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  • A Voter Who Didn't Know the Name of the Candidate He Was Supporting

    10/03/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Ziva · 16 replies
    Vanity press | 10/3/2015 | Ziva
    I was a a Maker Faire today and noticed a 60ish man wearing a shirt with the words "United We Stand" and "9-11-2001" on it. Thinking he might be a fellow traveler, I struck up a conversation and asked him who was supporting for President. "Not Biden, not Biden," he said. "I don't want Hillary either. Um, what is his name? Oh yeah, Boehner!" (He pronounced it properly as 'Bayner'.) "Boehner?" I replied. "Are you sure you mean Boehner?" "Yeah, Boehner," he insisted. I took pity on him. "Do you mean 'Bernie'? Bernie Sanders?" "Yes, that's who it is," said...
  • Presidential Profiles Update: Debate Polls, Planned Parenthood, & Is Mitch Next?

    10/03/2015 6:07:08 PM PDT · by Shery · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 3 October, 2015 | Robert Eno
    The week that was supposed to see multiple candidates drop out of the race for the Republican nomination saw none drop as all 15 candidates qualified for the South Carolina ballot by the September 30, 2015 deadline. For the first time in a long time, the media isn’t talking about a candidate that has dropped out. Donald Trump appeared on “60 Minutes” in a wide-ranging interview. During that interview Trump came out with new policy positions, many of which raised eyebrows. Will Lindsey Graham be the only U.S. Senator not on the stage at the CNBC debate at the end...
  • Fun Political Quiz Reveals Candidate You Line Up With The Most

    09/28/2015 4:59:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 | Red Dawn
    The‘s quiz is my new favorite thing. I’ve taken a lot of a political quizzes, but this is by far the most thorough. It hits all the hot issues– immigration, education, domestic policy, foreign policy, healthcare you name it. Each question asks you to rank the issue from least important to most important, which is another neat little feature. There’s also the option to answer additional questions in each category. If you’re looking for the most accurate results, I definitely suggest doing so. It only takes about 15 minutes tops. According to my quiz results, Sen. Ted Cruz is...

    09/17/2015 3:05:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | September 17, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Last night’s CNN-sponsored GOP presidential debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA was promoted with the title "It’s On: Watch Sparks Fly.” Debate moderator Jake Tapper was joined by CNN’s Dana Bash and radio host Hugh Hewitt, who posed additional questions to the 11 candidates, including Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, John Kasich and Chris Christie. And while CNN shamelessly attempted to engender a political food fight, the candidates themselves mostly refused to play along.
  • Ask the Candidates What They Will Do About the Supreme Court

    09/16/2015 7:33:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/16/2015 | James W. Lucas
    With the Supreme Court’s imposition of gay marriage nationwide and county clerk Kim Davis’ defiance all recent news, it is likely that constitutional issues will come up at this Wednesday’s GOP presidential candidate’s debate. This will be an excellent opportunity to explore the candidate’s views on the role of the Supreme Court. However, it would be unfortunate if the questions focus on the particulars of Ms. Davis’ case, or even the Obergefell decision.  Those they can too easily slip by with bromides. What they will look for in Supreme Court nominees is another useless question. Since Richard Nixon, Republican presidents have been saying...
  • Presidential Profiles Update

    08/27/2015 9:24:25 AM PDT · by Shery · 3 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Robert Eno
    Another week, another domination of the Republican race by Donald Trump. Unlike past weeks, where sheer personality was the driver of Trump’s position at the top of the pack, this week the attention was policy-driven. Trump released a bold plan to stop illegal immigration that was praised by conservative immigration leaders like Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and condemned by liberals and their allies in the media and so-called “conservative intelligentsia.” The issue has dominated the race all week, especially the issue of birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants born in the United States, aka “anchor babies.” There have...
  • Birthday Dream Comes True

    08/26/2015 9:11:12 PM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 4 replies
    8/26/2015 | Self
    I Made My Case
  • How All The Candidates Fit In The Overall GOPe Road Map – “The Big Picture”….

