They rise and fall through the ups and downs of the media cycle, mechanically mouth the same positions that are at odds with the views of the Republican Party’s conservative grassroots base and are eventually whacked back down below ground level when conservatives understand they hold the same views on immigration, amnesty for illegal aliens and Common Core as do Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

The New Hampshire primary may or may not determine which establishment candidates move on no matter who ends up winning. Plus, Trump should know the House always wins, so why isn’t he betting on a better ground game?; Trump doubles down on revolutionary rhetoric to stir up enthusiasm, and, Cruz feels like he can compete everywhere and New Hampshire will prove he can.

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is federal enforcement of Sustainable Development Smart Growth Cities. Until now there was at least a pretense that Smart Growth development was a local process. Now, through the revelation of AFFH, it is clear that such development is a top-down dictatorship, overseen by Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Now that the first votes are being cast it is time for Donald Trump to stop offering conspiracy theories, conflicting comments and disastrous suggestions about the economy and to come up with some real world plans that voters can sink their teeth into and that prove his much-vaunted business experience actually equips him to make policy for what is still, despite Obama’s best efforts to destroy it, the world’s largest economy.

Donald Trump continues to look strong in all of the New Hampshire polls, though evidence on the ground hints Ted Cruz may do significantly better than expected.

When Marco Rubio was really being challenged for the first time  — by New Jersey Governor Christie, a world-class bully, no less — he wilted. He was like an artificially intelligent robot confronted with a logical question his programming couldn’t handle.

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They rise and fall through the ups and downs of the media cycle, mechanically mouth the same positions that are at odds with the views of the Republican Party’s conservative grassroots base and are eventually whacked back down below ground level when conservatives understand they hold the same views on immigration, amnesty for illegal aliens and Common Core as do Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

The New Hampshire primary may or may not determine which establishment candidates move on no matter who ends up winning. Plus, Trump should know the House always wins, so why isn’t he betting on a better ground game?; Trump doubles down on revolutionary rhetoric to stir up enthusiasm, and, Cruz feels like he can compete everywhere and New Hampshire will prove he can.

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is federal enforcement of Sustainable Development Smart Growth Cities. Until now there was at least a pretense that Smart Growth development was a local process. Now, through the revelation of AFFH, it is clear that such development is a top-down dictatorship, overseen by Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Now that the first votes are being cast it is time for Donald Trump to stop offering conspiracy theories, conflicting comments and disastrous suggestions about the economy and to come up with some real world plans that voters can sink their teeth into and that prove his much-vaunted business experience actually equips him to make policy for what is still, despite Obama’s best efforts to destroy it, the world’s largest economy.

Donald Trump continues to look strong in all of the New Hampshire polls, though evidence on the ground hints Ted Cruz may do significantly better than expected.

When Marco Rubio was really being challenged for the first time  — by New Jersey Governor Christie, a world-class bully, no less — he wilted. He was like an artificially intelligent robot confronted with a logical question his programming couldn’t handle.

Marco Rubio’s canned and thrice (at least) repeated response to Chris Christie’s attacks on his “25 second speech” will likely damage the Florida senator’s chances in New Hampshire and beyond. Plus,  ABC does a few things differently; Carly Fiorina was barred at the door, but will it end up helping her?; Get the ring ready, the establishment appears ready to propose; Cruz quietly makes his points, shores up conservative support; Trump doesn’t understand eminent domain but loves the police, and, In two more days, we’ll know.

Going into the ABC Saturday night "dinner date debate" the FedUp PAC poll showed Donald Trump leading with 49%, while Senator Ted Cruz had 37% backing.  Marco Rubio, who seems to be emerging as the choice of the GOP establishment, had only 14% and is counting on a strong debate performance to boost the flagging hopes of the GOP establishment.

With Senator Paul’s departure from the Presidential contest, Ted Cruz is the only candidate running for President who would advance the causes that have been so ably championed by Rand Paul. To protect your civil liberties, to roll back special interests and the Washington cartel, to reign in the Fed, and to advance criminal justice reform, we urge Rand Paul’s liberty movement voters to support Ted Cruz for President.

Much as the Iowa losers would like to make it otherwise, Hillary Clinton is going to run a smart, technologically savvy, in the moment, ruthless wedge-issue-driven campaign and trying to defeat the Clinton machine using the rules of etiquette as taught at a finishing school for little girls is a sure formula for defeat.

