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Liz Cheney Appears Headed for Congress

She wins GOP primary in Wyoming

(Newser) - Liz Cheney looks bound to be a congresswoman. The 49-year-old lawyer—and eldest daughter of Dick Cheney—won Wyoming's Republican primary race by a wide margin Tuesday to become the nominee for the state's lone House seat. She'll now face Democrat Ryan Greene in November, but the... More »

The 10 Favorite TV Shows of Republicans, Democrats

Everybody loves Supernatural , apparently

(Newser) - It seems there's still three things Republicans and Democrats can agree on: zombies, nerds, and Jared Padalecki. The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, and—surprisingly—Supernatural are the only shows that make the top 10 of supporters of both political parties, PR Newswire reports. E-Score ranked the shows... More »

Trump Holds Testy Meetings With House, Senate GOP

He vowed not to change, called senator a loser

(Newser) - A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming the media for stumbles that continue to alarm GOP leaders and energize Democrats. In his second Capitol Hill tour in three months, Trump called for unity,... More »

Who Wants to Speak at GOP Convention? Not Many, Apparently

At least one state rep is going to the beach instead, per Politico inquiry

(Newser) - Almost as bad as a party no one RSVPs to: a national political convention where you're the presumed nominee and people are either reluctantly attending, turning down high-profile speaking opportunities, or not coming at all. That's what Politico reveals after a somewhat cringe-inducing inquiry into who's interested... More »

Republicans, Settling for Cruz Is Fatal Mistake

David Brooks thinks there's time for a third option

(Newser) - David Brooks thinks the GOP is doomed if Donald Trump is the nominee, but he parts ways with those ( like Mitt Romney ) who think Ted Cruz is now an acceptable alternative. Cruz pushes an extreme anti-government orthodoxy that became popular in the 1980s but is "obsolete" in... More »

Trump Takes 7 States; Cruz Wins 3

Rubio notched a single Super Tuesday win

(Newser) - Donald Trump had his expected strong night on Super Tuesday, but he didn't post a clean sweep. He won seven states—Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas, and Vermont—but Ted Cruz defeated him in the senator's own home state of Texas, in neighboring Oklahoma and in Alaska,... More »

In Cruz vs. Trump, One Iowa Number Matters Most

More voters means better chances for Donald, and there's a tipping point

(Newser) - Despite Ted Cruz trying to shame Iowa residents into coming out to vote in Monday's caucuses , he may not want too many of them to show up, unless he knows for sure they're voting for him. Per Politico , voter turnout will prove critical in the race between him... More »

Big-Name Pundit Sings Trump's Praises

Peggy Noonan can't understand why establishment isn't taking him seriously

(Newser) - Conservative pundit Peggy Noonan is drawing attention for a Friday column that Mike Allen at Politico calls "jaw-trumpingly Trump-friendly (or at least Trump-respectful)." In her Wall Street Journal piece, Noonan writes that she cannot "understand the inability or refusal of Republican leaders to take Mr. Trump seriously.... More »

Obama: ISIS Ground Fight Means 100 Dead Troops a Month

And a monthly bill of $10B, he reportedly said at private news columnist meeting

(Newser) - President Obama's reason for not sending ground troops to the Middle East to fight ISIS: The White House figures it would mean 100 US troop deaths per month, 500 wounded, and a monthly tab of $10 billion, all to fight a group that doesn't pose an "existential... More »

GOP: Trump Is Screwing Everything Up for Us

Party members fear Trump will cost them seats in the House and Senate

(Newser) - Jeb Bush has floated the idea of Donald Trump being a Hillary Clinton plant to help her take the White House, and seemingly never-ending Trump controversies might have Republicans starting to believe it. Politico reports that GOP leaders are stressing out about the negative impact that Trump's candidacy is... More »

'The Doctor Sinks' in New Quinnipiac Poll

Ben Carson falls 7 points to 3rd place, with 16% to Trump's 27%

(Newser) - While nothing seems to be able to topple Donald "Teflon Don" Trump, Ben Carson isn't enjoying the same kind of luck. The former neurosurgeon plummeted 7 percentage points in a newly released Quinnipiac University poll , falling to third place with 16%, Politico reports. Meanwhile, Trump absorbed 3 points,... More »

2 Good, Young Leaders May Save the GOP

This is the 'Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio moment,' says David Brooks

(Newser) - The last few years haven't been kind to the Republican party, writes David Brooks in the New York Times , but he thinks the rise of two 40-something leaders is poised to change that. In a column headlined the "Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio Moment," Brooks labels Rubio... More »

GOP Candidates Plan 'Revolt' Over Debates

Most of the campaigns plan to meet Sunday to figure out strategy

(Newser) - Republican candidates aren't just ticked off about how the debates are being presented, they're planning what Politico refers to as a "revolt" against the networks—and the Republican National Committee. Representatives from most of the campaigns plan to meet Sunday evening to plot strategy on how to... More »

5 Things to Watch in the GOP Debate

Trump expected to go after Carson aggressively

(Newser) - The Republicans debate again Wednesday night, with a field still big enough to require two events. The undercard is at 6pm Eastern on CNBC (Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham), followed by the main event at 8pm on the same network with the remaining 10. (Their rankings,... More »

GOP's Troubles Started With Sarah Palin

William Daley: Her VP selection set a tone that continues today

(Newser) - William Daley served as President Obama's chief of staff for a while, and it's not surprising that he would describe the GOP primary as having a "carnival-like" atmosphere. But in the Washington Post , Daley also makes the case that the GOP's current problems can be traced... More »

Losing the Grammar Race: Trump Backers

Democrats' supporters make fewer grammatical errors: study

(Newser) - Can you guess which 2016 campaign supporters have the best grammar? Grammarly conducted a study on the comments left by supporters on the candidates’ official Facebook pages—seriously—analyzing them for grammatical mistakes. It turns out Donald Trump's supporters aren't making English great again: They made the most... More »

Married GOPers Are More Satisfied

67% of Republicans say they're 'very happy' in holy matrimony: survey

(Newser) - A University of Virginia sociologist who's not convinced that liberal families are better off than conservative ones has what he says is more data to back up his theory. W. Bradford Wilcox says that not only do families who live in "red" conservative counties "enjoy somewhat stronger... More »

14 GOP Hopefuls Speak in Trump-Free Forum

They stayed polite in NH forum

(Newser) - Last night, 14 Republicans running for president joined a forum in Manchester, NH, with two major differences from the upcoming official debate on Fox News on Thursday: no requirement to be in the pollsters' top 10, and no Donald Trump. Instead of debating each other, the candidates took two turns... More »

Caitlyn Jenner Shocks Trans Friends With Her Politics

"What's the big issue?" asks Jenner

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner's politically conservative views surprised her transgender friends in a just-released excerpt from tonight's episode of I Am Cait, reports Us Weekly . "What's the big issue?" asks the 65-year-old former Olympian. Friend Chandi Moore explains, "They're homeless, unemployed, so it's just going... More »

Trump to 'Foolish' RNC: I May Make 3rd-Party Run

'RNC has not been supportive,' real estate mogul says in interview

(Newser) - Donald Trump says he's not a Washington insider, which is why the GOP is treating him so badly—and why he'll entertain a third-party run, he tells the Hill . "So many people want me to, if I don't win [the GOP nomination]," he said during... More »

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