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  • The Senate Is Very Unlikely To Confirm A Scalia Replacement This Year(McConnell weighs in)

    02/13/2016 3:34:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 81 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 2-13-2016 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON - The unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia creates a complicated situation in Washington to determine his replacement on the high court. Republicans are extremely unlikely to confirm anyone that President Barack Obama nominates in the final months of his second term to replace a justice considered a major pillar of modern conservatism - a position that top Republicans, Republican operatives, and presidential candidates already have made clear on Saturday evening. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new...
  • US Senate leader McConnell says wait on replacing Scalia

    02/13/2016 3:37:55 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that the next US president should be the one to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Antonin Scalia. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president," McConnell said in a statement.
  • Grassley: Wait until election is over to fill Scalia's vacancy (Senate Judiciary Chairman)

    02/13/2016 4:48:17 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Hill ^ | 13 February 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) echoed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) calls to wait for a new president to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia. In a statement Saturday night, Grassley said it's been standard practice over the last 80 years not to confirm a Supreme Court nominee during a presidential election year. "Given the huge divide in the country, and the fact that this President, above all others, has made no bones about his goal to use the courts to circumvent Congress and push through his own agenda, it only makes sense that...
  • Music on the campaign trail: How pop music explains the difference between Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/13/2016 4:45:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 2/13/2016 | Sasha Issenberg
    Anyone trying to understand why Donald Trump always has thought New Hampshire would be friendlier to him than Iowa should put aside the polls for a moment and focus on what each state's Republican voters are putting on their Spotify playlists. According to data for the week ending Feb. 1, Iowa Republicans can't stop listening to "This Is Amazing Grace" by Christian rocker Phil Wickham, which opens with the verse: "Who breaks the power of sin and darkness/Whose love is mighty and so much stronger/The King of Glory, the King above all kings." Republicans in New Hampshire, meanwhile, prefer "Idle...
  • CNN’s Tapper Challenges DNC Chair To Explain ‘Rigged’ Superdelegate System [VIDEO]

    02/13/2016 3:47:51 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/16 | Steve Guest
    CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the “rigged” process in New Hampshire that left Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with the same number of delegates despite Sanders’ 22 point shellacking of Clinton. Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Thursday, after Wasserman Schultz attempted an explanation, Tapper said, “I’m not sure that, that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter.” (RELATED: After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders) “Hillary Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 22 percentage points, the biggest victory in...
  • (VIDEO) PROOF POSITIVE. Ben Carson’s Dishonesty Is Bone Deep

    02/12/2016 3:20:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 56 replies
    RedState ^ | February 12th, 2016 | streiff
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson smiles at the thought of the money he’s raking in from the gullible and the attention he’s getting from Donald Trump and Joe Scaroborough (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik — caption by me.) If yesterday’s assertion by Ben Carson that he was putting a lot of effort into campaigning in South Carolina (he’s not, he is taking this weekend off and has only run 182 radio/television ads, all of them in Columbia, SC.) and that he has a plan for moving forward convinced you he was either delusional or dishonest, the balance has radically tipped to...
  • Club for Growth aims to take Trump down in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 10:13:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Club for Growth Action is claiming it took down Donald Trump in Iowa, and that it plans to do it again in South Carolina. The group, which has been consistently attacking Trump's conservative credentials for months, plans to hit the real estate mogul with a $1.5 million ad buy in the state that will start running Saturday on TV and digital platforms.
  • Pro-Amnesty Club for Growth PAC Spends Millions To Attack Candidate Donald Trump…

    11/02/2015 7:24:24 AM PST · by Jane Long · 92 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Nov. 2, 2015 | sundance
    Pro-Amnesty Club for Growth PAC Spends Millions To Attack Candidate Donald Trump Using Pro-Rubio Media Firm... Similar to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - "Club for Growth" is a Political Action Committee who support: Amnesty, H1B visa growth programs, ObamaCare and the anti-American Trans-Pacific Trade Deal. CfG also has deep connections to Goldman Sachs and former banking executives. Club For Growth only supports candidates who support their "open borders"/ "globalist" objectives: ♦ Amnesty ♦ Comprehensive Immigration Reform ♦ Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Their current favored candidates are Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. From September 1st through September 30th Club For Growth...
  • Club for Growth Launches $1 Million Anti-Trump Ad Campaign

