Joshua Pinho


Joshua Pinho is a Digital Communications Associate for the American Principles Project.

While March is normally the month reserved for madness here in the U.S., since the election of Donald Trump last November, the mainstream media has made losing one’s sanity seem like a year-round occurrence. Journalists have been plagued by an inability to discern fact from fiction when reporting on the new president and his administration, […]


Amidst a crowded Day One schedule, CPAC yesterday afternoon featured an important panel called “Adoption: Every Child Deserves a Strong Family,” moderated by John Eddy, a board member of the ACU, and featuring Dr. Wendy Warcholik, Co-Director of the ACU’s Family Prosperity Initiative, Stan Swim, of the GFC Foundation, and Charlie Gerow, Vice Chairman of […]


I had the opportunity to attend a Donald Trump rally in Ashburn, Va., this morning. Crowds were lined up around the building, chants of “we want Trump” were plentiful, the playlist was stale as usual, and the talking points were usual Trump fare: he’s self-funding his campaign; we’re getting killed in trade; and he will make […]


According to the current Republican convention rules, Donald Trump is the GOP nominee. Months ago, when Trump was leading, the Krauthammers and Kristols of the world were quick to point out that Trump needed to get 1,237 delegates to claim the nomination. They were just as quick to predict that Trump wouldn’t get to that […]


As Paul noted, Donald Trump has been surging in recent head-to-head polls between himself and Hillary Clinton. The latest ABC/Washington Post poll, which shows Trump leading Clinton by two points, indicates that Trump is closing the gap within a very interesting demographic: millennial voters, or in this case, voters 18-29 years of age. Back in March, […]


Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee, an onslaught of negative ads are, undoubtedly, on the horizon. Trump is, by now, no stranger to negative campaigning, having already faced numerous attacks from his former Republican primary rivals, as well as high profile GOP leaders like Mitt Romney. Now it’s Democrats’ turn. Politico reports […]


Last night, after finishing a distant third in the Indiana Primary, a defiant John Kasich appeared poised to continue his quest for the presidency, even as Ted Cruz ended his own. Despite his position far behind Donald Trump in the delegate count, Kasich’s campaign released the following statement through John Weaver, their chief strategist: Tonight’s […]


Ted Cruz’s announcement last week of his pick for Vice President, Carly Fiorina, in conjunction with Trump’s likely win in Indiana this evening, will undoubtedly spur new talk of potential VP picks for Donald Trump. Enter Marco Rubio, who has already been mentioned by Trump confidante Roger Stone as a potential pick for Trump’s VP. Rubio would […]


By nearly every metric, Donald Trump is expected to win big tonight in Pennsylvania. With 71 delegates up for grabs, one would think that Trump would win a vast majority of the delegates — 40, 50, maybe even 60 delegates. But that will not be the case. When Trump wins Pennsylvania tonight — and he is leading by 20-plus points […]


On Friday, I made the trip out to Harrington, Delaware, to attend one of Donald Trump’s rallies as “one of the world’s most dishonest people,” a member of the media. Doors to the event opened at 12 p.m., but when I arrived at 11:30, the line to get in had already snaked around the venue and […]


Despite officially suspending his campaign at CPAC in March, Ben Carson had a major impact on Tuesday’s New York primary. Even after his endorsement of Donald Trump, Carson has recently made statements that some have interpreted as pro-Cruz sentiments. However, after Tuesday’s primary, Carson has effectively laid to rest any doubts about his loyalty to […]


This evening at CPAC, Dr. Ben Carson officially suspended his — now quixotic — quest for the presidency, stating that he would be “leaving the campaign trail.” Despite leading several national polls earlier in the cycle, Dr. Carson was unable to seize on his grassroots momentum and turned in a number of lackluster showings in […]


Google appears to be pulling a clever little prank on Donald Trump. While shopping for everyone on my Christmas list, I took the time to google Donald Trump’s new book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again.  Look at what I found: The top recommended search on Google Images is Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler’s 1925 Nazi manifesto. Say […]


Fox Business just announced that only eight candidates will make it onto the main stage for Tuesday’s debate. The main stage will feature: Trump, Carson, Rubio, Cruz, Bush, Fiorina, Paul, and Kasich. Two notable exceptions from the main stage are New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Huckabee and Christie will be […]


Yesterday afternoon in Boulder, Colo., the site of tonight’s debate, a group of Latino leaders, including Alfonso Aguilar, Director of American Principle Project’s Latino Partnership and occasional contributor to The Pulse 2016, held a press conference. Aguilar stressed the idea that immigration is a “gateway issue” for the GOP to reach Hispanic voters, Aguilar said: […]


Less than a week after telling reporters that he would drop out of the election if his poll numbers showed he wouldn’t win, Donald Trump, in the usual Trump fashion, has declared that he’s never dropping out of the race. Trump attributes the confusion to biased media coverage of his initial remarks. Trump told Chris […]


How Well Do You Know Carly?

by Joshua Pinho

While Carly Fiorina was the big winner of the last GOP debate by nearly every metric, some members of the media criticized her on-stage demeanor. Despite the critiques — however trivial they may be — her performance has already translated into a substantial bump in polling numbers. Of course, the side effect of her improved […]


From Townhall.com: Six months before a single primary vote is cast, Fox News and the RNC are making a historic move — they have decided to make the decision for the voters and arbitrarily limit the GOP field to ten. They have chosen who constitutes a serious candidate and who constitutes a B-lister based on the […]


This morning, the Center for Medical Progress released a fourth video of their sting investigation into Planned Parenthood. In the newest video, which can be viewed below, Dr. Savita Ginde, Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, can be seen negotiating the sale of body parts as well as discussing ways to […]


Donald Trump (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Donald Trump has made immigration a key focus of his campaign. And while many feel that he has done more harm than good with his offensive comments about Mexican illegal immigrants, as Paul has covered, Trump’s rhetoric related to legal immigration, while perhaps not as entertaining, has been much more sensible. In Arizona earlier this […]