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  • BREAKING NEWS: Fox News Just Made A HUGE Announcement First Time in History!

    03/14/2016 12:34:07 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 216 replies
    There is no question this Presidential primary season for Republicans has been history making. No one expected it possible to have a contested convention in Cleveland, Ohio but candidates may be facing that, especially if conservative businessman Donald J. Trump doesnt win Ohio or Florida on Tuesday. Thats why Fox News just announced it will host its 4th Republican debate! it will be on March 21 And for the first time ever, the debate will take place in Utah! There has never been a Presidential debate in Beehive State before. Its scheduled for the Salt Palace Convention Center at 9pm,...
  • Complete list: GOP bosses, liberal billionaires, sole Dem at #NeverTrump meeting

    03/10/2016 8:47:11 AM PST · by blueyon · 51 replies ^ | 3/09/16 | Timothy Whiteman
    According to the venerable Encyclopdia Britannica, the word cabal is defined as a private organization or party engaged in secret intrigues. In the wake of Donald Trump's near clean sweep of the March 8 GOP primaries and caucus, the anti-Trump secret meeting recently held in Georgia certainly fits the definition. In what may be the most curious presidential race in the history of the United States, Anusha Asif of Tech News Today reports on Mar. 8, 2016, many of the Congressional leadership of the Republican Party have met on March 7 with a who's who of liberal billionaires behind closed...
  • Trump hands debate moderators fax with A rating from BBB bureau.

    03/04/2016 8:52:57 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 102 replies
    After Donald Trump got called out last night during the Fox News debate for his Trump University Better Business Bureau rating which was a D- he got rather defensive and argued that it was much higher. In fact, during a commercial, he handed the moderators a fax to prove his point. Check it out.
  • YUGE NEWS! NY Times Says Theres Nothing on the Trump Tapes

    03/03/2016 10:58:25 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies ^ | 3-4-2016 | Jim Hoft
    The New York Times leaked off-the-record conversation with Donald Trump in January recently to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeeds editor in chief Ben Smith wrote this week that Mr. Trump reportedly told the NY Times that his extreme position on deporting immigrants was fluid and developing. Senator Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio lashed out at Trump and immediately demanded that Donald Trump order the release of the off-the-record conversation. On Thursday the Times reported that theres nothing in the Trump tapes. Sorry Ted. The Washington Examiner reported: New York Times opinion page editor Andrew Rosenthal insisted Wednesday that his newspaper is not covering...
  • LIVE 8:30 ET Republican presidential debate in Houston (2/25/16): What time, channel, live stream

    02/25/2016 3:57:09 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 3,393 replies
    New Jersey On-Line LLC ^ | 2/25/16 | Susan King
    The five remaining Republican presidential candidates -- Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich -- will take part in Presidential Debate Number 10 on Thursday night. WHEN IS THE NEXT REPUBLICAN DEBATE? Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. WHERE IS THE DEBATE: The University of Houston's Moores Opera Center in Houston. WHAT TIME IS THE REPUBLICAN DEBATE: The debate begins at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time. WHERE CAN YOU WATCH THE DEBATE? The debate will be aired on Telemundo and CNN. HOW CAN YOU WATCH THE DEBATE LIVE ONLINE? The debate will be streamed live on and also...
  • Losers of South Carolina's GOP Debate

    02/16/2016 1:13:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | February 16, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    The big loser of the South Carolina GOP debate Saturday night had to have been the audience. It was painfully obvious to all with eyes to see that the audience was cooked, packed with donors backing Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. In fact, such was the transparency and desperation of the neoconservative Establishment that its attempts to salvage its candidates' diminishing prospects while weakening the frontrunner and first runner-up were at once pitiable and laughable. In the real world, Jeb Bush supporters are rarer than Elvis Presley sightings. This is consistent with Jeb's abysmal national polling, to say nothing of...
  • Republicans Launch Sharp Attacks in South Carolina Debate

    02/16/2016 5:00:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | February 16, 2016 | Michael Barone
    The CBS presidential debate in Greenville, South Carolina, started off with a moment of silence in memory of Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death was announced earlier in the day. And the debate that followed was a sort of tribute to the late jurist. Not that Scalia was much talked about. Every candidate agreed that the Senate should not confirm an Obama nominee, and all but John Kasich promised to appoint a conservative originalist. But the back-and-forth had a certain resemblance to Supreme Court arguments in which Scalia typically peppered lawyers with sharp questions from the get-go. The fireworks started on...
  • Are You Done Yet, Republicans? (On the 2/13 debate, the SCOTUS, and Obamacare)

