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August 15, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — How to sum up everything that is going wrong for Donald Trump? In a word: Utah. The ruby red, conservative enclave hasn't voted Democrat for president since 1964, quadrennially rewarding Republican nominees with among their largest margins of victory of any state.... (more)


August 15, 2016
NEWSMAX — Republican Donald Trump is heading toward the worst showing ever among young voters, according to a new USA Today/Rock the Vote Poll released on Sunday.... (more)


August 14, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — As Donald Trump continues to slip in both national and state polls, it appears so does his optimism behind closed doors. According to a New York Times report, the Republican presidential nominee's mood has become "often sullen and erratic." His associates say he "veers from barking at members of his staff to grumbling about how he was better off following his own instincts during the primaries and suggesting he should not have heeded their calls for change.... (more)


August 14, 2016
NEWSMAX — The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump. As he skips from one gaffe to the next, GOP leaders in Washington and in the most competitive states have begun openly contemplating turning their backs on their party's presidential nominee to prevent what they fear will be wide-scale Republican losses on Election Day.... (more)


August 14, 2016
NEWSMAX — Republican political consultant Karl Rove was "stunned" that Donald Trump has not grasped campaign basics in his quest for the White House after a meeting during the primaries -- and party leaders are now pairing the nominee with more experienced operatives on the trail to steady his presence.... (more)


August 14, 2016
NEWSMAX — As GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's numbers continue to drop in the polls, fears are growing that he's heading for a landslide defeat to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton this fall and Republicans are fearing that could translate to a loss of party majority holds in the House and Senate, according to a GOP expert.... (more)


August 14, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has earned his outsider status, receiving the fewest contributions from Capitol Hill than any nominee in the last 24 years.... (more)


August 14, 2016
WORLDNETDAILY — Donald Trump's declaration this week at a campaign rally that President Obama and Hillary Clinton "founded" ISIS drew outrage from establishment media, and the Republican nominee now insists he was being sarcastic, but a Defense Intelligence Agency document declassified last year shows the Obama administration was warned in 2012 that if it continued its policies, a radical Islamic regime could form in Eastern Syria.... (more)


August 13, 2016
PAUL BEDARD — Republican Donald Trump should win the presidency by a slim margin according to a model that has accurately predicted the popular vote since 1988.... (more)


August 13, 2016
NEWSMAX — Hillary Clinton extended her leads in Colorado and Virginia to double digits over Donald Trump, while he cut into her Florida advantage, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll.... (more)


August 13, 2016
BYRON YORK — It's no secret Donald Trump's supporters wish he would spend more time in his public appearances focused on issues and less on the offhand remarks that have gotten him into trouble recently. Newt Gingrich, the Trump vice presidential finalist who goes in and out of favor at Trump Tower, has long counseled a tighter, more disciplined focus on issues. In an interview Friday morning, as the Obama-is-the-founder-of-ISIS controversy spilled into another day, Gingrich seemed to reach a new level of frustration... (more)


August 13, 2016
WORLDNETDAILY — Hillary Clinton released her latest federal income tax return Friday, further pressuring Republican opponent Donald Trump, who is now the first major-party presidential candidate since 1976 to refuse to release tax returns.... (more)


August 13, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER EDITORIAL BOARD — Hillary Clinton released her 2015 tax return on Friday. It wasn't an earth-shattering event. Everyone expected her to do so, because everyone expects this of all presidential candidates.... (more)


August 13, 2016
MAGGIE GALLAGHER — I don't agree with much that Damon Linker says, but I agree with him about this: "If you're feeling defeated and demoralized, weak and vulnerable, you probably want a president who will serve as your protector. That's what I suspect a fair number of evangelical Trump supporters believe they've found in the Republican nominee."... (more)


August 13, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Obama's decision to send $400 million in cash to Iran "appears to violate" federal law banning the shipment "of any goods" to the regime, according to a pair of Republican senators.... (more)


August 13, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Texas and 11 other states will ask a federal judge Friday to halt an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools. Here's what you need to know:... (more)


August 12, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The public opinion polls aren't lying: Donald Trump is losing to Hillary Clinton. Poll after poll since the conclusion of the Democratic and Republican conventions has found Clinton with a healthy, though not insurmountable, national lead over Trump. She's also inching further ahead in battleground states.... (more)


August 12, 2016
NEWSMAX — Over 70 senior Republicans and party operatives have signed an open letter to Reince Priebus, the GOP chairman, imploring him to cut off funding to aid Donald Trump's presidential campaign in favor of helping Senate and House candidates win election.... (more)


August 12, 2016
THOMAS SOWELL — A year ago, in August 2015, this column called "The Donald" the Democrats' Trump card. It is hard to imagine any other Republican candidate who could rescue a thoroughly discredited Hillary Clinton from a devastating defeat in this year's election.... (more)


August 12, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Members of Donald Trump's campaign are planning to sit down with Republican officials in Florida on Friday in what one person called a "come to Jesus" meeting for the struggling GOP nominee who has found himself embroiled in a number of debilitating controversies in recent weeks.... (more)


August 12, 2016
NEWSMAX — Donald Trump said he's found another benefit he hopes to receive should he win the presidential election: it will serve as his ticket to heaven. "For evangelicals, for the Christians, for the everybody, for everybody of religion, this will be, may be, the most important election that our country has ever had," Trump said during a meeting with evangelical leaders in Orlando Thursday, according to Politico.... (more)


August 12, 2016
BOB UNRUH — In a stunning ruling that likely will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a military court has decided it can determine whether or not a certain religious practice is "important" enough to be protected.... (more)


August 12, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Obama administration rejected requests from three FBI field offices that wanted to open public corruption probes of the Clinton Foundation, according to a report that added to headaches for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.... (more)


August 11, 2016
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — The question, essentially raised in our last column, is: Are the Clintons marching toward ultimate earthly power in a virtual locking of arms with Russia's Vladimir Putin? It doesn't matter whether, as some have charged, the former Soviet KGB operative is "Stalin II," hell-bent on reviving the Cold War; the man's actions, almost from Day 1 of his regime, strongly indicate that he intends -- one way or another -- to take us down.... (more)


August 11, 2016
THE ATLANTIC — That House Speaker Paul Ryan easily won his congressional primary on Tuesday, by a nearly 70-point margin, should not have surprised anyone. Yet the political world was watching the result on tenterhooks, waiting for a surprise that never came. The fact that there was no upset was, in this season of political surprises, news of its own sort: a signal that perhaps the Trumpist ideology that has disrupted the Republican Party this year doesn't work for anyone not named Donald Trump, and may not outlast him as a force in the GOP.... (more)