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Presidential Horse Race 2016: Can Donald Trump handle second fiddle?

Ben Carson leads outside the margin of error in another national poll. Plus, To take advantage of the lead, Carson should be saving money now; Carson’s new frontrunner status – let the backlash begin; Marco Rubio’s sugar problem, and, How will Trump handle being second fiddle?

Trump roils GOP debate scheme

Jonathan Easley, The Hill

Trump’s reversal on Monday came as news to the rest of the campaigns that, having wrested control of the process from the Republican National Committee, had gathered the night before in hopes of presenting a united front to the networks. Campaign advisers said they were annoyed, but not surprised, by Trump’s power play. They worry that he’ll negotiate only for those things that benefit his campaign.

Getting and Keeping Power: Why Jeb Bush is Unlikely to Drop Out

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
If a conservative or outsider is leading going into the Republican National Convention, even if they have the nomination wrapped-up, you can count on the inside elite of the Republican political class to demand that one of their own receive the vice presidential nomination as the price of “party unity.” And no one else in America, beside Hillary Clinton, has a larger Rolodex of Washington insider supporters than Jeb Bush.

About That Campaign to Censor Trump's Comedy Show

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It's not likely that NBC will dump Trump, but the effort displays all the usual liberal "free speech for me, but not for thee" hypocrisy. NBC knows it would be buried by public outrage were it to cancel Trump. But make no mistake: They'd cancel him in a New York minute if they felt they could get away with it.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Seeing the personal side of Carly Fiorina

Trump and Carson continue to lead in post-debate poll. Plus, Cruz says future moderators should have voted Republican… at least once; Ben Carson continues to confound the “professionals”; Jeb blames pundits for his campaign’s sorry state, and, The personal side of Fiorina exposed through tragedy.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Media and Democrats lose big in CNBC Republican debate

The CNBC Republican debate was an entertaining and sometimes contentious exchange. Plus, Winners… or just the ones who stood out; Ben Carson passes the test – at least with his people; Cruz battles the moderators – Cruz wins by a knockout; Rand Paul disses Paul Ryan; Trump didn’t pave any new roads, and, Final takeaways from the CNBC slug-fest.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Themes going into the CNBC Republican debate

Donald Trump faces yet another “moderator” who’s dissed him in the past. Plus, Trump’s Iowa conundrum and its larger potential crisis; Unlike the others, Trump apparently has no issue with attacking Ben Carson; Cruz’s plan to pounce, and, Jeb’s loser talk makes people cringe.

Boehner may be handing Republican nomination to Trump

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

Donald Trump wrote The Art of the Deal. Say what you will about the man, he knows how to negotiate. The Republican base is already livid with John Boehner and Boehner just handed Donald Trump a perfect opportunity to show how much better at negotiating he is than the rest of the Republicans.

20 REASONS WHY IT SHOULD BE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016

A.J. Delgado, Breitbart

Shifting America back on course requires Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. Not only is he the only Republican candidate who could win the general election, but he is the only choice Republican voters should consider (and should consider themselves lucky to have on their side). In no particular order, here are the top 20 reasons why.

Paul Ryan and the suicide of the GOP establishment

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Is Paul Ryan part of the answer to the GOP Establishment’s suicidal impulse here? Does he even realize that after all this time in Congress he is now seen by some, in the words of that old saying, as “part of the problem and not part of the solution”?

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Kneel at the feet of Hillary Clinton

With Joe Biden out, commence the coronation of Hillary. Plus, another poll shows Donald Trump way out in front; Should we be making real decisions based on shaky polls?; Romney says as traditional media fails, “insurgents” rise, and, Ben Carson’s unequivocal position on gay marriage.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Will Donald Trump and Ben Carson show at the next debate?

Roger Stone says Trump and Cruz are the only ones who could take on Hillary face-to-face. Plus, If John Kasich calls out, will anyone listen?; Ben Carson goes on book tour while ramping up his campaign; While Ben expands his operation, Jeb’s contracting, and, Donald Trump and Ben Carson threaten to boycott CNBC debate.