Now that the first votes are being cast it is time for Donald Trump to stop offering conspiracy theories, conflicting comments and disastrous suggestions about the economy and to come up with some real world plans that voters can sink their teeth into and that prove his much-vaunted business experience actually equips him to make policy for what is still, despite Obama’s best efforts to destroy it, the world’s largest economy.

Donald Trump continues to look strong in all of the New Hampshire polls, though evidence on the ground hints Ted Cruz may do significantly better than expected.

When Marco Rubio was really being challenged for the first time  — by New Jersey Governor Christie, a world-class bully, no less — he wilted. He was like an artificially intelligent robot confronted with a logical question his programming couldn’t handle.

Marco Rubio’s canned and thrice (at least) repeated response to Chris Christie’s attacks on his “25 second speech” will likely damage the Florida senator’s chances in New Hampshire and beyond. Plus,  ABC does a few things differently; Carly Fiorina was barred at the door, but will it end up helping her?; Get the ring ready, the establishment appears ready to propose; Cruz quietly makes his points, shores up conservative support; Trump doesn’t understand eminent domain but loves the police, and, In two more days, we’ll know.

Going into the ABC Saturday night "dinner date debate" the FedUp PAC poll showed Donald Trump leading with 49%, while Senator Ted Cruz had 37% backing.  Marco Rubio, who seems to be emerging as the choice of the GOP establishment, had only 14% and is counting on a strong debate performance to boost the flagging hopes of the GOP establishment.

With Senator Paul’s departure from the Presidential contest, Ted Cruz is the only candidate running for President who would advance the causes that have been so ably championed by Rand Paul. To protect your civil liberties, to roll back special interests and the Washington cartel, to reign in the Fed, and to advance criminal justice reform, we urge Rand Paul’s liberty movement voters to support Ted Cruz for President.

CHQ Exclusives

Now that the first votes are being cast it is time for Donald Trump to stop offering conspiracy theories, conflicting comments and disastrous suggestions about the economy and to come up with some real world plans that voters can sink their teeth into and that prove his much-vaunted business experience actually equips him to make policy for what is still, despite Obama’s best efforts to destroy it, the world’s largest economy.

Donald Trump continues to look strong in all of the New Hampshire polls, though evidence on the ground hints Ted Cruz may do significantly better than expected.

When Marco Rubio was really being challenged for the first time  — by New Jersey Governor Christie, a world-class bully, no less — he wilted. He was like an artificially intelligent robot confronted with a logical question his programming couldn’t handle.

Marco Rubio’s canned and thrice (at least) repeated response to Chris Christie’s attacks on his “25 second speech” will likely damage the Florida senator’s chances in New Hampshire and beyond. Plus,  ABC does a few things differently; Carly Fiorina was barred at the door, but will it end up helping her?; Get the ring ready, the establishment appears ready to propose; Cruz quietly makes his points, shores up conservative support; Trump doesn’t understand eminent domain but loves the police, and, In two more days, we’ll know.

Going into the ABC Saturday night "dinner date debate" the FedUp PAC poll showed Donald Trump leading with 49%, while Senator Ted Cruz had 37% backing.  Marco Rubio, who seems to be emerging as the choice of the GOP establishment, had only 14% and is counting on a strong debate performance to boost the flagging hopes of the GOP establishment.

With Senator Paul’s departure from the Presidential contest, Ted Cruz is the only candidate running for President who would advance the causes that have been so ably championed by Rand Paul. To protect your civil liberties, to roll back special interests and the Washington cartel, to reign in the Fed, and to advance criminal justice reform, we urge Rand Paul’s liberty movement voters to support Ted Cruz for President.

Much as the Iowa losers would like to make it otherwise, Hillary Clinton is going to run a smart, technologically savvy, in the moment, ruthless wedge-issue-driven campaign and trying to defeat the Clinton machine using the rules of etiquette as taught at a finishing school for little girls is a sure formula for defeat.

Carson campaign’s failure to react leads to “Trumpertantrum”. Plus, Rick Santorum proves he doesn’t know anything about Marco Rubio; Fiorina plays gender card to make the stage for Saturday night’s debate, doesn’t work, and, George W. Bush brought in to try and rescue flailing brother Jeb.

Rick Santorum attempted to present himself as an advocate for the all but forgotten interests of America’s working men and women, yet when Santorum exited the campaign he hypocritically chose to endorse Senator Marco Rubio – the leading advocate of open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens; the very policies that Santorum campaigned against.