    09/15/2015 8:29:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 131 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 15, 2015 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    The fiscal conservative advocacy group Club for Growth said on Tuesday it was funding $1 million in advertisements attacking Republican Donald Trump in the early-nominating state of Iowa, the first concentrated campaign to dislodge the front runner in the race for the GOP nomination.The ads will launch on Thursday, a day after the second official GOP debate in which Mr. Trump will again take the center podium. They publicize statements Mr. Trump has made in recent years in which he takes positions on health care, taxes, and other issues that the group says align him with Democratic front runner Hillary...
  • Club for Growth Goes After Trump with $1 Million Ad Buy

    09/15/2015 7:51:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2015 | by ELAINA PLOTT
    The Club for Growth, a conservative anti-tax organization, is launching a $1 million television campaign against Republican front-runner Donald Trump. The ads, to air in battleground state Iowa starting Thursday, will hammer Trump on his record supporting national health care, the Wall Street bailout, eminent-domain abuse, and protectionist trade policies. The television ads will close with Club for Growth president David McIntoshs slogan that Trump is the worst kind of politician. Donald Trump has the worst record in the entire field on economic policies, said McIntosh. Hell say anything to get elected, and hell do just the opposite when hes...
  • Conservative group to unveil major ad campaign after courting donors to take down Trump

    09/14/2015 7:49:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/14/15 | Sean Sullivan
    The Club for Growth, a conservative group that has routinely criticized Donald Trump, plans to unveil a "major television ad campaign in an early presidential primary state" on Tuesday on the heels of asking top Republican donors to give the organization money to fund a multimillion-dollar campaign against the Republican front-runner. A public relations representative for the anti-tax group sent out a news release Monday morning announcing its super PAC arm, Club for Growth Action, would debut the ad on Tuesday morning at the National Press Club in Washington. Asked what the ad is about, Club for Growth spokesman Doug...
  • Report: Private Financial Group Beginning Campaign To Destroy Donald Trump

    09/09/2015 3:55:35 PM PDT · by Amntn · 52 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/9/15 | Sundance
    We have shared on numerous occasions the inherent risk to massive financial interests behind the Donald Trump campaign bid to win the GOP nomination. Indeed, if you really think about it there are trillions at stake. By itself the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal represents 40%+ of all global manufacturing. When you think about how much capital that equates to in monetary value you get into trillions at stake. People with that amount of money (and influence) on the line -as an outcome of an election- dont just sit back and await an outcome; they take action to protect their position.
  • Conservative group trying to mount anti-Trump ad campaign (Club For Amnesty...)

    09/05/2015 7:33:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Sean Sullivan and Matea Gold
    A top conservative group is trying to coax wealthy Republican donors to help fund a multimillion-dollar ad campaign and other efforts against Donald Trump the latest sign of growing anxiety within GOP circles over the businessmans dominance in the 2016 race. But some GOP financers are skeptical of the plan, fearing it will only fuel Trumps outsider pitch. The lack of consensus illustrates how Trump, for the moment, is a problem without a clear solution in the eyes of party leaders worried that his controversial rhetoric and tactics are hurting the Republican brand. Officials with the Club for Growth...
  • Club for Growth claims credit as Trump drops in Iowa

    10/24/2015 7:45:02 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    The fiscally conservative Club for Growth is claiming credit for two new polls that show Donald Trump falling out of first place in Iowa. The Clubs super-PAC, Club for Growth Action, has spent $1 million on ads in Iowa hitting Trump on his past support for universal healthcare, bank bailouts and raising taxes on the wealthy, as well as his current support for eminent domain. Two days, and two more polls with the same message that Club for Growth Action reported on Oct. 6: Donald Trump lost his lead in Iowa, Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a...
  • Who should drop presidential bid? Iowa Republicans say Trump

    10/23/2015 7:42:12 AM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 10/23/2015
    For the second consecutive day, Ben Carson has emerged on top of the Republican field in Iowa, knocking off Donald Trump, who the top choice when voters are asked which candidate theyd like to see drop out of the race. The Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll has Carson receiving support from 28 percent of likely Republican Caucus participants, nine points ahead of Trump. Its a significant shift from the last Bloomberg poll conducted in August. Since then, Carson has risen 10 points and Trump has dro0pped four.
  • Carson surges past Trump in Iowa. [2nd poll Carson up big]

