Saturday, November 28, 2015
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Busted Down To The Minor Leagues — GOPers In New Debate Landscape

There’s been a big shakeup in the lineup for the GOP debate, with candidates being demoted or kicked off the show entirely. How are they all handling it?

November 10, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates Jindal, Santorum, Pataki and Graham pose while attending a forum for lower polling candidates before the main U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder

Band Of Outsiders: Minor-League Republicans Make Their Case In Warmup Debate

They call it the undercard debate. But it could just as easily be described as an island of misfit Republicans.

October 28, 2015

Lindsey Graham Plays The ‘Date, Marry, Make Disappear’ Game

This has got to be one of the most unusual interview questions ever for a presidential candidate.

October 28, 2015

What To Look Out For In The Third GOP Debate

Here we are again. The engorged ensemble of Republican primary candidates will meet for their third televised smackdown (ahem, debate) Wednesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

October 28, 2015
Bobby Jindal Caricature

Debt And Low Polls Can Be A Lethal Pairing For Candidates

Money, and the risk of incurring personal debt, is the driving factor for most candidates who opt out.

October 26, 2015

Lindsey Graham: ‘How Am I Losing To These People?’

Graham delivered a Don Rickles-style take on the major players in the presidential campaign — and a Rodney Dangerfield perspective on his own campaign.

October 26, 2015

Cartoon: GOP Candidates Pataki, Graham, Jindal, And Christie Go Trick Or Treating

“We’re not getting any candy or anything…”

October 26, 2015

Six Cash-Strapped Republican White House Hopefuls Face Tipping Point

Half a dozen Republican presidential candidates are edging toward financial crisis, raising the specter that some may be forced to drop out of the sprawling field of contenders.

October 17, 2015

GOPers Tweet The Dem Debate

From a true “STAR” to North Koreans eating dogs: The Democrats were debating — and the Republicans were heckling.

October 14, 2015

Upstaged By Everyone Else, B-Team Republicans Duke It Out With Each Other

It made sense that the two biggest names in the GOPeeWee debate belonged to men who weren’t even in the room: Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

September 17, 2015

Debate Memo: 5 Things To Look Out For Tonight

Welcome back to the GOP Thunderdome. The candidates have got their zingers ready, loaded with talking points to launch at each other and the moderators like so many verbal bird-bolts.

September 16, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

War, Mushroom Clouds, And No Dancing: GOPers React To Iran Deal

Republican presidential candidates have been making their displeasure with the Iran deal known — and some of them are being very dramatic about it.

September 2, 2015

Endorse This: Lindsey Graham’s Fightin’ Words!

Of course, in order for Graham himself to even get near Trump, he would first have to qualify for one of the top-ten candidate debates — and good luck with that.

August 25, 2015
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Republicans Or Social Security? On 80th Anniversary, Still An Easy Choice

Greed is always in fashion on Wall Street. But working Americans see no reason to hand Social Security over to the banks, as the Republican candidates propose, when its administrative costs amount to well under one percent of its revenues.

August 14, 2015

Minor League GOP Candidates Take The Same Line At Warmup Debate: ‘Go Backwards’

If any GOP contender in the so-called “minor-league” had suffered a loss in confidence from their low poll numbers, none of them showed it.

August 6, 2015

Debate Memo: Who’s In, Who’s Out, And What To Expect

Here’s what you need to know, and what to expect from the GOP candidates.

August 6, 2015
Photo: Elephants performing at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, November 8, 2008. (via Wikimedia Commons)

Republicans Get Ready For The Debate Circus

It’s the big day: The first Republican primary debates — two of them — will be aired on Fox News Thursday night.

August 6, 2015

The War On Woman: Graham Says We Can’t Trust Hillary, Because Monica!

Senator Graham reached almost 20 years into the past to attack Hillary Clinton, by bringing up the completely irrelevant subject of Bill’s infidelity.

August 4, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

Illegal Immigration A Dominant Theme At Republican Forum Even Without Trump

Facing their first face-to-face debate on Thursday in Cleveland, the candidates got in some warm-up action at the Voters First Forum.

August 4, 2015

A Roiling Republican Party Is Ready For Its Close-Up

The GOP is proceeding along two tracks — the headline track and the governing track. Which party will show up Aug. 6 for the first presidential debate?

July 30, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Trump Threatens Independent Presidential Run If GOP ‘Not Fair’

Presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to run as a political independent if he does not get “fair” treatment from the Republican Party.

July 23, 2015

Trump Has The GOP Establishment’s Number

Only now are Republicans willing to say: “You’re fired.” No wonder Trump is laughing.

July 23, 2015

Lindsey Graham’s New Video: ‘How To Destroy Your Cell Phone’

‘Or if else fails, you can always give your number to The Donald,’ he says, before pitching a phone fastball. ‘This is for all the veterans.’

July 22, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Donald Trump Attacking GOP Rivals For Close Ties — To Donald Trump

If Donald Trump is supposed to be such a political pariah, then he can now attack all those Republicans who liked him before with the worst political dirt of all — himself.

July 22, 2015
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