he’ll be able to turn his campaign around, many of Jeb Bush’s top campaign donors are looking to jump ship to other candidates.

Republicans Clash At Sixth Debate, And The Trump-Cruz ‘Bromance’ Comes To An End

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With less than three weeks to go before voting starts, the Republican candidates for President clashed in their most contentious debate so far.

Fox Business Network Announces Debate Lineup, With Paul And Fiorina Sent To Kid’s Table

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Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina are the biggest losers in the lineup for the latest Republican debate on Thursday.

First Post-Holiday Polls Show Few Changes In GOP Presidential Race

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With under a month to go before voting starts, the race for the GOP nomination looks about the same as it did before Christmas.

Christie And Bush Take Aim At Marco Rubio

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Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have spent the holiday week taking aim at Marco Rubio.

The Next Republican Debate Will Have A Lot Fewer Candidates On The Stage

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Fox Business Network has announced its criteria for the next GOP Debate, and it looks like Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich will be kept off the prime time stage.

Trump Surges Ahead Again In Post-Debate Polling

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The first post-debate polls of the GOP race have more good news for Donald Trump.

Cruz And Rubio Clash, Everyone But Cruz Clashes With Trump, In Fifth Republican Debate

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The Fifth Republican Debate, and the last of 2015, was marked by expected clashes between the candidates, and one that never happened.

Previewing Tonight’s Fifth Republican Debate

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Previewing the fifth Republican debate, and the last Republican debate of 2015.

Heading Into Next Debate, It’s Still Trump On Top With Cruz And Rubio Fighting For Second Place

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A pair of new national polls shows a new trend in the GOP race heading into the final debate of 2015.

Rand Paul Likely To Miss Main Stage In Next Week’s Debate, And He’s Not Happy About That

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Rand Paul is likely to miss the main stage for next Tuesday’s debate, so his campaign is already calling on CNN to change the rules.

It’s Apparently Time To Discuss The Brokered Convention Fantasy Again

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The quadrennial fantasy of a brokered convention, which American politics has not seen since 1952, is rearing its head again, and it’s no more likely now than it was when we talked about this four years ago.

Trump Continues To Control The Race For The GOP Nomination

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Notwithstanding the hopes of many Republicans, Donald Trump continues to be the person to beat in the race for the party’s 2016 Presidential nomination.

Trump’s Plan To Bar Muslim Immigration Widely Condemned, But It’s Unlikely To Hurt Him

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Donald Trump’s plan to bar all Muslim immigration to the United States is being widely condemned by his fellow Republicans and others, but the proposal probably won’t hurt him politically in a Republican Party that is deeply bigoted against Muslims in general.

Donald Trump Continues To Lead As The GOP Race Appears To Consolidate

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The latest national poll of the Republican race shows Trump continuing to lead, Ben Carson fading, and Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio rising while the rest of the field is stagnant or sinking.

CNN Announces Criteria For Next Republican Debate

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Different criteria than in the past, but there may not be much of a change in the participants.

Donald Trump Remains At The Top Of The Republican Field

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Seemingly disproving yet another round of predictions of his imminent demise, Donald Trump continues to dominate the race for the Republican nomination.

Jeb Bush Breaks With Most Other Republicans On Refugee Policy

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Jeb Bush seems to split with nearly all of the Republican Governors in the United States, and most of his fellow candidates for President, Jeb Bush told Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin that the United States shouldn’t bar Syrian refugees regardless of religion absent any evidence for concern: Jeb Bush said he wouldn’t ban Syrian refugees from entering the […]

Even After Paris, A Syrian No-Fly Zone Is A Foolish Idea

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In the wake of the attacks in Paris, there’s a strong impulse to do “something,” but that doesn’t mean we should do something utterly foolish. And a no-fly zone would be utterly foolish.

The 2016 GOP Race And The Battle To Define What ‘Conservative’ Means

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Much more so than in the past, the race for the Republican Presidential race has become a battle to define what it means to be a ‘conservative.’ Especially on issues like immigration and national security, one side seems to be winning the battle.

The GOP Candidates And The Attacks In Paris

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The initial responses of the Republican candidates for President to the attacks in Paris are about what you’d expect, but it’s far too early to tell what impact the events of the weekend will have on the race for President here in the United States.

Mitt Romney To The GOP’s Rescue? Don’t Count On It, Republicans

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Increasingly concerned by the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and the failure of any establishment candidates to click with voters, some top Republicans are reportedly turning their lonely eyes to Mitt.

Republican Voters Agree With Trump On Immigration

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A new poll shows that a near majority of Republicans agree with even some of Donald Trump’s most controversial statements on immigration.

Republican Candidates For President Clash In Fourth Debate

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Last night’s debate in Wisconsin was arguably the most substantive we’ve seen so far between the Republican candidates, and one that displayed quite starkly the policy differences between them.

Jeb Bush Wants You To Know He’s In Favor of Killing Baby Hitler

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Give Jeb Bush a DeLorean or a TARDIS and he’ll be traveling back in time to Hitler in no time!

Christie, Huckabee Relegated To Undercard In November 10th Republican Debate

Fox Business Debate Preview

The debate stages for both the undercard and main debate next Tuesday will look different from what we’ve become used to.

Trump And Carson Lead, Bush Sinking, Christie In Debate Trouble In Latest GOP Polls

Republican Presidential Candidates Hold Third Debate In Colorado

Fluctuations continue, but the Republican Presidential field appears to be sorting itself out as we near the beginning of a new phase of the campaign.

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