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Media normalizing Trump

When Trump Throws Post-Election Dung, How Will His Fans Respond?

Among the great apes, it’s common for a humiliated combatant to defecate in his hand and fling it at his rival. The big question is how Trump’s impassioned supporters will respond to his dung throwing.

October 19, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a speech during a campaign stop in Lynwood, California, United States June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Wealthy Republicans Campaign For Hillary Clinton, Reject Trump

Groups of wealthy Republicans unhappy with Donald Trump have been privately courting prominent peers to join them in backing Democrat Hillary Clinton’s U.S. presidential bid, several people involved in the effort told Reuters.

August 4, 2016
donald trump chris christie transition team

Christie To Head Trump Transition Team

While a transition team does now exist on paper, the team doesn’t even have an official press contact. Instead, all queries are instructed to be sent to the New Jersey governor’s director of communications — quite possibly a violation of federal and state law prohibiting the use of public funds for use in campaigns.

May 9, 2016
Donald Trump talks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Some #NeverTrumpers Have Already Committed To Voting For Hillary Clinton

Some of the most principled members of the conservative movement woke up Wednesday morning to an unrecognizable party — what had been an organization advocating fiscal and social conservatism has turned into something else entirely: a cult of personality. Populists. Know Nothings.

May 4, 2016
Reince Priebus

How Reince Priebus Handed Donald Trump The Republican Party

Even after the Republican donor class began “encouraging” candidates to end their campaigns, Trump’s anti-establishment war continuously put Priebus (and the Republican Party) on the defensive, forcing him to fend off accusations of establishment meddling in the nomination process.

May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz

VP Nomination Not Up To Cruz At Contested Convention

Nominating Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick was supposed to signal an upward trajectory for Ted Cruz’s flailing presidential campaign, though to most it seemed little more than a last ditch effort to stop Trump from securing the party nomination in Indiana, and later in California, where Fiorina was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

April 29, 2016
Donald Trump

Pundits Hated Trump’s Nonsensical Foreign Policy Speech

The reviews are in for Donald Trump’s widely anticipated foreign policy speech and the overwhelming consensus was that it was an unmitigated disaster, full of contradictions and policy prescriptions that annoyed pundits and commentators across the spectrum.

April 28, 2016
Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endorses Republicanresidential candidate Ted Cruz at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Cruz Announces Fiorina As Vice Presidential Pick

In what can only be described as a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from securing the Republican Party nomination, Texas senator Ted Cruz announced former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his vice president pick. His campaign hopes that a Cruz-Fiorina ticket will energize his campaign as he gets closer to the July convention.

April 27, 2016
Donald Trump's children to take on his business empire

Trump’s Children Won’t Vote For Him Because They Aren’t Registered Republicans

Trump may have brought “millions of new voters” out to vote, but he forgot to make sure his own children could vote for him.

April 11, 2016
Ben Carson

Ben Carson Forgets He Is Supporting Trump, Again

Ben Carson got on Fox News yesterday to give yet another brutally honest take on the Trump campaign.

April 8, 2016
U.S. Senator Cruz greets businessman Trump onstage as they address a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Kakistocracy

If we elect people who are nasty, brutish, incompetent or megalomaniacal we have no one to blame but ourselves.

February 12, 2016
Donald Trump New Hampshire Primary

What Explains Trump’s Popularity In New Hampshire? Tough Talk On Terror

There’s a lot of tough talk coming from Donald Trump, whose own military service record suggests he didn’t have any personal appetite for waging war in some distant land with no clear objective.

February 3, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks after being endorsed by Senator Lindsey Graham

Republican Voters Say The Clock Is Ticking On Jeb Bush’s Would-Be Comeback

Standing in a small middle-school gymnasium on a snowy New Hampshire morning, Jeb Bush listened and nodded as a man decked out in New England Patriots gear listed four separate reasons that the son and brother of former presidents may fail to follow the family into the White House.

January 20, 2016
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson

Paris Terrorist Attacks Could Mark A Turning Point In Republican Primary

Foreign policy is now at the forefront of the 2016 presidential election.

November 16, 2015
Ben Carson

White Evangelicals: Early Influence On GOP Race, But Prospects Then Get Shakier

White evangelical Christians are well-positioned to have a strong say in early 2016 Republican primaries and caucuses, nut they could face trouble later in the campaign season, according to a new analysis.

November 12, 2015
Reagan The gipper

Republican Debate Dilemma: Echo Sunny Reagan? Or Go Negative?

The candidates’ split, in the end, is between optimism and pessimism, between those channeling the anger of unhappy voters and those aiming, in the style of the sunny Ronald Reagan, for inspiration and uplift.

September 15, 2015
Republican presidential candidates Jindal and Perry speak during a commercial break at a forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Ex-Texas Governor Perry Can’t Pay Presidential Campaign Staff: Reports

A Super PAC said they would step in, but they are not legally allowed to coordinate their activities with a candidate’s campaign, according to reports in the Washington Post.

August 11, 2015
Roger Stone

Inside Story: Behind Trump’s Breakup With Consultant Roger Stone

The tumultuous split between Roger Stone and Donald Trump erupted from internal divisions in the real estate mogul’s presidential campaign — and now disreputable operative David Bossie may fill the strategic vacuum.

August 9, 2015