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.
The Republican Party’s most vocal defender of the Duck Dynasty family looks to build his presidential campaign around religious liberty.
Dubya’s neoconservative advisers and allies can’t believe Jeb didn’t have a good answer on Iraq. “Frankly astonishing.”
When Jeb arrives in Iowa this weekend, it will only be the second time this year. Sources say the Iowa Straw Poll may not be the only thing he’s skipping there.
Carly Fiorina has been asked 200 questions in the last week, and an adviser says the URL snafu has come up in almost every interview. But what about Hillary?
The newly announced presidential candidate is making his campaign all about the kind of conservative baby boomers who watched his Fox News show. “When you get on to an airplane you want at least one of the pilots to have a few grey hairs,” says a Huckabee adviser.
After a shout-out in Clinton’s speech, Utah Sen. Mike Lee tells BuzzFeed News that conservatives have solutions for the issues surrounding Baltimore.
“If he had his way, they would both recuse themselves from every case because they are liberal activists,” says a spokeswoman for the likely Republican presidential candidate.
The Florida senator has a tortured public relationship with his work on a big, bipartisan immigration bill that conservatives loathe. It’s a hit with pro-business donors, however, who say Rubio highlights his work in meetings with them.