Donald Trump

The Outsiders’ Appeal

Charles R. Kesler, Real Clear Politics

The challenge for conservatives is to show that victory runs through the recovery of constitutionalism, and that no candidate, insider or outsider, is going to succeed without that.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Let’s teach Hillary to say “Radical Islam”

Hillary won’t say “radical Islam” during Democrat snooze fest debate on Saturday night. . Plus, Republicans take to Twitter to react to Hillary, Bernie and Martin; Ben Carson’s “Where’s the beef?” problem, and, Paris attacks demonstrate danger involved with apathetic immigration policy.

Draft Romney? The Republican Establishment Made Their Own Plan Impossible

Winston Churchill is alleged to have said that “democracy is the worst form of government, except all those others that have been tried.” In the ludicrous idea of drafting Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential candidate it looks like the Republican establishment plans to give oligarchy one more try before democracy, in the form of the populist tide of 2016, swamps them by handing the Republican presidential nomination to Trump, Carson or Cruz.

Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win

Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, Washington Post

The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the pack of governors and senators running, and there is disagreement about how to prosecute the case against them. Recent focus groups of Trump supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire commissioned by rival campaigns revealed no silver bullet.

Poll: Republicans trust Trump most on immigration, 4 to 1 over Bush, Rubio

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Donald Trump's initial slam on illegal immigrants has turned into polling gold for the Republican frontrunner, as a new survey finds that GOP voters overwhelmingly believe he has the best plan to deal with the issue. About half -- 49 percent -- of Republicans trust Trump on immigration, some four times more than any other candidate, most of which do not support Trump's goal of deporting illegals.

The Republican War -- Over War Policy

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

With the exception of Rand Paul and Donald Trump, the GOP candidates appear to believe the road to the White House lies in resurrecting the attitude and policies of Bush II that cost them the White House.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Fox Business Network delivers on promise for substantive, meaningful debate

Fox Business Network comes through with entertaining, substantive debate. Plus, Happy Hour debate needs a good drink special to stay in business; Ben Carson passes the credibility test; Ted Cruz shores up the conservative vote; Seeing the gentler side of Donald Trump; Rubio and Bush ignore each other, and, Concluding with a note on foreign policy.

Will GOP Presidential Candidates Debate Speaker Ryan’s Bill To Open The Legal Immigration Floodgates?

We urge you to let the Republican presidential candidates know you oppose any move by Speaker Ryan to open the legal immigration floodgates. We also urge you to call your Representative and Senators, the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell them you oppose H.R. 3918. Send them the message that you want Congress to put American workers back to work before admitting even more foreign “guest workers” who will lower wages and continue the erosion of the quality of life for millions of native born American workers and their families.

SNL With Trump Gets Highest Rating in More Than 3 Years

Frazier Moore, AP

Preliminary Nielsen ratings measuring households in 56 U.S. markets gave Saturday's "SNL" its highest rating since January 2012. Basketball great Charles Barkley was host that night. Full results, including viewership figures, will be released Thursday, NBC said.

Cruz and Rubio on Collision Course

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are prepping for battle, as their campaigns embrace the possibility of the Republican nomination turning on a duel between two Cuban American senators who represent the next generation of the party.

Trump reveals his big debate demand

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner

He wants the thermostat set at something comfortable. "I don't really care that much. I've enjoyed the debates. I've done well in the debates, obviously," Trump said in a radio interview Thursday on SiriusXM's Breitbart News Daily. "I don't really care that much other than I would like it to be, like, you know, 70 degrees in the room."

Trump promises to 'brutally and quickly cut the head off of ISIS'

Al Weaver, Washington Examiner

In a new radio ad released Thursday, Republican candidate Donald Trump promised to use brutal force against the terrorist group. Trump's new ads are set to hit the airwaves in early voting states, and he spent $300,000 on his first effort at campaign ads. He also promises to be tough on immigration and trade.