Bernie Sanders

Why Trump and Sanders are surging

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

For many, the predominant feeling is pessimism rather than anger. Attend a Trump rally or a Sanders rally, and you'll see less anger than excitement. They're excited because they think they've found someone who stands for them, and with them. And the clearest sign of standing with them: declaring that the game is rigged and that America is a mess.

Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary by 27 Points in New Hampshire

Patrick Howley, Breitbart

Insurgent Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a 27-point lead over Hillary Clinton in the state of New Hampshire, which will hold the nation’s first primary contest on February 9. Sanders has a 60 percent to 33 percent lead over Clinton in the Granite State, according to a CNN/WMUR poll released late in the day Tuesday.

Like a true Communist, Sanders throws homeless out in the cold

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

The communist party bosses were famous for thinking themselves more equal than others. Bernie Sanders is living up to that reputation. On the coldest night of 2016 so far, Bernie Sanders decided to hold a political rally in a homeless shelter and all the homeless people were put out on the street to freeze.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Donald Trump won the Fox Business debate, but is he eligible?

Donald Trump narrowly “won” Thursday night’s debate, but Ted Cruz held his own. Plus, Time to end the undercard debates; Trump and Cruz’s exchanges were entertaining but with no resolution; Why Ted Cruz feels so comfortable in debates; Ben Carson is the Republican race’s good guy with a troubled campaign; Establishment melt-down. Jeb disengages but Christie and Rubio jump in, and, Summing it up – time for choosing is at hand.

Wanted: Grownups

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

The Republican Party rarely wins domestic policy elections. But when it comes to foreign policy, it turns out the American people want someone in the White House who is willing to kill bad guys while suffering no delusions. The Democrats are infantile and delusional. They have reached a point where no evidence contrary to their world view will ever be allowed to pierce their bubble and get them to change their ways.

A new class of presidential hopefuls

Heather Madden, American Spectator

The unpopularity of career politicians has set the stage for the rise of a new class of political outsiders and a particular popularity for the candidates who speak extemporaneously, shoot from the hip and buck the Washington establishment at every turn.

Email woes, Sanders surge rattle Clinton's Hill backers

Burgess Everett, Politico

“It isn’t like they’re dead set against Hillary. But they find Bernie’s message to be the right message.” – Sen. Dick Durbin.

The Democrats have a candidate shortage

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

Democrats, by contrast, have only five candidates. At the moment, it's really a two-person contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. And those two options suggest the party could be in trouble come November 2016.

Viguerie: Lack of Trust on Right and Left Fueling Trump and Sanders

Ed Schultz Radio Program

CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie told liberal talk radio and television personality Ed Schultz that, “People are angry out there, they're losing trust... there's a lack of trust across the board on the Left and the Right,” and that lack of trust is fueling the rise and poll numbers of Donald Trump and of Bernie Sanders.

GOP Readies Alternative Veterans Bill

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

Senate Repubs. are prepping an alternative to Vets Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders’s massive vets bill that repeals the $6 billion cut to military pensions as part of a larger package. The alternative is being led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C) as Repubs. are balking at the way Sanders pays for his $24 billion measure.

New Amendment Adds Jobs Bill

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Dems and the Gang of 8 couldn’t resist expanding the scope of “reform” to include jobs pork.