Inside the most pro-Trump news outlet on the right, some employees say the billionaire candidate has provided financial backing in exchange for fawning headlines — a charge management strongly denies. This story is from my reporting for the forthcoming book The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party’s Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House.
The Florida senator looked cool in the first presidential debate, drawing applause in the arena and praise afterward. How his stated opposition to rape and incest exceptions for abortion would play in a general election is an open question, though.
Benton went from young organizer to Paul family member and presidential campaign manager in a matter of years. After his indictment on Wednesday, people in and around Rand Paul’s campaign say the campaign is a mess.
“We did that in the context of the Gang of Eight bill [in the Senate],” Jindal said of a 2013 op-ed that supported a possible pathway to citizenship. “We were trying to rally conservatives to stop that bad bill, and they did, to their credit.”
The billionaire’s top henchman has come under fire for hurling outrageous comments and threats at a reporter. Here’s why everyone in Trump’s entourage is so ridiculous.
Facing up to 12 months in prison, Nick Everhart seeks forgiveness but tells BuzzFeed News his former boss is filled with “irrational resentment.”
“No evidence of bulk orders or sales through any retailer or organization,” says the publisher, in a rare rebuttal to the all-powerful Times.
A rare mega-hit in the presidential candidate lit genre.
The Republican presidential candidate talks to BuzzFeed News about affirmative action, same-sex marriage, and what it’s like to check his @ mentions every morning.
Top contenders quickly shift the focus to religious freedom.
Inside Bobby Jindal’s Iowa-heavy, Duck Dynasty–driven plot to troll his way to the front of the 2016 pack.
Believe it or not, Cruz and Jindal both appear to be using the same slogan.
“I actually think this is how campaigns are going to be won in the future. It’s not about creating a 30-second ad and putting it up on Fox. It’s about getting information online and making the narrative go viral.”
All The Donald wants is for the political world to listen to him again. But is it worth a humiliating 2016 defeat?
Bush once said he would only enter the 2016 race if he could campaign “joyfully.” Now that he’s running, he seems miserable.
From Berlin to Estonia, Bush has seized the chance to show off his foreign policy experience to the press this week — an attempt, his aides say, to draw contrast with younger GOP rivals like Scott Walker.
The Republican presidential hopeful says his 2016 prospects are good, despite his surprise decision to swap campaign managers. He adds that his standing in the polls “doesn’t really matter” right now.
To win the GOP nomination these days, strong opposition to the Russian president is practically a prerequisite. Bush will visit three countries most agitated by Russian power — and use the trip to speak out sharply against Putin.
Two years ago, Rex Elsass fired Nick Everhart amid ugly infighting and internal tumult at a leading GOP consulting firm. Now, Everhart tells BuzzFeed News his former mentor is consumed with putting him behind bars.
The Oklahoma Republican Party’s chairman has refused to fire an official who pleaded guilty to domestic violence, despite demands within the party for him to do so. Cruz is scheduled to speak at the party’s fundraiser on Friday.