2016 GOP Candidates for President

Iowa GOP Giving Edge to Insiders?

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Conservative critics say Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) wants to make it tougher for Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and other Tea Party favorites to win the 2016 Iowa caucuses. 

Rubio Aims for Comeback w/ Conservatives

Manu Raju, Politico

Rubio’s foray into the Deep South shows how quickly he has tried to put the bitter immigration fight behind him as he positions himself for a likely presidential bid in '16. He's now raising his profile by demanding a more aggressive U.S. response in the Ukraine crisis. 

Carson Warns: Gov't Trying to Hide Coming ‘Third World’ Status

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

Drawing a line from the patriotism of Nathan Hale in the Revolution to the tea party roots of rage against out-of-control fed. spending, Dr. Ben Carson warned that America’s position as the anchor of the global currency market is being threatened by irresponsibility in DC that raises the specter of our becoming a “3rd World nation.”

Rand Paul: Obama Surgeon Gen. Pick Will Use Position to Attack 2nd Amendment

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Rand Paul is objecting to President Obama’s nominee to be the next Surgeon General of the United States because of what he says is a history of political advocacy and push for gun controls.

More R's DON'T Want Christie to Run in 2016 Than Do

Marina Koren, National Journal

Embroiled in federal and criminal investigations into his administration, the New Jersey governor is slowly sinking into the muddled field of Republican candidates.

Santorum Heavily Hints at 2016 Run

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

Santorum was recently asked whether the former senator’s upcoming trips to IA and NH mean he will be again running for president. “I want to stay involved in the mix,” he said. “I’m certainly concerned about this election upcoming, and have left my options on the table for 2016."

Palin on Christie Scandal: 'You Know What Your Aides Are Up To'

Adrienne Ross, Breitbart

In celebration of her 50th birthday, Sarah Palin discussed considering a presidential run and the Chris Christie BridgeGate scandal.

Dr. Ben Carson Blasts 'Gestapo' IRS Tactics

David A. Patten, NewsMax

Dr. Benjamin Carson, who is considered a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that he and his family have been personally targeted by the IRS in retribution for his frank critique of Obama’s policies.

Scarborough in 2016 Is Apparently Not a Joke

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

Chris Christie's "Bridge Gate" scandal has inflated the egos of other establishment R's who want a bite at the 2016 White House apple. Now RINO and talking head Joe Scarborough is considering running, according to an NBC source.

Jeb Bush Rising

No one else in America, save Hillary Clinton, starts the 2016 political season with a larger Rolodex of Washington insider supporters than does Jeb Bush. A Bush candidacy also holds out the hope of millions of dollars in consulting business and lucrative lobbying contracts for a small but powerful coterie of Bush family supporters and acolytes.

Rand Paul: Dems Must Return Money Raised by ‘Sexual Predator’ Clinton

Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul, who has been in a bit of a tiff recently with the Clintons, says that any Dem. who has raised campaign money with former President Clinton should return the cash to protest his sexual behavior in the White House.

Don’t Believe the Establishment GOP on Amnesty

Ted Cruz has it exactly right. Granting “legal status” to those who came here illegally is amnesty. When you legislatively absolve millions of law breakers of their crimes, that’s amnesty and that’s the pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens and the pathway to irrelevance for the Republican Party. Demand that your Member of Congress sign the No Amnesty Pledge. 

Lib. Media: Palin Would Only Run in '16 For Money

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

MSNBC’s chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd says he thinks Sarah Palin may run for president in 2016 — but only to build her brand for financial gain.

Does Christie Scandal Improve Centrist Rubio's 2016 Chances?

Allahpundit, Hot Air

If Rubio runs for president, where does he win? Assuming Rand Paul, Scott Walker, and either Huckabee or Santorum (or both?) are in the field, winning Iowa or NH will be difficult, even for the undisputed centrist Senator.

GOP-E Kasich Wants to Redefine Conservatism

Jason Hart, Red State

Kasich proudly champions the 'Democrat Lite' philosophy. “I have a right to shape what conservative philosophy means,” OH Gov. John Kasich told reporters when asked how he plans to explain recent forays into big-gov't Republicanism to conservative voters.

Levin: Time to Take On the Bushies; Defend Cruz

Mark Levin, Facebook

It's time to take on the Bushies and other H. Hoover Repubs. who are trying to sabotage potential conservative presidential candidates. Bush 43 staffers like Pete Wehner, Michael Gerson, and Karl Rove - whose boss spent like a liberal - seek to sabotage conservatives like Ted Cruz.

Poll: Sarah Palin Has Highest 2016 GOP Favorability

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Though Sarah Palin was not included in a Public Policy Polling survey of potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders, she was still overwhelmingly the most liked person among Repub. primary voters.

Paul: Hillary's A Big Proponent of the Surveillance State

Brendan Sasso, National Journal

Sen. Rand Paul offered a possible preview of the 2016 presidential campaign. He argued that the GOP could win over young voters and independents by opposing the NSA's surveillance powers, and took a swipe at possible Dem. candidate Hillary Clinton.

Huckabee's Birth Control Comments Misconstrued?

Caleb Howe, Right Scoop

On The Five, Greg Gutfeld responds to the 'controversy' over remarks made by Mike Huckabee on how Dems treat women. Huckabee was not referring to any truths about women. The so-called controversy is the MSM trying to gin up their phoney war on women by intentionally misrepresenting what was said.

Limbaugh Equates Walker's News to a ‘Political Earthquake’

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

Rush Limbaugh gave a hearty endorsement of Wis. Gov. Scott Walker’s announcement that with unemployment in the state dropping he wants to cut income and property taxes to return a state budget surplus to taxpayers – to those who earned the money in the first place.