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Republican Primary

  1. Donald Trump Told an Incredible Lie About His Relationship With Muammar QaddafiEven by the Donald’s standards, this is quite the fib.
  2. Donald Trump Says He Doesn’t Believe in American ExceptionalismOne month before he launched his campaign, the GOP nominee told an audience in Texas that “American exceptionalism” was “not a nice term” because it offends foreigners.
  3. John Kasich Is Finally Done Pretending He Could Be PresidentThe Ohio governor, who still trails Marco Rubio in the delegate count, will suspend his delusional campaign for the GOP nomination this afternoon.
  4. Ted Cruz Is Losing Because He’s the Second-Best Con Man in the Republican PartyCruz’s candidacy was destroyed by the same force that birthed it: The gullibility of the GOP base.
  5. In Apt Metaphor for GOP Race, Trump Supporters in Indiana Shout Down Ted CruzThe confrontation did not go well.
  6. Republican Elites Resign Themselves to TrumpParty members both on and off Capitol Hill are coming around to the idea of Trump as the nominee.
  7. Everything Is Coming Up TrumpThe Donald outperformed expectations on Tuesday, and now a new batch of state polls suggests he could clinch the nod before Cleveland without breaking a sweat.
  8. Trump: Bernie Gave Me a Lot of Good Sound BitesBernie Sanders has a message that’s interesting. I’m going to be taking a lot of things Bernie said and using them.”
  9. Trump’s Northeastern Sweep Might Spell Doom for the ‘Never Trump’ MovementHis string of victories could make next week’s Indiana primary a true must-win for Ted Cruz and what’s left of the anti-Trump coalition.
  10. The Cruz-Kasich Deal Is Already Falling ApartTrump’s opponents can’t even collude properly. Sad!
  11. Trump Supporters Send Death Threats to DelegatesYou can take the paranoid rage out of the Donald’s messaging, but you can’t take the enraged paranoiacs out of his coalition.
  12. Team Trump Assures the GOP Establishment That the Donald Is a Con ManHe’s been projecting an image,” Trump campaign strategist Paul Manafort told the RNC. “The image is going to change.”
  13. Donald Trump’s Whining About Delegate Rules Is Now Available in Op-ed FormThe GOP front-runner’s new Wall Street Journal op-ed is whiny, mendacious, and probably effective.
  14. Is Karl Rove Secretly Falling for Donald Trump?The conservative kingmaker’s super-pac is telling donors that Trump can beat Clinton.
  15. Ted Cruz Accuses Bill de Blasio of Coddling Terrorists in New Radio AdDe Blasio ended stop-and-frisk, even where terrorists are known to congregate,” Lyin’ Ted informs New York primary voters.
  16. Trump to GOP: Nominate Me or the Party Gets ItTrump is trying to make it politically impossible for the GOP to deny him at the convention. It’s working.
  17. Donald Trump’s ‘Get Out the Vote’ Effort Failed to Register His ChildrenEric and Ivanka Trump “feel very guilty” for failing to register for the New York primary.
  18. Trump May Get Shut Out in ColoradoTed Cruz picked up another three delegates in the Rocky Mountain State Thursday night, with a bit of help from Team Trump’s incompetence.
  19. New California Poll Points to Contested Republican ConventionDonald Trump’s lead in the Golden State is thinner than it appears.
  20. Principled Libertarian Pledges to Support Authoritarian Strongman in NovemberRand Paul says he will support Donald Trump if he is the nominee.
  21. GOP Congressman: Clinton Will Control Your MindDon Young thinks GOP voters have been hoodwinked by scaremongers — and that President Clinton would control what time everyone has to wake up.
  22. Queens Republicans Like John Kasich Because, Really, Who Else Is Left?The anti-Trump, anti-Cruz candidate gives a town hall and grabs a slice in Howard Beach. 
  23. Cruz to Trump: Leave My Wife Alone, You CowardThe GOP primary may be settled with pistols at dawn. 
  24. saturday night live
    Watch SNL Summarize the Republican PrimaryWith a special guest appearance from Jason Sudeikis’s Mitt Romney.
  25. Watch the 11th GOP Debate With Daily IntelligencerWatch the opening battle of the GOP’s civil war with New York’s political team.
  26. Donald Trump Misses the ‘Old Days’ When You Were Allowed to Beat Up ProtestersAt a rally in Nevada on Monday night, Trump fantasized at length about beating up protesters.
  27. Donald Trump Has Turned to Rudy Giuliani for Advice to IgnoreFinally, Donald will be able to see the world through the eyes of an outer-borough authoritarian with a checkered sexual history.
  28. Marco Rubio Is a Candidate of the Future Trapped in a Party of the PastHe is being cast as the Republicans’ dutiful son. It’s a losing spot for him — and the GOP as a whole.
  29. Fox News Lets All 2016ers Into Runner-up DebateThe network had said earlier that only candidates who had more than one percent support in the polls would be allowed in. 
  30. Scott Walker Joins the 2016 RaceIt feels like he is the 700th candidate to enter the Republican primary field.
  31. Newt Fails to Make Virginia Ballot [Updated]He couldn’t come up with 10,000 signatures.
  32. Obama: ‘It Doesn’t Really Matter’ Who the Republicans NominateBecause they’re all the same.
  33. Herman Cain to Endorse Gingrich?Official announcement to come on Monday.
  34. Mitt Romney Is Patiently Waiting for Republicans to Like HimSlow and steady wins the race.
  35. Reconsidering Romney’s ChancesFor the first time, I can see how Romney can overcome his weaknesses.