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Virginia Republicans swinging, missing with voters on issues

Virginia Republicans might be misreading public sentiment on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s push to restore the voting rights of ex-felons.


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Trump’s toxic aggrieved-nation shtick

The key to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — the feature that explains nearly everything else about that toxic dump — is his aggrieved-nation shtick.


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Andrew Griffin: Why millennials are vital to the survival of the GOP

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to the Appomattox County Republicans. One of my opponents’ representatives used his platform to take a personal swipe at my age.


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Trump’s creators

The Donald Trump phenomenon is indeed the creature of the Republican establishment, but there’s more to it than that.


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Super Tuesday: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump win in Virginia

Hillary Clinton won going away in Virginia’s Democratic Party presidential primary, and Donald Trump walked away with a narrow win over Marco Rubio on the Republican side on Super Tuesday.


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Terrible news for Vermin Supreme: Jim Gilmore quits GOP race

Vermin Supreme won’t have Jim Gilmore to kick around anymore. The former Virginia governor announced on Friday that he is suspending his bid for the Republican Party presidential nomination.


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Trump and the conservative establishment deserve each other

No one should need National Review‘s advice to steer clear of Donald Trump. For one thing, the messenger is a curious one indeed.


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Republicans decide to go convention route in Fifth District

The Fifth District Republican Committee voted 19-16 on Saturday in favor of a convention method to nominate the Republican congressional candidate.


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ACLU on Republican primary pledge: Two wrongs don’t make a right

The ACLU argued that the State Board of Elections should not grant a Republican request to withdraw a requirement that primary voters affirm their party ID.


Jackson to campaign in Iowa for Ted Cruz

Former Republican statewide office candidate E.W. Jackson is heading to Iowa to campaign for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.


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Poll: Trump with lead in Iowa on eve of caucus

With Iowa ready to head to the polls on Monday, Donald Trump has a clear lead among Republican voters in the all-important first balloting of the 2016 election season.


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George Allen: Why I support Marco Rubio

It is a time for choosing. A time for choosing the best person to motivate and inspire America in the upcoming Republican primaries and pivotal presidential election.


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George Allen endorses Marco Rubio for Republican presidential nomination

Today in an interview on the Fox Business Network, former Virginia Governor and Senator George Allen announced he is endorsing Marco Rubio for president.


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Washington and Lee Mock Convention: Clarity on Republican presidential race?

A mock political convention that has correctly predicted the actual nominee in 19 of 25 presidential elections since 1908 convenes Feb. 11-13 at Washington and Lee University.


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Trump rally loyalty oath is different from Virginia primary pledge … how?

The Donald Trump presidential campaign blocked people with tickets to a free rally in Vermont on Thursday who wouldn’t pledge their support for the billionaire.


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Trump campaign threatens legal action over Virginia GOP primary oath

The Trump Virginia campaign chairman signaled Wednesday that legal action is possible if the party doesn’t reverse course on a required primary voter oath.


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Donald Trump slams Virginia Republicans over primary loyalty oath

Those who wish to vote in the Virginia Republican Party presidential primary will have to sign a pledge that they are a member of the GOP.


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Neat polling trick: Trump voters back bombing country from Aladdin

It’s a sign of the times in the America that Donald Trump is making great hate again. Forty-one percent of Trump backers favor bombing Agrabah.


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Asymmetrical war against the Muslim world

The demagogic exaggeration of the “terrorist threat,” which was the centerpiece of the last Republican debates, is easily deflated with just a moment’s thought.


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Is U.S. better off for Iraq? Trump, surprisingly, is the voice of Republican reason

Going head on at a question about the fallout from the Iraq war would seem to be as fun for a Republican on a live TV debate as a root canal.


Chris Christie would shoot down Russian planes in Syria!

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is banking his campaign on selling himself as the national security guy.


Rand Paul calls out Trump on close down Internet to stop ISIS proposal

Few are paying serious attention to Sen. Rand Paul, based on the polls, but he can be compelling when you get to hear him.


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Republican candidates discuss ISIS strategies

To former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the biggest obstacle to defeating ISIS is getting “the lawyers off the backs of the war fighters.”


Syrian refugees: No huddled masses here

Not surprisingly, you didn’t find at Tuesday’s CNN Republican debate a lot of support for accepting refugees from the deadly four-year civil war in Syria.


Weird dynamic between Ted Cruz, Donald Trump at Las Vegas debate

How about that odd exchange between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz toward the end of last night’s CNN Republican debate?