    10/23/2015 4:23:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 257 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Ben Carson has plowed past Donald Trump in a second poll of Iowa voters released on Friday. Carson wins 28 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll, while Trump gets 19 percent.
  • Polls: Cruz Would Fare 5 Points Better Versus Clinton Than Trump Would

    02/12/2016 6:28:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 197 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 12, 2016 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Among the two candidates whose results look at all like those of an eventual GOP presidential nominee, polling suggests that Ted Cruz would do significantly better than Donald Trump in the general election. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Cruz would fare 5 points better versus Hillary Clinton than Trump would. Polling has consistently shown Cruz to have an advantage over Trump in this regard: Fox News found that Cruz would fare 4 points better than Trump, beating Clinton by 7 points (50 to 43 percent) to Trump's 3 (47 to 44 percent). NBC News and...
  • Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans

    02/11/2016 5:50:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    Cruz on Trump's win: NH a good state for liberal Republicans...
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • Cruz Scolds Obama: 'Stop Protecting China'

    02/10/2016 4:59:13 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) directed President Obama to "stop protecting China" in order to more effectively respond to hostile actions from North Korea. Cruz, a presidential candidate, penned the letter to Obama Wednesday to express concern with his policy of "strategic patience" toward North Korea. Earlier, the Texas senator announced that he would vote in favor of legislation that would impose nuclear weapons-related sanctions in North Korea, which is expected to gain passage in the Senate. Cruz outlined several means of more effectively responding to aggressive actions from North Korea, which over the weekend launched a long-range rocket and...
  • Establishment Declares Jeb Bush Is Making a Comeback After He Spent $36 Million for 4th Place

    02/10/2016 12:07:11 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-10-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Can you believe this? One longtime Rubio supporter who backs Bush faulted Rubio’s campaign for the slip-up. He said they drove Rubio too hard and too long and he didn’t have enough sleep. In the days before New Hampshire primary, Rubio struggled to find his footing coming off as subdued and tired during some of his final campaign stops. Rubio also repeated himself, again, this time about family values in his last campaign rally in Nashua, N.H., before the primary. “It was the pace. He couldn’t keep up,” the source said. “And then they doubled-down on it – tripled and...
  • Gowdy: Trump Tapped Into Anger,But "Marco Is Our Best Chance To Win"

    02/10/2016 12:02:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said while Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “tapped into a legitimate frustration and anger,” his opponent Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is the GOP’s “best chance to win” in the general election.
  • Jeb-mentum! Marco Rubio's disastrous New Hampshire performance leaves Jeb Bush in a happier place

    02/10/2016 11:59:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/10/16 | SIMON MALOY
    -snip- Bush is a massive threat to Rubio now. Don't get me wrong - Jeb did not do particularly well in New Hampshire either. Fourth place is no great achievement, especially when you consider how much money Bush spent in order to turn in that mediocre finish. In the context of this bizarre race, however, Jeb did himself a lot of favors by finishing 0.5 percent ahead of Rubio. His campaign has been an expensive disappointment up to this point, but now he can make the pitch to wary donors and Republican establishment types that he stuck with it, fought...
  • Like It or Not, After New Hampshire, It’s a Two Man Race Between Trump and Cruz

    02/10/2016 11:50:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Since the modern primary system kicked in back in 76, no Republican has won without taking Iowa or New Hampshire. Since Cruz took Iowa and Trump was expected to take New Hampshire, that put Rubio in a difficult position.However, Rubio’s team had an answer for that: 3rd in IA, 2nd in NH and 1st in SC. It hadn’t been done that way on the Republican side, but that did seem like a plausible path to the nomination.Unfortunately, Rubio’s 5th place finish in NH means both Jeb and Kasich will stay in and split the establishment vote. It also means Rubio...
  • Branstad Machine Still After Cruz in South Carolina

    02/10/2016 11:26:34 AM PST · by TBBT · 13 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/10/16 | CR Wire
    America's Future Fund, a political action committee that opposed Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa, has purchased $1.5 million in negative advertising against Cruz that will run on television in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 20th South Carolina primary. The ad, "Weak," attempts to discredit Cruz's national security bona fides in a state with a heavy military and veteran population. America's Future Fund is run by GOP establishment operative Nick Ryan. As CR's Rob Eno wrote in "Why The Establishment Fears Cruz More Than Trump": "Ryan is a longstanding force in Iowa politics, allied with the moderate Governor Branstad....
  • Despite N.H. primary loss, Clinton has 394 delegates to Sanders' 42

