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Given his dismally low polling numbers, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s exit from the presidential race was no surprise. But his departure removes one of the most hawkish voices from the Republican race which has largely become about national security.
In the era of an all-volunteer military when only about 1 percent of the U.S. adult population serves in the armed forces, Graham removes one of the few candidates in the race who can relate to the shared experience of military service.
Donald Trump has seized media attention with blunt statements that no other presidential candidate could get away with. And so far, the more brash the statement, the more his poll numbers go up.
But he is by no means the only political figure to use over-the-top rhetoric. Take a look at these quotes and take your best guess whether it was Trump or someone else:
Sen. Bernard Sanders’ presidential campaign on Friday filed suit against the Democratic National Committee after its access to DNC voter files was suspended because a Sanders campaign staffer accessed files from Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
At a news conference on Friday, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said the staffer was fired and said they were not aware of any data being exported.
Sen. Bernard Sanders received a big boost to his campaign Thursday with the endorsements of Communications Workers of America and Democracy for America and emphasized the grassroots nature of the endorsements.
At a news conference with Sanders, Chris Shelton, president of the CWA, emphasized that the decision came directly from union members themselves after the union asked if it should endorse in the election, and if so, who should it endorse.
In the weeks since the Paris attacks, Republicans have been outspoken about the potential security risk posed by refugees from countries where ISIS has established strongholds from coming into the United States.
But when pressed on Donald Trump’s call for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” many of this cycle’s most vulnerable senators were slow to respond.
Republican congressional candidates have been slow to take a position on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s call for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Trump has put Republican Senate candidates into the position of either addressing his comments and alienating Republicans who agree with Trump, or staying silent and hurting themselves with voters in the general election.
Each of the 2016 White House hopefuls made their case to the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Presidential Forum on Thursday why they’d be the strongest defender of America’s and Israel’s national security against the kind of violence seen in San Bernardino, Calif., Wednesday.
Nearly all of the candidates — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was detained by Senate votes and never made it — argued that the incident was an example of the terrorist threat facing America and Israel and proceeded to attack President Barack Obama for not readily using the term “radical Islamic terrorism.”
The Evangelical Environmental Network is just what it sounds like: a ministry of evangelicals, mostly Republicans, who believe climate change is dangerous and worth fighting.
“I’m a Republican, and our organization is designed to reach out to evangelicals who are, by and large, conservative politically as well,” Rev. Mitchell Hescox, president of EEN told CQ Roll Call last week.
Brent Roske points the mic this weekend at former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, as well as radio host Montel Williams and The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich, on the Emmy-nominated “Roske on Politics” airing on Sunday, Nov. 29. Full story
Kassem Eid, a Syrian opposition activist, has Washington’s ear.
Since he came to the United States on a tourist visa in March 2014, he’s met with administration and State Department officials. He’s been in touch with Democratic and Republican members of Congress. And he’s appeared before the United Nations Security Council with U.N. ambassador Samantha Power.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has tried to make his name in the Republican presidential field, in part by touting himself as prepared to deal with America’s security challenges.
But on Wednesday, his rivals smelled political blood in the water when the first-term lawmaker who has risen in Republican presidential polls missed another classified briefing for all senators — this time about the American role in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Full story
Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate was relatively free of the rough and tumble personal attacks of the previous ones but did illuminate some of the deep divides among Republicans over immigration, the economy and national security.
In the end, the debate will do little to shake up the field but it could give change the narrative about one-time front-runner former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush from nervous donors concerned about a campaign on the ropes to one of fighting back.
A new caucus of former elected officials — now freed of chasing money to keep their seats — is pushing for a comprehensive campaign finance overhaul.
During an election cycle with an estimated multibillion-dollar price tag, the new “ReFormers Caucus,” launched by campaign finance nonprofit organization Issue One, includes more than 100 ex-lawmakers and other elected officials who are no longer running for office.
The horse race that is the 2016 presidential campaign remains a long one. But Republican strategists maintain that several White House hopefuls have serious ground to cover in Wednesday’s third GOP debate lest they get left behind in the dust.
Virtually all the Republican strategists and consultants surveyed by CQ Roll Call had an opinion about what front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson could do to distance themselves from the rest of the field. Few seemed invested in what, if anything, those stuck at the “kids table” — that means you, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and one-time Iowa caucus-winner Rick Santorum — could do to salvage their campaigns.
Just weeks after Republicans won control of the House in 2010, John A. Boehner celebrated his 61st birthday with a cake with green frosting.
It was actually a double celebration. That same day, Nov. 17, 2010, he was elected speaker-designate by the Republican conference with unanimous support — a present he never enjoyed again.