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Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 …

Presidential Race Could Boost California Primaries

For the first time in decades, the presidential primary in California — on both sides — may profoundly affect the presidential race, boosting turnout and prompting a ripple effect that could change the nature of local races around the state.

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 …

Vegas Debate: No-Fly Zones, Regime Change, and Other Shattered Illusions

The interesting discussion is all on the Republican side, and there were some strong exchanges in Las Vegas. Contrary to Chris Christie’s dismissal of the debate over surveillance between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as so much senatorial jibber-jabber, there are serious questions of liberty, security, and privacy to discuss. (Having said that, Governor Christie’s tone will probably appeal to voters who want strong leadership and decisive action on national security, as will Donald Trump’s.)

Former Florida Governor and republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks to voters at the Heritage Action Presidential Candidate Forum September 18, 2015 in Greenville, South Carolina. Eleven republican candidates each had twenty five minutes to talk to voters Friday at the Bons Secours Wellness arena in the upstate of South …

Jeb Bush Still the Champ, Trump the Walking Dead, Says Bush Super-PAC Chief

The underlying dynamic of this primary is grassroots Republican voters expressing their dissatisfaction with an elite that views them with contempt. Confirmation that the GOP Establishment — embodied by the Jeb Bush campaign — does indeed hold this mindset won’t improve the fortunes of its candidates.

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Poll: Trump Leads In Nevada, South Carolina by Double Digits

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is leading his nearest competition in the Republican presidential primary by double-digit margins in Nevada and South Carolina, both early voting states, a new CNN/ORC poll revealed Wednesday. In Nevada, Trump boasted support from 38 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers. Ben Carson placed second with 22 percent followed by Carly Fiorina with 8 percent, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with 7 percent.

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Drudge Primary: Scott Walker Crushes Competition In Online Poll

With all the caveats about this being a non-scientific online poll, it has to mean something that Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker is murdering every other GOP contender by massive margins among those Drudge readers motivated enough to vote. Although

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2016: Romney’s Possible Run Generates Little Excitement Beyond Donor Class

The editors of the Wall Street Journal greeted the possibility of a third Mitt Romney bid for the Presidency in 2016 with a piece entitled “Romney Recycled.” They’re not big fans of this sort of recycling, and for good reasons. Romney may argue that he’s learned his lesson and improved his pitch, but it’s difficult to revise the strong impressions created during his presidential campaigns.