House GOP one-ups Obama’s SOTU on criminal justice reform
President Barack Obama used his State of the Union message to push a forward-looking agenda, as is the style these days. One element was to reduce sentences on crimes he doesn’t think are all that serious. The House GOP is going a step further, and interestingly enough, Obama is opposing it. I guess he only wants show reform, not real reform.
Myth BUSTED: Steve Hoffman shows Ted Cruz can win by expanding the base
I’m old enough to remember the hand wringing. The GOP must reach out to libertarians, they said. Young people are too libertarian for the GOP, was the claim. When we at RedState banned Ron Paul supporters, we were told we were part of the problem, keeping the GOP from ever winning again, because Paul was reaching an ‘untapped strain’ of voter. Well, here we are | Read More »
Trump is so scared of losing Iowa to Cruz, he’s wetting his pants
Donald Trump was on Face the Nation, and had an epic tantrum. Right now he’s so scared of losing to Ted Cruz, he’s having to lash out in ridiculous ways. It’s interesting seeing what Trump looks like when he’s behind, he knows he’s behind, and he’s wetting-his-pants scared of being the big, fat loser.
2015 has been a Record Year for Federal Regulations
The soon-to-be finished year of 2015 has been one full of milestones and records, but this one is certainly not worth celebrating. The Obama administration has been busier than even rolling out new regulations. The 2015 Federal Register has amounted to 81,611 pages of new and proposed ones, more than the federal government has ever before issued in a single year. Per The Hill: This | Read More »
Tags: Administrative Procedure Act
, Congressional Review Act
, Federal Register
, guidance documents
, House of Representatives
, imperial presidency
, Obama Administration
, reins act
, Resolutions of Disapproval
New Hampshire is Bush’s firewall. What delegates will he get?
While the Iowa caucuses are volatile, and you never know just how the delegates will turn out as rooms full of people get together and make deals, the New Hampshire primary has a simple set of rules for determining the winner. Let’s check the current polling and see who would win delegates there.
Guess who just passed Jeb Bush?
While most observers of the national GOP Presidential polling will focus on Quinnipiac University’s showing of Donald Trump 28, 24 as a possible sign of things to come, there’s another story that I think deserves mention. Jeb Bush has now fallen into sixth place nationally, not just in New Hampshire, thanks to a good run of polling by another second-tier contender.
With Hillary’s Enemies, She Doesn’t Need Friends
During this year’s first Democrat Presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said that she was proud to be enemies with “health insurance companies” – putting the insurance industry alongside the NRA, Iran and Republicans on her enemies list. That might be news to Clinton’s campaign staff, which according to Politico Pro, recently held two high-level meetings with the insurance industry to hear – and presumably allay – | Read More »
Tags: 2016 election
, Blue Cross Blue Shield
, campaign contributions
, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
, Clinton Foundation
, CNN Democratic Debate
, Drug Companies
, Hillary Clinton
, marilyn tavenner
, Mary Beth Donahue
, Obama Administration
, Presidential Campaign
, UnitedHealth Group
Donald Trump is the new Rudy Giuliani
Real Clear Politics has a great new feature up, comparing the polling of the last three Presidential Cycles. I don’t think the RCP team could ever admit it, but the message is clear: “Don’t panic about Donald Trump.” The more I look at it, the more I’m convinced that as good as Trump’s polling looks, it doesn’t yet mean nearly as much as he wants | Read More »
Guess which rhetorical tricks Donald Trump used against Ben Carson this week
Donald Trump is worried about Ben Carson. For a while there he was sure he had the GOP nomination wrapped up, as the yes-men surrounding him kept saying “Yes, Mr. Trump, you won the latest poll.” But even the brownest of noses can’t say that with a straight face anymore, so Trump has abandoned his old ‘counterpunch’ strategy and has begun using every dirty rhetorical | Read More »
Real Clear Politics confirms Ben Carson is the national GOP Frontrunner
Over a week ago I declared Ben Carson the national GOP frontrunner. I saw a string of polls growing, and while the lagging indicators still gave Donald Trump the edge, I was confident enough to say Carson was on top. Now the lagging indicator is in: the Real Clear Politics poll average now says Ben Carson is winning the polls. Not Trump. Carson.
Remember Mississippi? Jeb Bush and Right to Rise hope you forgot.
In the Mississippi Senate primary of 2014, the state establishment simply could not tolerate their preferred candidate () losing. So the Cochrans and the Barbours got together and pulled every dirty trick they could come up with, trying to smear Chris McDaniel. This time it’s the Florida establishment at work. They watched beat their preferred guy, Charlie Crist, and by gum, they don’t want to | Read More »
, Charlie Crist
, Chris McDaniel
, Jeb Bush
, Marco Rubio
, mike murphy
, Right to Rise PAC
, thad cochran
Since I called Ben Carson the frontrunner, he’s kept winning polls
If this cycle’s history servers, we’re going to have a lag between the debate last night, and the next round of polls after the debate. Pollsters are rushing to get in their polls before the debate, rather than after. It turns out they get more headlines by being part of the debate inclusion criteria, than they do for measuring the results of the poll. So | Read More »
According to the newest polls, Ben Carson is the frontrunner
Polls change. Poll averages lag. But the last six days of polling have been very kind to Ben Carson. Over the last week, Ben Carson has emerged as the new national frontrunner and if this trend continues, Donald Trump will be under enormous pressure to adapt to the new reality.
The State of the GOP Polling: Trump and Carson, Carson and Trump
We’re still over 3 months out from the first Presidential primary steps for the 2016 race. However it’s still worth looking at where the polls are, remembering that polls this early don’t and aren’t designed to predict the outcome of the primaries, so much as they exist to give us the state of the electorate. I said before that we’d reached peak Trump, and the | Read More »
Hillary Clinton is Easier For Republicans to Beat Than Joe Biden
A new Fox News poll is out. It shows what I think most people are beginning to conclude. If the election were held today, Republicans have a better chance of beating Hillary Clinton than they do beating Joe Biden. In fact, it is pretty striking. if prez election was today: Carson 50-Clinton 39; Trump 45-Clinton 40; Bush 44-Clinton 40; Fiorina 42-Clinton 39 (new @foxnewspoll) — | Read More »