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Republican Carly Fiorina Overshadows Trump

Posted September 17th, 2015 at 3:00 pm (UTC-4)
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When former Hewlitt Packard CEO and Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina said, “I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said” during the party’s second debate, frontrunner Donald Trump, who had made an insulting remark about her looks, was cornered. Among all 16 candidates, the Texas native scored the biggest hit on Trump, boosting her visibility at the same time. Some say the summer fling with Trump is now over and the real race for the nominee has begun.

Donald Trump’s Gatsbyesque Charm

Posted September 16th, 2015 at 9:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Say what you will about Trump, he is possessed of mischievous traits that many Americans find irresistible…. In his cruder comments about people he reviles, Trump has often equaled Archie Bunker’s outspoken style even if he doesn’t use the word “meathead.”

Hillary Clinton Has Become the Anti-woman Candidate

Posted September 15th, 2015 at 9:24 am (UTC-4)
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In recent months, she has lost ground on being honest and trustworthy and on being in touch with people’s everyday concerns — the exact traits that recruiters believe distinguish women candidates. And of course no one would call her an outsider.

Why Mitt Romney Should Save the Republican Party and Join the 2016 Race

Posted September 3rd, 2015 at 8:39 am (UTC-4)
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Romney should be ready to enter the field to save his party from an awful reckoning between its leadership and its base, a reckoning that has been brought on by Donald Trump’s campaign.

A Misguided View of Immigrants

Posted August 19th, 2015 at 4:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Donald Trump’s immigration proposal — deporting the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants en masse, by force if necessary, then building a thousand mile wall along the U.S. border with Mexico to prevent their return — clearly caters to the unfounded fears of tea party conservatives regarding immigrants.

Democrats Worry About the ‘Probable, but No Longer Inevitable’ Hillary Clinton

Posted August 19th, 2015 at 2:56 pm (UTC-4)
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Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid is hitting bumps in the road. Her resume is one that campaign professionals would drool over: Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, First Lady. But with the recent slow drip of details about her emailing habits as Secretary of State, combined with a history of tough media scrutiny, there is concern about her candidacy. With fellow Democratic contender Bernie Sanders nipping at her heels, party operators are asking whether she can weather the gathering storms.

Donald Trump Is a Counterfeit Republican

Posted August 13th, 2015 at 10:48 am (UTC-4)
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He is an affront to anyone devoted to the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the founding in 1955 of the National Review — making conservatism intellectually respectable and politically palatable.

Trump’s No Bully, He’s Cry Baby

Posted August 10th, 2015 at 8:39 am (UTC-4)
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It’s obvious that Trump had his bubble burst in the debate, but his post-debate temper tantrum now threatens to marginalize him even among staunch conservatives.

Rubio Wins the Main Event

Posted August 7th, 2015 at 9:51 am (UTC-4)
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Marco Rubio consistently gave strong and substantive answers that at times emphasized the compelling story of his family and at others demonstrated his depth of knowledge on the subject matter discussed…. If the debate had a winner, it was Rubio.

Is Trump The New Face of the Republican Party?

Posted August 6th, 2015 at 5:03 pm (UTC-4)
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The GOP is holding its first debate of candidates vying to be on the Republican ticket for next year’s presidential election. It’s a crowded and diverse field. Despite that, there are worries that with front-runner business mogul Donald Trump – given to offensive comments – onstage, there won’t be enough oxygen to go around.

A Biden Run Could Inject Life into Democrats’ Race

Posted August 4th, 2015 at 4:36 pm (UTC-4)
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…The garrulous, gregarious Biden — Barack Obama’s VP and for 36 years before that a U.S. senator from Delaware — may never benefit from better timing.  Clinton dominates polling among Democrats, but her standing among independents or general election what-ifs is weakening.

‘Run, Biden, Run’

Posted August 4th, 2015 at 3:33 pm (UTC-4)
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Even since New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote about the deathbed wish of Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau – he asked his father to run for president – the media has been debating his merits. Other than the obvious curveball thrown at the Democratic favorite, Hillary Clinton, the possibility of a Biden run has ramped up political chatter.

Trump Courts Controversy, Becoming Republican Frontrunner

Posted July 21st, 2015 at 4:01 pm (UTC-4)
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Mexican immigrants, a widely-respected American war hero and a high-profile senator: business mogul and Republican presidential nominee contender Donald Trump has unapologetically insulted them all. Meanwhile, his popularity has soared, putting Trump ahead of all other Republican 2016 hopefuls. What’s going on here? Some observers are calling for his head. Others are praising his political acumen.

2016 Democratic Hopeful Bernie Sanders’ Populist Message Resonates

Posted July 6th, 2015 at 1:44 pm (UTC-4)
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CNN has dubbed it the “summer of Sanders,” referring to the surprising popularity and poll numbers of the 73 year-old U.S. senator from Vermont. While Hillary Clinton has the big money of the Democratic Party machine behind her, Sanders appears to have the American public’s attention by channeling the frustrations of the middle class.

Mr. Bush Enters the Race

Posted June 17th, 2015 at 10:56 am (UTC-4)
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As a former two-term governor of Florida whose tenure is generally regarded as successful, Mr. Bush brings to the race an enviable level of experience.