Queue 'Headlines'

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Marco is the fallback position of a reeling establishment that is appalled by Trump, loathes Cruz, and believes Rubio—charismatic, young, personable—can beat Hillary Clinton. But there is a problem here for the establishment; Rubio is not a barn burner; he is a malleable man of maneuver.

  • Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup.com

    Gallup's analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states. The remaining 16 are competitive. This is the first time in Gallup's eight years of tracking partisanship by state that there have been more Republican than Democratic states. 

  • W. James Antle III, The Week

    Trump and Rubio. Just what the Republican Party needs: a choice between insulting Muslims at home and using military force against them abroad. This may be the most powerful case for conservatives to support Cruz: At least he would save us from Rubio and Trump.

  • Reid J. Epstein, Wall Street Journal

    “The media adores him,” Mr. Cruz said. “These are the same people who told us Bob Dole was the electable one, that told us John McCain was the electable one, that told us Mitt Romney was the electable one. You’re always the electable one until you win the nomination, and then you cannot possibly win the election.”

  • Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

    If voters feel like the 2016 election is the last election to save the American experiment, Ted Cruz really is their only option. If voters feel like things are coming to an end in this country without drastic action, they really do not have a choice between Rubio and Cruz. They have only Cruz. Cruz is the disruptive candidate.

  • Ben Kamisar, The Hill

    Santorum dropped out of the Republican presidential race on Wednesday and endorsed Rubio. But pressed during an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to name the Florida senator's accomplishments, Santorum could recall only one thing related to a fight over ObamaCare. Christie’s campaign pounced on the clip and edited it down to fit into a one-minute video that was sent out to reporters.

  • David Limbaugh, CNS News

    All he is saying is that Christians and people who share our Judeo-Christian values should support his candidacy because he will do everything in his power to promote these values — not theocratically, but lawfully and constitutionally. It's just another way of saying to fellow Christian voters, "I need fellow believers to get involved in my campaign because we share the same values and goals."

  • Michelle Fields, Breitbart

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign has announced that they have raised $3 million dollars since the Iowa caucus. Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, tweeted the news Thursday saying, “$10M from 182,000 contributions averaging $55 has been raised since January 1 thru last night. $3M since 10 pm on February 1! Thank you!”

  • Ross Douthat, The New York Times

    If Cruz’s weaknesses were good reasons to give him low odds when this whole process started, they aren’t good reasons anymore. In a field that’s fluid and shrinking, he may not be the absolute favorite, but his path to the nomination is as plausible as anybody else’s at this point. And, Cruz has the money, the organization, and a network of elite support that can carry him through a long campaign.

  • Dana Milbank, The Washington Post

    Rubio gives the same speech everywhere. The most tightly managed candidate in the race, he shuns risk and appears to live in mortal terror of mentioning Donald Trump, the man who dominates the race. Rubio’s determination not to be taken off of this bland message, or to engage Trump, may give the impression that he is above the fray. But it also makes him look weak and callow.

  • Joshua Green, Bloomberg Politics

    Add Cruz’s 28 percent to Trump’s 24 percent, and more than half of caucusgoers supported an outsider openly despised by the GOP establishment. Voters had heeded party elders for decades by nominating establishment figures such as Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. The Iowa result was nothing less than a revolt, and the message to Republican leaders unmistakable: Drop dead!

  • Daniel Strauss, Politico

    Rubio's rapidly increasing list of establishment congressional backers has now vaulted him ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the so-called "endorsement primary."

  • Ian Hanchett, Breitbart

    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz argued that both fellow candidates Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump will “continue the cronyism” and are viewed as dealmakers by the Washington cartel, which is “divided” between the two on Wednesday’s “Sean Hannity Show.”

  • Lauretta Brown, CNS News

    Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) launched a new initiative in Congress Wednesday, described as a “network of House and Senate conservatives working together on a new agenda of government reform” that “focuses on congressional rehabilitation,” based on the original powers vested in Congress by Article 1 of the Constitution.

  • T. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner

    The going theory is that by managing expectations effectively, and by beating all poll-based predictions regarding how he'd perform in the Hawkeye State, Rubio actually "won" Monday night by proving he's a genuine contender and that his campaign is "surging."