‘Anonymous’ Trump Official Was Obama Donor All Along

Miles Taylor, the former Trump administration official who revealed himself as the author of an anonymous, scathing op-ed directed at President Trump, has donated to the campaigns of Democrat Barack Obama and Never Trumper Mitt Romney. Taylor also made headlines for publicly declaring his support for Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden despite being an alum of the Trump administration. His words were quickly seized upon by prominent Never Trump groups including the Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump. The author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed which vowed to “thwart” President Trump’s agenda backing Biden, however, should come as

WATCH: New Pro-Trump Ads Display Shift in GOP Economic Message

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been massively outspending Donald Trump on advertising since the beginning of this election, including in several key swing states. According to one report, as of July 13th the Clinton campaign and pro-Clinton PACs had booked more than $111 million on TV and radio ads through the election, while Trump and his PACs had booked a little over $650,000, due in part to GOP megadonors’ hesitance in supporting him. This week, however, one pro-Trump super PAC is trying to start closing that gap, with a $1 million ad buy in several swing states. Politico reports that the group, Rebuilding

Why Republicans’ Surrender on Abortion Could Cost Them the Election . . . Again

On the abortion issue, things could not have gone much better for Democrats in 2012. Following Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s now infamous comments on “legitimate rape,” the Democratic Party and its pro-abortion allies went into attack mode, working to tie Akin’s words to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and down-ballot Republican candidates. The conventional Republican response was to retreat and change the subject, attempting to call a truce on the issue and focus on other topics. Romney even went so far as to run a TV ad that fall touting his support for abortions under certain exceptions and

These 3 Rule Changes Backfired on the GOP — And Helped Nominate Trump

Mitt Romney may be vehemently opposed to Donald Trump. But Trump could not have won the nomination without him. At least, that is the case put forward by Gwynn Guilford in a recent article from Quartz. Guilford details how rule changes implemented by the GOP elite in 2012 election ended up backfiring, and to the elite’s dismay, propelled the unconventional, anti-establishment wild-card Trump to the Republican nomination. The article identifies three dramatic rule changes, which, though aimed at ensuring party unity around an establishment candidate, instead helped pave the way for Trump’s resounding victory: 1.) The first rule “forced states

Why I Don’t Like Mitt Romney (VIDEO)

Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. …Mitt Romney is choosing to dislike Trump for reasons that are particular and unique to him, and if I understood the principled basis on which Mitt Romney was saying that — is free trade the point at which we can’t endorse a candidate, or is it because the candidate wants to have some kind of limit on Muslim immigration? Is that the point where we can’t endorse the candidate? I don’t see what Mitt Romney’s point of view is that

Should Romney’s Refusal to Endorse Trump Outrage Republicans? (VIDEO)

Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. The idea that Mitt Romney gets to decide what conservatism is, is beyond absurd to me. This is a guy who spent a lot of his career moderating and changing his positions to be electable, and now he becomes the standard of what is “beyond the pale”; it’s beyond humorous to me. And the fact that he is a guy who accepted the Republican nomination and expected the rest of the party to fall in behind him, which it

Romney’s Third Party Flirtations Are Immoral

Newt Gingrich tore into Mitt Romney in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, calling the former Republican presidential nominee pathetic, bizarre, and ineffective — principally for his efforts to derail Donald Trump and his flirtations with a third party candidacy. Newt might have added a fourth adjective to the list: immoral. It is a beautiful thing, the American electoral system: in the privacy of the voting booth, each enfranchised American is able to cast his or her ballot as they see fit, according to whatever criteria they choose. Outside the voting booth, plenty of voices are lecturing voters, “you must do this

How Mitt Romney Paved the Way for Donald Trump

Following Mitt Romney’s sound defeat in November 2012, the American Principles Project released a report detailing the reasons he lost. According to the authors, it wasn’t because he was “too conservative” on social issues or because of a lack of ground game or advertising. The GOP lost because it failed to convince voters that it cared about issues of consequence to them, particularly when it came to the economic pain that many Americans were — and still are — facing. It was hoped that Republicans would learn this lesson in order to be competitive in 2016. As it turns out,

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