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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.

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.

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.

The ‘Birther’ Attacks On Ted Cruz Appear To Be Having An Impact In Iowa

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The attacks on Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be President have no legal merit, but they appear to be having an impact with at least some Iowa voters.

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.

Mike Huckabee: I’ll Drop Out If I’m Not In The Top Three In Iowa

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Mike Huckabee says he’ll drop out if he doesn’t finish in the top three in Iowa. He should probably start packing his bags now.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NBC To Give Candidates Equal Time Due To Trump SNL Appearance

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At least five of Donald Trump’s opponents will be getting free time on NBC stations to counterbalance the time the Trump received when he hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month: NBC viewers in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina should be prepared to see a lot of four Republican presidential candidates over the Thanksgiving weekend. […]

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.

Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, And The Minister Who Thinks It’s Okay To Kill Gay People

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Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee recently kept company with a very disturbing religious leader.

Republican Candidates For President Clash In Fourth Debate

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Last night’s debate in Wisconsin was arguably the most substantive we’ve seen so far between the Republican candidates, and one that displayed quite starkly the policy differences between them.

‘War On Christmas’ Apparently Now Being Fought With Coffee Cups

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You may not be aware, but your local Starbucks is the new front in the ‘War On Christmas.’

Trump And Carson Lead, Bush Sinking, Christie In Debate Trouble In Latest GOP Polls

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Fluctuations continue, but the Republican Presidential field appears to be sorting itself out as we near the beginning of a new phase of the campaign.

CNBC Announces Participants For October 28th Debate

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When CNBC first announced its criteria for the third Republican debate coming up on October 28th, there was some anticipation that it would result in a smaller contingent of candidates on the debate stage than we had seen in the first two debates. This was because the criteria required a candidate to average at least […]

Trump Still Leads The GOP Field, Anti-Trump Wave Still Not Manifesting Itself

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A pair of new polls confirms that Republican hopes that Donald Trump would fade are failing to come true.

Trump & Carson Remain At The Top, Christie & Kasich In Danger Of Missing Main Debate Stage

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Donald Trump and Ben Carson are still the top two candidates in the GOP race, while Chris Christie and John Kasich appear to be in danger of being relegated to the “KIds Table” debate at the end of the month.

Trump And Carson Continue To Lead GOP Field, Rubio Rises

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While Donald Trump and Ben Carson have slipped somewhat in the polls, they both continue to lead the GOP field while Marco Rubio shows signs of breaking out of the middle of the pack.

CNBC Debate Criteria Likely To Be Bad News For Several Republican Candidates

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The criteria for next month’s third Republican Presidential debate have been announced, and they’re likely to end up being bad news for several Republican candidates.

Several Republicans Likely To Be Excluded From Third Debate

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The next Republican debate is likely to be a lot smaller than the previous two, and that could prove fatal for several candidates.

Donald Trump Continues To Lead GOP Field In Post-Debate Polling

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One week after the second Republican debate, Donald Trump is still at the top of the GOP field, and that doesn’t seem likely to change any time soon.

Republicans Clash In Second Debate That Seemed To Last Forever

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The Republican candidates for President took to the stage last night for a debate that seemed to last forever and accomplished nothing.

Republican Candidates Abandon Reagan’s Optimism In Favor Of Doom And Gloom

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To listen to many of the Republican candidates for President, it would appear that the lights have been turned out on Ronald Reagan’s shining city on a hill.

Vast Majority Of Americans Oppose Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’s Actions

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A new poll shows that the vast majority of Americans oppose Kim Davis’s refusal to follow the law, even while some Republican candidates rally behind her.

Republican Candidates Rally Around Lawbreaker Kim Davis, Trample All Over The Rule Of Law

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Most of the Republican candidates for President would rather support a lawbreaker than the Rule of Law. The American people should judge them accordingly.