    02/10/2016 11:39:23 AM PST · by McGruff · 62 replies
    WJLA ^ | February 10, 2015
    Bernie Sanders will win at least 13 of the Democratic delegates in New Hampshire and Hillary Clinton will win at least nine. Two delegates haven't yet been allocated. In the overall race for delegates, Clinton has 394, thanks in large part to endorsements from superdelegates party officials who can support the candidate of their choice. Sanders has 42 delegates.
  • Cruz Mocks...Fox: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish

    02/10/2016 1:45:02 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Full Title: Cruz Mocks Fox News' Reporting on Rubio: 'Looking Forward' to 'Wall-to-Wall Coverage' of My Third-Place Finish Wednesday at an event in Myrtle Beach, SC, Republican presidential hopeful responded to a question about a statement he had made about his competitor Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% coming off of a third-place finish in Iowa a week earlier. Cruz had said "bronze was the new gold." But after coming off his own third-place finish in New Hampshire, Cruz took a jab at Fox News for its coverage of third-place finishers by seemingly mocking it as he said he was looking forward...
  • The Paris Massacre Sunk Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2016 12:32:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 hours ago | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich seized second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday evening, in a race Donald Trump had dominated since the fall. But others had also spent time in the second place slot behind Trump, including former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina after her strong undercard debate performance in September; and Dr. Ben Carson, who was in second for much of the autumn, but finished in last place on Tuesday evening. What happened? A look at the RealClearPolitics averages allows us to pinpoint the exact moment when Carson began to fade, never to recover: Nov. 13, 2015....
  • Cruz: New Hampshire, Iowa Show Only I Can Beat Trump

    02/10/2016 10:42:37 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 177 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Feb. 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    "You cannot beat Donald Trump coming from the left," Cruz told reporters here before a rally. "You see more moderate candidates standing on the debate stage and saying, 'Gosh, Donald, we need more amnesty. Gosh, Donald, don't be so tough on radical Islamic terrorism.' That's not going to work." "The only way to beat Donald Trump is to highlight the simple truth of his record," Cruz added. "It is not conservative." -snip- After coming in first in the Iowa caucuses, Cruz finished a distant third behind Trump on Tuesday night in New Hampshire, though he joked he deserves the same...
  • NH: GOP Establishment Spends 20X Per Vote as Trump/Cruz

    02/10/2016 9:11:02 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Nolte
    Donald Trump's massive and massively consequential New Hampshire victory cost the billionaire businessman a mere $40 per vote, according to a study done by Morning Consult. To come in a distant fourth place, Jeb Bush spent a mind-boggling $1200 per vote. Sen. Ted Cruz did the best; he landed in a surprising third place by spending only $18 per vote. No one, though, wasted their money more than Sen. Marco Rubio, who spend $508 per vote to belly-flop into fifth place. Even though Bush spent more than twice as much as Rubio, the former Florida governor at least walks out...
  • It’s on: New Cruz ad ridicules Trump as fake Republican

    02/10/2016 8:37:25 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 340 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 10, 2016 | ED MORRISSEY
    Like Donkey Kong. Ted Cruz scored a surprising third-place finish in New Hampshire in yesterday's first-in-the-nation primary, and now it looks like he's going for a knockout before South Carolina. Cruz tweeted out the campaign's latest web ad after his victory, one that takes aim at the winner, Donald Trump. The ad depicts children playing with their new "Donald Trump action figure," and says what he does most is "pretend to be a Republican"... It's a tour de force of counter-Trump arguments. The ad manages to mention Trump's friendship with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid (and adds in...
  • Ted Cruz Might Be The Real Winner In New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 6:12:21 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2016 | Matt Lewis
    My gut (and let’s be fair, almost every analyst was united on this one) turned out to be correct; Rubio’s momentum coming out of Iowa was effectively killed on Saturday.-snip- What is more, the fact that non-affiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primaries rewards candidates who are perceived as moderate and authentic.But here’s the thing: Maybe I’ll be proven wrong, but I’m skeptical Kasich can replicate this in other states where conservative voters matter a lot more in primaries. -snip- My guess is that Tuesday night will be the highlight of Kasich’s 2016 campaign.So the really interesting point...
  • Armageddon for the GOP Establishment

