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  • LIVE THREAD:3 Trump Rallies today in NH-Salem @ 10:00am, Londonderry @ 1:30pm, Manchester @ 7:00pm

    02/08/2016 2:31:54 AM PST · by nikos1121
    The Right Side ^ | 2/08/2016
    Monday, February 8, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign event in Salem, NH at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM EST. Salem is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 28,776 at the 2010 census. Salem is a marketing and distributing center north of Boston, with a major amusement attraction, Canobie Lake Park, and a large shopping mall, the Mall at Rockingham Park. Donald Trump Town Hall in Londonderry, NH (2-8-16) @ 1:30pm at the Londonderry Lion's Club. Londonderry is a town in western...
  • Bush campaign manager warns aides to watch for 'dirty tricks' from Rubio camp

    02/08/2016 12:51:02 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/2016 | Alex isnstadt
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With the hours counting down until the New Hampshire primary, tensions between the Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush campaigns are intensifying. On Sunday afternoon, Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz convened top aides for an afternoon conference call in which he told them to expect "dirty tricks" from the Rubio campaign in the run-up to voting here, according to one source on the call. The source said Diaz, a hard-charging veteran operative, was not more specific. The conference call came as the Huffington Post reported that a pro-Rubio super PAC had sent out a mailer in the state...
  • Ted Cruz, In New List of Endorsements, Includes Lawmaker Who Didn’t Endorse Him

    02/08/2016 12:00:14 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 44 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | February 7
    Ted Cruz announced on Sunday the endorsements of six state representatives who had previously supported Rand Paul. At least one representative was surprised to see his name. The representative, J.R. Hoell, had met with Mr. Cruz, senator from Texas, on Friday, he said. "I made it clear I could not support him," Mr. Hoell said in a phone interview on Sunday evening
  • Sen. Ted Cruz event in Weare, NH on THUR (videos)

    02/07/2016 9:26:22 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 8, 2016
    two-hour event in Weare, NH. Just west of Manchester. Thurs afternoon. 10 videos. Links below. Photos to follow.
  • Trump events in NH filled to capacity (videos & photos)

    02/07/2016 6:29:05 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 7, 2016
    Trump in Exeter NH on THUR. Hall was at capacity, so supporters were outside. Heavy, visible secret service presence. First 1:30 is useful. Remainder should be truncated. Photos and other links to follow below.
  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul's Backers

    02/07/2016 1:04:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester.
  • NH Debate Takeaways – Jeb Bush Believes The Keystone Pipeline is a Public Works Project

    02/07/2016 5:38:59 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 7 | Sundance
    Let us all hope the good people of New Hampshire spot the insufferable and poorly briefed politicians who want to lead the nation. In a recent South Carolina GOP debate Jeb Bush talked about trade with China and showed how much he relies on briefings by his team to create his talking points. Bush did not realize Boeing was moving a manufacturing plant to China, and with it American Jobs - SEE HERE Bush v Trump Similarly, last night in New Hampshire, to bolster his propositions about eminent domain, Governor Jeb Bush made the gobsmacking assertion the Keystone Pipeline project...
  • Online polls: Trump triumphant in latest GOP debate

    02/07/2016 4:52:36 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 07, 2016 | Kyle Balluck
    "Seven Republican presidential candidates took to the stage for a debate Saturday night in New Hampshire. Who do you think won?" Time magazine asked its readers. Trump took a resounding 65 percent of the more than 50,000 votes cast by late Sunday morning in the unscientific poll. Chris Christie and Marco Rubio, who engaged in a memorable exchange during the debate, are tied for second in the poll with 8 percent support apiece...
  • Video: Howard Dean admits labor unions are "Super PACs that Democrats like"

    02/07/2016 4:07:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Does this qualify as a “gaffe” when defined in classic Washington terms? Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean sat down with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to talk about the New Hampshire primary and seems to have lost control of his better partisan senses for a moment. Mitchell was quizzing him about all the money that Hillary Clinton has taken from special interest groups though her Super PACs and her paid speaking engagements, relating these bits of history to recent attacks coming from Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Dean is one of Clinton’s most vocal (and frequently incomprehensible) supporters and he didn’t take kindly...
  • Gov. Christie campaigns in NH with Gov. LePage of Maine (videos)