Rand Paul and Rick Santorum scratch themselves from the Republican presidential horse race card. Plus, Is it Marco Romn-io or Mitt Rubi-ney?; Trump and Cruz should unite against the establishment, not fight each other, and, Jimmy Carter would rather have Trump than Cruz.

At the Saudis’ behest Washington backs their misbegotten war in Yemen and remains formally committed to the overthrow of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, the strongest force opposing the far more dangerous Islamic State. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also underwrites extremist Islamic teaching in madrassas around the world.

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa Caucuses blew the Republican establishment's idea of a pause or truce in the battle for the culture right out of the sky. Cruz’s unabashed appeal to faith-first voters, his vast support among politically active conservative Christians and Jews, and his deep personal faith guarantee that the cultural issues will not be off the table this campaign.

Front Page Headlines

  • Shane Goldmacher, Politico

    Marco Rubio knew exactly what he was doing on Saturday night. The problem was he flubbed it. The Florida senator went into Saturday night’s GOP debate with momentum. He ended it as a viral glitch sensation.

  • Scott McConnell, The American Conservative

    It wasn’t simply that Marco Rubio's answers during the debate were bad. It is that they were bad in a way that emphasizes Rubio’s organic weaknesses, that he lacks the credentials or leadership gravitas and experience that people associate with the presidency. 

  • Steven Shepard, Politico

    POLITICO political expert panel members panned the Florida senator's canned debate responses. 'Cringeworthy,' said one New Hampshire Republican.

  • Carl Hiaasen, The Miami Herald

    There is no sign of a grass-roots pro-Jeb frenzy. The fact he was Florida’s governor for two terms isn’t wowing the masses — even in Florida. Polls there show Jeb trailing Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. He is only slightly ahead of the sleepwalking Ben Carson.

  • Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

    It was an insane moment during the Republican debate on Saturday night. Most of the candidates on the stage, including Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie took the position that our daughters should be required to sign up for the military draft. What the hell sort of country are we becoming? That is an insane position and they should all walk it back.

  • CR Staff, Conservative Review

    Ted Cruz opposes women in combat and drafting women, but liberal reporters conveniently left off the words psychopath “trying to kill them,” which clearly demonstrates Cruz was referring to his fear of women falling into the hands of the enemy, to make it sound like Cruz thinks American soldiers are psychopaths.

  • Scott Greer, Daily Caller

    Coupled with the attention circling around his lack of accomplishments in the Senate (which was spurred on in part by Rubio endorser Rick Santorum), the robot-like debate response could very well lead to a disappointing result in New Hampshire for Rubio and potentially hurt him in states further on in the race.

  • Rudy Takala, Washington Examiner

    The presidential election has given rise to similarly historic circumstances, with nontraditional candidates surging largely by emphasizing a need to restrict immigration. Brat said he is proud to observe that the mood in his district served largely to foreshadow the mood nationally.

  • Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart

    Taking to Twitter, NARAL charged the humorous ad that showed a spunky unborn baby responding to a Dad eating Doritos used an “antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses and sexist tropes of dads as clueless and moms as uptight.”

  • Leon H. Wolf, RedState

    There was a whole group of alleged feminists who fired up their computers and got excited about the Super Bowl because they were really looking forward to… tweeting about which commercials offended them. They came up with a hashtag, #notbuyingit, which told these naughty companies that they weren’t going to be buying their products due to their “offensive” ads.

  • Patrick Goodenough, CNS News

    The number of Syrian refugees being resettled in the United States continues to climb slowly, but of the 576 admitted since last November’s Paris terrorist attack, only two (0.3 percent) are Christians.

  • W. James Antle III, The Week

    Trump and Rubio. Just what the Republican Party needs: a choice between insulting Muslims at home and using military force against them abroad. This may be the most powerful case for conservatives to support Cruz: At least he would save us from Rubio and Trump.

  • Reid J. Epstein, Wall Street Journal

    “The media adores him,” Mr. Cruz said. “These are the same people who told us Bob Dole was the electable one, that told us John McCain was the electable one, that told us Mitt Romney was the electable one. You’re always the electable one until you win the nomination, and then you cannot possibly win the election.”

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Marco is the fallback position of a reeling establishment that is appalled by Trump, loathes Cruz, and believes Rubio—charismatic, young, personable—can beat Hillary Clinton. But there is a problem here for the establishment; Rubio is not a barn burner; he is a malleable man of maneuver.

  • Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup.com

    Gallup's analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states. The remaining 16 are competitive. This is the first time in Gallup's eight years of tracking partisanship by state that there have been more Republican than Democratic states.