    02/10/2016 5:56:27 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | JEREMY CARL
    The night could have gone worse for the GOP establishment-but I'm not really sure how. Not only did Donald Trump win an overwhelming victory in New Hampshire, but the establishment lane of viable candidates got more crowded than it had been going in. And remember that since the current primary calendar was inaugurated in 1976, no GOP nominee has ever emerged without winning Iowa or New Hampshire. In case you haven't been paying attention, that means that, if history is a guide, the GOP is likely going to be choosing between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as a nominee, which...
  • Once again, Ted Cruz has an under-appreciated strength in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 12:53:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2015 | Boris Shor, Will Cubbison, Craig Goodman and Josh Putnam
    They might not make national headlines, but local endorsements in presidential primaries matter. According to the influential book "The Party Decides," such endorsements reveal party elites trying to come to a decision about which candidate they should mutually support. They are leading indicators of vote - and delegate - outcomes. In many ways, they are better at predicting how the race will turn out than opinion polls. As we'll explain below, in New Hampshire, Ted Cruz has built up a commanding lead of these endorsements - especially compared with Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, which indicates a reservoir of strength...
  • Iowa Democrats stonewalling on vote totals, but past numbers were available

    02/09/2016 12:30:51 PM PST · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2015 | Howard Kurtz
    After the ridiculously close squeaker in the Iowa caucuses, the state's Democratic Party said it couldn't release the raw vote totals for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. That simply isn't how they do business, party officials insisted. Even after they audited the results this week, Iowa Democratic officials would say only that Clinton won 49.84 percent of the vote and Sanders 49.59 percent, reducing her margin slightly to a quarter of a point. Sanders has called for the raw vote totals to be released. The state party says that's not the way it conducts the caucuses. And the press has...
  • National poll: Cruz and Rubio surged after Iowa

    02/09/2016 4:10:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | February 9, 2015 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are riding a wave of momentum after strong finishes in Iowa. Donald Trump maintains a double-digit lead over his Republican rivals, but Rubio has experienced the largest surge, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey tracking poll released Tuesday. The billionaire businessman has 35 percent support nationally among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters. Ted Cruz, who won the Iowa caucuses last week, has 20 percent support, followed by Rubio in third with 17 percent support. Ben Carson is at 7 percent, and the rest of the field is at 3 percent or less. While Trump still leads by...
  • Why So Many Historians Agree With Ted Cruz On Gold

    02/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nathan Lewis
    Echoing the recent sentiments of Steve Forbes, this week Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz told a group in New Hampshire: "Money is ... a unit of measurement. So, the reason why we see these rapid oscillations in commodities markets, it's because of unstable currencies. And it's why I think we should look at going toward rules-based money supply, ideally tied to gold, so you have stability." Perhaps this will trigger another flood of disagreement in the mainstream press, such as the recent New York Times item which reported that 40 out of 40 "leading economists" said that a gold standard...
  • Donald Trump Defends Repeating Supporter’s Claim Ted Cruz Is a ‘Pussy’ (Video)

    02/09/2016 10:44:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 167 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 9, 2016 | Greg Gilman
    "Every once in a while you can have a little fun, don't you think?" the GOP presidential candidate says on Fox News Donald Trump says his decision to repeat a supporter's claim at a recent rally that Ted Cruz is "a pussy" was all in good fun...
  • The Case Against Marco Rubio And For Ted Cruz

    02/09/2016 8:34:03 AM PST · by TBBT · 23 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 2/9/16 | DrewM.
    It's easy to pick Ted Cruz if the choices are, well, everyone else still running for the GOP nomination. As I refuse to insult my fellow citizens by entertaining the idea that Donald Trump is a serious candidate worthy of debate, I will focus on why conservatives should pick Cruz over Marco Rubio. First, let me say it if it isn't clear...if I were a Republican who could vote in a GOP primary, I'd vote Cruz. He's not my first choice, in fact he's my 5th of this cycle, but here we are. It's Not Just Amnesty The easy knock...
  • Cruz Campaign Responds to Donald Trump: ‘Lets Not Forget Who Whipped Who in Iowa’

    02/09/2016 8:44:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9, 2016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is hitting back at Donald Trump, after Trump repeated an offensive remark, by reminding Trump not to "forget who whipped who in Iowa." At a Trump rally on Monday, a woman in the crowd shouted that Cruz was, "a pussy." "She just said a terrible thing," Trump said while smirking. "You know what she said? Shout it out," Trump told the woman. "Okay, you're not allowed to say and I never expect to hear that from you again," Trump said. "I never expect to hear that from you again! She...
  • Liberal Race-Baiters Embarrassed On Univision's Al Punto (Cruz-hater smackdown)

