2016 GOP Candidates for President

Huckabee: Americans in Line for TSA Less Free than N. Koreans

Dan Riehl, Breitbart

Perhaps demonstrating how little he actually has to say to more Libertarian would be GOP 2016 voters, Mike Huckabee over-stepped in reaching out to them with a reference to the U.S. as N. Korea and the comment was quickly tossed back in his face thanks to social media.

Rand to Get Plum Spot on '16 GOP Ticket?

Greg Corombos, WND

Longtime conservative activist Richard Viguerie says conservatives can regain control of the party and the key levers of power in the next two election cycles if they take advantage of the conservative embrace of libertarians, including a slot on the national ticket for Sen. Rand Paul.

Ted Cruz on Jeb Bush: ‘Rule of Law Matters’

Lucy McCalmont, Politico

Sen. Ted Cruz says illegal immigrants endure “heartbreaking” conditions, but wouldn’t agree with Jeb Bush that they aren’t committing a felony.

Jeb: Illegal Immigration an ‘Act of Love,’ ‘Not a Felony’

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

Jeb Bush, a talked-about candidate for the White House in 2016, gave an interview over the weekend in which he bluntly said illegal immigrants are only trying to better themselves and should not be treated as felons.

Marco Rubio's Jeb Problem

Eliana Johnson, National Review

Would a presidential run by his mentor (Jeb Bush) lock Marco Rubio out of the 2016 race? 

Santorum: I'm 'Seriously Looking' at 2016 Bid

John Gizzi, NewsMax

Declaring that "if a family crumbles, society crumbles," Rick Santorum made a passionate plea for his party to "reclaim the issue of marriage — a man and a woman raising children — and not to redefine it but to promote."

Coulter Says Mitt Strongest on Immigration, Tops for '16

Jeffrey Poor, Breitbart

On The Howie Carr Show, GOP-E commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making loser Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. She also said that Ted Cruz was awful on immigration. Is she nuts?

Rubio: Won’t Seek Reelection if I Run for Prez in '16

Burgess Everett, Politico

Marco Rubio said that if he runs for president in 2016 he will'not pursue reelection to the Senate and supports the Florida law that prohibits running for two offices at once. He said that he'd decide whether to run for president by the spring of 2015.

Cruz's Speech Should Worry Paul

Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller

Cruz demonstrated a much greater ability to tug at heartstrings — something that Paul is frankly less equipped to do. While Paul’s speech tended to focus more on a timely and important discussion about privacy and liberty, Cruz preached on the “transformational power” of “Christian love."

Cruz: Religious Liberty 'Has Never Been More in Peril'

Emma Roller, National Journal

Ted Cruz's speech at Liberty University shows just how different Cruz and Rand Paul are.

Paul Ryan’s Own Actions Make Paul Ryan’s Budget A Joke

After Paul Ryan’s abandonment of the sequester caps does anyone seriously believe that Congress, when led by establishment Republican Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan is actually going to stick to plan to reduce spending ten years from now?

War Party Oligarch

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

Pat Buchanan wallops GOP presidential hopefuls for attending mega-donor Sheldon Adelson's Vegas 'cattle show.'

Why A Noted Libertarian Thinks RPaul Won't Win in '16

Erica Ritz, The Blaze

Rand Paul’s admirers, and more than a few of his enemies, believe the U.S. is having a “libertarian moment." We’ve had these moments before, but they pass without the elevation of a libertarian to high office or the advancement of libertarian ideas. There’s a reason for that and Rand Paul is just learning why now.

Christie to Campaign for Rand Paul?

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

Christie says that the best potential 2016 Republican contenders are Jeb Bush, Wis. Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul Ryan. He also said he would support Paul if the libertarian-leaning senator won the GOP presidential nomination.

Repub. 2016ers Woo Vegas Casino Donor Crowd

Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico

GOP-E megadonor and Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was wooed by the usual 2016 establishment Repub. hopefuls Chris Christie, Govs. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, John Kasich of Ohio and Jeb Bush at the Republican Jewish Coalition's spring meeting.

Conservative Leaders For Jeb Bush?

As CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie observed in his new book TAKEOVER, due out on April 8, “No matter who else gets in the Republican presidential primaries, Jeb Bush will remain the ‘great white hope’ of the Republican establishment."

GOP Establishment Candidates Embarrassed in 2016 Poll

Limited government conservatives in ConservativeHQ’s recent White House straw poll taken at CPAC put establishment Republican hopefuls to shame.

Paul Lays Out Plan to Revamp GOP

Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun

"If we want to win again, we have to go to different people with a message of hope and optimism," Sen. Rand Paul said at a fundraiser for the MD Liberty PAC. Part of the issue is the party's image, Paul said.

Kasich: OCare Medicaid Expansion is Conservative

Jason Hart, Red State

GOP-E Ohio Gov. John Kasich lied to yet another Fox News host, spinning the Obamacare Medicaid expansion as a conservative program for the drug-addicted and mentally ill that will not increase federal spending.

The Beltway Party, Left and Right, vs. Rand Paul

Hamilton, Breitbart

The establishment left fears Paul because he is an enemy of big government, and the establishment right fears Paul because he is an enemy of their big government--their big government, that is, of social-issue regulation, surveillance, and foreign wars.