Carson campaign’s failure to react leads to “Trumpertantrum”. Plus, Rick Santorum proves he doesn’t know anything about Marco Rubio; Fiorina plays gender card to make the stage for Saturday night’s debate, doesn’t work, and, George W. Bush brought in to try and rescue flailing brother Jeb.

Rick Santorum attempted to present himself as an advocate for the all but forgotten interests of America’s working men and women, yet when Santorum exited the campaign he hypocritically chose to endorse Senator Marco Rubio – the leading advocate of open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens; the very policies that Santorum campaigned against.

Front Page Headlines

  • Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post

    It's time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there. The void behind his prettified rhetoric was stunningly revealed in Saturday night's debate. Rubio sounded like a malfunctioning cyborg as he kept repeating one of his prepared lines.

  • Hanna Trudo, Politico

    Whoops, he did it again. Speaking at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire on Monday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio repeated two nearly identical phrases about family values and raising kids in modern times.

  • Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics

    In the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses, the Republican primary looked like it was going to unfold the way many analysts have been suggesting for months that it would: Trump fades down the stretch, Marco Rubio finishes a solid second in New Hampshire, consolidates establishment support, and puts the race away in late March or early April. In one brief exchange, Saturday night’s debate called this scenario into question. 

  • Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

    If no one really stands out today, candidates we all expected to drop out will have no reason to drop out. Bush could stay, Kasich could stay, Fiorina could stay, and Christie could stay. The consolidation everyone hoped could redraw battle lines and constituencies may then wait for South Carolina or into March.

  • David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

    The race for second and third is now a competition of as many as five candidates. There's a case to make for those top spots for Rubio, but also for Ohio Gov. John Kasich; former Florida Jeb Bush; and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who won the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1.

  • Steve Berman, The Resurgent

    It was forecast to snow Tuesday, a few inches. And as New England weather is wont to do, the storm blew up early. It went from a few inches to over a foot in Boston and north, and from Tuesday to Monday straight through Tuesday. Lower turnout plays against the operations with the weakest ground game, and plays to the campaign with the strongest. That hurts Trump and helps Cruz and Christie. It could be a real barn burner today.

  • Leon H. Wolf, RedState

    With Trump and Cruz having locked up two of the post-New Hampshire tickets, this leaves Jeb, Kasich, and Christie on the outside looking in, fighting with Rubio for the last remaining feasible spot in the race coming out of New Hampshire. In order to have a reasonable chance of taking Rubio’s spot, it should go without saying that the very least they must accomplish is to defeat Rubio.

  • Michelle Fields, Breitbart

    For the third time in a week, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz blocked the Senate on Monday from confirming State Department nominees,  in protest of the nuclear deal that the Obama administration struck with Iran in 2015. Cruz, who is campaigning in New Hampshire, had Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell object on his behalf.

  • Shane Goldmacher, Politico

    Marco Rubio knew exactly what he was doing on Saturday night. The problem was he flubbed it. The Florida senator went into Saturday night’s GOP debate with momentum. He ended it as a viral glitch sensation.

  • Scott McConnell, The American Conservative

    It wasn’t simply that Marco Rubio's answers during the debate were bad. It is that they were bad in a way that emphasizes Rubio’s organic weaknesses, that he lacks the credentials or leadership gravitas and experience that people associate with the presidency. 

  • Steven Shepard, Politico

    POLITICO political expert panel members panned the Florida senator's canned debate responses. 'Cringeworthy,' said one New Hampshire Republican.

  • Carl Hiaasen, The Miami Herald

    There is no sign of a grass-roots pro-Jeb frenzy. The fact he was Florida’s governor for two terms isn’t wowing the masses — even in Florida. Polls there show Jeb trailing Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. He is only slightly ahead of the sleepwalking Ben Carson.

  • Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

    It was an insane moment during the Republican debate on Saturday night. Most of the candidates on the stage, including Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie took the position that our daughters should be required to sign up for the military draft. What the hell sort of country are we becoming? That is an insane position and they should all walk it back.

  • CR Staff, Conservative Review

    Ted Cruz opposes women in combat and drafting women, but liberal reporters conveniently left off the words psychopath “trying to kill them,” which clearly demonstrates Cruz was referring to his fear of women falling into the hands of the enemy, to make it sound like Cruz thinks American soldiers are psychopaths.

  • Scott Greer, Daily Caller

    Coupled with the attention circling around his lack of accomplishments in the Senate (which was spurred on in part by Rubio endorser Rick Santorum), the robot-like debate response could very well lead to a disappointing result in New Hampshire for Rubio and potentially hurt him in states further on in the race.