    08/21/2015 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 20 2015 | Sundance
    Hopefully this outline will be the last one needed to fully understand the (Wall Street, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, K-Street) RNC/GOPe plan. And more specifically, how each of the candidates lines up within the construct for the 2016 GOP Primary. Many political detractors have viewed the prior information as “conspiracy theory” or “tin foil hat” thinking. That’s fine, we’ve been following this since October of 2013 and it’s doubtful anyone who has not simultaneously followed along could possibly grasp the entire construct, almost two years of data, in a short period of absorption. The fact-finding need to fully grasp the...
  • The establishment vs. We the People

    08/18/2015 5:40:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 8/18/2015 | Mychal Massie
    Quoting journalist Lewis Lapham, Attorney John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute wrote: “The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, aka the 20 [percent] of the population that holds 93 [percent] of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes. …” (“Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America,” Aug. 10, 2015)...
  • Be informed about the candidates, but be careful what you believe

    08/17/2015 7:38:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/15 | Herman Cain
    Misinformation voters In an election season, we often bemoan the low-information voter – the person who really doesn’t know that much about the issues or the candidates and goes to the polls having made a decision on the basis of trivia, or general feelings and impressions that don’t necessarily represent who the candidates really are or what they would do in office. There’s no way Barack Obama would ever have become president without low-information voters. But there’s another class of voters that may be just as dangerous, and perhaps we should call them the mis-information voters. They know a lot...
  • Carly Fiorina bet on talent over TV ads, and it paid off

    08/10/2015 7:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 08/09/2015 | Jon Ward
    CLEVELAND – Carly Fiorina insisted that she wasn’t worried about not making the main Fox News debate stage on Thursday. But so did everybody else who was stuck in the non-primetime debate that preceded it. An hour or so before the former Hewlett-Packard CEO took the stage here with six other lower-tier Republican presidential candidates and delivered a standout performance, her spokeswoman and I chatted in the bowels of the Quicken Loans Arena about Fiorina’s strategy. I asked Sarah Isgur Flores if she wished the super-PAC supporting Fiorina — Carly for America — had done more in June and July...
  • 14 No Trump — Grading the GOP Candidates

    08/04/2015 7:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/04/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Something called the “Voters First Forum” was held Monday night at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, with 14, count ‘em, 14 Republican candidates doing a kinda, sorta rehearsal for Fox’s big debate on Thursday night. For that one, only the top 10 (by polling) are invited, the others being remanded to an early show that afternoon, an electoral Siberia watched primarily by baby sitters. For this one, three were MIA — Mike Huckabee (“scheduling conflict”), Jim Gilmore (“declared too late”) and Donald Trump. His Trumpesty was apparently miffed the New Hampshire Union Leader, one of the sponsors of...
  • Candidates by the Book

    07/23/2015 8:37:28 AM PDT · by LS
    self | 7/23/2015 | LS
    Candidates, By the Book Recently Senator Ted Cruz and the New York Times engaged in a hot debate over how many books the senator had sold---Cruz won that debate and his book appeared on the Times bestseller list. But it underscored the reality that the more than a dozen presidential candidates have almost all used a book as “coming-out” biography to fuel their campaigns. Whether it was Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope or George W. Bush’s A Charge to Keep, the biography has been a favored mechanism for political candidates to introduce themselves to the public. Even John F....
  • Watch 6 Presidential Candidates Answer Christian Leaders' Question About Poverty (Video)

    07/22/2015 7:25:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/22/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A coalition of Christian leaders devoted to helping end poverty has released a series of videos featuring six 2016 presidential candidates. Each candidate explained the approach that he or she would take to solve poverty and hunger issues in the United States and across the globe if they were elected president.As over 45 million Americans are living below the poverty level, The Circle of Protection, a coalition representing a diverse group of over 65 Christian leaders and organizations headed by Bread For The World, Sojourners and the National Association of Evangelicals, challenged each presidential candidate on the day they announced...
  • Donald Trump: Making a case for court jesters and rodeo clowns.

    07/21/2015 4:12:54 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 27 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 07-21-15 | Chris Shugart
    You either love him or hate him. In any given hour of the day, his name is on the lips of some politician or media talking head. I haven’t seen this much celebrity notoriety since Charlie Sheen launched his incomprehensible “My Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour to an incredulous public. Winning was never like this. Donald Trump’s remarks on immigration may not have that Lindsay Lohan mark of sensationally shabby repute, but no one can deny he’s created a media firestorm that’s taken a life of its own. You may have seen a few political cartoons depicting him as the...
  • Quotes of the day (Long Article)

    07/12/2015 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot ^ | July 12, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential candidate, on Saturday took his anti-illegal-immigration message to Phoenix, delivering a 70-minute speech to a packed downtown ballroom that at times seemed more about needling his White House rivals and settling scores with his critics than public policy… About 20 minutes into Trump’s speech, a group of protesters disrupted the speech, and the ballroom immediately erupted. Trump supporters shouted “U-S-A! U-S-A!” as the demonstrators were led out.“I wonder if the Mexican government sent them over here. I think so,” Trump said to applause. “Because I’m telling you. I tell about the bad deals that...
  • Cruz: GOP Candidates Attacking Trump ‘Because They Haven’t Been Speaking Out’

