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Why is Kentucky switching from primary to caucus?

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Kentucky Republican party officials have voted to switch Kentucky from a primary to a caucus and move the caucus up two months, but why? Because Senator Rand Paul asked them to. Kentucky law prohibits a candidate’s name from appearing twice on the same ballot. To allow him to run in both the Kentucky Senate election and seek the GOP nod ...

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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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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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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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Trump supporters worst at English.. or something

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A study published yesterday showed that Trump’s supporters are the worst when it comes to properly forming an English sentence. The Grammarly-WSJ study analyzed comments made on all of the GOP candidate websites and picked only supporting or neutral commentary. 250 comments per candidate were chosen at random and analyzed for spelling, punctuation and grammar. The results might surprise you. ...

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Broader GOP Tensions Resonate in Debate Infighting Over Surveillance

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)

The apex of Thursday night’s prime time GOP debate came as the discussion, never that robust, devolved into two contenders for the nation’s highest office shouting at each other, ironically over hugs. Paul and Christie sparred over the post-9/11 perennial tensions between national security and civil liberties. Paul, who has adopted the fresh-faced libertarian banner is best known for his ...

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Fox News to let all GOP candidates into debate – kinda..

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Fox News announced today that it will be allowing all of the GOP presidential candidates into the August 6th Cleveland debate – but not everyone gets on to the main stage. The debate is split into two parts – a 5pm under-card and the prime-time main event. The prime-time debate has always been limited to the top 10 candidates in Fox ...

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Sen. Paul will try to force vote on Sunday to defund Planned Parenthood

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Senator Rand Paul (R – KY) is trying to force a vote on taxpayer-funded abortions after the recent release of videos showing Planned Parenthood representatives negotiating aborted baby organ procurement and disposition. Rand Paul and many other Republicans say that it is time to de-fund Planned Parenthood. on “Fox News Sunday” Paul said, “I really think the time has come ...

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Does Modern Populism Have an Answer to Modern Political Problems?

For many efficaciously disillusioned Americans, populism is the sole redeeming hope on which hangs a return to political virtue. Yet, modern populists, both left and right, have a spotty record of success. True, the Tea Party and anti-Wall Street, class warfare leftists have seen electoral success in the last couple of elections. However, after assuming power, they have done little. ...

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GOP Candidates Continue to Toss Money Down Cornhole

The really big difference between Republican and Democrat handout recipients is their ability to be sympathetically photogenic. When pressed, the average Democrat welfare recipient can hide the flat–screen TV, stash the cellphone in a drawer and refrain from cigarette smoking. And it’s not too much trouble to pretend to fill out the job application or limp convincingly to prove the ...

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Refuting the myth of Reagan the Peacenik

Ronald Reagan was such a successful President that, unsurprisingly, many people want to claim his legacy as their own. Many people, usually falsely, claim he would’ve supported their policy and ideology if he were alive today. Many falsely claim he implemented this or that policy instead of that one. The Gipper was, depending on whom you ask, a neocon, a ...

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Rebuttal of Rand Paul’s straw man claims

The National Review has recently published an article by Sen. Rand Paul wherein the junior Kentucky Senator falsely claims that there is no room allowed for disagreement on foreign policy in the GOP; that we defense conservatives have a “either you’re with us or against us” mentality; that he’s displaying some foreign policy nuance and strategic ambiguity that we fail ...

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Perry, Paul & Huckabee at CPAC 2014

Gen. Robert E. Lee used Texas infantry as his reliable shock troops during the Civil War. If Hood’s division couldn’t drive the Yankees from a position, then no troops could. Evidently CPAC schedulers are of the same opinion. On both of the first two days of the conservative conference Texas speakers were used to soften up the crowd for all ...

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