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Ben Carson: Politico “blatantly lied” about West Point story

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 6, 2015 at 5:56pm 11/6/2015 at 5:56pm

I first heard about this story in the car listening to Rush Limbaugh. It sounded bad.

Politico was reporting that a supposedly central part of Dr. Ben Carson’s personal narrative was fabricated, EXCLUSIVE: Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point Scholarship [link to Wayback Machine preserved version since edits made by Politico...

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Ben Carson’s Rap Ad

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:20pm 11/5/2015 at 7:20pm

If you’ve been waiting for the first rap ad of the primary season, your wait is finally over.

Republican presidential frontrunner Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign released a rap ad that will run on stations in some of the country’s largest markets.

ABC News reports:

Dr. Carson is launching a new 60-second urban radio advertisement...

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Trump Goes Full Trump on MSM Debate Organizers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 2, 2015 at 5:44pm 11/2/2015 at 5:44pm

October’s CNBC-hosted Republican debate threw into full relief the bias inherent in the mainstream media’s handling of electoral politics. In the wake of the broadcast, both the MSM and RNC leadership fielded comments and accusations from candidates (and conservative bloggers…) rendered beyond frustrated at the CNBC moderators’ questions, tone, and...

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Post-debate Poll: Trump and Carson Lead, Followed By Cruz

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 4:30pm 10/31/2015 at 4:30pm

While it seems clear that the loser of this week’s CNBC debate debacle was CNBC (and in many ways, the mainstream media as a whole), I was and am really curious to see post-debate polling.  Watching the debate, I couldn’t help but think that those ill-prepared, condescending, and generally unpleasant moderators...

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Liberals having tough time coming to grips with Dr. Ben Carson

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:30am 10/31/2015 at 10:30am

Jonah Goldberg points out something that the MSM has been purposely ignoring:

Carson has the highest favorables of any candidate in the GOP field. But…most analysis of Carson’s popularity from pundits focuses on his likable personality and his sincere Christian faith. But it’s intriguingly rare to hear people talk about the fact...

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Trump Accuses Carson of Flip Flopping on Abortion

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:00am 10/29/2015 at 10:00am

I think it’s safe to say we’ve reached peak primary with this one.

Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused fellow candidate Ben Carson of changing his position on abortion.

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Carson Surges to 8 Point Lead Over Trump in Iowa

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 4:30pm 10/22/2015 at 4:30pm

The latest from Quinnipiac has Ben Carson leading Donald Trump in Iowa by eight points. Trump’s average Iowa lead has shrunk to a meager .7.

Rubio and Cruz are the only other candidates in the double digits.

According to the release:

This compares to the results of a September 11 survey by the independent...

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Carson and Trump to Get Secret Service Protection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 8:00am 10/18/2015 at 8:00am

Threats to Republican front runners Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump have been so significant that the two candidates will now get protection from the Secret Service.

Todd Beamon of Newsmax reports, hat tip...

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Ben Carson’s Fundraising is Impressive…but His Burn Rate is Insane

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:54pm 10/15/2015 at 8:54pm

GOP Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson raised more money than any other Republican candidate between July and October of this year. His 3Q fundraising hit $20 million; Jeb Bush skidded in at second place with a respectable $13.4 million, narrowly edging out Ted Cruz, who boasted a $12.2 million take.

The...

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Ben Carson Suspends His Campaign For Book Tour

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:55pm 10/15/2015 at 2:55pm

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has temporarily suspended his campaign to spend two weeks selling books.

National Review‘s Jim Geraghty pointed to an ABC News article explaining Dr. Carson’s decision:

Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson has put his public campaign events on hold for two more weeks to go on book...

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“Thanks, Hillary!” Ben Carson’s Staff Puts Hard Choices to Work

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 4:00pm 10/11/2015 at 4:00pm

Has anyone noticed that our candidates are a little…sassier…this time around?

Maybe we have Donald Trump to thank for this; perhaps it’s the advent of social media and the unfiltered nature of digital campaigns. Either way, it’s something to be thankful for, if only for its entertainment value.

Last week, Hillary Clinton sent...

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Media reacts to professor’s racist taunt against Ben Carson

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 8:30am 10/8/2015 at 8:30am

By now, you may have heard that University of Pennsylvania religious studies professor Anthea Butler is under fire for comments she made about Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.

Butler suggested that Carson, a renowned pediatric brain surgeon, should get the ‘coon of the year’ award.

We covered the story at College...

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New Polls Have Carson Surging While Trump Falls

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 10:00am 10/4/2015 at 10:00am

A poll released by Investor’s Business Daily Friday shows Dr. Ben Carson sailing past Donald Trump. While Trump’s numbers are steadily declining, he remains one of three contenders pulling in doubly digits in IBD’s poll, the third being Senator Rubio.

IBD writes:

The nationwide survey found that 24% of Republicans back Carson, compared...

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Ben Carson Responds to Oregon Shooting: Yes, #IamAChristian

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:00pm 10/3/2015 at 12:00pm

Upon learning that the Oregon shooter had asked his victims to state their religion before killing Christians on the spot, Dr. Ben Carson posted his own response to Facebook on Friday:  Yes, #IamAChristian.

Within hours, the post had generated “70,000 shares and more than half a million likes”—as of this writing, those...

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Donations Rise for Carson After Muslim President Remarks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 12:30pm 9/24/2015 at 12:30pm

The mainstream media is obsessing over Ben Carson’s recent remarks about a Muslim becoming president, but the issue hasn’t hurt his fundraising. Quite the opposite, actually.

Denver Nicks reported at Time:

Ben Carson Sees Campaign Cash Spike After Muslim Comments

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday that he’s seen a deluge of donations...

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Reader Poll: Which “Outsider” Political Candidate Would You Vote For?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:20pm 9/23/2015 at 5:20pm

When we kicked off this election cycle, many pundits (including myself) asserted that it would be the “foreign policy election” we’ve all been waiting for. Our prediction has played out, but with a twist: Americans want to know what the candidates think about ISIS, asylum, and the military, but we’re increasingly...

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CBS Poll – Trump Leads at 40% NH and 29% Iowa

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/13/2015 at 7:30pm

CBS News released new polling data today. Professor Jacobson covered the Democratic side and you can read about it here.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump has a massive lead in New Hampshire. Ben Carson is second but is still far behind.

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