    07/09/2015 5:15:42 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-9-15 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% said many Republican candidates are attacking Donald Trump “Because they haven’t been speaking out on the need to secure the border” on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan” on the Fox Business Network. “Well, illegal immigration continues to be enormous problem. As you know, I represent Texas. We have roughly 1,200 miles of border with Mexico. We deal will legal immigration every day. We deal with the crime that flows from it. And unfortunately, it’s exacerbated, number one by cities like San Francisco that are sanctuary...
  • New Hampshire Voters Bemoan Size of G.O.P. Field

    07/05/2015 11:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By PATRICK HEALY and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    AMHERST, N.H. — The Independence Day parades across New Hampshire on Saturday turned into parades of presidential candidates, and voters like Stuart Harmon were left shaking their heads at the daunting reality of watching, hearing and judging more than 20 contenders for the White House over the next seven months. “This race feels more like a spectator sport than an election,” said Mr. Harmon, an independent who shook hands with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and watched a dozen other campaign contingents march through this town of about 11,000. “Having all these candidates is a real problem, because it’ll...
  • Here’s Every 2016 GOP Candidate’s Response To The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling — And There’s A Divide

    07/01/2015 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | 6/26/2015 | Kyle Blaine
    Jeb Bush said he believed that the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make a decision on marriage, adding that it is “crucial that as a country we protect religious freedom and the right of conscience and also not discriminate.” “Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage. I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments. In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live...
  • 30+ Candidates? Do We Need a Playoff System or Something?

    06/19/2015 10:02:45 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 June 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Rather than one or two conservatives to rally-round in opposition to the party establishment, we get over 30 characters up there... can the voters can even keep their names straight?  All I know is an overcrowded Gee-oh-Pee field is NOT a good thing for the American constitutionalist conservative movement... not at all. So we really do need to thin out the herd as quickly as possible... perhaps a early-round paintball war would do the trick? In the name of clarity, please pick your own bracket, based on political desirability, qualification for the job-- and ability to win in November...
  • Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty?

    06/19/2015 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 80 replies ^ | March 1, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    Which Republican presidential candidates support amnesty? I have analyzed all the major Republican presidential candidates (except Ben Carson and Rick Sanctorum, who are long shots, and Donald Trump, who has undocumented hair). I have found that all the major presidential candidates support amnesty for illegal aliens, except for one. Can you guess which one?
  • Donald Trump to Visit Iowa After Upcoming NYC Announcement

    06/11/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 10 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 10, 2015 | Jason Devaney
    Donald Trump is scheduled to make an announcement on whether he'll run for president Wednesday, and he will reportedly travel to Iowa later that day for a rally. According to the Des Moines Register, Trump's Iowa staff confirmed the news. "I can't imagine what he's announcing," Ryan Keller, deputy director for Trump's exploratory team in Iowa, told the Register. "We're all waiting for that." Trump, a Republican, said last week he has made up his mind on a possible presidential run, but has not revealed his plans. His Wednesday announcement will take place at Trump Tower in New York City,...
  • GOP presidential hopefuls to attend Joni Ernst’s ‘Roast and Ride’ in Iowa on June 6

    05/28/2015 6:06:50 AM PDT · by jjotto · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    The political action committee of freshman Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, announced Monday that a handful of 2016 Republican presidential contenders are slated to attend the senator’s inaugural “Roast and Ride” event on June 6. Confirmed speakers include the following announced presidential candidates: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Other Republicans weighing presidential bids who are also scheduled to speak include Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker... Before the roast, Ms. Ernst is going to lead...
  • The 4 percent-plus solution

    05/26/2015 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Richard W. Rahn
    Of those running for president, who will give this speech? “Ladies and Gentlemen, my administration will implement a series of economic policies to cause the economy to grow at an average rate of 4 percent or more a year. Growth of 4 percent-plus per year will create jobs at a faster rate than the growth in the labor force and provide hope for those who had despaired of finding a good job again. At a growth rate of a little over 4 percent per year, real incomes for all of our citizens will double in only 17 years. (At the...
  • What Americans do not want to see in a President

    05/06/2015 12:17:01 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2015 | NBC News/WSJ Poll
  • Rand Paul’s delicate balancing act