    02/07/2016 1:31:12 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 7, 2016
    Christie's ground game doesn't match his aggressive debate style. His volunteer effort it rather tame. The NJ crowd didn't make the 4-hour drive north to New Hampshire.
  • INSIDE LOOK AT THE 'HOMETOWN' GOP CANDIDATE TED CRUZ

    02/07/2016 1:20:52 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 06, 2016 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) -- Long before he was the Senator from Texas or Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he was a hometown boy carving a path in life. Those who were there for the journey spoke to Eyewitness News. Much has been made about Cruz having been born in Canada. Four years later, he and his family moved to Houston and like many young boys, Ted Cruz could be mischievous and playful. At Clay Road Baptist Church, his first church home in Houston, he was sometimes a prankster. "He would get down and rummage around underneath the seats. In fact...
  • NH Poll: Trump +16, Kasich in 2nd, Jeb Bush Surging

    02/07/2016 1:16:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/16 | MIKE FLYNN
    The latest Monmouth University poll of New Hampshire shows Donald Trump continuing to lead the GOP field by a double-digit margin. The poll, however, shows a very tight race for second place, with Jeb Bush surging 9 points since Monmouth's last survey in January. Trump leads the field with 30 percent support, essentially unchanged since Monmouth's last poll in early January. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is second with 14 percent support, also unchanged since early January. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has 13 percent support, up just one point in the last month. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 12 percent, down...
  • NBC's Jackson, Tur Try, Fail to Get Trump to Say Rubio Hurt in ABC Debate

    02/07/2016 12:25:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 7, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    Catching up with Donald Trump in the "spin room" after Saturday's GOP debate, NBC's Hallie Jackson attempted to get Donald Trump to say who he thought "lost" the GOP debate, hoping, perhaps, to get the New Hampshire frontrunner to attack Sen. Marco Rubio. For his part, Trump refused to take the bait. "Who do you think, of your rivals, underperformed tonight, Mr. Trump," Jackson asked. "Well, I know who they're all saying underperformed on the Internet, and I know the, your coworkers are all saying... but I don't want to say," Trump replied. "Besides you, who won the debate tonight,"...
  • Poll: 4-way GOP fight for second in New Hampshire

    02/07/2016 12:12:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/2016 | THEODORIC MEYER
    Donald Trump still has a commanding lead in New Hampshire two days ahead of the primary, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Sunday, but there's a four-way race for second place. Trump commands 30 percent support from likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, the poll found. John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz were virtually tied for second place, with 14 percent support for Kasich, 13 percent each for Rubio and Bush and 12 percent for Cruz. Other candidates were far behind. Chris Christie had 6 percent support, Carly Fiorina had 5 percent and Ben...
  • Article at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 11:07:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 6, 2016 | Renee Nal
    An "article" posted Thursday by Jeva Lange at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz. And it is not the first time Lange has mischaracterized Cruz's words. The post, titled "Ted Cruz mistakenly claims Jimmy Carter endorsed Donald Trump," gives the reader the false impression that Ted Cruz said former President Jimmy Carter would vote for Donald Trump. Lange writes: ...
  • Marco Rubio gives the same memorized speech at every rally. Here he is in Derry NH on Friday night.

    02/07/2016 10:56:53 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 50 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 7, 2016 | campaignPete
    Rubio 2/5 giving the same speech he gives at every event. Memorized. Derry, NH. 1 of 4 on youtube
  • Watch Donald Trump tell Jeb Bush to shut up

    02/07/2016 9:44:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/7/16 | German Lopez
    Donald Trump doesn't like being interrupted. At the Republican debate on Saturday, when Jeb Bush broke into one of Trump's answers, Trump turned around and shushed Bush. This was a continuation of how Trump has long handled Bush, often verbally bullying the Florida governor and characterizing him as weak. But this was also during a particularly tense conversation over eminent domain, in which the government takes over private property for other purposes. Trump defended the practice - specifically, calling it necessary to build roads and other infrastructure.
  • Kasich to Newsmax: Bush Shows 'Desperation' By Denying My Conservative Record