Mike Huckabee’s Offensive, Idiotic Holocaust Rhetoric On Iran

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In bringing Holocaust imagery into the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, Mike Huckabee has displayed the intellectual bankruptcy of his position.

Republican Candidates Respond To Obergefell About As Expected

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The reaction of many of the GOP candidates to the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is about what you’d expect, but there are a few interesting surprises.

Some Republicans Can’t Seem To Admit That Racism Was Behind The Charleston Murders

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It’s been obvious from the moment the news broke that the murders in Charleston were rooted in racism, but some Republicans have had trouble acknowledging that.

Mike Huckabee Has Some Very Disturbed Thoughts On Transgender People

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Mike Huckabee is, well, a very hateful person: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joked earlier in the year he wished he could have pretended to be transgender in high school “when it came time to take showers in PE.” Huckabee made the comments at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this […]

The Slow Death Of The Iowa Straw Poll

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The Iowa Straw Poll seems to be dying, and that’s a good thing.

Republican Presidential Race A Dead Heat

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The race for the Republican nomination is as tight as ever, and so far nobody seems to be emerging as a clear front-runner.

Mike Huckabee v. The Constitution

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Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is continuing his absurd and dangerous war on the Supreme Court.

Mike Huckabee Is The Latest Republican To Skip The Iowa Straw Poll

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What if they held a straw poll and nobody came?

Huckabee And Carson: States Can Refuse To Comply With Supreme Court Rulings On Marriage

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Two Republican candidates for President say that Republican elected officials should simply ignore the Supreme Court if it strikes down bans on same-sex marriage.

Mike Huckabee Enters Presidential Race, But He’s Weaker Than He Was In 2008

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Mike Huckabee’s back, but the 2008 magic is gone.

Yes, Mike Huckabee Is (Probably) Running For President

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After declining to run in 2012, Mike Huckabee’s entry into the 2016 race seems fairly certain.

Mike Huckabee Takes Another Step Toward Running For President

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Over the weekend, Mike Huckabee took another step that suggests that he is indeed planning on running for President in 2016.

Time To Start Thinking About Huckabee 2016

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Mike Huckabee seems to be making the moves necessary to run for President again, For reasons only he can understand.

Mike Huckabee Threatens To Leave The GOP Over Gay Marriage; Don’t Believe Him

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Mike Huckabee is threatening to leave the GOP if the party backs down on same-sex marriage. He’s bluffing.

Mike Huckabee Leads In Iowa, And That Shows What’s Wrong With The Iowa Caucuses

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The fact that a candidate like Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa Caucuses is the reason to end the Iowa Caucuses.

Mike Huckabee: Obama Is “Worthy” Of Impeachment

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Mike Huckabee, who many believe is at least considering the possibility of running for President in 2016, is the latest Republican to mention the possibility of impeaching President Obama, and he isn’t rejecting the idea: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Monday said that he believes President Obama has committed many impeachable offenses. Iowa […]

Mike Huckabee: There Might Be More Freedom In North Korea Than The United States

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee appears to be making an effort to appeal to the most extreme wing of the Republican Party, or perhaps to join Dennis Rodman’s next basketball trip to Pyongyang: One day after questioning President Barack Obama’s “Christian convictions” on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has delivered another quote that this time appears to riling […]

Mike Huckabee Climbs To Top In GOP 2016 Poll

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Huckabee resurgent? A new poll makes the case, but it’s far too early to say.

Paul Ryan Most Popular Among Iowa GOPers, Hillary Leads Among Iowa Democrats

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A new Des Moines Register poll shows Paul Ryan as the most popular potential Republican choice among Iowa Republicans, while Hillary Clinton leads among Iowa Democrats: Iowa Republicans are wowed by Paul Ryan, a new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows. Mitt Romney’s 2012 running mate is wildly popular here with a 73 percent favorability rating, a […]

Mike Huckabee “Open” To Running For President In 2016

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Is Mike Huckabee about to re-enter politics in a big way?

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