    04/05/2015 5:17:32 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5 2015 at 4:17 PM | Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa
    He prepares to make his formal announcement Tuesday, Paul is a candidate who has turned fuzzy, having trimmed his positions and rhetoric so much that it’s unclear what kind of Republican he will present himself as when he takes the stage. “He’s going to get his moment in the sun,” said David Adams, who served as campaign chairman for Paul’s insurgent 2010 Senate campaign. “What he does with it from there will have bearing on the Republican Party.”
  • Bogus Hillary Clinton website highlights online perils for 2016 candidates

    04/02/2015 10:54:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 2, 2015 | Luciana Lopez
    (Reuters) - bears the likely Democratic presidential candidate's name, but she would not want supporters to go there: some cyber security experts said this week the site contains malicious software. The site is registered, not to Clinton, but to an administrator in the Cayman Islands. Its existence underscores the challenge 2016 U.S. presidential hopefuls will face in trying to control their digital brands, more important than ever before as voters increasingly turn to the Internet to learn more about candidates. An examination by Reuters of domains including the full names of eight Republican and four Democratic hopefuls, ending in...
  • Presidential hopefuls lining up S.C. operatives

    03/30/2015 3:51:05 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 1 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/29/2015 | By Andrew Shain
    Call it the primary before the primary. The 2016 presidential race in South Carolina has focused so far on candidates going to fundraisers and town-hall meetings. But White House hopefuls also are doing something that might be more important – building their Palmetto State operations in hopes of capturing an early primary win. Read more here:
  • Fiorina says 90+ percent chance she’s running in 2016

    03/29/2015 10:34:07 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Fox News
    Former CEO and potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Sunday the probability she’ll formally start a 2016 campaign is “higher than 90 percent” and that she will likely announce in early April or mid-May. . . . Fiorina was consistent in her criticism about Clinton’s legacy as secretary of state, saying, “flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.”
  • Viguerie to New York Times: Conservatives Aim to Unite Behind an Alternative to Jeb Bush

    03/27/2015 5:19:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/26/2015 | Richard A Viguerie
    Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary votes are cast. In secret straw polls and exclusive meetings from Iowa to California, the leaders are weighing the relative appeal and liabilities of potential standard-bearers like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas. “There’s a shared desire to come behind a candidate,” said Tony Perkins, the...
  • Let's face It: There Are No “Perfect” Gaffe-Free Candidates

    03/20/2015 7:17:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/20/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The only thing about the Republican “race” more depressing than the slate of candidates is the backbiting and snide remarks in “conservative” media about them. We just got over a hysterical tantrum about Iowa Republicans because Scott Walker fired a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-amnesty staffer who was apparently friends with some conservative bloggers and pundits. Now we have a lot of snide comments about Ben Carson. I’m not promoting Carson. Unlike a lot of conservative commentators, I don’t have a horse here. I don’t think Carson is all that ready for that matter, but his statement that the conflict with...
  • 25 Takeaways From America’s Biggest Conservative Conference

    02/28/2015 11:16:30 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 25 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rob Bluey / @RobertBluey /
    The Daily Signal made its CPAC debut this year, closely following the 2016 contenders and hot policy debates at America’s largest conservative conference. We’ve pulled together a quick take on the highlights of the first two days. 1) Scott Walker Casts Himself as Champion of ‘Hard-Working Taxpayers’ ...
  • Here's What All the Republican Presidential Contenders Think About Immigration

    02/25/2015 6:58:29 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Emma Roller and Andrew McGill
    Immigration reform is touchy for Republicans specifically, and Americans in general. A Quinnipiac poll from November found that 48 percent of all voters think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States with a path to citizenship—down from 57 percent in 2013—while 35 percent of voters say the immigrants should be required to leave. That statistic, combined with a perceived electoral need to reach out to more Latino voters, has put many Republicans vying for the presidency in a sticky spot. The only thing all Republicans seem to be able to agree on is the need to...
  • Jim Geraghty’s Off-Kilter 2016 Rundown: Who Really Counts as a Top-Tier Candidate

    01/28/2015 6:22:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/28/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    The First Tier: Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Forget everything you’ve heard about him being uncharismatic or a boring speaker — he wowed the crowds in Iowa this weekend. He’s in the sweet spot, serious and accomplished enough for the “Establishment,” and indisputably conservative enough for the grassroots. (Rush Limbaugh just declared, “Scott Walker is the blueprint for the Republican party if they are serious about beating the Left.”) He’s been tested like few others in the field; the Left threw everything it had at this guy and he’s still going strong. Florida senator Marco Rubio. Watch him tear into the...
  • Meet the 2016 GOP Candidates for President — and Their Positions on Immigration