    02/07/2016 10:28:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 07 Feb 2016 11:56 AM | Greg Richter
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich told Newsmax TV in an interview recorded Sunday morning that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting desperate trying to say he isn't conservative. [...] Bush has said he is the only governor running for the GOP presidential nomination who has a conservative record. Asked by "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth if that was a fair criticism, Kasich laughed. "We balanced more budgets than anybody around, cut more taxes than anybody in America," Kasich said, referring to his time in the U.S. House of Representatives where he served alongside Hayworth, who represented Arizona. "We're for school...
  • Chris Mathews: Rubio's Repetitive Debate Responses Were "Strange," "Not Human"

    02/07/2016 10:08:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” while discussing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) performance at Saturday’s ABC News Republican presidential debate in which he repeated several times that President Barack Obama’s policies are no accident but instead he knows exactly what he is doing, MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews called it “strange” and said it was “not a human response.”
  • Trump to Cruz: You Dodged a Question About Me Because ‘People Back Down with Trump’

    02/07/2016 9:33:57 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/16 | Hanchett
    Trump then said, “I respect what Ted just said, but if you noticed, he didn’t answer your question, and that’s what’s going to happen — it’s okay. That’s what’s going to happen with our enemies, and the people we compete against. We’re going to win with Trump. We’re going to win. We don’t win anymore. Our country doesn’t win anymore. We’re going to win with Trump. And people back down with Trump, and that’s what I like, and that’s what the country is going to like.”
  • Ted Cruz: "I Will Rescind Every Single Illegal And Unconstitutional Excutive Action"Obama Has Taken

    02/07/2016 9:46:49 AM PST · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Saturday that on his first day of office he will, “rescind every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action Barack Obama has done.” Speaking at Saturday’s Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, Cruz blasted President Obama for his use of executive action.
  • Sanders retains strong lead over Clinton in N.H. before Tuesday’s primary

    02/07/2016 9:39:23 AM PST · by NRx · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-07-2016 | Anne Gearan
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) retains a double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton in a state poll released Sunday, but Clinton has begun to narrow his lead. The CNN/WMUR poll showed about a third of New Hampshire Democrats saying they haven’t made a final choice two days before the nation’s first primary vote on Tuesday. Sanders leads 58 percent to 35 percent in the survey of likely Democratic voters conducted by the University of New Hampshire, and he beats her in nearly every demographic.
  • Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire [2016]

    02/07/2016 9:08:46 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    YouTube ^ | 6 February 2016 | ABC
    Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy05YNltIbg Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYbiREQh-bM Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnvEi6dlThE Republican Presidential Debate In New Hampshire pt.4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTowYUecZjA
  • Political notebook: Ted Cruz wins straw poll at county GOP precinct meetings

    02/07/2016 7:34:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | February 7, 2016 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Straw poll: Ted Cruz finished first in a straw poll conducted at Tulsa County Republican Party precinct meetings last week. Cruz received 220 votes to Donald Trump’s 173 and Marco Rubio’s 103. Other candidates accounted for 105 votes...
  • WMUR poll: Trump, Sanders continue to lead in NH

    02/07/2016 7:17:02 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 20 replies
    According to the latest WMUR-CNN New Hampshire Primary Poll, 45 percent of Republican primary voters and 61 percent of Democratic primary votes say they have firmly decided who they will vote for. In the poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center Feb. 3-6, Trump continues to top the Republican field, with the support of 33 percent of likely primary voters. He is followed by Marco Rubio at 16 percent, Ted Cruz at 14 percent, John Kasich at 11 percent, Jeb Bush at 7 percent, Carly Fiorina at 6 percent, Chris Christie at 4 percent, and Ben Carson...
  • Poll: Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary

