2016 Republican Primary  (Page 1)

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Taxpayer Protection Pledge
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/25/2015 at 2:30pm
Taxpayer Protection Pledge

While I’m not a fan of Grover Norquist, I do appreciate his Americans for Tax Reform’s work each election cycle to get candidates on the record regarding tax increases.  It’s not the be-all-and-end-all, but it does indicate to voters where candidates stand in terms of big government and taxation.  The...

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This “Not One Red Cent” blogger can fall in love with Marco Rubio again

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 9:00am 4/23/2015 at 9:00am
Marco Rubio Announcement

SHREVEPORT –About six years ago, in May 2009, I received an outraged email from Stacy McCain. He had just learned that the NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee) had endorsed Charlie Crist in the 2010 Florida Senate race fifteen months before the primary.

As you may recall, Mel Martinez was retiring and so...

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Marco Rubio is doing something different on social media

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 1:15pm 4/22/2015 at 1:15pm
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I learned a lot during my time on the 2014 campaign trail. I learned how to “cut a walk book” for a block walk, and organize a phone bank, and juggle 15 reporters, 25 volunteers, and one candidate with one hand tied behind my back; but most importantly, I learned how...

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Bad translation misrepresents Rubio’s immigration comments

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7:30pm 4/19/2015 at 7:30pm
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Breitbart News caused a stink when it reported on presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s alleged comments on Obama’s unilateral executive immigration programs.

The headline inaccurately suggested that Rubio supported President Obama’s executive immigration overreach. As we will discuss, this was only one of numerous mistranslations.

The latest offense involves Senator Rubio’s recent interview about...

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Scott Walker Gives Compelling Speech in New Hampshire

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 6:00pm 4/19/2015 at 6:00pm
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Scott Walker was the latest in the line of Republican candidates and potential candidates to address the New Hampshire Leadership Forum, in the nation’s first primary (Iowa is a caucus).

Walker’s speech was well received.

Stephen F. Hayes at The Weekly Standard reports:

Walker guided the crowd through a brief history of his tenure...

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Talking gangster rap with Marco Rubio

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:00pm 4/18/2015 at 6:00pm
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Now that he’s officially running for President, Sen. Rubio’s affinity for rap and hip-hop is back in the spotlight.

Earlier this week, Sen. Rubio was asked if he would be willing to demonstrate his skill of ‘spit rapping lyrics’ on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Citing the inappropriateness of the lyrics, Rubio declined to...

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Jeb Bush comes out for Loretta Lynch

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00am 4/18/2015 at 7:00am
Jeb Bush at NRA Annual Meeting

This could be added to the list of reasons some conservatives don’t want Jeb Bush as the Republican nominee in 2016.

But it’s a pretty big one, IMHO:

Jeb Bush says that the Senate should confirm the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s choice for attorney general. A number of Senate Republicans...

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It’s time to talk “Politics and Pie” and 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2015 at 4:09pm 4/17/2015 at 4:09pm
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Welcome to the cattle call! It’s time for “Politics and Pie” in New Hampshire.

If Iowa serves as a pageant for social conservatives, then count New Hampshire as the first best chance for more mainstream conservatives to have their time in the spotlight. Romney won the New Hampshire primary during the 2012...

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GOP presidential hopeful fundraising roundup

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:30pm 4/16/2015 at 1:30pm
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Thus far, the GOP presidential field officially includes three of the Senate’s best. We’re still waiting on the Governors to join the party.

It’s still early, but how are the current candidates fairing on the fundraising front?

Ted Cruz

The first to hop in the race, Cruz raised $ 4.3 million in...

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Is the Democrats’ latest marketing attempt scandalicious or misunderstood?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:30am 4/15/2015 at 8:30am
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Sunday afternoon the Democratic Party’s official social media accounts unveiled a series of graphics.

These Republicans can’t hide from who they are...

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Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement (LIVE)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 13, 2015 at 5:45pm 4/13/2015 at 5:45pm
Marco Rubio Announcement

The event starts at 6 p.m.

We will have live stream, and Twitter feed at bottom of post.

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Here comes Candidate Rubio

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 13, 2015 at 11:17am 4/13/2015 at 11:17am
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Surprise? There are no surprises in presidential politics.

Tonight, Marco Rubio will stand before a Miami crowd and announce his run for the White House. The cat flew out of the bag this morning during a conference call, when the Florida senator told a group of donors that he’s “in”...

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Carly Fiorina is rocking it

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:45am 4/13/2015 at 9:45am
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Yesterday we featured Carly Fiorina’s instantaneous reaction to Hillary Clinton’s announcement. Or should we say John Podesta’s announcement followed up by Hillary.

Fiorina exhibited what is becoming her trademark: Taking the fight right to Hillary Clinton’s supposed strength, the gender card.

Fiorina, as the only woman likely to become a Republican candidate...

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Harry Reid’s obstructionism used against GOP candidates

Rand Paul and Marco Rubio at Freedom Partners forum
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:30pm 4/12/2015 at 7:30pm
Rand Paul and Marco Rubio at Freedom Partners forum

So far, two first-term GOP senators have declared their presidential candidacy (Cruz and Paul), with Rubio set to do so Monday.

On both sides of the aisle, there are a lot of questions and concern as people wonder what these first-termers have accomplished.  This is, of course, a fair question to ask,...

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Jeb Bush: I Support Gun Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 4:30pm 4/11/2015 at 4:30pm
Jeb Bush at NRA Annual Meeting

Jeb Bush has a problem.  He wants to be president, and he is apparently planning to run as a Republican; however, he’s not particularly conservative in key areas that are important to the conservative base, including immigration and education.

On the world stage, Bush sees America as “a leader among equals,” whatever...

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Can conservatives fall in love again with Marco Rubio?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30pm 4/10/2015 at 7:30pm
Marco Rubio 2010 Senate announcement

Marco Rubio is set to announce a run for President on Monday.

We haven’t talked a lot about Marco recently, ever since the immigration debacle, from which he has backed away.  (Like Scott Walker?) That event seemed to take him off the radar.

But why?

We remember Marco. The insurgent Tea Party candidate who...

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Mother Jones’ latest scoop: Ted Cruz had a job

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 3:40pm 4/9/2015 at 3:40pm
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It’s been less than three weeks since Senator Cruz announced his presidential candidacy. First, Ted Cruz supposedly scared a child in New Hampshire, only he didn’t. Then, Cruz was a hypocrite for exploring health insurance options on the exchange… just like the rest of Congress. And now? ONE TIME TED CRUZ...

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