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The Road Ahead

In the wake of the Iowa caucuses, what matters now is not the exact order of Romney, Santorum, and Paul; the numbers are very close. What does matter is the range between the candidates. Iowa gives us basically a tie between Romney and Santorum, with both at around 25%. Ron Paul comes out a strong …

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Written by Fred Bauer on Wednesday January 4, 2012

Conservatives: Don't Doctor The Ryan Plan

The Weekly Standard editorial lines piece suggests that every Republican has to support the Ryan budget in its entirety and any qualm or qualification is unacceptable. How far will conservatives go to tell Republicans they  must support the Ryan budget in its entirety? A new Weekly Standard …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Wednesday June 15, 2011

Dems Can't Take FL Puerto Rican Votes For Granted

Middle class Puerto Ricans now arriving in Florida are politically, socially and economically conservative. Democrats cannot not take their votes for granted. President Obama pays a flying visit to Puerto Rico today, the first U.S. President to make an official trip to the Commonwealth since John …

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Written by Robert Lee on Tuesday June 14, 2011

It's Time for a Florida-First Primary

A primary system that started in Florida would press presidential candidates to talk more about the issues most Americans care about. At the end of World War II, a new secretary of state faced a tough management decision. The State Department's old quarters had become desperately cramped and …

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Written by David Frum on Monday April 4, 2011

RNC State Chair: Pull GOP Convention From Florida

The Chair of the South Carolina GOP has threatened to move the location of the 2012 GOP convention if Florida does not change the date when it holds it primary. South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Karen Floyd sent a letter to RNC members this morning criticizing the Florida GOP for moving …

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Written by Tim Mak on Thursday March 31, 2011