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Ben Carson Has Absolutely No Idea What He’s Doing

Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson at National Press Club

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson appeared for an oversight hearing recently, and it went about as badly as expected: At a hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Al Green grilled Housing Secretary Ben Carson about the $6 billion cuts to HUD outlined in the federal budget proposal the Trump administration released in March. Federal officials […]

Ben Carson: Slaves Were Immigrants

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Ben Carson is back and he’s saying some pretty dumb things again.

Ben Carson Picked For HUD Secretary

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An odd choice for HUD Secretary.

Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump

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Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump today in a press conference that was as bizarre as the rest of this campaign has been: Ben Carson, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon who ended his own presidential bid last week, endorsed Donald J. Trump at a news conference on Friday at Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump’s club, calling him “actually a […]

We Won’t Have Ben Carson To Kick Around Anymore

Ben Carson Profile

Ben Carson is officially out of the race for President: Ben Carson is suspending his bid for the presidency, the retired neurosurgeon announced Friday, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. “Even though I might be leaving the campaign trail, you know there’s a lot of people who love me, they just […]

Ben Carson Won’t Attend Next GOP Debate, Admits He Has No Viable Path Forward

Ben Carson Profile

Ben Carson announced today that he is skipping the next GOP debate and admitted that he does not see a viable path forward for his campaign. However, he didn’t formally withdraw from the race for the Republican nomination.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Poised To Leave Opponents In The Dust On Super Tuesday

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It’s Super Tuesday, and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are likely to go a long way toward securing the nominations of their respective parties.

Ben Carson: President Obama Was “Raised White,” Can’t Identify With African-Americans

Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson at National Press Club

Ben Carson may be a non-entity in the Presidential race at this point, but that hasn’t stopped him from making controversial statements.

Nevada Hoping To Avoid Another Chaotic Caucus

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Tonight’s Nevada Caucuses could be as chaotic as the floor of a Vegas casino, but Donald Trump seems to be in position to score another win.

Can Donald Trump Be Stopped?

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Donald Trump hasn’t hit the point of inevitability yet, but time is running short if Republicans are going to stop him.

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

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

South Carolina Could Decide The Fate Of Several Republicans

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

Donald Trump Set To Sweep To Victory In South Carolina

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Donald Trump is on the verge of another big victory.

Trump Holds Massive Lead In Nevada Poll

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

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

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

Trump, Clinton Continue With Double Digits Lead In South Carolina

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

Republicans Clash In Ninth Debate

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One week before the South Carolina Primary, the remaining Republican candidates for President clashed in a headed debate.

Trump Holds Lead In South Carolina

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

Ben Carson Says He Can’t Quit The Race For The Republican Nomination

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Yes you can Ben, yes you can.

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

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

A Look At The Final New Hampshire Polls, Plus Projections

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

Ben Carson Cuts Staff, Salaries, One Month After Raising $22 Million

Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson at National Press Club

Ben Carson cut his campaign staff drastically just a month after raising more than $22 million. Another sign of a dead campaign.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ben Carson Loses Top Campaign Advisers In Shakeup

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Further signs that Ben Carson’s Presidential campaign, which has been in a death spiral in the polls for some time now, is in real trouble,

Big Trouble On Team Carson

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As we head into Christmas, there doesn’t seem to be much peace on Earth or good will toward men among Ben Carson’s advisers.

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

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

Trump Surges Ahead Again In Post-Debate Polling

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

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

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

Previewing Tonight’s Fifth Republican Debate

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

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

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

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

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

Ben Carson Threatens To Bolt The GOP As He Slips Even Further Into Irrelevance

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Ben Carson threatens to leave the GOP over recent reports about plans for a brokered convention, but with his poll numbers collapsing one wonders why anyone would care if he did.

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

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

Trump Continues To Control The Race For The GOP Nomination

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

Another Day, Another Bizarre Donald Trump Speech

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Donald Trump’s speech yesterday at a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition was as bizarre as anything else we’ve seen from him.

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

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

Nate Silver Wants Us To All Chill Out When It Comes To Donald Trump’s Poll Numbers

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Nate Silver reminds us all that, even when it comes to Iowa and New Hampshire, it’s much earlier than we think, and that voters are still likely to change their minds.

The Beginning Of The End Of Ben Carson Seems To Have Arrived

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In the news from the campaign trail and in the polls, there are clear signs that Ben Carson’s days as a top contender in the GOP Presidential race are coming to an end.

CNN Announces Criteria For Next Republican Debate

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

Donald Trump Remains At The Top Of The Republican Field

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

Even Ben Carson’s Own Advisers Admit He’s Clueless On Foreign Policy

Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson at National Press Club

Even the people hired to advice Ben Carson on foreign policy seem to recognize that he is clueless on the subject, and has no apparent desire to educate himself.

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

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

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