It is precisely because it is so difficult to know the candidates' views -- and perhaps so easy to misconstrue them given their past records -- that it is essential that the moderators in the upcoming debates do a much better job of asking pointed questions about a rising China with a rapidly expanding military.
A new poll out of New Hampshire shows front runner Donald Trump gaining momentum while Dr. Ben Carson is losing ground. And herein lies the makings of Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination.
Alter & Christie debate if GOP should panic as Trump and Carson maintain their leads. Is the problem an angry base (Ron) or extreme/ignorant base embracing unqualified POTUS candidates (Jon)? Then: what's worse at Mizzou -- PC or racism?
This week's talking points are all, essentially, rebuttals to the biggest nonsense espoused on the stage of the fourth Republican debate. It was hard to pick only seven, as there was a bumper crop of nonsense in this particular debate, so forgive us if your favorite didn't make the cut.
Let me establish for the record that I am a passionate, loyal, card-carrying Democrat. As such, you and I differ on virtually every political, economic and social issue imaginable. But ya know what? I desperately want you to win the Republican nomination.
Herewith a suggestion for Ben Carson. It came to mind listening to the Republican debate on November 10, 2015. During that debate two of the most important disclosures came from Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina. It turns out that BOTH of them know and have spoken with Vladimir Putin.
Payday lenders spent more than $15 million during the last election to lobby and elect Members of Congress. If the CFPB comes down hard on the industry with tough new rules as is expected, you can bet they will spend even more during this election.
If you wanted a debate where no one actually answered any questions, well, you got it! There were so many great moments from the latest GOP debate out of Wisconsin, but we wanted a video that was under 4 minutes. These were our favorite out of Donald Trump, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Jeb!
The Republican debate of November 10 represents an important turning point in this season's campaign trajectory. For it was on Tuesday night that real philosophical and policy divisions became apparent among the GOP candidates.
People who tuned into this week's debate were treated to a different kind of entertainment program -- Fox Business Network's version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Have Democratic presidents been perfect? Of course not. Have they vanquished economic inequality and created paradise on earth? No president can. However, Democrats have a positive record to run on.
As others have pointed out many times, during the challenging times and amid layoffs at HP, Carly chose to purchase Gulfstream corporate aircraft. This doesn't sound like great judgment. Now we're being asked to open up the office of the presidency.
Nothing surprising here -- just more regurgitation of freedom-inspiring buzzwords of "small government," "family values," "lower taxes," "job opportunity," "big business" and "deregulation."
With Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the rise, the GOP is in desperate need of an electable candidate. But as the field narrows to eight presidential hopefuls, the odds of finding a winner continue to worsen. Here are the 8 biggest challenges facing the 8 leading conservatives.
All politicians have their agendas to push; some are just better informed on the issues they're speaking about than others, and the one who knows about addiction happens to be moving to the back of the line while Carson moves forward.
It's been a few weeks since I surveyed the Republican presidential field, but recent developments seem to indicate it's time to take another look. While much attention has been paid to Fox's reshuffling of who will appear on which debate stage, virtually nobody's talking about the complete collapse of Carly Fiorina's polling.