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Saturday, March 17, 2018

When It Comes To Trump, GOP Senators Battling To Keep Their Seats Are Used To Contortions

“Listen, I’ve said what my position is,” Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte said with slight exasperation during an interview at a campaign stop in her hometown of Nashua to help volunteers stuff care packages for overseas military troops.

August 22, 2016
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leaves the podium after a speech in Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

What Could Go Wrong At The RNC? Everything.

Convention organizers plot tightly scripted, carefully choreographed exercises in promoting their candidates. They want party insiders to depart as enthusiastic workers for the would-be president, and they hope to enlist millions of television viewers in the cause. But something will go horribly wrong.

July 11, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Behind The Movement To Stop Trump At The RNC

#NeverTrump delegates will have as many as two shots at it: First at the convention rules committee meeting beginning Thursday, and then at the convention itself the following week.

July 10, 2016
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Could Gary Johnson And Bill Kristol Keep Trump Out Of The White House?

On Sunday, the Libertarian Party chose its presidential nominee, former Republican Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson. Also on Sunday, Bill Kristol — the neoconservative editor of The Weekly Standard and the most vocal proponent of the #NeverTrump movement — promised “There will be an independent candidate.”

May 31, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after a campaign rally in Lynden, Washington, U.S., May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

What Happens To All That Anti-Trump Money Now?

The real money is in the anti-Trump super PACs that have lost their mission. Right to Rise, the super PAC that supported Jeb Bush’s candidacy until he dropped out in late February, closed out March with $17.3 million on hand.

May 14, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

More Conservatives Backing Away From Trump Nomination

As conservatives all over the country come to terms with Donald Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party, a cohort of conservative media personalities are actively fighting against him. Here’s what they have said about the racist billionaire’s ascension to the party nomination.

May 6, 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
Protestors hold hands in the air as they yell at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event in Radford

Is The ‘Never Trump’ Movement Bigger Than The ‘Bernie Or Bust’ Campaign?

Good news: The anti-Trump movement is growing stronger.

April 12, 2016
Sad Trump Bad Week

Trump’s Worst Week Ever Is Over

Multiple polls show that Trump is historically unpopular — around 67 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of him.

April 1, 2016

Rubio: I Will Never Vote For Trump — Maybe

Rubio has gone from “Never Trump,” to “Never Trump” in name only — perhaps meriting a new acronym for a certain class of Republicans, “NTINO.”

March 4, 2016

A Long, Incomplete List Of The Republicans Opposed To Trump

“I joined the Party of Lincoln and the Party of Reagan. I will leave the Party of Trump.”

March 2, 2016