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Presidential Horse Race 2016: Requiem for Scott Walker’s presidential campaign

Reaction continues to Scott Walker’s announcement that he’s leaving the race. Plus, Walker’s loss is Fiorina’s gain… and, did she run a conservative campaign in 2010?; Are we ultimately headed for a Cruz vs. Rubio showdown as the last men standing?, and, Trump resumes war with Fox News.

Walker’s exit sets of frenzy to lure his donors

Theodore Schleifer, CNN

The rapid evaporation of the Wisconsin governor's campaign on Monday quickly reshaped the already rollicking Republican presidential primary. Though his White House prospects are dead, Walker's donors and early-state backers are very much in demand. And they're getting a lot of attention.

Why Ben Carson Is Right – No Muslim Should Be President Of The United States

The truth is that enemies of constitutional government – namely, those who adhere to and seek to impose, whether through violence or by stealth, brutally repressive, totalitarian, misogynistic, homophobic, intolerant and anti-constitutional shariah on others – should not be President of the United States, because they cannot honestly swear to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. Click here to sign our petition urging Dr. Carson not to back down in the face of attempts to intimidate him into disavowing his fair and accurate comments about Islam and the Constitution.

Scott Walker Drops Out: No Base + No Differentiation = No Campaign

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The early demise of the Rick Perry and Scott Walker candidacies demonstrates that a record of success as a Governor and being right on the issues isn’t enough – to win you’ve got to have Viguerie's Four Horsemen of Marketing working for you, not against you.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Scott Walker calls it quits

Scott Walker drops out, cites no realistic road back from polling doldrums. Plus, To be (a Muslim president) or not to be. That is the question.; People are now taking a close look at Carly Fiorina. Do they like what they see?, and, The Donald is set to release his new book the day before the next debate.

No, Donald Trump did not have to correct a questioner

Erick Erickson, RedState

Donald Trump is under no obligation to correct someone asking a question. He does not have to do it. If he did otherwise, he could see his events hijacked by an army of leftwing trolls intent on making him correct and apologize to every one of them. This is a ridiculous media generated story.

Don’t Back Down Ben: Islam IS Incompatible With The Constitution

Dr. Carson is of course exactly correct – as we have noted in many articles – Islam as it is practiced by millions of Muslims across the globe IS incompatible with the Constitution. Naturally, the Muslim Brotherhood front group,the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has now scheduled a press conference at its DC offices on Capitol Hill to call on Carson to end his campaign. Click here to sign our petition urging Dr. Carson not to back down in the face of attempts to intimidate him into disavowing his fair and accurate comments about Islam and the Constitution.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: How high will Carly Fiorina rise?

Carly moves up to second in a post-debate national poll. Plus, Fiorina hits the road after debate, tries to build a tangible campaign; Best endorsement yet: Barbara Boxer says Carly is “mean”; A ray of hope for Rand Paul?, and, Trump, Carson and the Muslims.

Trump was right: Jeb did credit his wife for his immigration views

Scott Greer, Daily Caller

In the first two sentences of Jeb Bush’s book, “Immigration Wars,” the former Florida governor credits his wife Columba with shaping his views on immigration. That might come as a surprise to some voters, after Bush demanded that Donald Trump apologize Wednesday night for making the same point.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Are we seeing a kinder, gentler Donald?

Wednesday night’s CNN Republican debate drew nearly 23 million viewers. Plus, Fiorina won on stage and with the pundits; No more “Happy Hour” debates?; John Kasich is this year’s Jon Huntsman, and, Is this a new, kinder, gentler Donald?

Trump: Illegals are Treated Better than Veterans

Melanie Hunter, CNS News

“We’re gonna take this system apart, and if they’re not doing the job, the veterans are going to go to private doctors, private hospitals, public hospitals, and we’re gonna reimburse those doctors and those hospitals, and you’re gonna get the greatest service of any veterans in any country, because you deserve it,” Trump said during a rally aboard the USS Iowa in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

CNN Republican Presidential Debate – Carly Fiorina schools the men

A great, substantive debate on Wednesday night that won't change the dynamic in the race. Plus, in foreign policy, there are few real differences between the candidates; For a debate hosted by liberals, subject-matter was fair game; Trump’s biggest selling point: Trust me. Carson’s biggest argument: intellect prevails; Jeb showed more energy, but he’s the same old Bush, and, Conclusion – Not much change, even as Fiorina stands out.

Is Jeb tough enough to survive Trump?

Alex Isenstadt and Glenn Thrush, Politico

Reconciling Bush’s courtly diffidence with the grubby demands of the 2016 debate stage won’t be easy. Trump is the most proficient onstage heckler in the business – with an eye for tweaking his patrician foil – but Bush must throw his elbows carefully or risk his reputation as an even-tempered grown-up.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Preview of tonight’s CNN GOP presidential debate

Another poll shows Trump and Carson way out in front -- how will they react in tonight's debate? Plus, Even Floridians aren’t wild about Jeb!; Because of Trump, people demand more; The latest Romney to the rescue story, and, Obama won’t be tuning in to the debate.

People like Trump because he fights!

Erick Erickson, RedState

Ask Donald Trump supporters why they support him and the answer typically is reduced to “He fights!” It’s become both a rallying cry for Trump supporters and a source of derision for those who oppose him. But the fact is, Republican leaders don’t fight.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Donald Trump leads in polls but still takes a Thump-o

New national poll shows Trump and Carson widening their lead. Plus, Trump changes the rules mid-game… Romney to the establishment’s rescue?; Why Ben Carson apologized to Donald Trump; Walker retreats to familiar ground – busting unions, and, “El Trumpo Takes a Thumpo.”

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Fiorina deflects Trump’s “face” punch

Rick Perry the first to quit. Plus, Trump brands Carson with the “low energy” charge; Fiorina deflects Trump’s “face” punch; Weathervane Scott Walker still shifting with the wind; Kasich sides with cowardly GOP leadership on Planned Parenthood, and, Is Huckabee the most known, liked and trusted candidate?

Cruz, Paul: Insiders Running in an Outsiders' Game

Caitlin Huey-Burns & James Arkin, Real Clear Politics

The fight over the Iran nuclear deal, plus upcoming battles over Planned Parenthood and funding the federal government, set a stage for Cruz and Paul to try to show they can disrupt Washington from the inside. They will use that stage to contrast themselves with Trump and the other outsiders to make the case to primary voters that they are already tested.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Glimpsing the darker side of Huck

New CNN poll confirms big lead for Trump and Carson. Plus, You knew it was coming -- Trump counter-punches Carson; Trump downplays his jab at Fiorina’s “face”; Carson goes on vacation, rises in the polls; Glimpsing the darker side of Huck, and, Cruz fights alone to defund Planned Parenthood.

Trump, Cruz fire up crowd at Iran Deal Protest

James Arkin, Real Clear Politics

Ted Cruz called the Iran nuclear deal “catastrophic.” Donald Trump called America’s leaders “stupid.” Thousands of supporters cheered, braving scorching late-summer heat to rally against the Iran deal on the front lawn of Capitol Hill on Wednesday.