    02/09/2016 6:56:39 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 5 replies
    News Busters ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jorge Bonilla
    It is not often that Univision News features a master class on how to smash tired racial grievance narratives, but that's exactly what happened on Sunday's Al Punto. Star anchor and chief racial demagogue Jorge Ramos, caught between his anchor and activist roles, could only watch helplessly...
  • Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz tied for 2nd place in New Hampshire, new poll shows

    02/08/2016 6:25:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2016
    With less than 24 hours before voters in New Hampshire head to the polls in the country's first primary election of the 2106 presidential contest, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are in a dead heat race ... for the second place. ...
  • Will Ted Cruz surprise in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 6:06:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    ... Regardless of how he fares here, Cruz will be in a strong position headed into the string of upcoming Southern primaries; a second-place or strong-third place finish could put him in a commanding one. Cruz's biggest opening is with...
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz Hold Leads In Arkansas Primaries

    02/08/2016 2:40:37 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 40 replies
    NPR via KUAR ^ | February 7, 2016 | Roby Brock
    Q: A number of Republican candidates are on the ballot for U.S. President in Arkansas. If the election were today, for which of the following would you vote: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie, and Carly Fiorina? 11% Ben Carson 27% Ted Cruz 4% John Kasich 23% Marco Rubio 23% Donald Trump 1% Jeb Bush 1% Gov. Chris Christie 4% Carly Fiorina 6% Don't Know
  • McGrath: Ted Cruz Stands Alone On a Female Draft

    02/08/2016 2:12:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 102 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 8, 2016 | Art McGrath
    After last week's surprise statements by two top generals that women should sign up for the draft just like men, Sen. Ted Cruz has set himself apart from his Republican rivals in the race for president by saying unequivocally that the idea is "nuts." When questioned at a Senate committee hearing last week, the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Gen. Robert Neller and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley both said they thought women should have to register for Selective Service when they turn eighteen, just like men. During Saturday's presidential candidate debate in Manchester, N.H., everyone on stage...
  • What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz's Past

    02/08/2016 1:26:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 30, 2015 | ASHEESH AGARWAL AND JOHN DELACOURT
    ... Now that Cruz regularly polls toward the top of an ever-shrinking field, his early tenure bears closer scrutiny. Cruz has gained fame as a social conservative and an unwavering opponent of Obamacare. In his first major leadership role, however, he developed economic policy as the director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning...
  • Marco Rubio Dips Slightly In NH Tracking Poll, Tying With Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 12:53:06 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies
    TPM ^ | February 8, 2016 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential pack in New Hampshire by a wide margin, but Sen. Marco Rubio's surge to second place nearly disappeared in a tracking poll released by the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Monday. Trump leads his competitors by 21 points, earning 34 percent support from likely Republican primary voters. The real estate mogul's support in the tracking poll has dropped 4 percentage points since the beginning of last week. After jumping to second place in the tracking poll with 15 percent support at the end of last week, Rubio has dropped by 2 percentage...
  • Ted Cruz Requests Private Meeting With Ben Carson

    02/08/2016 11:54:09 AM PST · by Red Steel · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    "He said he's sorry that this happened and he wants to sit down and talk," Carson said in an interview with The Washington Post. "He wants to discuss the whole thing and clear the air." "To be determined," Carson said when asked where they may meet. "Doesn't matter." The Carson campaign has been critical of Cruz after his campaign spread false rumors during the Iowa caucus, and sent voicemails to Iowa precinct captains suggestings that Carson was dropping out of the race.
  • Cruz: 'What We Are Seeing With N. Korea Is Foreshadowing of Where We Will Be With Iran'

    02/08/2016 11:38:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), asked to respond to North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States, called for an expanded missile defense capacity and a "hardened" electrical grid. But first, he noted that President Bill Clinton relaxed sanctions against North Korea, just as President Obama has relaxed sanctions against Iran: "So, what we are seeing with North Korea is foreshadowing of where we will be with Iran." At Saturday's Republican debate...
  • Company tracked Iowa caucusgoers’ phones

    02/08/2016 11:20:11 AM PST · by iowamark · 96 replies
    USA Today | 2/8/2016 | Donovan Slack
    Gannet paper, link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/02/08/company-tracked-iowa-caucusgoers-phones/80005966/#