    02/07/2016 6:54:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead widened in New Hampshire just days before the primary, according to the latest CNN/WMUR tracking poll. Thirty-three percent of likely Republican primary voters said they support Trump, giving the billionaire a 17-point lead over his closest GOP rival. Trump gained 5 points from a similar tracking poll last week. Trump now has more than double the support of Sen. Marco Rubio, who came in second with 16 percent support. Sen. Ted Cruz has 14 percent for third place. Gov. John Kasich follows with 11 percent, while no other GOP candidate broke single-digit support. The...
  • Cruz Easily Won the New Hampshire GOP Debate

    02/07/2016 6:29:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 161 replies
    Red State ^ | February 7, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Ted Cruz won the New Hampshire GOP debate. Cruz managed to stay above the hand to hand combat between the desperate governors and Sen Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. He gave great answers to the ABC News moderators, some of whom spent the night fishing for sound bites that could be used to help the Democrats' eventual nominee. Gov. Chris Christie went after Sen. Marco Rubio early and seemed to rattle him. Unfortunately Christie came across as...
  • Rubio chokes

    02/07/2016 5:17:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    politico.com ^ | Shane Goldmacher
    Marco Rubio knew exactly what he was doing on Saturday night. Marco Rubio knew exactly what he was doing on Saturday night. Marco Rubio knew exactly what he was doing on Saturday night. The problem was he flubbed it. Rubio awkwardly pivoted four times to a well-rehearsed line that President Barack Obama "knows exactly what he's doing" as he tried to drill home the idea that he's the inevitable general election candidate - an unforced error that his rivals pounced on and that quickly went viral. "There it is. There it is. The memorized 25-second speech. There it is, everybody,"...
  • Ted Cruz once again proves himself presidential

    02/07/2016 1:47:56 AM PST · by GregKremer · 163 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next commander-in-chief must be of the highest character, cut from the rare cloth of our founders. Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages. Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr. Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts.
  • Ted Cruz is feeling the Bern! On the NH trail with the GOP's cute but sinister rebel firebrand

    02/07/2016 1:06:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    SALEM, N.H. - Ted Cruz in person, on the campaign trail, is a study in contrasts. What I principally mean by that cliche is that Cruz makes a more plausible human being when seen up close than in his animatronic television appearances, but he does not resemble a human being who came into the world by the usual method. He's both cute and sinister, a highly discordant combination. He's like a marzipan man brought to life by the kiss of a magic fairy, stuffed into overly tight blue jeans and sent toddling into middle-school cafeterias in the middle of nowhere...
  • Red State: Winners and Losers from Tonight's ABC Debate

    02/06/2016 10:46:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 218 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....
  • Who Won The Republican Debate Saturday? Donald Trump Is A Winner Because Marco Rubio Had A Bad Night

    02/06/2016 11:43:55 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 55 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/06/16 | Cristina Silva
    Business mogul Donald Trump returned to the debate stage Saturday night and emerged victorious, but his first-place finish was largely by default. Days before the New Hampshire primary, Trump looked like a winner simply because Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, well, didn't... Trump then told the television audience that the debate crowd was full of Bush donors who were unhappy that Trump wouldn’t take their donations. Still, Time.com readers named Trump in an unscientific online poll as the debate winner...
  • Vote Now: Who Won the Eighth Republican Presidential Debate?

    02/06/2016 8:51:47 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 91 replies
    time.com ^ | February 6
    Republicans met for their eighth presidential debate Saturday night, and we want to know who you think won. Take a moment to click the link below next to the candidate who you thought did the best at the ABC debate in New Hampshire.
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • Who won the Republican debate? Cast your vote

    02/06/2016 9:22:19 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 83 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2/6/16 | UK Telegraph
    Did Donald Trump dominate? Did Marco Rubio make his mark? Read the verdicts from our election team and let us know who you think won the eighth Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire
  • Transcript of the New Hampshire GOP debate, annotated

