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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.

Preview of Tonight's Republican Debate in Houston

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Cruz will enjoy home court advantage, which won't be enough. TONIGHT COULD RULE OUT A TRUMP-RUBIO TICKET e We started with seventeen candidates ...

What if Presidential Dropouts Were Announced Like the Hunger Games?

Tim Young | Posted 02.03.2017 | Comedy
Tim Young

It would look a little something like this.

Former GOP Presidential Hopeful Endorses Marco Rubio

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate George Pataki endorsed Marco Rubio for the party's presidential nomination on Tuesday,...

GOP Presidential Field Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Everyone else's chances for victory almost require Trump's support in the polls to suffer serious damage. If nobody else manages to break into the front rank, then Trump is the best-positioned candidate to win the nomination -- hands down.

George Pataki Drops Out Of 2016 Presidential Race

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) announced Tuesday that he is dropping out of the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomina...

Here's What The First 100 Days Of A GOP Presidency Could Look Like

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 12.24.2016 | Politics

The various GOP presidential hopefuls, like all politicians since time immemorial, have made a lot of promises this campaign season. Here are some of ...

GOP Field Shrinks to Four as Jeb Fades

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a month since I last took a look at the Republican presidential horserace, and there have been a number of dramatic developments in the meantime. So it's time once again to cast an eye over the Republican field.

GOP Field Narrows to Five

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.

Why It Makes No Sense That Christie And Huckabee Got Kicked Out Of Next Week's Main GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee have been relegated to the undercard group for the GOP debate on Nov. 10, but po...

'Green News Report' - October 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.29.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republicans pan government action on climate and energy at their third...

A Haiku Recap Of The Losers' Debate On CNBC

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Tonight on teeveeWe bail out some losersOn CNBC. Why do this, at all.It's a bafflement indeed.Alas, here we are. George Pataki here.Also we've Rick Sa...

First-Ever U.S. Presidential Candidates' Forum Held Abroad in Jerusalem, Israel, November 2-4, 2015

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Natasha Srdoc

US presidential candidates have been invited to participate in the first-ever US Presidential Candidates' Forum held abroad, focusing on foreign and defense policy issues.

Most GOP 2016 Hopefuls STILL Won't Back 9/11 Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly all of the Republican candidates for president are unable to decide if they support new legislation to aid Sept. 11 responders, ...

GOP Energy And Environment Forum Canceled Because No One Was Going To Show Up

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

A forum for Republican presidential candidates to discuss energy and environment has been canceled "due to a lack of sufficient candidate participatio...

GOP Field Narrows to Top Six

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican candidates have now entered a winnowing phase where voters are clearly indicating that there are only six viable candidates in the race. From an initial field of 17, two have dropped out, five are on life support (politically), and four are in stable but critical condition.

Predicting Next Republicans to Exit the Race

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race.

Job Subsidy-Scamming Perry and Walker Bite the Dust: Who's Next?

Greg LeRoy | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Greg LeRoy

I'm not one to invoke Higher Powers, but for those of us watchdogging corporate welfare, the early departures of candidates Rick Perry and Scott Walker are enough to suggest Divine Intervention. Two of the most outrageous subsidy sinners are gone. If Somebody Up There is meting out economic development justice, who's next to drop?

Friday Talking Points -- Beyond the Debate Stage

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something sneaking up on everyone in the political world is the surprising amount of GOP candidates who are open to ending a massive tax break for hedge fund managers. President Obama has noticed, and is pointing it out.

A Lot Of Trump's Most Vocal Opponents Will Probably Vote For Him If He Gets Nominated

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

Former New York Gov. George Pataki won't support fellow presidential hopeful Donald Trump, according to statements he made on Twitter and reiterated d...

Snap Debate Reactions

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

CNN was (obviously) baiting everyone into getting into little personal spats, which did happen a number of times, but more than just fireworks this did provoke some interesting back-and-forth exchanges between candidates with differing (even, at times, opposing) viewpoints.

Former N.Y. Governor George Pataki Explains His Twitter War With Donald Trump

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Over the weekend, former New York Gov. George Pataki and fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to Twitter to snipe at one another -- Pataki tweeted that Trump is "unfit to run for president," and Trump responded by saying Pataki was "a terrible governor."

Friday Talking Points -- Bye-Bye, Rick!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I must admit I got it wrong when I predicted a few weeks ago that Perry would stay in the race longer than Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun betting who will drop out next!

Pataki Headquarters

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Blood in the Polls: Trump Isn't the First Republican to Alienate Women

Janesh Rahlan | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Janesh Rahlan

As the blood continued to flow out of Megyn Kelly's "wherever," Donald Trump was still sitting comfortably on top of the GOP primary polls. While Trump's supporter base likely represents a relatively small part of the GOP base, this incident is only adding to the GOP's alienation of women.