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Trump’s ‘Celebrity Candidate 2016’ Will End — Even Without A Concession Speech

So now “Celebrity Candidate 2016” is about to be canceled. What’s more, there’s no audience for repeat broadcasts after everybody knows who won.

October 26, 2016
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Ted Cruz Isn’t The First To Get Booed Off Stage

The scene was remarkably similar to one 52 years ago, in another Republican convention.

July 21, 2016
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Ted Cruz Jeered, Wife Escorted Out At Raucous Republican Convention

Anti-Trump Republican delegate Ken Cuccinelli told Reuters he escorted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, off the floor of the Republican National Convention out of concern for her safety.

July 20, 2016
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) talks to the media outside of his Senate office on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

EXCLUSIVE: Ted Cruz’s Four Year Political Survival Guide

“December 2017. In one of the few highlights of her presidency, Hillary Clinton annexes Canada. I was American all along!”

July 20, 2016
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions speaks next to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally at Madison City Schools Stadium in Madison

Unlike Trump, Republicans Only Supported The Brexit After The Vote

Although Donald Trump has been rooting for Britain to leave the European Union well before the Brexit decision on Friday morning, some Republicans joined him in taking an affirmative stance on the issue—but only after the vote actually happened.

June 25, 2016
Presidential impressions

#EndorseThis: An Eighth Grade Presidential Impressionist

Occasionally, in the grim, months-long slog of the presidential election cycle, there is a brief beacon of light and hope for the next generation.

June 17, 2016
Former Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) talks to the media outside of his Senate office on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Nihilist Ted, Back To The Back Bench

Failed campaign behind him, Ted Cruz will now recast himself as a party leader whose legislative agenda was endorsed by donors who backed him and citizens who cast their votes for him in primaries and caucuses. After reading 55 bills and 115 resolutions filed by Cruz, here’s the takeaway. Cruz is a destroyer.

June 11, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally to highlight POW-MIA issues on Memorial Day weekend in Washington, U.S. May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The Definitive List: Who Deserves Blame For The Nomination Of Donald Trump?

We know Republicans are responsible for Trump, because you can be assured they’ll take credit for him if he wins. Here’s a quick review of who deserves the most blame.

May 30, 2016
A sign is seen at the entrance of the Exxonmobil Port Allen Lubricants Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Is ExxonMobil Responsible For Lying About Climate Change? Republican Senators Say Fraud Is ‘Free Speech’

A group of Republican senators has written a letter to the U.S. Attorney General to stifle any future federal inquiries concerning climate change, claiming it violates the First Amendment rights of corporations like Exxon, which suppressed its research into the phenomenon for several decades.

May 27, 2016
Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hold their hands to their chest as the national anthem is played at a campaign rally in Concord, New Hampshire January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl/File photo

Republicans Are Architects Of Their Present Misfortune

What first seemed a joke, then an unsettling possibility and then a troubling likelihood, became a grim certainty last week as Donald Trump, real estate developer turned reality show ringmaster turned would-be president, won an emphatic victory in Indiana’s Republican primary — leaving Trump the de facto nominee of what used to be called, with some pride, the Party of Lincoln.

May 8, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor John Kasich celebrates in front of his wife Karen (L) and daughter Reese (2nd L) after winning the Ohio primary Republican presidential election at a campaign rally in Berea, Ohio March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Kasich To Bow Out Of 2016 Race

Donald Trump is now the lone Republican in the 2016 race. It seems the Party of Lincoln is finally united, but this is hardly the sort of union that Lincoln imagined.

May 4, 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

Ted Cruz Suspends Presidential Campaign After Indiana Loss

Trump walked away with most, if not all, of Indiana’s 57 delegates, the biggest trove until the June 7 primaries, where New Jersey and California will go to the polls.

May 4, 2016
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Republican Elites Are Lining Up Behind Trump

Donald Trump’s strong showing in the last round of primaries looks set to continue today as Indiana voters go to the polls. As he has continued to win primary contests, his dominance has been making Ted Cruz delegates reconsider the way they plan on voting at the Republican National Convention.

May 3, 2016
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Endorse This: A Ted Cruz Farewell Special

That’s a great speech, Ted. But it’s too little, too late. Good luck in the private sector, and God help us all.

May 3, 2016
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It’s Increasingly Unlikely That Ted Cruz Can Stop Trump

Coming off the back of a disastrous week, in which Cruz failed to win all but three delegates up for grabs across the five states that voted last Tuesday, the Texas senator faces a steep uphill battle.

May 2, 2016
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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
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event at Lakeside Plastics in Oshkosh, Wisconsin March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Ted Cruz Keeps Talking About ‘Wages’ — But He Won’t Support Raising Them

Ted Cruz has taken to co-opting populist messaging on “wages,” but his own record is clear: Cruz has been a consistent opponent of raising the minimum wage, and is even skeptical of the concept of a minimum wage itself.

April 29, 2016
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (not pictured) speak to reporters at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

John Boehner Calling Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer In The Flesh’ Is Hardly The Worst Thing Someone Has Said About Ted Cruz

Rep. Peter King of New York said Thursday on CNN that maybe Boehner “gives Lucifer a bad name by comparing him to Ted Cruz.”

April 28, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina listens to a question at the New Hampshire GOP's FITN Presidential town hall in Nashua, New Hampshire in this January 23, 2016, file photo. REUTERS/Mary Schwalm/Files

Why Ted Cruz’s Carly Fiorina Gambit Won’t Work

Forty years ago, when the Texas senator was just a 5-year-old at his parents home in Houston, another Republican candidate for president who was lagging behind in delegates and hoping to clinch the nomination with a desperately play named a vice presidential nominee. It was 1976, and presidential hopeful was Ronald Reagan.

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
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Is It Too Late For Cruz And Kasich To Stop Trump?

Ted Cruz and John Kasich are trying to push out the theory that they can stop Donald Trump. But that line doesn’t have much traction with voters.

April 27, 2016
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Clinton, Trump Edge Closer To Party Nominations, Sanders Softens His Confrontational Tone

Sanders’ top campaign aides said they would meet Wednesday to discuss their plans for the rest of the race—where they vowed to compete in all of the states including California. But they began to telegraph they’d be pleased if the Democratic Party embraced his core proposals such as making public universities tuition free and paying for that with a Wall St. trading tax.

April 27, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to give a victory speech after the Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri primary elections during a news conference held at his Mar-A-Lago Club, in Palm Beach, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Trump Takes On ‘Corrupt System’ By Bullying Delegates

Despite encountering ever-increasing resistance, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump remains keen on winning the Republican nomination. But in fighting what he views as establishment corruption, his campaign has engaged in bullying to get delegates to support him.

April 26, 2016
Your delegate math headache

Your Guide To Super Tuesday IV: Northeastern Edition!

If you’re following along, either to keep abreast of current events or for pure schadenfreude, we’ve compiled each state’s delegate math and most recent polling to help keep track.

April 26, 2016
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Kasich And Cruz’s Coordination May Be Too Late To Stop Trump

Republican presidential candidates John Kasich and Ted Cruz announced today that their campaigns would coordinate to keep party frontrunner Donald Trump from securing the necessary votes to win the nomination. A look at the agreement’s fine print indicates there is more than meets the eye.

April 25, 2016