Grading the Trump Transition

Now that Donald Trump is President Adam Graham evaluates his transition decisions and their impact on the economy, domestic policy, and nationals security.

Rick Perry Picked to be Donald Trump’s Secretary of Energy

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday announced his intent to name former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy.

Rick Perry Joins Dancing With The Stars

The newly released list of Dancing With the Stars contestants for Season 23 surprised with a familiar political name: former Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Iowa and New Hampshire’s Role in the Nominating Process

Shane Vander Hart: The role of the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary isn’t to nominate a candidate in so much as it is to winnow the field.

Ted Cruz Questions Donald Trump’s Plans to Skip Fox News Debate

Ted Cruz about Donald Trump: “What does it say if a candidate says I’m not willing to stand in front of the men and women of Iowa?”

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz for President

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, the longest serving Governor in Texas history, endorsed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for President.

Donald Trump in Boone: We Need Energy, We Don’t Need Nice

Donald Trump in Boone, Iowa said American needs his type of tone. “We need energy. We need strength, and we can’t be low-key and nice and beautiful.”

Rick Perry Suspends Presidential Campaign

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry announced on Friday afternoon at the Eagle Forum Conference in Missouri that he was suspending his presidential campaign.

Republican Candidates and Officials Remember 9/11

A round-up of statements and social media posts from GOP presidential candidates and elected officials remembering the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Rise of the Anti-Politician in Iowa

Shane Vander Hart looks in-depth at the most recent polling in Iowa to see what is behind the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and who has lost the most.

Karen Fesler Leaves Rick Perry’s Campaign to Join Rick Santorum

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) announced the addition of Karen Fesler as National Caucus Coalitions Advisor.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 8-29-15

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry discusses his presidential campaign with host Shane Vander Hart, and a group is rallying in support of a cross in Knoxville.

I’m Not Going to Judge Sam Clovis for Joining Donald Trump’s Campaign

Shane Vander Hart: There are some who question Sam Clovis’ principles, loyalty and credibility for joining Donald Trump’s campaign. Cut Sam some slack.

Sam Clovis Joins Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump announced that Iowa conservative Sam Clovis has been hired as a national co-chair and senior policy advisor for his presidential campaign.

No “Hit and Run” Campaigning in Iowa for Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign has committed to a 99 county tour of Iowa and has spent 40 days in Iowa attending 79 events since 2012.

Jeb Bush, John Kasich Receive Failing Grade on Common Core

Jeb Bush and John Kasich receive an F on a Common Core score card released by ThePulse2016, American Principles in Action, and Cornerstone Policy Research.