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WATCH LIVE: Day 3 of the Republican National Convention

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00pm 7/20/2016 at 7:00pm
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Welcome to our live coverage of the third night of this year’s Republican National Convention! Primetime speeches kick off at 7:30 EST.

Watch speakers live and see real time commentary from political media and LI authors. I’ll be updating throughout the evening as the situation warrants. Full speeches can be found beneath...

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Rubio’s Running for Reelection

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:59am 6/22/2016 at 10:59am
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Florida Senator Marco Rubio has decided to run for reelection, he confirmed to Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Wednesday. Fox News posted a short clip on Twitter; the full interview will air at 6 pm Eastern Time.

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Republican Senators Rail Against Trump’s Attacks on Judge Curiel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 6, 2016 at 5:30pm 6/6/2016 at 5:30pm
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Donald Trump lashed out at the federal judge presiding over the Trump University fraud case, claiming his Mexican heritage made him ineligible to properly dispense justice. Because of course.

Though Trump’s verbal assault against Judge Gonzalo Curiel began earlier this year, Trump cranked them to eleven last week. “I’m building a...

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The tough choice facing GOP politicians who criticized Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11:00am 5/29/2016 at 11:00am
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Ever since it became obvious that Trump would win the GOP nomination (and even before that), we’ve had the phenomenon of GOP officeholders and/or former rival candidates jumping on the Trump train. Ben Carson was one of the first, but he certainly isn’t the last, and the list includes people...

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Marco Rubio Photo Op with CIA operative who captured Che Guevara

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30pm 4/30/2016 at 7:30pm
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Marco Rubio may be out of the 2016 presidential race, but he’s making news for a photo op with Felix Rodriguez.

Rodriguez is a former CIA operative who famously helped capture the communist revolutionary, right-hand man to ruthless dictators, and mass murderer Che Guevara. (Rodriguez denies actually killing Guevara —...

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Trying to explain the Wisconsin results

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/8/2016 at 1:00pm
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On the face of it, answering the question as to what happened in the GOP primary in Wisconsin seems like a no-brainer. As Edward Morrissey writes, Trump shot himself in the foot—dissing popular governor Scott Walker, and flubbing abortion questions—and ended...

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Rubio Wants to Hold Delegates for Contested Convention

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:30am 3/31/2016 at 8:30am
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Marco Rubio may have suspended his presidential campaign but he’s still having an impact on the Republican primary process. He wants to hold onto his delegates for a contested convention and as usual, it’s all about Trump.

NBC News reports:

Rubio Makes Unprecedented Bid to Keep Delegates for Contested Convention

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Rubio is Done with Government

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 18, 2016 at 6:45pm 3/18/2016 at 6:45pm
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Tuesday night, a tearful Senator Rubio quoted Proverbs 16:9 and then announced he would be ending his presidential campaign.

In the days that followed, Sen. Rubio revealed he wouldn’t pursue another government post.

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Super Duper Republican Tuesday Eve Roundup

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 14, 2016 at 5:45pm 3/14/2016 at 5:45pm
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It’s Super Tuesday (again) Eve!

Tomorrow, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio have will hold their primary elections. Florida and Ohio are winner-take-all states; no delegate splitting in either.

Here’s the latest from the wild world of campaigns:

Florida’s Attorney General endorses Trump

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Rubio Encourages Supporters to Vote for John Kasich in Ohio

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 11, 2016 at 1:04pm 3/11/2016 at 1:04pm
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Officials from Marco Rubio’s campaign are encouraging Ohio-based supporters to vote for John Kasich in the upcoming primary. Why? Strategic voting — as it’s termed. Rubio is unlikely to cary Ohio, but encouraging supporters to toss their votes behind Kasich might help keep Ohio out of Trump’s win column.

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LIVE REACTIONS: CNN GOP Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8:30pm 3/10/2016 at 8:30pm
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Welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s GOP debate.

How to watch:

When and where is the debate? The Republican debate will be held at the University of Miami at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday.

How can I watch it? It will be broadcast live on CNN, as well as live-streamed online at CNN.com...

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Not-Quite-Super Republican Tuesday

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/8/2016 at 1:00pm
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Here’s the primary/caucus schedule today, followed by Real Clear politics poll averages:

Mississippi · 40 delegates

Last poll closes at 8:00 PM ET

There’s only one recent (2/29) poll, showing Trump ahead by 24 points.  Fair to assume Trump will win, but I doubt it’s by 24 points.

Michigan · 59 delegates

Last poll closes at...

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RNC Rule 40 may create an absurd undemocratic result, and should be changed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 10:10am 3/8/2016 at 10:10am
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The Rules Of The Republican Party deal with the organization and operation of the Republican Party, including everything from apportioning delegates to the national convention, to how to change the rules themselves.

What if I told you that the RNC had a rule that under some circumstances could result in no candidate’s...

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Rubio at CPAC: “Ronald Reagan looked and acted nothing like Donald Trump”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30pm 3/5/2016 at 2:30pm
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Marco Rubio spoke at CPAC this morning.

Based on the video, it looked like a full house and enthusiastic crowd. The Washington Times reports:

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How About a Cruz-Rubio “Unity Ticket”?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:13pm 3/4/2016 at 4:13pm
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While Marco Rubio won his first state (Minnesota) and surged late in Virginia and Ted Cruz won his home state of Texas, Oklahoma, and Alaska for a total of four state wins, Donald Trump did very well in the Super Tuesday primaries.  So well, in fact, that conservatives are beginning to...

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Cruz and Rubio playing game of Chicken

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:30am 3/2/2016 at 11:30am
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Even before yesterday’s Super Tuesday primaries, it seemed that Cruz and Rubio were locked in a game of Chicken, and it promised to be a bumpy ride. The same holds true now:

The game of chicken, also known as the hawk-dove game or snowdrift game, is an influential model of conflict for...

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Does NY Times have damaging recording of Trump on immigration?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:00pm 2/29/2016 at 7:00pm
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Donald Trump launched his campaign popularity with a hard line on immigration, not limited to The Wall.

It struck a chord with the electorate, as I noted in a guest column at National Review on July 13, 2015, Trump’s Lesson: Voters Are Furious about Illegal Immigration:

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