    01/25/2015 2:58:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    This weekend, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is gathering a majority of the 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls at the Iowa Freedom Summit, where the likes of Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and many more will come to kiss King’s ring and attempt to build up a base in Iowa for their upcoming campaigns. (SNIP) Carson does advise that if immigrants “are wise, they will arrange with their employer before they leave to immediately offer them a legal job as soon as their application is received” — another indication that he has no idea how long backlogs can take or what...
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Democratic Night

    10/21/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-21-14 | Wesley Pruden
    This is the week the political world, like the worm, begins to turn. The polls, the hunches, the guesses and the vibes that only junkies feel all say it’s a Republican year and Harry Reid will soon take a seat on the back bench. Some of the crucial races for control of the U.S. Senate are still tight, but if there’s any momentum — “the big Mo,” as George Bush the Elder once called it — propelling a Democratic candidate anywhere, it’s hard to find it.
  • Candidates for governor differ on I-95 tolls

    09/05/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies ^ | September 4, 2014 | Bill Rappleye
    PROVIDENCE - Tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge were rejected by popular demand, but a proposed toll on Interstate 95 near the Connecticut border had less opposition. Any toll would need federal government approval, and Rhode Island Public Radio's Ian Donnis asked the Democrats running for governor what they thought of the idea during an NBC 10 live debate Wednesday. "Yes. I think people deserve a straightforward answer. This state should be looking in comprehensive ways," Pell said. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras said he does not support adding a toll on I-95. "It's a regressive tax that has an impact...
  • GOP Faces 2016 Quandary: Why No Women Candidates?

    07/25/2014 6:58:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    RCP ^ | 07/25/2014 | Scott Conroy
    The wide-open fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination appears certain to showcase a range of credible candidates, who differ from one another in both style and substance. What the next crop of top-tier GOP contenders may not feature, however, is a woman. The Republicans taking discernible steps to build the foundations required for White House runs are all men. And for a party trying to close the gender gap, the prospect of an all-male lineup may pose a significant public perception problem. After the 2012 race saw President Obama defeat Mitt Romney by a double-digit margin among women, one...
  • 6th District Congress: Where do GOP candidates stand on immigration reform? (Wisconsin)

    07/03/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-1-14 | By Kyle Maichle
    SHEBOYGAN – On Monday, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said that immigration reform will not be decided by the Congress in the 2014 calendar year. The decision to not pursue immigration reform led President Barack Obama to consider taking executive action on the issue. Wisconsin Election Watch talked to all three Republican candidates running for the 6th Congressional District on where they stand on the issue of immigration reform. More: Glenn Grothman wins endorsement of Rick Santorum Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) felt on whether Congress should pursue immigration reform that: “Not this year. First and foremost, we need to secure the...
  • Obama's New Border Strategy: Reaction from Congressional Candidates

    07/01/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Tucson Weekly ^ | Jim Nintzel
    President Barack Obama brought together two of the GOP’s favorite topics yesterday when he assailed House Speaker John Boehner for not acting on immigration reform and vowed to use whatever executive authority he had to push through administrative actions. (SNIP) Asked for a response to Obama’s comments, Kwasman took a shot at Tobin, who had previously told Capitol Media Services that he believed that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to remain in the United States as long as they registered with federal authorities and passed a background check. “The best way to secure this border is by sending our national...
  • A Center-Right Candidate Questionnaire that Digs Deeper

    05/19/2014 6:39:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/16/2014 | Jack McHugh
    Candidates in Republican primary elections frequently employ a "cookie-cutter" campaign pitch focused almost exclusively on three issues: taxes, guns and unborn babies. On brochures and in stump speeches, they implicitly assert that it's sufficient to claim only that they oppose tax increases, support the Second Amendment and oppose abortion. Unfortunately, many Republicans have been elected under this issue-triumvirate whose subsequent records proved friendly to corporate welfare, regulation, expansions of government, renewable energy subsidies and mandates, preserving the education and government-union status quos, etc. Yet many GOP primary candidates this year will nevertheless attempt this three-issue approach. Voters in those primaries...
  • Anti-Common Core Candidates Trounce Indiana Incumbents In Primaries