    02/14/2016 3:29:03 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 12 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 02/14/2016 | Karl Denninger
    There is much digital ink being spewed this morning about Trump being "out of control" at the debate last night.Well, guess what -- there's a point where righteous anger reaches its boiling point, and perhaps Trump got there last evening.  It wasn't just stacked audiences and "enhanced" audio sound effects.  It was also the other candidates, including Cruz in particular, who flat-out lied about his position when it came to Chief Justice Roberts.He said he'd "never nominate him", but in point of fact he wrote an op-ed strongly supporting and praising him for a magazine of national circulation, National Review, when Roberts was up...
  • Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson

    02/13/2016 10:20:59 PM PST · by Syncro · 41 replies
    conservativereview ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson Who is the moderator of tonight's South Carolina GOP debate? He's another not-so-moderate, card-carrying member of the D.C. media ruling class.John Dickerson is the host of Face the Nation onCBSNews, political director for the network, and a longtime political correspondent forSlateand Time magazine. If there were ever a poster boy for inside-the-Beltway journalism, Dickerson is it.*snip* Perhaps most notoriously, Dickerson penned a screed last year advising President Obama to "Go for the Throat!"; "declare war on the Republican Party;" and "pulverize" his political enemiesover gun control, climate change, and immigration.Dickerson...
  • LIVE THREAD: CBS Republican Presidential Debate - 02/13/16 @ 9PM (EST)

    02/13/2016 4:37:06 PM PST · by PJBankard · 3,285 replies
    CBS News ^ | 02/13/2016 | CBS News
    Link Only. Live Stream @ Link.
  • CONFIRMED: South Carolina Debate Will Be Another GOP Party Insider Audience Stacked Against Trump

    02/13/2016 5:18:25 AM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    "CONFIRMED: South Carolina Debate Will Be Another GOP Party Insider Audience Stacked Against Trump" At the New Hampshire debate last week the House was stacked against Trump— And it showed — The Republican audience roared throughout the debate for the GOPe candidates. It was only until Donald Trump confronted the stacked audience that they began to not appear so in the tank for the establishment candidates. Donald Trump shushed Jeb Bush at GOP New Hampshire Debate. Then scolded the audience and Republican Party for its ticket policy. Trump claimed the GOP only gives tickets to certain campaigns and GOP donors....
  • Losers and Winners in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 10:37:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Marco Rubio has no shortage of admirers in the "conservative" media who have stopped at nothing to spin things--like his third place finish in Iowa--in his favor. Predictably, some of the same suspects are laboring tirelessly at this moment to control the damage that their candidate inflicted upon himself on the evening of February 6 at the New Hampshire GOP debate. For example, one radio host chastised a caller for allegedly failing to recognize that Rubio is no different from any other politician in relying upon talking points. Another insisted that what Rubio said about President Obama's nefarious designs for...
  • Balance Point

    02/08/2016 1:40:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | February 8, 2016 | Rich Galen
    Opening Super Bowl 50 Note. I knew who the teams were. I did not recognize all of the products/services that were being advertised, so; I didn't get many of the jokes. Finally, I didn't know any of the performers in the halftime show. I believe I am out of the demo. The debate Saturday night was, I thought, the best of the series. It had to do with what we've talked about before: the candidates are more familiar with their own material, they know what to expect from their opponents, and they know how to pace themselves through at 2+...
  • Marco Rubio staggers under attacks by Chris Christie at GOP debate

    02/07/2016 4:42:21 AM PST · by Marcus · 40 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 7, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    The good news for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida was that he entered Saturday night’s GOP debate in New Hampshire with the wind at his back, having gotten an unexpected third place performance in the Iowa Caucus. The bad news for Rubio was that he arrived at the debate with a target drawn at his back. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fired at that target with both barrels, staggering the young presidential candidate. Rubio did not help himself by making the rookie mistake of repeating a line about President Barack Obama at least four times, suggesting that he was preprogrammed and...
  • Red State: Winners and Losers from Tonight's ABC Debate

