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Here Are the Questions Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Really Need to Be Answering

Posted April 14th, 2016 at 7:57 am (UTC-4)
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SInce Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last debated, we’ve seen a terrorist attack in Brussels, more fighting in Syria and Iraq, a huge leak of offshore financial records from Panama…. So what have the Democrats been arguing about all this time? Who’s qualified to be president and who’s not; who’s being truthful, and who’s not…

GOP insiders: It Was a Rough Night for Ted Cruz

Posted January 29th, 2016 at 12:45 pm (UTC-4)
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More than 4 in 10 GOP insiders — given the choice of the seven GOP candidates on the stage, plus Trump — rated Cruz as the loser of Thursday night’s debate, citing his defensive posture on his past immigration stances and opposition to ethanol subsidies.

Is Donald Trump Really Scared of Megyn Kelly?

Posted January 28th, 2016 at 2:12 pm (UTC-4)
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The real question is how does this play with the independent voters who haven’t backed Trump so far? I can’t believe any will be impressed by Trump quitting the debate.

12 Reasons for America’s Fascination With Trump

Posted December 17th, 2015 at 10:28 am (UTC-4)
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Like a tornado or a typhoon, the political tsunami that is Donald Trump is a complex coalescence of current and historical forces whose unforeseen speed and power threatens to wreak havoc on the 2016 political landscape.

Who Won in Vegas? Depends On Who You Ask

Posted October 14th, 2015 at 12:20 pm (UTC-4)
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If you believe the majority of the pundit class, it is apparent that Hillary Rodham Clinton won Tuesday’s night’s premier showdown among the Democratic Presidential Candidates. It was also clear why Clinton, despite being criticized for her own arguably poor decisions, her loss to Barack Obama in 2008 and a near constant barrage of conservative vitriol has been so successful. With panache’ and polish she navigated the criticism and took a star turn in Las Vegas. But pundits aren’t voters, and in the online world of non-scientific post-debate polling, Bernie Sanders is proving the big winner.

Carly’s Rise

Posted October 8th, 2015 at 4:08 pm (UTC-4)
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It’s hard to stand out in this year’s overly crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls, especially when business mogul Donald Trump is among them. But during a televised debate last month in California, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina did just that when she answered a question about abortion. The slight, petite and well-coiffed corporate Carly came out swinging hard, condemning the harvesting of organs from aborted fetuses. Suddenly, Trump wasn’t the only one in the room. But being on the radar screen isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. The spotlight, as Fiorina certainly knows, brings with it tough scrutiny.

Trump and Fiorina’s Snake Oil Sales

Posted September 22nd, 2015 at 11:49 am (UTC-4)
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They’re both right. Fiorina’s tenure at HP was indeed a disaster, and Trump’s casino interests did indeed file for bankruptcy multiple times. Now that Trump and Fiorina are number one and number two in a recent poll — oy! — it’s worth taking a closer look at their business records.

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.

In Crowded Field, Which Republican Will Stand Up to Trump?

Posted September 16th, 2015 at 2:36 pm (UTC-4)
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Tonight’s second Republican debate among presidential hopefuls is – once again – all about Donald Trump. The latest poll shows support for him on the rise as confidence fades in expected frontrunners like Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. Those watching will be looking at Jeb Bush or Carly Fiorina to pounce on Trump’s vague policy ideas and shut down his knack for sucking up all the oxygen in the room. That will require a complete redo by the rest of the Republican field, most of whom have proven unable to call out Trump for what some observers say he is: a bully.