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Republican Convention 2008 AP

EXCLUSIVE — The Long War: GOP Campaigns Brace For Potential Brokered Convention After Protracted Delegate Fight

Several GOP presidential campaigns are openly contemplating the increasingly likely possibility that a 2016 nominee won’t be selected before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in late July. If no candidate secures enough delegates by the time of the convention, then what would happen is what’s called a “brokered convention”—at which time things could get truly interesting.

Ted Cruz (R) and Marco Rubio AP Photos

Ted Cruz Boxes in Marco Rubio on Immigration

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has boxed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) into a corner on immigration. Cruz has come out guns-a-blazing against Rubio all week, firing first and escalating the battle every time Rubio has responded. Now he’s taken the fight to a place where Rubio is caught in a glaring contradiction the likes of which haven’t been seen since his involvement in his landmark legislative achievement—a more-than-thousand-page immigration bill—in his short time serving in the U.S. Senate.

Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson Signals Openness To Obamatrade’s Pacific Rim Trade Deal

This is the first time Carson himself has weighed in on Obamatrade, and the move comes after his spokesman Doug Watts previously told the Wall Street Journal he was open to it. Watts told the WSJ the day after President Barack Obama’s White House released the 5,544-page, 100-pound, several-feet-high-when-printed-out trade deal that Carson “believes the agreement does help to level the playing field in key markets and is important to improve our ties to trading partners in Asia as a counterbalance to China’s influence in the region.”