    02/06/2016 10:46:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 226 replies
    Red State ^ | February 6, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    What a glum, drab debate. ABC clearly tried to make all the candidates look bad, and the bad blood between the candidates left over from Iowa meant that they just did not care about showing any level of solidarity against the media, as they often do. Christie successfully tore down Marco Rubio for the first hour of the debate, but made himself look like a royal, braying jerk in the process. Normally in these posts, I have three winners and three losers, but I don't think there even were three winners - but there were a whole bunch of losers....
  • 'Disservice': Pundits, Politicians Frustrated Fiorina Left Off NH Debate Stage

    02/04/2016 1:48:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 4, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina feels ill-treated after being left off the debate stage this weekend in New Hampshire - and some in the media agree with her. "Our debate process is broken," Fiorina said Wednesday in a letter to the Republican National Committee (RNC), which is partnering with ABC News to host the debate. "Networks are making up these debate rules as they go along -- not to be able to fit candidates on the stage -- but arbitrarily to decide which candidates make for the best TV in their opinion.” Her campaign released an email Thursday morning asking...
  • Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace return for March 3 debate

    02/04/2016 10:28:57 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/04/2016 | Hadas Gold
    Fox News will host its final Republican primary debate of the cycle on March 3, in Detroit, Mich. While a March debate hosted by Fox had always been on the RNC's debate schedule, the exact day and location were not yet known. The debate will be held five days before the state's primary on March 8. The network also announced that anchors Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace will return to co-moderate the debate. Donald Trump boycotted the last Fox News debate in January partly over Kelly's inclusion as moderator and the network's refusal to remove her from the...
  • Islamophobia? No. It's Factophobia

    01/29/2016 10:39:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 29, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    Last night's Fox/Google GOP debate, without the court jester, was finally a substantive conversation. I appreciate moderators who aren't afraid to ask tough questions and not accept canned responses. Unlike the disastrous CNBC GOP debate, Fox's Kelly, Baier, and Wallace didn't rely on presenting lies in the form of a supposed objective questions. But Fox failed miserably with one particular question. Their partnership with Google brought a young, Muslim Youtube "activist", Nabela Noor, to the debate via video. She asked the following question: "In 2015, the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. has tripled and on social...
  • Fox News/ Google Live Debate thread. (7pm & 9pm EST)

    01/28/2016 2:18:11 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 1,828 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-28-2016 | Fox News
    Video at link. Under-card debate starts at 7pm EST, 4pm PST. Main debate starts at 9pm EST, 6pm PST.
  • FOX News Debate Anchors Actively Planned Zingers – Prepared to Escort Trump From Stage

    01/27/2016 7:45:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/26/16 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News debate anchors knew they would have a record audience tune in to their Republican debate because of Donald Trump. So, in November, they purposely planned several zingers to get under his skin. Then they all congratulated themselves for their debate antics. And they opened the floodgates of hell on the candidates for future debates by liberal anchors. They are shameless. The anchors didn't even ask a question on the Obama economy, the worst recovery since the Great Depression, until 73 minutes into the debate. The FOX moderators won over Media Matters, who said, "The Fox News moderators appeared...
  • Google and Fox TV Invite Anti-Trump Muslim Advocate to Join Next GOP TV-Debate

    01/26/2016 7:22:05 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 212 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/16 | NEIL MUNRO
    Fox News and Google have invited three YouTube personalities to ask questions at the Jan. 28 GOP debate - including a Muslim advocate who describes Donald Trump as a bigot and who visually portrayed him as being in agreement with national socialist Adolf Hitler. "We have a presidential candidate whose loudest message reeks of hatred and Islamophobia... turning on the news now is scary, and oftentimes, humiliating," the Muslim woman, Nabela Noor, says in a December YouTube video. She admits to becoming a Muslim political activist amid the growing criticism of Islam's doctrines. "The current social environment for Muslims today...
  • Google and Fox TV Invite Anti-Trump Muslim Advocate to Join Next GOP TV-Debate

    01/26/2016 6:25:57 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Fox News and Google have invited three YouTube personalities to ask questions at the Jan. 28 GOP debate — including a Muslim advocate who describes Donald Trump as a bigot and who visually portrayed him as being in agreement with national socialist Adolf Hitler. “We have a presidential candidate whose loudest message reeks of hatred and Islamophobia… turning on the news now is scary, and oftentimes, humiliating,” the Muslim woman, Nabela Noor, says in a December YouTube video.
  • What Ailes Trump? [UPDATE: Corey Lewandowski]

