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Repeal and replace — The end of traditional conservatism

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As a lifelong Republican and a former Fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, I have always preferred voting for the Republican and conservative candidate. Preferably, the candidate is both Republican and conservative, although that is not always the case. For only the second time in my life, I did not vote for the Republican presidential nominee:  I found him neither Republican nor conservative. I know there are different strands of conservatism: classical, neo-cons, libertarians, religious and economic conservatives. I found…

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Donald Trump receives key endorsement from Sarah Palin

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received a key endorsement from conservative heavyweight Sarah Palin, Tuesday. The former Alaska governor, and former running mate of Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential race, endorsed the billionaire businessman, Trump’s campaign said in a statement, noting that he is “honored” by the endorsement. The endorsement comes less than two weeks ahead of the critical lead-off Iowa caucus, where Trump is locked in a dead heat with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Palin was a…

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Jeb Bush sees conservatism at stake in 2016

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Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign and believes the country in 2016 is “dramatically different” than in past elections. Yet he insists he’s still a viable candidate, and one who has broadened his mission to include defending conservativism from GOP front-runner Donald Trump. “I just think it’s important to fight this fight,” a reflective Bush said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I don’t know what the consequences…

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David Jolly releases first U.S. Senate campaign video

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U.S. Rep. David Jolly released the first official campaign video of his run for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. Entitled simply “The Conservative,” the new ad touts his ideological credentials on issues related to education, Florida fisheries and veterans’ affairs in an appeal to the GOP base. “A little more than a year ago,” Jolly begins, Pinellas voters elected the 42-year-old lawmaker “in a special election that the pundits said we couldn’t win; a Republican couldn’t win; a conservative couldn’t win.” Jolly —…

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