2016 GOP presidential race

Chamber of Commerce To GOP: Pass Immigration Reform Or Sit Out 2016

Elise Foley, Huffington Post

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue promised to keep pushing for immigration reform, quipping that the GOP should just stay home in the next presidential election if it doesn't address the issue.

More R's DON'T Want Christie to Run in 2016 Than Do

Marina Koren, National Journal

Embroiled in federal and criminal investigations into his administration, the New Jersey governor is slowly sinking into the muddled field of Republican candidates.

Cruz Wins Conserv. Poll

Fox News Staff

Sen. Ted Cruz won the Values Voter Summit straw poll on Sat., which some say cements his title as the de facto leader of the conservative movement.

"Bomb Obamacare" Rockets Palin to #1 Again

Palin is popular with the grassroots in large measure because she defies the pseudo-intellectual conventions of inside-the-Beltway political conversation – or what most people outside-the-Beltway call double talk or B.S.

Palin’s Syria Punch Rockets Her to the Top of 2016 Poll

While Senators Cruz, Lee and Paul's effort to defund Obamacare was pushed off the news by talk of another war in the Middle East Sarah Palin nailed the reasons to oppose Obama's adventure in Syria and chalked-up another win in CHQ's 2016 Republican presidential straw poll. Sign our urgent Syria petition NOW.

Palin Back in Commanding Lead in CHQ Straw Poll

Notable in their absence from the top tier of potential candidates are the usual establishment Republican suspects – Jeb Bush and Chris Christie -- and Marco Rubio also failed to attract any votes in this week’s voting.

Rubio Mum on Immigration

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Marco Rubio's low profile on amnesty (while other Gang of Eight members pressure the House to act) is likely due to a dive in the polls. His '16 aspirations may be in danger.

Christie: Establishment Darling

Robert Costa, National Review Online

The NJ governor cements the support of Republican power brokers by repairing rifts with Romney supporters with big wallets. 

SBrown 'Curious' About 2016

Hillary Chabot, Boston Herald

Former Mass. Senator Scott Brown visited the Iowa State Fair and commented, "It’s 2013, I think it’s premature, but I am curious. There’s a lot of good name recognition in the Dakotas and here."

Cruz Releases Birth Certificate

Catalina Camia, USA Today

Cruz released his birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News amid rumors of a possible White House run. The general rule is that anyone born overseas to an American parent is eligible to run.

Scott Brown for President? Run Scott, Run

Scott Brown is a talented politician. His victory against Martha Coakley was never the fluke Democrats tried to make it out to be. However, the reason Scott Brown is now a former Senator, instead of the full-term senior Senator from Massachusetts is that he violated the first rule of politics: “Dance with the one that brung ya.”

Ron+Rand Team Up on Christie

Jonathan Easely, The Hill

Rand and Ron Paul hit back at Christie's RNC comments, saying, “There's more to it than just power. To say and do anything you want just to be in government? You have to believe in something and understand economics."

GOP '16 Hopefuls Shun Romney

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Cruz says Romney’s campaign message should have been more inclusive of people on the lower rungs of the economic ladder.

Chuck Norris Takes On Marco Rubio

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, whose advocacy of the Senate’s hated Gang of Eight amnesty for illegal aliens bill knocked him out of the top level of contention in the CHQ straw poll and national polls, tied with write-in candidate actor and Second Amendment advocate Chuck Norris with one vote in the week’s CHQ Republican presidential straw poll balloting.

Palin Stands With Rand

Leslie Larson, New York Daily News

Sarah Palin sided with Rand Paul and criticized Chris Christie for compromising too heavily.

The Ted Cruz Phenomenon

Top Republican bloggers in Iowa say in the limited time Ted Cruz has been in the state he’s done everything right and as a consequence two and a half years away from the 2016 Iowa Caucuses there is a frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race: His name is Ted Cruz.

Matthews: RPaul Will Be GOP '16 Pick

Becket Adams, The Blaze

“I predict the hard right is gonna take over the Republican Party in 2016 and the nomination is going to Rand Paul,” said lib. Chris Matthews.

Cruz and Palin Vie for Top Spot in CHQ Straw Poll

Texas’ limited government constitutional conservative Senator Ted Cruz has surged to within one point of longtime CHQ Republican presidential straw poll favorite former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in last week’s online balloting in the 2016 Republican presidential straw poll. (You can cast your vote this week through this link.)

Christie v. Rand Old Party

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

“It’s the tax-and-spend liberal wing of the Republican Party,” said Paul. “They’re all for blowing stuff up, for getting involved in wars, but they’re not too concerned with fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.”

Why RPaul and Christie Went to War

Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman, Politico

The tiff revealed party divisions and how each man had placed starkly different bets on the GOP's future.