    01/27/2016 4:57:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 27, 2016 | Arnold Steinberg
    [SNIP] UPDATE: Now more of the story is coming out. We can see what provoked Roger Ailes. In a more complete statement issued last night, Fox erred again in editorializing, "We're not sure how Iowans are going to feel about him walking away from them at the last minute...." Rather than stick to the facts, Fox then argued for journalistic integrity, a reasonable point, but more of concern to insiders than to the masses. It's one thing for Trump to say he'll pull out and Fox ratings will be hurt. It's quite another to carry a vendetta and threaten the...
  • Lewandowski: Trump May Stage Townhall if Fox Won’t Dump Megyn

    01/24/2016 11:29:16 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 192 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2016
    With just five days until Fox News airs the final GOP debate before the Iowa Caucuses, Donald Trump is reigniting his war with Megyn Kelly. "Based on ‪@MegynKelly's conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate," Trump tweeted while campaigning in Iowa on Saturday. Trump's feud with Kelly has been one of the most memorable storylines of this raucous GOP primary. In recent weeks, it has heated up. In a lengthy Vanity Fair profile this month, Kelly boasted of writing the now famous debate question about Trump's history of misogynic...
  • Throwdown: The Donald Says Megyn Must Go

    01/23/2016 1:18:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 197 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January23,2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump argues that Fox News’s Megyn Kelly shouldn’t moderate the upcoming debate on January 28 in Iowa, three days before the Iowa caucus. “Based on @MegynKelly’s conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate,” Trump posted to Twitter on Saturday. Kelly was criticized for being unfair to Trump following the first GOP primary debate. And two days ago, Kelly was charged with unleashing “on Donald Trump and Sarah Palin,” who recently endorsed the GOP frontrunner. “Breaking tonight, a moment with the potential to change the Republican race...
  • Exclusive — RNC Officially Severs Ties With NBC News For Upcoming GOP Debate

    01/18/2016 12:30:42 PM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies ^ | 18 Jan 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) officially voted on Monday afternoon to sever its business relationship with NBC News for the previously-scheduled Feb. 26, 2016, GOP presidential primary debate, Breitbart News has learned. The Debate Committee for the RNC met via conference call and after hearing updates from RNC chairman Reince Priebus officially voted to cancel the partnership with NBC, according to sources on the call. The vote was unanimous. After the October debate hosted by NBC partner CNBC—in which co-moderator John Harwood was roundly criticized for a poor performance—the RNC suspended its relationship with NBC News over that upcoming Houston...
  • Where You Can Watch and Participate in the GOP Debate [LIVE at 6 pm ET, main at 9 pm ET]

    01/14/2016 2:42:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 4,090 replies
    FOX Business Network ^ | January 14, 2016
    Another round of eagerly awaited GOP debates will take place live January 14 at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina, airing on the FOX Business Network and streaming live on The first debate, scheduled for a 6 p.m. ET start will be moderated by anchors Trish Regan and Sandra Smith. Four GOP candidates will be featured, including former HP (HPQ) CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. The second debate, which is slated for a 9 p.m. ET start, will be...
  • VIDEO: Cartoon Parody of the Trump/Cruz Fight at GOPDebate

    01/16/2016 9:04:31 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 9 replies
    This week's #GOPDebate was a barn-burner. Filled with a crap ton of excitement, drama, infighting, and, frankly, plenty of Donald Trump. Fox Business, they take his calls. So here's a parody. Anyway, these original cartoons always take a loooottt of work, but hopefully you enjoy. Any support always appreciated! VIDEO AT LINK
  • USA Transnational Report - Interview with Euro leader on rape crisis and Islam

    01/15/2016 6:37:55 PM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 15, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    SPECIAL GUEST: LUDOVIC LOPEZ!!! 8 AM EST THIS SATURDAY (1/16) MORNING Ludovic Lopez is the president of the European Democratic Movement, an organization made up of European political movements looking to protect Europe from the mistakes of their major parties. With a presence in Spain, Poland, and France, they seek to protect the general interests of the west. Topics to be addressed: -Iran captures and humiliates U.S. Navy sailors -The State of the Union - was Obama talking about another planet? -The Republican Debate - the gloves come off, finally -Europe's Islamic problem and rape crisis -The biggest political challenges...
  • Video: The winner of the Luntz focus-group prize last night was …