    02/06/2016 9:15:06 PM PST · by iowamark · 5 replies
    The Republicans debated in New Hampshire on Saturday night, and the Fix team and other Washington Post reporters are using Genius annotations to explain what it all meant. . The debate comes just days before New Hampshire's Feb. 9 primaries. To see an annotation, click or tap the highlighted part of the transcript; if you would like to leave your own annotations, make sure you have a Genius account. Post staff annotations will appear by default; others are in a menu that you can see in the upper right when you click or tap on an annotation. It got started...
  • Rubio ‘Rattled’: Establishment Favorite Crushed by Christie

    02/06/2016 8:21:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/06/15 | Tony Lee
    Seven GOP presidential candidates will debate in New Hampshire on Saturday evening in their only debate before the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% , looking to sustain his momentum after his Iowa win, will be joined by New Hampshire frontrunner Donald Trump, who will return to the stage after skipping Fox News’s Iowa debate, Dr. Ben Carson.Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Carly Fiorina did not qualify for the debate though she, unlike Christie, actually won some delegates in Iowa....
  • Ted Cruz Shuts Down Martha Raddatz’s Cheap Gotcha on North Korea

    02/06/2016 8:15:19 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 6, 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    During Saturday night's ABC News debate, co-moderator Martha Raddatz, a personal friend of Barack Obama's, asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) an incredibly dumb gotcha question premised on the idea that Cruz is some kind of war-monger, but only when he wants to be. Cruz was first about the news that, in violation of treaty, North Korea launched fired a long-range rocket Saturday. Cruz gave an impressive and detailed answer about North Korean threat that included legitimate criticism of President Clinton's mishandling of his failed nuclear deal. Raddatz then attacked: ...
  • Soros Tops Individual Donors as $100 million floods Presidential Super PAC

    02/06/2016 8:15:13 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    The bipartisan Open Secrets blog reported that a small number of Americans, led by George Soros, donated $100 million to Presidential Super PACs in the second half of 2015. Federal Election Commission filings of 21 different Super PACs supporting the top 13 major party candidates show "29 individuals or organizations who gave $1 million or more" for a total of $99.4 million collected in a six-month period. Adding in the 13 campaign committees, to total raised in the second half of 2015 was $260 million. Democrat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pocketed the largest individual single Super PAC donation...
  • Gallup: New Hampshire Now Least Religious State in U.S.

    02/06/2016 8:11:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | 02/06/2016 | Frank Newport
    New Hampshire is the least religious state in the U.S., edging out Vermont in Gallup's 2015 state-by-state analysis. Mississippi has extended its eight-year streak as the most religious state, followed closely by neighboring Alabama. These state-by-state results are based on over 174,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking in 2015, including more than 480 interviews in every state and more than 1,000 interviews in most states. Complete results and sample sizes are shown at the end of the article. Gallup classifies Americans into three religious groups based on their responses to a question measuring religious service attendance and...
  • The Way Ted Cruz Won

    02/06/2016 4:27:51 PM PST · by spintreebob · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 5 2016 | Nate Kohn
    He won Iowa for one reason: He excelled among people who described themselves as very conservative.
  • LIVE THREAD: February 6 New Hampshire GOP Debate

    02/06/2016 3:55:15 PM PST · by PJBankard · 3,894 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 2/6/2016 | ABCNews
    Link Online. Live Coverage at Link.
  • Former Ben Carson communications director: They gave Cruz a 'loaded pistol'

    02/06/2016 4:10:41 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson's former top campaign aides think Carson's campaign botched the handling of his post-Iowa caucus trip home to Florida, the fallout of which has pervaded throughout the week. Before the caucuses began, Carson's campaign hastily said that the candidate was heading home "to get fresh clothes," amid speculation that he might be pulling the plug on his campaign. Barry Bennett, Carson's former campaign manager, and Doug Watts, his former communications director, told Business Insider that the candidate was asking for such speculation by making the announcement in the middle of the caucus fury....
  • Cruz campaign recruits volunteers for 'Camp Cruz' in South Carolina

