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Trump Triumphant

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is now official. Seventeen candidates ran for the Republican presidential nomination, and the sixteenth of these just suspended his campaign. This leaves Donald Trump as the last man standing.

What You Need to Know to Understand Contested Conventions

Kicker | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

The presidential nomination race is finally getting closer and closer to being over. But it's not going to end quietly. The race is so close and in such contention, in fact, that presidential hopefuls on both sides are calling for a contested convention.

Trump Hopes To Land Decisive Blow In Indiana Showdown With Cruz

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

BEDFORD, Indiana (Reuters) - New York billionaire Donald Trump hopes that Indiana's nominating contest on Tuesday will make him unstoppable in what or...

Trump Delegates From New Hampshire Denied Key Convention Committee Slots

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary handily nearly three months ago, but state GOP officials are pushing a plan to block all of Trump's delegat...

Everything You Need to Know About a Brokered Convention

Daily Pnut | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Daily Pnut

As a brokered convention becomes more likely, the Republican Party isn't laughing anymore. As Donald Trump's performance during primary season puts h...

Chicago 1968... Cleveland 2016?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Could this be the year when Republicans see some sort of replay of what the Democrats went through in 1968?

Shadow Campaign To Deny Trump His Delegates Begins

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

When South Dakota's Republican activists convened in Pierre to pick their delegates to the Republican national convention, they got an unexpected visi...

Paul Ryan: The GOP's Next Presidential Nominee?

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Reporters and headline writers, as well as the American people, could be in for another wild ride this year up through November. Hold your breath, because anything could happen. Ryan is perfectly positioned to emerge, once again, as his party's last-minute savior.

In DC Simulation, Trump and Cruz Bolt GOP, Form New Ticket

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Alan Kelly

This week, in a simulation of the coming July GOP convention, the tumultuous 2016 election took a theoretical new twist. At a meeting of the prestigio...

Nobody Knows What Will Happen If Donald Trump Doesn't Win A Delegate Majority

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

For the first time since 1976, Republicans are facing the possibility of not having a presumptive nominee when their nominating convention begins in m...

Memo to Mitt Romney: A "Brokered" Convention Won't Solve Your Trump Problem

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

It is almost painful to hear Republican "establishment" leaders like Mitt Romney openly wish for a "brokered" or "contested" convention in 2016 to pic...

Forget a Brokered Convention -- a Third Party Candidate Should Yield a Hung Electoral College and 'Take It to the House' to Pick the Winner!

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Now that the field of Republican presidential candidates is down to a "Final Four," let's look at the "seedings" following the results of Super Tuesda...

Trump And Clinton Look To Extend Leads As Five More States Vote

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton each look to strengthen their front-runner status when five states hold pr...

Strange Anti-Trump Bedfellows: China and the Republican Establishment

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Ultimately, there is a grave danger for the Republican Party itself. Any dirty tricks by Establishment Republicans to deny Trump the nomination would reopen the door to Trump's nuclear option.

Warren's Last 2 Weeks in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 02.16.2016 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 2/1/16 to 2/14/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them by boldly engaging the public o...

GOP Campaigns Quietly Preparing For Brokered Convention

Politico | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

Mysterious outside groups are asking state parties for personal data on potential delegates, Republican campaigns are drawing up plans to send loyal r...

What's So Bad About an Open Convention?

Newton N. Minow | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Newton N. Minow

Success in Iowa and New Hampshire translates into more publicity and more money. But it shouldn't. The primary system that was originally intended to make elections more democratic has made them far less so.

Trump And The GOP's 40 Percent Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump won New Hampshire with 35 percent of the vote on Tuesday, solidifying his place as the front-runner for the Republican 2016...

Friday Talking Points -- Not Funny Anymore

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's not funny anymore -- it's getting closer and closer to becoming reality. Donald Trump, leader of the Republican Party. Deal with it, everyone.

For Convention Junkies: The Flawed Past and Perilous Future

Jay Sterling Silver | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Jay Sterling Silver

A closer look at past Republican and Democratic conventions reveals a significant flaw in the history of our democratic process: brokered conventions in the event no candidate garners a majority of delegates in the primaries and caucuses.

The Mitt Romney-Ron Paul Connection Grows Ever More Curious

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

Whether Rand Paul could now -- against all odds -- catapult him to the vice presidency is likely to be one of the more compelling dramas to unfold as the GOP nominating race slowly draws to a close.

Bonnie and Clyde? Secret Emails Reveal that Palin and Romney Went Rogue Together in 2006

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Sarah Palin is now busting Mitt Romney's chops whenever she can for not having sufficient "conservative instincts". But during Palin's successful 2006 gubernatorial campaign in Alaska, both Palin's and Romney's political ambitions converged.

Tony Gore for President

Orlando Jones | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

2012-03-26-tonygore.jpgLast time around, words like Hope and Change beat Maverick and Joe the Plumber. This time I want jokes.

Prospect Of Brokered Convention Fractures GOP Unity

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

The protracted GOP primary season -- and its long-running narrative of Mitt Romney leading in delegates but unable to win the full support of the part...

Jason Linkins

Newt Gingrich's Plans For Convention Chaos May Not Come To Fruition, Because Of 'Rules' | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

What has Newt Gingrich been up to, during this period of time in which he keeps losing primaries and receives daily admonitions to quit the race? Well...