    01/15/2016 10:14:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | January 15, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    … Ted Cruz, and by acclamation. The moment that convinced these South Carolina voters? Cruz’ riposte to Donald Trump on birther theories, even while Cruz led it off by emphasizing that the debate should focus on more important issues. Looks like Cruz was wrong about that, but the focus group’s reaction to his rebuttal went almost literally off the chart: Frank Luntz Focus Group Picks Their Overwhelming Winner of Fox Business GOP Debate Cruz also scored big when he blasted the Obama administration for the capture of 10 US Navy sailors by Iran, and the images gleefully published by Tehran...
  • Cruz won Texas on Drudge “who won the debate?” poll, but nowhere else; what now for supporters?

    01/15/2016 9:15:11 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 45 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump has done it again. The Drudge post-debate survey shows he won going away with more than 54% and beat Ted Cruz by about 19 points. The internal results of the Drudge Report’s on line one vote per person survey show Texas Senator Ted Cruz barely pulled out his home state 46/44 over Trump. The follow numbers appear on twitter but it was not possible to find an individual link for the data on a state by state basis. Those who want to draw some comfort from telling themselves that these numbers are suspect are welcome to do so;...
  • Final Pre-Primary Debate

    01/15/2016 9:15:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 15, 2016 | Rich Galen
    The toughest debates are the ones early in the cycle. By the time you get to the sixth, as the GOP candidates did last night, it gets a lot easier. They know the rhythms of their opponents - what they're likely to say and how they're likely to say it. They know their own riffs, having been on the campaign trail for many months. They have a better sense of how long the ordeal will be and, so, pace themselves better. The leaders still hate them because things can go wrong. But the trailers, while not exactly looking forward to...
  • At #GOPDebate Ted Cruz Offers Devastating List Of Proofs That Democrats Want To Confiscate Your...

    01/15/2016 8:46:51 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | January 15th, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    At #GOPDebate Ted Cruz Offers Devastating List Of Proofs That Democrats Want To Confiscate Your Guns [VIDEO] When Ted Cruz addressed the question of whether Obama really does want to confiscate guns from Americans, he offered a list of proofs that are devastating and show the President wants to do exactly that, just like most Democrats. You have to watch this before we list them.Ted Cruz On Obama's Gun Control Goals (Video)This whole answer is perfection, but the list of proofs is absolutely devastating. Here are the items he lays out.1) “He appointed Eric Holder as Attorney General. Eric Holder...
  • Ted Cruz Destroys Donald Trump On The Birther Question At Fox Business GOP Debate

    01/15/2016 8:36:46 AM PST · by Isara · 179 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | Thursday, January, 14th, 2016 | Jason Easley
    Ted Cruz and Donald Trump threw down over the birther question. Cruz was ready for Trump and blew him up by pointing out that by his own standard, Donald Trump wouldn’t be eligible to run for president because his mother was born in Scotland.Video:Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Clash at the Fox Business GOP Debate (Video)Cruz got a question about Trump’s birther claims. Sen. Cruz pointed out that Trump said his lawyers examined Cruz’s citizenship, and it is a non-issue. Cruz delivered the line of the night, “Since September, the Constitution hasn’t changed, but the poll numbers have.” Cruz said...
  • Luntz Asks Focus Group Who Won GOP Debate. Answer Is ‘Overwhelmingly’ in Favor of One Candidate

    01/15/2016 8:19:44 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 55 replies
    Blaze ^ | 15 Jan 16 | Oliver Darcy
    Republican pollster Frank Luntz asked a South Carolina focus group who won Thursday night’s GOP debate — and the members “overwhelmingly” chose one candidate. “We got 26 South Carolinians and they are very clear about what happened tonight,” Luntz said on Fox News. “Normally I do a show of hands. This time, I’m going to count down and you’re going to tell the American people who won this evening,” he told the focus group. “Are you ready? Three, two, one—.” The audience unanimously shouted
  • New Jeb ad: Trump’s a jerk, you know

