From the daily archives: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

With just weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses and the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, the week starts out with sweet sounds for some in the big Republican field of White House wannabes and sour notes for others.

In a new poll out Monday, conducted by Marist, Texas Senator Ted Cruz tops businessman Donald Trump by four percentage points, 28 percent to 24 percent, respectively. Florida Senator Marco Rubio is third with 13 percent and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who has fallen precipitously over the weeks, lands in fourth place with 11 percent.

In New Hampshire, where voters […]

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Given the fact that it’s a presidential election year and Republicans have gagged over President Obama since Day One seven years ago, it wasn’t surprising that they had nothing good to say about his State of the Union message. But the most curious response came from Gov. Kasich, who chose the occasion to promote his own candidacy with a prepared campaign statement that cast him as …well, a futurist. It was a perfect airball. Here it is:

“Eight years from now I look forward to giving a State of the Union that describes a stronger, safer and more united America. […]

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