    02/06/2016 3:52:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary is less than four days away, but the Cruz campaign is already ramping up volunteer organizing efforts in South Carolina. The campaign on Saturday sent an email asking supporters to join a "strike force" to deploy to South Carolina and aid get-out-the-vote operations, with housing provided in Greenville, S.C. -- the third "Camp Cruz" lodging operation to open, following those based in Des Moines and Manchester. Cruz sees friendlier territory in evangelical-dominated South Carolina than he does here in more moderate New Hampshire, and made it a point to stop in Greenville Tuesday...
  • SAD TROMBONE. Democrat Shill In Favor Of Big Government Will Not Support Ted Cruz

    02/06/2016 3:47:00 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    Last evening, Ted Cruz was at a town hall meeting in Salem, NH, when he was hit with a question about drug abuse. If you’ve followed Cruz’s campaign, you know that his own family has experience loss due to drug abuse. His older sister, Miriam became addicted to pain pills following and accident and slid into a life of drug abuse. Because it is a campaign season, the left used the town hall as an excuse for some low-level street theater. Not a day goes by on the New Hampshire campaign trail without residents grilling the men and women running...
  • The utter nastiness of Ted Cruz (and the utter ZOT-ness of the moron who posted this)

    02/06/2016 3:21:58 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 100 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/05/2016 | Dana Milbank
    When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump‘s "New York values," it wasn‘t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, "New York" is another way of saying "Jewish." At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and his wife borrowed from Goldman Sachs. Cruz, asserting that Trump had "upward of $480 million of loans from giant Wall Street banks," said: "For him to make this attack, to use a New York term, it‘s the height of chutzpah." Cruz, pausing for laughter...
  • Washington Post Columnist Accuses Ted Cruz Of Using “Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle”

    02/06/2016 3:27:37 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 44 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Streiff
    The Washington Post’s one-man Fifth Column, Dana Milbank, is at it again. Apparently, he has been shadowing Ted Cruz’s campaign. Unable to come up with anything substantive, what he’s produced is one of the most juvenile screeds ever to appear in any major newspaper: "When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last month mocked Donald Trump’s “New York values,” it wasn’t entirely clear what he was implying. This week we got a clue: For Cruz, “New York” is another way of saying “Jewish.” At an event in New Hampshire, Cruz, the Republican Iowa caucuses winner, was asked about campaign money he and...
  • Ted Cruz Embraces Ron Paul Liberty Voters in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 2:14:58 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies
    Time ^ | February 6, 2016 | Alex Altman
    The Iowa Republican winner appeals by trumpeting the gold standard, privacy rights and limits on eminent domain Eric Eastman, a pony-tailed actor from Nashua, N.H., became a coveted commodity here last week. In the hours after Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, the libertarian state representative and passionate Paul supporter says he fielded a personal phone call from Jeb Bush and an offer from Donald Trump's campaign promising VIP treatment. Even an aide to Chris Christie reached out. But as he processed his grief over Paul's exit, Eastman already had a new candidate in mind. On...
  • Will New Hampshire be the last stand for Jeb Bush?

    02/06/2016 2:16:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush insists this is not the final weekend of his presidential campaign. But it has the makings of a last stand. "I don't give a you-know-what about whether I'm popular or not. That is fleeting," he told 700 people in a middle school gymnasium here on Saturday, his largest New Hampshire crowd to date. A year since he began traveling the country in pursuit of the presidency, Bush is no longer always campaigning "joyfully," as he originally pledged. He has grappled with a long, slow fall from front-runner to also-ran status, enduring relentless insults from Donald Trump and suffering...
  • Tracking poll: Trump, Sanders continue to lead ahead of New Hampshire primary

    02/06/2016 1:58:55 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 02/06/2016 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have held onto significant leads in the final days before the New Hampshire primary, according to the Saturday results of a Umass Lowell/7 News tracking poll. Trump’s biggest challenge comes from Senator Marco Rubio, whose post-Iowa surge seems to have stalled at 14 percent in the tracking poll’s latest results. Senator Ted Cruz follows in third, at 13 percent. He’s ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich (10 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (10 percent), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (4 percent), Dr. Ben Carson (3 percent), and Carly Fiorina (3 percent).