    01/14/2016 8:04:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 14, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Oh yeah? Well, your mama wears army boots! I’m so glad that our politics reflects our national maturity and perspicacity … Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) says that Donald Trump is “a jerk” for his past remarks toward the disabled in a new online ad released Thursday. “I’ve got to get this off my chest — Donald Trump is a jerk,” the GOP presidential candidate said in the spot titled “Enough.”
  • Attention, moderators: Ted Cruz knows how to work you

    01/14/2016 10:25:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot ^ | January 14, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Ted Cruz regularly shines in the debates, such as the one airing tonight on the Fox Business Channel. Cruz has made the most of his opportunities, picking his moments and working them for as much air time as possible, while demonstrating his grasp on both policy and grassroots politics. Politico’s Shane Goldmacher and Katie Glueck sat down with Cruz in order to learn more about the strategy that the Iowa frontrunner has been refining from the first onstage showdown: "The first couple of debates I sat back and very much let it...
  • ABC Disavows New Hampshire Debate Co-Sponsor After Trump Complaints

    01/11/2016 12:21:24 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 100 replies ^ | Jan. 11 2016 11:18 AM | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    ABC Disavows New Hampshire Debate Co-Sponsor After Trump Complaints Jan. 11 2016 11:18 AM By Ben Mathis-Lilley The New Hampshire Union Leader is the largest newspaper in New Hampshire and as such plays a major role in presidential primary politics. During this cycle, the paper (which endorses Chris Christie) has come out strongly against Donald Trump, condemning his candidacy in a front-page editorial—which predictably triggered a response from Trump, who called the Union Leader's publisher a "lowlife." The newspaper also co-sponsored a Dec. 19 Democratic debate in New Hampshire on ABC and was set to do the same for the...
  • Fox Debate Main Stage: Three Insurgent and Three Establishment Candidates

    01/10/2016 3:44:44 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/1/02016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97%, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%, Dr. Ben Carson, Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are most likely the six GOP presidential candidates that will appear on the main debate stage at the Fox Business GOP primary debate in South Carolina this Thursday, according to Politico. After the recent NBC News Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, Politico calculated the candidates not likely to make the debate stage this time around are: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 93%, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Florina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen....
  • ABC severs debate partnership with Union Leader

    01/10/2016 3:29:32 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/10/16 | Hadas Gold
    ABC is cutting off their partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader for the Republican primary debate on Feb. 6, an ABC spokesperson has confirmed... ...the relationship with ABC had become strained, at best, a source at ABC with knowledge of the situation said. Adding to the strained relationship, the source said, was the paper's singling out of one particular candidate, Donald Trump, with front page editorials...
  • Santorum Could Trample Trump: Put the Pennsylvanian on the main stage

    12/29/2015 1:57:28 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 52 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 29, 2015 | Quin Hillyer
    With just two major Republican debates remaining before the Iowa presidential caucuses, Donald Trump has been remarkably lucky. The only major candidate who could actually inflict lasting harm on the vulgar poster child for inherited wealth, and the only one who could readily attract and hold some of Trump's blue collar constituency, is the only one banished - by the idiotic, poll-driven debate rules to which the feckless Republican National Committee acquiesced - from sharing a single stage with The Donald. For reasons both stylistic and substantive, Pennsylvania's former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum could eviscerate Trump in a direct encounter....
  • Conservative Talking Points for Week of December 21

    12/21/2015 6:45:47 PM PST · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 21, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Last week's GOP debate was instructive on many levels. Some candidates continued to separate themselves from the GOP establishment (especially Donald Trump and Ted Cruz), while others attempted to obscure their records to court conservative voters (e.g., Marco Rubio and immigration). The choice between the RNC's preferred candidates and the true anti-establishment became clear. -In what has become the norm, the media tried to force the other candidates to attack Donald Trump. This time, they tried to make Ted Cruz their tool. Yet both Trump and Cruz declined the bait, and instead complimented each other. Furthermore, their body language told...
  • The GOP Primary: The Good, the Bad, and the Annoying

