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Trump: I Won’t Yell Out Curse Words As President

It has come to this.

February 9, 2016

McCain Speaks Against Torture Advocacy Of Trump, Other GOPers

McCain: “The United States has tried, convicted, and executed foreign combatants who employed methods of torture, including waterboarding.”

February 9, 2016

Endorse This: Donald Trump — Not Safe For Work!

Donald Trump has achieved a great milestone for all presidential candidates: He’s made vulgarity on the campaign trail mainstream.

February 9, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Clinton shake hands in the midst of the Democratic presidential candidates debate sponsored by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire in Durham

This Week In Polls: Don’t Take New Hampshire For Granite

It’s the weekend before the New Hampshire primary. And all eyes are on the polls for both sides.

February 5, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Farewell to Iowa

Trump’s depressed Iowa fans, Michele Bachmann’s wild-eyed prophecies, and the revenge of Cliven Bundy! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

February 5, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Trump’s Stages Of Grief

The Donald’s allegation that Cruz stole the Iowa caucuses was the talk of the night late shows.

February 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Milford

Trump Accuses Cruz Of Stealing Iowa Caucuses Through ‘Fraud’

Cruz’s response: “Yet another #Trumpertantrum.”

February 3, 2016
Jeff Danziger cartoon cruz in new hampshire

Cartoon: “Jesus Or Taxation?”

Cartoon: “Jesus Or Taxation?”

February 3, 2016

Chris Christie Rips Off Ted Cruz? Against Hillary, ‘I’ll Beat Her Rear End’

A possible title for this ongoing Republican primary race: “Fifty Shades of Crazy.”

February 3, 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
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and his wife Heidi speak to the press aboard a plane en route to a campaign event in Piedmont

Republican Cruz Apologizes For Email Implying Carson Might Exit Race

Question remains whether dispute will hurt Cruz, looking to win over Carson supporters should Carson drop out.

February 2, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio lifts one of his sons as he and his family leave the stage after speaking to supporters during the Rbio watch party at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines

Marco Rubio Becomes Early Hope For Mainstream Republicans

Rubio, a fluent Spanish speaker, hopes to win back some of the Latino vote the party lost in recent years as it toughened its stance on immigration.

February 2, 2016

Endorse This: Ben Carson Hates Ted Cruz And His Dirty Tricks

Hmm, it’s easy to see why Cruz is so hated on Capitol Hill.

February 2, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks with his wife Heidi Cruz by his side after winning at his Iowa caucus night rally in Des Moines

Republican Cruz Tops Trump In Iowa Presidential Race, Clinton And Sanders Tie

The results could shift momentum in both races.

February 2, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a sign given to him by a supporter at the end of a campaign rally in Council Bluffs

Trump, Cruz Tamp Down Expectations For Uncertain Iowa Vote

The day before Iowa’s caucuses, Trump and Cruz reflected anxiety about the unpredictability of the race in this Midwestern state.

January 31, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates and U.S. Senators Cruz and Rubio shake hands and talk at the end of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines

Should Evangelical Voters Trust Trump? Cruz? Rubio? Not So Much

So how would Iowa’s evangelical Christian voter be served by those three leading candidates — Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz? If history has any predictive power, not too well.

January 31, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs for supporters at a campaign rally in Dubuque

Cruz And Trump Make Final Appeals To Iowans

Across the state, Trump used stagecraft and blasted Cruz to enliven the crowd as he barnstormed through eastern Iowa.

January 31, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a veteran's rally in Des Moines

This Week In Polls: Iowa, Iowa, Iowa!

It’s the weekend before the Iowa caucuses. And the polls show that everyone will be in for a roller-coaster ride.

January 29, 2016

Endorse This: Trump Drops An ‘Anchor’ On Ted Cruz

Trump is celebrating all the heat that his hated rival Ted Cruz took on immigration — and invoking the ultimate insult.

January 29, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Big Debate — Donald Trump Vs. Donald Trump

Colbert: “Tonight it is Donald against Trump — or as they’re known by their celebrity couple name, ‘Dump.'”

January 29, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the University of Iowa

Even Absent, Trump Will Cast Shadow Over GOP Debate

Donald Trump’s going to make a difference in Thursday’s Iowa Republican debate, even though he’ll be absent.

January 28, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Muscatine

Donald Trump, Hoping To Slow Ted Cruz’s Surge, Makes Inroads With Evangelicals

A mix of state and national polls reveals the race for evangelical support appears to be a toss-up.

January 27, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz waves to the crowd

The Secret Science Of Winning The Iowa Caucuses

An hour before the Jan. 14 Republican debate, 250 of Ted Cruz’s most dedicated Iowa field organizers huddled in the Heritage Assembly of God church gymnasium in Des Moines.

January 26, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose together before the start of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston

Some Republican Candidates Spend Big On Ads, With Little To Show For It

In this strange primary season, there is little relationship between money spent on ads and poll numbers for candidates, at least on the Republican side.

January 26, 2016
Michael Bloombergs

Four New Yorkers For President?

New York City has a conservative streak. The residents want the chaos carefully managed.

January 26, 2016
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