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Voters First Forum: Two Winners And A Bunch Of Losers

While there was no actual “debate” at last night's "Voters First Forum" give the organizers some credit; the one-on-one format of questions from a moderator with no give and take among the candidates did allow each candidate to put their best foot forward. But what putting their best foot forward showed is that most of them are Lilliputians compared to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Are the Republicans making history?

With the hours counting down until Thursday night’s first official Republican presidential debate, talk remains centered on polls and which candidates will get the chance to face off in the primetime portion of the program. Plus, Chris Christie’s big talk and Ben Carson says no to political correctness.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: The phenomenon of Trump

Entering perhaps the most important week thus far in the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, the question of “who’s in, who’s out” (Thursday’s debate, that is) is becoming a little clearer. Also, the ‘real’ Rand Paul campaign, and, how about a 3rd Obama term?

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Why polls matter in August

Another poll shows Donald Trump well out in front of the large Republican presidential field, while several candidates are scrambling just to make it into the top 10 in nationwide surveys. Meanwhile, Trump’s presence at the debate is causing some of his opponents to alter their strategy.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Are you listening GOP establishment?

Mike Huckabee is taking heat from Democrats and establishment Republicans for his blunt comments on President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. Outspoken candidates like Huckabee, Trump and Cruz are making the news cycles and firing up the base. What’s wrong with that?

Digital Threat to Political Class

Scott Rasmussen, Real Clear Politics

The digital revolution is allowing ordinary people to bypass the elites – bad news for the status quo.

Rand Paul: The Anti-Karl Rove

Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

Rove doesn’t think Paul can lead the GOP because he can’t solve working class voters’ concerns.

Why America Hates Washington

Erick Erickson, Red State

Both Republicans and Democrats in Washington act as though they are managing our decline.

Boehner Colluding with Palin Enemy

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Boehner will fundraise with a former AK GOP chair that Sarah Palin blew the whistle on for corruption.

Even Squishy Repub. Donors Hesitant

Matea Gold, Washington Post

MSM wants you to think conservatives give to Rove groups. They don’t. Squishes are withholding too.

Looking at the 2016 GOP Platform

John Hayward, Red State

Political elites have convinced us to settle for less, but the GOP should be about striving for more.

Wacko Birds Winning War on DC

Christopher Bedford, Daily Caller

Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have turned the tables on the Washington establishment.