    12/21/2015 5:01:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 21, 201 | Kurt Schlichter
    The blobby Republican primary field is finally beginning to take shape, but sadly that shape is a mushroom cloud. For Donald Trump and his fans, that's a metaphor that refers to a nuclear explosion. You people seem to think that knowing about H-bomb stuff means you are part of the Great GOP Establishment Conspiracy. This is the week we learned that knowing about the nuclear triad is unnecessary. You only have to know that "nuclear, the power, the devastation, is very important…." I was in Vegas for the debate, and the main takeaway is that it's better to watch it...
  • Dueling Amigos, Trump, and Paul Dominate Final Debate of 2015

    12/17/2015 6:28:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 17, 2015 | Crystal Wright
    Two Hispanics, a diminutive Libertarian and a Donald loomed large in the fifth and thankfully, last Republican debate of 2015. The amigo Senators Rubio and Cruz stole the night "insulting" each other in what can only be described as a full-on duel between the sole Hispanics running. This was also the first time Senator Rand Paul had some strong moments, while Trump sustained his triumphant position with even more verbal firepower. Rubio vs Cruz "And you know, there was one commentator that put it this way that, for Marco to suggest our record's the same is like suggesting ‘the fireman...
  • GOP Debate Number 5

    12/17/2015 12:47:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | December 17, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Each of the Republican presidential candidates brings something good to the race for the GOP nomination and some things not so good. In the fifth and final GOP debate of the year, the candidates on the main stage, and even a few on the "undercard," presented ideas and positions that many Republican voters would consider far better than those we have now under the president we have now. Donald Trump continued to channel Republican voter anger on several issues, including the feeling that the U.S. is no longer "great," a word Trump does not define, but which resonates with the...
  • Trump Won The Debate? Only If You Ignore What He Said

    12/17/2015 3:28:21 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 158 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/16/2015 | Staff
    National Security: At one point in the GOP debate, Jeb Bush said Donald Trump gets his foreign policy information from Sunday talk shows. We're beginning to think Jeb's right, which is a serious problem in today's world.
  • Santorum: 'Islam Is Different,' 'Political Structure' Isn't Protected *

    12/16/2015 8:53:36 AM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 19 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 15, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum argued that "Islam is different" and the idea that its political structure is "protected under the First Amendment is wrong," a point former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee agreed with. Santorum said, "The fact of the matter is, Islam is different. I know this is going to come as a shock to a lot of people, and I mean that sincerely. Islam is not just a religion. it is also a political governing structure. The fact of the matter is, Islam is a religion, but it is also Sharia law. It is also...
  • CNN turns GOP debate into aggravating, irrelevant snoozefest — as planned

    12/16/2015 6:02:10 AM PST · by RightGeek · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/15/2015 | Charles Hurt
    There were, literally, more candidates on stage for Tuesday night’s Republican debate than there were at a Jeb! Bush debate watching “party” in Miami. Once again, in the name of “fairness,” the media has utterly swindled the GOP. By keeping the stage crammed with a couple of actual front-runners and cluttered with has-been also-rans like Ohio Gov. John Kasich, debate moderators are managing to do what once seemed impossible: Boring voters even though real estate mogul Donald Trump is still on the debate stage. They will stop at nothing to water down the goliath front-runner for the GOP nomination. Mr....
  • Cruz Enters Fifth GOP Debate in Trump's Crosshairs

    12/15/2015 1:14:09 PM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    LAS VEGAS — Don't get Trumped.That's the task facing Ted Cruz as he heads into the fifth Republican presidential debate in the crosshairs of the bomb-throwing billionaire.  While Cruz has found himself under scrutiny from a proliferating number of rivals since the last debate, no brewing conflict could be more consequential Tuesday night than the one between the senator and The Donald. In recent days, Trump has turned on Cruz after a months-long truce of sorts, questioning whether he is beholden to the oil industry and has the right temperament to be president. Those who cross Trump have not fared well...
  • Rubio and Cruz Look Like Top Contenders in Debate

    11/13/2015 5:20:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 13, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Tuesday night's Fox Business/Wall Street Journal debate in Milwaukee provided clues as to why Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have been climbing, not by wide margins but perceptibly, into the top-polling positions of the candidates behind the two poll leaders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The widespread assumption among political insiders is that in the crunch time when things really matter Republican voters will abandon the frontrunners for candidates with experience in public office. That hasn't happened yet. But if it does, Rubio and Cruz are clearly better positioned than anyone else. With his smiling demeanor, unhesitant phrasing and ease...