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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Trump And Carson Continue To Lead GOP Field, Rubio Rises

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Federal Judge Rejects Rick Perry’s Ballot Access Lawsuit

Not surprisingly, Rick Perry’s effort to get on Virginia’s primary ballot via litigation has failed

Republicans Vying For Tim Tebow Endorsement

Republican candidates have reached out to Tim Tebow for an endorsement. Desperation?

Mitt Romney Wins New Hampshire, Ron Paul Second, Race Nearly Over

A good night for Romney, a surprising showing for Ron Paul, and the first steps toward the end of the race for the Republican nomination.

Good News For Perry, Gingrich, Huntsman, And Santorum In Virginia? Maybe, Maybe Not

Some legal developments in the lawsuit over access to Virginia’s March 6th Primary Ballot.

The Final Numbers From New Hampshire, And A Prediction

The Romney campaign is touting the results of the final Suffolk University tracking poll, which shows their candidate up four points over night to 37%, with Ron Paul at 18%, Jon Huntsman at 16%, Rick Santorum at 11%, Newt Gingrich at 9%. There’s also a new Rasmussen poll this morning that shows Romney at 39%, […]

New Hampshire Still Romney Country, But Who Comes In Second?

Barring a disaster, Mitt Romney is going to win the New Hampshire Primary, but who comes in second is still up in the air.

Second Battle Of New Hampshire Brings Fireworks, But Little Danger For Romney

Ten hours later, the candidates seemed more combative than they had been the night before.

Mitt Romney Walks Away Unscathed From Yet Another Debate

Watching last night’s debate, you would have been surprised to learn that Mitt Romney has any real opponents in the Republican race.

Rick Santorum v. Individual Liberty

Rick Santorum’s views on the role of government are somewhat disturbing.

Rick Santorum: A Straight Dad In Prison Is Better Than Two Gay Dads Who Aren’t

Rick Santorum returns to his old ways when asked about same-sex marriage.

With Three Days To Go, New Hampshire Is Still Romney Country

There seems to be very little stopping a big night for Mitt Romney next Tuesday.

Rick Santorum’s Dumb Unemployment News Quote Of The Day

Rick Santorum’s comments about this morning’s unemployment news, Rick Santorum said the following: Rick Santorum, speaking in New Hampshire, said that unemployment dropped because of “optimism that Republicans will take the White House” Umm Rick, you really want to go with that one?

A Santorum Bump In South Carolina?

The first poll of the Republican race in South Carolina in three weeks shows a much different picture than the last time we looked at the Palmetto State, including evidence that Rick Santorum has replaced Newt Gingirch in the “Not Romney” role: What a difference a caucus makes. Rick Santorum who two months ago had […]

Rick Santorum’s War Against The National Weather Service

Politico recounts one of then-Senator Rick Santorum’s odder Senate crusades, which just so happened to be in the business interests of one of his biggest campaign donors: While a seemingly obscure issue next to abortion, gay marriage and tax cuts, weather forecasting inspired a defining controversy for the tail end of Santorum’s U.S. Senate career: […]

Timing Favors A Big Romney Win In New Hampshire

The first post-Iowa poll of New Hampshire is out and it shows Mitt Romney maintaining the huge lead there he’s had for most of the race: Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Five days before the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation primary, a new survey indicates that Mitt Romney remains the overwhelming front-runner. According to a Suffolk University/7 […]

Rick Santorum’s Disturbing Foreign Policy Vision

Rick Santorum’s foreign policy positions are troubling in many respects.

Rick Santorum: There Are No Palestinians, Everyone In The West Bank Is Israeli

Rick Santorum has some bizarre views when it comes to the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Mitt Romney “Wins” Iowa By Eight Votes, Santorum A Very Close Second

It was a photo finish in the Hawkeye State.

Rick Santorum Favors Making Birth Control Illegal

As he rises in the polls, at least in Iowa, it looks like Rick Santorum’s record is finally getting scrutinized. Much of it will come as no surprise to those who remember Santorum from his days in Congress, but I’m sure it will be news to most Americans. Take, for example, his position on birth […]

Sometimes, It Makes Sense To Skip New Hampshire

If you’re running low on cash, keeping it low-key in a state you can’t win sometimes make sense.

Finally, It’s Caucus Day; Plus, A Prediction

After almost a year of campaigning, it’s finally time for someone to cast a vote.

A Traffic Jam At The Top In Iowa

Heading into the last day of campaigning, the race in Iowa is too close to call.

Romney Leads Paul, Santorum Surges, In Final DMR Iowa Poll

Romney, Paul, Santorum. The last set of Iowa frontrunners seems to be set.

Republican Candidates Love The Imperial Presidency

Not surprisingly, most of the Republican candidates for President aren’t too keen on reducing the excessive growth in Executive Branch power.

Romney, Paul At Top In Iowa; Santorum, Gingrich, Perry Splitting Conservative Vote

Yet another clue about what’s going on in the Hawkeye State.

Another Poll Shows Santorum Third In Iowa

It’s Rasmussen, so the usual caveats apply, but it nonetheless seems to confirm that Iowa social conservatives may be coalescing around Rick Santorum as we get down to the final days of the race: After months of volatility, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul remain the front-runners in Iowa for the third week in a row […]

Santorum Surging?

A new Iowa polls shows Rick Santorum gaining support. Or does it?

Gingrich, Perry, And The Virginia Pre-Primary

Virginia has helped winnow the Republican field. You’re welcome America.

A Bought-And-Paid-For Endorsement?

Earlier this week, former Senator Rick Santorum received a surprising boost to his campaign when he received the personal endorsement of Bob Vander Plaats, head of the influential Iowa social conservative group The Family Leader. At the time, the organization made clear that this was only a personal endorsement and that The Family Leader would […]

Republicans Clash At The (Thankfully) Final Debate Of 2011

The final candidate clash of 2011 didn’t lead to the sparring that some expected.

Gingrich Takes Fire At Iowa Debate, Romney Misfires

This time, it was Newt Gingrich who walked away unscathed from a Republican Presidential debate.

A Different Kind Of Presidential Forum

Last night’s Huckabee Presidential Forum was different, and surprisingly substantive.

The GOP’s Bizarre Iowa Debate/Forum/Church Revival Meeting

Did you know there was another GOP debate last night? Well, you didn’t miss much.

Republicans For Waterboarding

The most disturbing part of Saturday’s debate came when most of the GOP candidates endorsed torture.

CNBC Republican Debate Winners And, Well, Loser

Last night’s debate was about more than Rick Perry’s gaffe.

Rick Santorum: Hey, Let’s Get Rid Of The Judges

Like some other Republicans, Rick Santorum has an odd view of the judiciary.

Not Exactly A Honeymoon In Vegas

It was a Las Vegas slugfest last night, but once again Mitt Romney walked away unscathed.

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