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Even If Trump Loses, Trumpism Will Remain A Powerful Force In The GOP

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Even if Donald Trump loses next month, the political forces inside the GOP he tapped into are likely to remain very powerful.

Marco Rubio Easily Wins Florida Senate Primary

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As expected, Marco Rubio easily won the primary for his Senate seat. The General Election battle, though, promises to be more difficult.

GOP Control Of The Senate At Risk As Trump Flounders

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With Donald Trump floundering, there are a whole lot of nervous Republican Senators up for re-election.

Some Republicans Already Looking Ahead To 2020

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The 2016 Republican Convention is barely halfway over, but some Republicans are already looking ahead to 2020.

Marco Rubio Decides He’s Running For Re-Election After All

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Marco Rubio changes his mind, and drops the first hint that he’s already thinking about the Presidential race in 2020 or 2024.

Marco Rubio Reconsidering Decision Not To Run For Re-Election

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Marco Rubio may be running for re-election to the Senate after all.

We Won’t Have Marco Rubio To Kick Around Anymore

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Marco Rubio is ruling out a return to politics, at least for now.

Rubio Quits, Kasich Stays Afloat, And Trump Moves Closer To Being The Inevitable GOP Nominee

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A big night in the Republican race for President leaves Donald Trump as the only candidate realistically situated to be anywhere near a majority of delegates by the time the primaries end in June.

Previewing The Biggest Night So Far In The 2016 Race For President

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By the end of the night, we’re likely to be in an entirely new phase of the race for both the Republican and Democratic nominations.

Super Tuesday Part Two Looking Very Good For Donald Trump

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Less than twenty-four hours before voting starts, Donald Trump looks to do very well on what is arguably the most important day of the campaign.

Fewer Insults, At Least Some Substance, At Twelfth Republican Debate

Twelfth Republican Debate

Given the stakes headed into the latest version of ‘Super Tuesday,’ last night’s Republican debate was surprisingly subdued.

Trump Holds Solid Leads In Florida And Ohio Polling

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Less than a week before what may be the most important week of the campaign, Donald Trump is in very good shape. Marco Rubio and John Kasich? Not so much.

Donald Trump Wins Michigan, Mississippi, Adds To Delegate Lead

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Another big night for Donald Trump puts him another step closer to being the presumptive GOP nominee.

Marco Rubio Wins Puerto Rico Primary

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Marco Rubio has won the Puerto Rico primary, capturing all 23 of the delegates up for grabs: Marco Rubio easily won Puerto Rico’s Republican primary on Sunday and is on pace to capture a majority of the vote and all of the island’s 23 delegates. With 44 percent of precincts reporting, Rubio was at 71 […]

Trump And Cruz Split ‘Super Saturday’ Wins While Rubio And Kasich Struggle To Stay Relevant

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Donald Trump and Ted Cruz split the wins on ‘Super Saturday,’ while Marco Rubio and John Kasich continue to struggle for relevance in the 2016 race.

Ted Cruz Wins Kansas Caucuses, CPAC Straw Poll

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won the Kansas caucuses, with Donald Trump coming in second and Marco Rubio third: NEW ORLEANS — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who has sought to present himself as the chief alternative to GOP front-runner Donald Trump, secured a strong victory in the Kansas presidential caucuses Saturday, according to a projection […]

If Only A Contested Convention Can Stop Trump, It’s A Plan That’s Unlikely To Succeed

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It seems increasingly apparent that the only way to stop Donald Trump now is by trying to force a contested convention. It also seems clear that such a plan probably wouldn’t succeed.

Trump, Cruz, and Rubio Continue to Exchange Attacks In Eleventh Republican Debate

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With time running out, the top three candidates for the Republican nomination picked up right where they left off last week.

The Latest ‘Stop Trump’ Effort Is Probably Too Little, Too Late

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A renewed internal GOP fight to stop Donald Trump seems to be doomed to fail.

Donald Trump Dominates Super Tuesday, Cruz And Rubio Say They’ll Continue To Fight On

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As expected, Donald Trump dominated Super Tuesday, putting himself one step closer to becoming the Republican nominee for President.

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.

New National Poll Finds No Evidence That Attacks From Rubio & Cruz Have Hurt Trump

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A new national poll suggests that the newly aggressive tone from Senators Rubio and Cruz has done nothing to stop Donald Trump’s momentum.

Republican Race Descends Into Childish Taunts, Name Calling

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Ever since last week’s debate, the race for the Republican nomination has come to resemble a schoolyard fight among a bunch of nine year-olds.

Trump, Cruz Well Positioned Heading Into Super Tuesday, Rubio Not So Much

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Donald Trump is positioned to do very well on Super Tuesday, while Ted Cruz should win his home state. Marco Rubio, meanwhile, seems to be struggling to maintain his relevance.

Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump, Donald Trump Steals Post-Debate News Cycle

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With one surprise endorsement, Donald Trump stole the post-debate news cycle from Marco Rubio.

Rubio Campaign Telling Donors It’s Preparing For A Brokered Convention

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Bizarrely, the Marco Rubio campaign seems to be telling donors that their candidate may have to hope for a brokered convention to win the GOP nomination.

Gloves Come Off Against Trump In Tenth Republican Debate, But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

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Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz landed some punches on Donald Trump last night, but it’s doubtful that they changed the nature of the race.

Trump Leads Rubio In Florida By Double Digits

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If Marco Rubio can’t win in his home state, where can he win?

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.

Donald Trump Suggests Marco Rubio May Not Be Eligible To Be President

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Donald Trump is trolling the depths of the Internet’s conspiracy dungeons once again. This time to raise the largely absurd argument that Marco Rubio may not be eligible to serve as President.

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 […]

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.

New Hampshire Likely To Be A Battle For Second, And Third, Place

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The real question about the GOP primary in New Hampshire will likely be about who comes in second and third place. But what if there are no clear winners for these positions?

Marco Rubio Becomes The Main Target At Eighth Republican Debate

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Marco Rubio was the man in the cross hairs in last night’s Republican debate.

Trump Continues To Lead In New Hampshire, Rubio Surges, In Post-Iowa Polling

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Donald Trump continues to lead, while Marco Rubio surges, in the first polls out of New Hampshire since the Iowa Caucuses.

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.

Ted Cruz Wins Iowa GOP Caucus, Trump Second, Marco Rubio A Strong Third

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Ted Cruz won, Marco Rubio surged into a stronger than expected third place, and Donald Trump was humbled just a little bit, but he was hardly a “loser.” The race for the GOP nomination has begun for real.

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 Great Rubio Hope? Maybe, But He’ll Need To Show He Can Win First

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Many analysts are making the argument that Marco Rubio is the GOP’s best hope to win the General Election in 2016. That may be true, but before he can get there he needs to find a way to win the GOP nomination.

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