    05/08/2014 8:49:05 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 8 2014 | Joy Pullmann
    On Tuesday, two nationally-eyed primaries here in Indiana had Tea Party challengers knocking out sitting state representatives over two major issues: National Common Core education mandates and GOP leaders’ refusal to protect natural marriage despite supermajorities in both houses. Curt Nisly and Christopher Judy beat Reps. Rebecca Kubacki and Kathy Heuer handily with 65 percent and 57 percent, respectively, of the votes tallied by the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette’s press time Tuesday. Dozens of motivated moms, dads, and grandparents had spent Saturdays canvassing quiet suburban neighborhoods on Judy and Nisly’s behalf, passing out flyers while wearing navy shirts that read, “Common...
  • This Easter a growing number of Catholic converts are joining the flock

    04/20/2014 7:48:46 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 64 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2014 | Lilly Fowler
    FARMINGTON, Mo. • It is a special Easter for Wilma Whitworth, who is undergoing a spiritual rebirth, just a week before her 78th birthday. Whitworth is celebrating her first day as a full-fledged Catholic this holiday. And she’s doing so in a largely Protestant town that is undergoing a kind of Catholic revival. St. Joseph Catholic Church, or St. Joe’s as the locals call it, has had 24 children and adults, ages 7 and above, convert to the faith in the past year. There is no one answer for the rise in Catholic conversion in this town of 17,000 an...
  • Stop the Magnet Endorses TX. State & Fed Races

    02/18/2014 5:48:06 AM PST · by magna carta · 12 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | Feb.16,2014 | Liz Theiss
    Stop the Magnet commends the candidates for responding to our survey on immigration enforcement strategies. We did not endorse all races but carefully considered those who stepped up to the plate on this difficult issue. In some cases, there were multiple respondents in a given race that we felt would honor the enforcement viewpoint but decided to let the voters make the call. Please use the search tool on our site to see if your preferred candidate responded or not. If they did not, contact their campaign office and encourage them to get their point of view on the record....
  • Chamber of Commerce Launches $50 Million War on Tea Party

    12/27/2013 7:13:52 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 78 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 27, 2013 | Cathy Burke
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ready to take on the tea party in 2014 Senate primaries and elections with a deep-pocketed boost of establishment and business Republican candidates. "Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates," Chamber strategist Scott Reed told The Wall Street Journal. "That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket."
  • Republicans, You Need Women to Attack Women

    10/31/2013 10:00:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | October 31, 2013 | Amanda Marcotte
    Earlier this week, ABC and Fusion published the results of a poll commissioned to dig a little more deeply into the "almost unfathomable gap" that divides public attitudes on "gender, race, religion and politics in America." The results were predictable to anyone who has bothered to switch back and forth between MSNBC and Fox News—Republicans think religion should play a role in government, liberals think racism is real—but the findings on women in leadership were actually a bit surprising. Forty-three percent of Americans say it would be a good thing if more women were elected to Congress—but the range here...
  • 2014 Senate Candidates Overview

    08/07/2013 6:31:58 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 11 replies
  • CBS News Compares Iranian Candidates to Tea Party

    06/16/2013 10:02:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Saturday, CBS News reported on the elections in Iran – by comparing the mullahs to the Tea Party. Reporter Elizabeth Palmer said, discussing the new president, Hassan Rahjani, “Well, he was seen as the most reform-minded of all the candidates who ran this time, that being said, they were all very conservative. In US terms it was as if all the candidates for the presidency came from the Tea Party.”
  • Cruz likely eligible to be President

    03/13/2013 6:01:43 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 518 replies
    Big Givernment ^ | March 11 | Ken Klukowski
    On Mar. 8, reporter Carl Cameron on Special Report on Fox News Channel was surveying potential GOP 2016 presidential candidates. Then he raised Ted Cruz--one of the most brilliant constitutional lawyers ever to serve in the Senate--the new 41-year old Hispanic senator from Texas. Cameron added, “But Cruz was born in Canada and is constitutionally ineligible” to run for president. While many people assume that, it’s probably not true. Cameron was referring to the Constitution’s Article II requirement that only a “natural born citizen” can run for the White House. No one is certain what that means. Citizenship was primarily...
  • GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win [Michael Barone]

    02/21/2013 2:25:33 PM PST · by Bryan · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 21, 2013 | Michael Barone
    One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot. They've lost the presidency twice in a row, and in four of the last six contests. They've failed to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, something they accomplished in five election cycles between 1994 and 2006. But they have won control of the House of Representatives in the last two elections, and in eight of the last 10 cycles. And they've been doing better in elections to state legislatures than at any time since the 1920s....