Ted Cruz: ‘I Salute Donald Trump’

He’s going where few other GOP presidential candidates dare to go, as fallout from the Mexican “rapists” comment continues. While several of his competitors run in the opposite direction, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he won’t attack primary rival Donald Trump for his comments on Mexican immigrants. Quite the opposite, in fact. “I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to… [Read More]

Rubio, Christie To Bunk At Mitt Romney’s New Hampshire B&B

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee to host would-be successors Chris Christie and Marco Rubio for a sleepover. This may be the political junkie’s sleepover of the year: Two rival candidates for the Republican presidential nomination will be bunking tonight with Mitt Romney at his vacation home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie… [Read More]

Mitt Romney Calls on South Carolina to Remove Confederate Flag at Capitol

“To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred,” Romney wrote on Twitter. “Remove it now” In the wake of the Wednesday killings at a historic Charleston, South Carolina, black church that the governor called a “hate crime,” former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney urged the state to stop flying a Confederate flag at its capitol. The… [Read More]

Bush’s pre-announcement party Sunday includes logo unveiling

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday ended what little mystery remains about his big, upcoming announcement — unveiling a presidential campaign logo and releasing an online video. Bush is scheduled to announce Monday that he will seek the 2016 Republican nomination for president — joining a deep and diverse field of ten other GOP… [Read More]

Bush still with much to prove in leaderless GOP 2016 race

When Jeb Bush finally says on Monday that he’s running for president, he’ll begin the campaign with much to prove. Back in December, the former Florida governor said he was exploring a 2016 run, an announcement that by itself had the power to kick off the campaign. In the six months since, Bush probably has… [Read More]

Elbows flying, rhetorically, at Romney’s 2016 retreat

 Govs. Scott Walker and Chris Christie said presidential rivals in the Senate don’t do anything. Sen. Marco Rubio denounced “old ways” in an indirect slap at older contenders. Sen. Lindsey Graham said his party may be going down a “death spiral” if it doesn’t embrace minority and younger voters. In elbowing for attention Friday at… [Read More]

Rick Santorum: Father of the “Ban Contraception” Debate

It was, initially, the most bizarre moment of the 2012 primary campaign: ABC debate moderator – former/current Clinton ally George Stephanopoulos – asked Mitt Romney if states could ban contraception. The bewildering exchange went like this:      Stephanopoulos: “Governor Romney, do you believe that states have the right to ban contraception? Or is that trumped… [Read More]

Jeb Bush: Let’s face it, Republicans spent too much when my brother was president

Allahpundit,  Back when he first announced, I figured upwards of 65 percent of the Jeb Bush presidential campaign would consist of him cautiously criticizing the obvious weak points of Bush 43 policy, one of which assuredly is spending. If you’re linked by blood to a president who left office under dismal circumstances, job one is… [Read More]

Conservative Group Continues To Hit Bush As ‘Unelectable’

Matt Vespa, The conservative group For America really doesn’t like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush–and they don’t want him to be the next president. They have two videos thus far labeling the well-known moderate Republican as “unelectable.”  The latest salvo in their anti-Jeb campaign is hitting Bush over comments he made about Hillary Clinton; he thanked… [Read More]

The real problem for Republicans: Too much money

Republicans have a problem for 2016: Too much money. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush expects to raise $100 million by the end of this month. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas raised $31 million in one week. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida pulled in $40 million in pledges. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker expects to raise $25… [Read More]

Jackie Gingrich Cushman: New Rules New Game

Editor’s Note: Debra J. Saunders is off. The following column is by Jackie Gingrich Cushman.  It’s official, the 2016 presidential race is underway. At first glance, the matchup might look similar to the one we saw in each of the last few cycles: the inevitable Democratic nominee against dozens of Republican candidates. But it’s not…. [Read More]

I Am a Democrat[ic] Party Defector

Susan Stamper Brown,   The diagnosis is in. America is sick. Radicals rule Washington and most of them are snuggled comfortably within the political party to which I once identified. Please, no judging. Unless things turn around, their domestic and foreign policies mean our kids (and theirs) will suffer, not prosper. “Freedom was a beautiful thing”… [Read More]