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Presidential Horse Race 2016: How low will Jeb Bush go to get the nomination?

Donald Trump’s lead appears to be growing according to another new poll. Plus, does Carly Fiorina have a point about CNN’s debate criteria?; is Ben Carson a tame version of Donald Trump?; Politico compares enforcing immigration laws to segregation; with all attention on Trump, Cruz rises, and, Jeb Bush and the Photoshop fail.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Force Karl Rove to choose between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

The lower-tier Republican candidates are furious at the RNC. Plus, More speculation on the size of Trump’s lead; Trump draws Romney’s people’s ire on immigration; Rick Perry fights on in Iowa; Santorum hits Cruz... on immigration? and, The Donald vs. Ted – what would the elites do?

Scott Walker’s Disappointing Weathervane Campaign

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
More than anything conservatives are looking for principled leadership on the issues. Far from "taking the gloves off," Scott Walker's reluctant attack on the amorphous "they" of the DC Republican establishment shows Gov. Walker to be more like a weathervane following the political winds, than a compass pointing true North on the foundational principles of the conservative agenda.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Are Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in cahoots?

Donald Trump continues to confound the Republican Party, with the establishment wondering whether to ignore him or fear him. Plus, are Ted Cruz and The Donald in cahoots?; Carly Fiorina’s challenge to stay in the game and Jeb Bush and John Kasich get an “F.”

What Does It Take To Be An Establishment Republican “Strategist”?

Any moron can open a Twitter account and start trashing those with whom they disagree, but that doesn’t make that person a political “strategist,” it merely makes them a Twitter troll, like establishment Republicans Cheri Jacobus and Rick Wilson.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Scott Walker takes on the GOP establishment

Another day, another poll showing Donald Trump solidly in the lead. Plus, Scott Walker takes off the kid gloves; Trump’s immigration plan blows up the GOP race; Ben Carson looks to take from Trump, and, Hillary is Jeb Bush’s biggest fan in the GOP race.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Donald Trump in control

A new Fox News poll shows the GOP “outsider” presidential candidates dominating the field. Plus, Ted Cruz as… Ricky Bobby?; Trump’s outside-the-box campaign; Trump’s immigration plan just might win him the election; Ben Carson’s an outsider, too and, RINOs look for alternatives to Jeb.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Democrat-lite equals loss in 2016

Donald Trump made a splash at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. Plus, Fiorina touts religious liberty; Ron Paul to the rescue; Ben Carson and ‘Black Lives Matter’; Jeb Bush ditches George W. on Social Security and Iraq and Cruz: Democrat-lite equals loss in 2016.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Ted’s southern campaign on Cruz control

The Iowa caucuses are almost six months away and already there’s speculation on which Republicans won’t make it there. Plus, Donald Trump, former Democrat, never at a loss for words; Fiorina and the Republican glass ceiling; Ted Cruz tours the south and Ben Carson: Planned Parenthood founded to control black population.

Why Is Dr. Ben Carson Being Shut Out?

Dr. Carson deserves better treatment than he is getting from the Republican political establishment because let’s face it – Ben Carson can learn about policy, but there’s nothing that can make Donald Trump and Jeb Bush more likeable.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Is Trump coming back down to earth?

A recent Rasmussen poll shows Donald Trump losing one-third of his support, though he still leads. Meanwhile, Carly Fiorina warns GOP congressional leaders; what to make of Trump’s candidacy and finally, Republicans wobble but they don’t fall down.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Treat the Donald with care

Donald Trump makes peace with Fox, but still won’t apologize to Megyn Kelly; what candidates are in trouble this week; are we heading for a Goldwater situation?; Ben Carson, voice of reason, and, why there won’t be a third Bush presidency.

Taking down the Donald

Pat Buchanan, CNS News

“If there is one lesson to be taken from this run-up year to the presidential campaign of 2016, it is that a huge and growing segment of the nation does not want what the establishment of either party has on offer.”

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Where’s the truth, candidates?

With all the material being slung between the Republican candidates these days, the world just might run out of mud. Plus, Cruz and Fiorina gain in a new, post-debate poll; a warning sign on Carly (?) and an advisor to Ben Carson says Erick Erickson lied about the reasons why Ben wasn’t invited to the RedState gathering.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: The unrepentant Donald

A mere few days after the stimulating first Republican debate in Cleveland, the buzz continues regarding several of the candidates – particularly Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina, but for different reasons. And, Jeb Bush takes the gloves off at the RedState gathering.

The Bush News Network Tries To Take Out Trump

The problem for the Republican establishment and the DC political class is that Trump’s rapid rise in the polls is not about Trump – it’s about his message – and no one came away from last night’s debate saying, “well Trump was his usual bombastic self, so I guess I’ll abandon him and vote for Jeb Bush.”

First Republican Debate: Would YOU pledge to vote for Jeb?

For weeks we’ve been wondering how the Republican field would handle the presence of Donald Trump on stage with the rest of the “conventional” candidates. On Thursday night in Cleveland, we got the answer. Trump delivered perhaps the most unconventional “performance” in a debate that we’ve ever witnessed – and his presence literally forced all the other candidates to get serious about staking out and defending their positions.

Fox News “Happy Hour” debate: Fiorina wins convincingly on the undercard

The arena was empty, the candidates were verbose and the substance was light. Carly Fiorina appeared to be the only candidate who will clearly benefit from Fox’s “Happy Hour” lower-tier debate.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Rock n’ roll in Cleveland tonight

Even with the field set for tonight’s long anticipated first “official” Republican presidential debate, a cloud of distrust still hovers over the event. Plus, will you tune-in for the “Happy Hour” debate, and, what if Trump wins the nomination?

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: Jeb Bush's Pre-Debate Word Salad

In evaluating Jeb Bush’s pre-debate word salad conservatives should get out their old record players, crank-up the volume and give a close listen to the lyrics of the rock anthem “Won’t Be Fooled Again” by The Who:

We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!