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Rubio rallies near empty in Florida

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Thought-provoking commentary is not necessary. Rubio rented out a football field for a rally in Florida and needed less than one endzone to hold his supporters. Rubio stadium event in Hialeah. Stands empty; crowd in one end zone. pic.twitter.com/9zj0xslwSA — Byron York (@ByronYork) March 9, 2016

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Five GOP Candidates: What Have We Learned?

The presidential field is narrowing. Not fast enough for some people. But we have seen a good bit of the candidates by now and can draw some conclusions about them and their supporters. Donald Trump has turned the race on its head by voicing what so many people are thinking, but perhaps are too intimidated to say out loud. His style is hyperbole. ...

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And the Progressives Laughed

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Whether you believe that there were nefarious motives behind the advancement of inaccurate information about the Carson campaign by Cruz ground operatives in Iowa or not, one thing is certain, true and undeniable. The leading candidates for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States are feeding on each other. By doing so, they have effectively created an ...

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Why is everyone so curious about Marco Rubio’s boots?

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I don’t get it.  Since when did footwear become the hotbed issue of the presidential campaign? Marco wears boots .. that’s news? Apparently so –  the New York Times went home page with it this morning: As sartorial politics go, bootgate has eclipsed any other fashion story of the election thus far, including any fashion story related to the two female candidates, ...

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Venial politics at the latest GOP debate

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Last night’s main stage GOP debate did not need to go beyond the first five minutes. The opening statements of each candidate served as an abstract for the talking points that would be elaborated over the next few hours’ discourse. Each candidate was a variation on a theme, both at an individual epistemological level and at a GOP level. Essentially, ...

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Rand Paul Delivers Stump Speech in Rochester MN

Sen. Rand Paul, GOP presidential candidate, makes a campaign stop in Rochester Minnesota. -Photo by Jeremy Griffith

Dr. Rand Paul, the senator and GOP presidential contender, made a couple of campaign stops in Minnesota, specifically Minneapolis, Duluth and Rochester. Since Paul hasn’t gotten nearly enough coverage in the media or in the debates, we thought you’d like to listen to him speak unfiltered for 30 minutes. You’re welcome. Whatever candidate you like or follow, it can’t be ...

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Marco Rubio’s Defense of Senate Absence Indicative of Broader Political Cultural Failings

Marco Rubio’s winsome defense of his abysmal voting record- the worst in the Senate this year- is exactly the problem with American politics. Rubio, who recently announced that he will not be seeking re-election in the Senate, has, of course, talked himself in circles explaining why his lackluster performance is not his fault- he’s running for president, the strict procedural ...

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Donald Trump: Mane Man in the Values Den

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Donald Trump — America’s loveable Boor in a China Shop — was an eagerly anticipated speaker at the 2015 Values Voter Summit, a conference that brings hundreds of evangelical activists to the nation’s capital. Think of Values Voter as the Christian answer to Burning Man, without the gratuitous sex, drug use and an important reversal in which the goal is ...

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New poll shows Trump fading, Fiorina and Rubio rising

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The first CNN poll after last week’s debate shows that Trump and Carson’s upward trend has reversed as some of their support went to Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio. Donald Trump still leads the GOP pack with 24% support, but that’s down 8 points in just two weeks. The first time Trump has seen his poll numbers decline. Carly Fiorina is enjoying the ...

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Marco Rubio: Catching Footballs, Fielding Questions [video]

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Presidential candidate and Former college athlete Marco Rubio shares his Super Bowl pick and more in his latest campaign video. Rubio shows a lighter, less-serious side of himself while catching footballs and answering .. wait for it… softball ..  questions. Definitely an image ad not intended to stir up controversy or fine-tune any messaging, the spot does give Rubio a little more ...

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New poll shows Trump, Bush lead on major issues

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A CNN/ORC poll released today shows that Donald Trump and Jeb Bush hold the most support and are the most-liked candidates on important issues. Trump led the GOP field with 25% of those polled saying that they would vote for him if the election were held today while Jeb Bush held on to second place in the poll at 13% with all other candidates ...

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CNN/ORC Iowa poll shows Trump holding, someone new closing on him

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A brand new CNN/ORC Iowa poll show that Trump still has what it takes to lead the GOP field, but there is a surprise in the second spot. According to respondents of the poll, possible Iowa voters said that if the caucus was held today, not surprisingly, Trump would clearly win Iowa with 22% of the vote. The real news ...

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Rasmussen poll: Race tightens as Trump loses ground

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A newly released poll shows the GOP primary race is tightening. Before the debate, Donald Trump led the GOP field with 26%. An August 9-10th Rasmussen poll shows that his debate performance and perhaps his comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly may have done some damage. In late July, Trump earned 30% of the male vote and had 22% support among ...

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NBC Post Debate Poll: Fiorina won debate, Cruz biggest gainer

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The first scientific poll after the Thursday night debate has come out and those polled thought that Trump did not have the best performance of those on the stage. NBC News/Survey Monkey poll queried respondents from all party affiliations regardless of their likeliness to vote in the republican primary election. The results show that first place went to former HP CEO ...

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Where to see the Presidential candidates this Sunday

This combo made from file photos shows the 2016 Republican presidential candidates who have officially declared their candidacy as of Sunday, July 12, 2015. Top row, from left, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Bottom row, from left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, and real estate mogul Donald Trump. (AP Photo)

Sunday is a day for a deeper look at the people and events that shaped the week. Time for family, church, community and .. the Sunday news shows. Here’s where the GOP candidates will be appearing on Sunday, August 9th, 2015. ABC’s “This Week” will host Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich and Rick Perry NBC’s “Meet the Press” will ...

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