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U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Trump, Cruz, Kasich Tear Up Their Pledge To Support GOP Nominee

“I have been treated very unfairly,” the real estate mogul said, singling out the Republican National Committee and the GOP establishment.

March 30, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event at Lakeside Plastics in Oshkosh, Wisconsin March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Suddenly, Ted Cruz Seems Like A Gentleman

Pinch yourself, hard. The unthinkable, the unimaginable, the impossible is happening. People are actually feeling empathy for Ted Cruz. What does this say about our beloved America? Into what kind of weird cosmic rat-hole have we let ourselves be dragged?

March 29, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump looks to the cameras at the back of the arena during a rally at Clemson University in Pendleton, South Carolina, in this February 10, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

5 Reasons Republicans Will (Mostly) End Up Backing Donald Trump

The safest bet in 2016 is against the GOP demonstrating any ability to coordinate resources against Trump.

March 28, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Governor Jeb Bush (L) listens as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville, South Carolina February 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Jeb Bush Endorses Ted Cruz For Republican Nomination

Jeb Bush endorsed Ted Cruz for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, saying the U.S. senator from Texas represents the party’s best chance of winning the White House.

March 23, 2016
People wait to vote in the U.S. presidential primary election outside a polling site in Glendale, Arizona March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Trump, Clinton Win Arizona On Big Night In The West

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump swept to victory in Arizona on Tuesday but rival Ted Cruz showed some fight with a win in Utah that gave hope to establishment Republicans who fear Trump would lead the party to ruin in the presidential election. On the Democratic side, favorite Hillary Clinton routed challenger […]

March 23, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul waits to be introduced at a campaign stop at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, in this January 29, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Scott Morgan/Files

I Finally Watched The First Debate, And Boy Am I Excited About This Rand Paul Character!

I finally managed to watch the first republican debate last Thursday after Frisbee golf, and wow, was I impressed.

March 22, 2016
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Trump Loses Two Delegates Because Of Their Foreign-Sounding Names

In further evidence that Donald Trump’s rhetoric is damaging American minds, two Trump delegates with foreign sounding (i.e. Muslim) names failed to make the top three spots during last night’s Illinois primary, despite running for a politician who has vilified their faith repeatedly during the primaries.

March 16, 2016
Rosemary Harder wears a hat supporting Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump during a news conference in Palm Beach

Trump Wins Florida, Kasich Takes Ohio As Rubio Bows Out

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won a crucial contest in Florida on Tuesday, knocking rival Marco Rubio out of the race, but lost Ohio to John Kasich in a mixed result that set the stage for a long, bitter nominating fight.

March 16, 2016
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Republicans Praying For Brokered Convention To Stop Trump

“The Republican Party does not have the superstructure to resolve a convention deadlock. There are no more bosses. The state party leaders are largely impotent. The party lacks elder statesmen.”

March 15, 2016

Paranoia’s Back In Style

“Style has more to do with the way in which ideas are believed than with the truth or falsity of their content,” Hofstadter wrote. “I am interested here in getting at our political psychology through our political rhetoric.”

March 11, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump greets former Republican presidential candidate Carson after receiving endorsement in Palm Beach, Florida

Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump

Carson was the target of some of Trump’s most vicious attacks when he was a candidate.

March 11, 2016
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Trump’s Islam Comments Draw Fire From Rivals, But Civility Reigns

Trump defended his belief, as stated in television interviews, that followers of Islam “hate us.”

March 11, 2016
Trump ad targets Rubio.

Trump Looks For Rubio KO With Latest Ad

Relying on a second-rate imitation of his main rival all while allowing Trump to drag his political career through the mud won’t win Rubio much else besides a highly-anticipated concession speech.

March 9, 2016
File photo of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking during a news conference at City Hall in New York

Michael Bloomberg Won’t Run For President

“Even if I were to receive the most popular votes and the most electoral votes, victory would be highly unlikely, because most members of Congress would vote for their party’s nominee.”

March 7, 2016
Businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump greets U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Romney after endorsing his candidacy for president at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas. Trump could lose more states than Romney this November.

Mitt Vs. The Modern Prometheus

Romney’s flaccid speech, too little, too late, too lame, won’t amount to anything, except as a useful historical document.

March 4, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump remains standing at the front of the stage as rivals Rubio, Cruz and Kasich head to their podiums at the start of the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Detroit

Republicans Blitz Trump At Presidential Debate

Believe him, Donald Trump has yuge hands.

March 4, 2016
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Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the debate sponsored by CNN for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates in Houston

Rubio, Cruz Go On Attack Against Trump At Debate

Republican rival Marco Rubio attacked front-runner Donald Trump at length for the first time at a debate on Thursday.

February 25, 2016
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Trump Shows Huge Demographic Reach As Cruz, Rubio Trail

Donald Trump’s victory in the South Carolina primary, while by a slightly smaller margin than was projected a few days ago, continues to demonstrate his strength among Republican voters of all stripes.

February 25, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump gives thumbs up to caucus goers as he visits a Nevada Republican caucus site at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nevada

Trump’s Third Straight Win Has Rivals Looking For Answers

The businessman inched closer to the nomination after easily outdistancing his rivals in the Nevada caucuses Tuesday.

February 24, 2016

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February 22, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Sumter Civic Center in Sumter

5 Ways The Press Made Donald Trump Happen

Trump has played the media like a fiddle, and they deserve as much responsibility for his rise as anyone.

February 22, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Bush reacts to an attack from rival candidate Trump at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

An Incomplete List Of Republicans Mourning The Death Of Their Party

Together, we can create a manifesto of Republicans who want their country — oops, party — back.

February 18, 2016
Saudi Arabia Soldier Military Patrol

The Leading Presidential Candidates Can Only Agree On One Thing: Make Arab States Fight ISIS

Asking neighboring states to right a historic wrong will find few sympathetic ears in any Arab capital. But at least America’s presidential contenders can agree that they should.

February 17, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks during a campaign event in Sumter

Can South Carolina Do It One More Time For The Bushes?

The ties between the Bush family and South Carolina run long and deep.

February 15, 2016