Deadline Extended

Know a young conservative who should be on Red Alert's 2015 '30 Under 30' List? Nominate them by May 29.

Christie strongest polling Republican in Iowa according to new Quinnipiac poll

Chris ChristieNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the strongest polling Republican in the crucial Hawkeye state, according to a new Quinnipiac University study released Monday.

The outspoken governor, who is expected to win reelection this November by a landslide, is in a dead heat with presumptive frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a general election head-to-head ballot, with each candidate mustering 41 percent of the vote. Christie also leads Vice President Joe Biden by double-digits, 52 percent to 48 percent.

Christie has a tough road ahead of him should he decide to run for president, as his willingness to work with Democrats – in particular President Obama – has caused him ire among the conservative base of the party. The most blatant example of this disdain was when he was famously snubbed by the American Conservative Union earlier this year when they declined to invite him to the Conservative Political Action Conference in March. He has recently worked to appease the party base, however, blasting the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 last month.

According to the poll, Christie is able to fare better in the general election than other, more traditional conservatives like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, because of this trait. Christie is tied in the polls with Clinton among the all-important Independent voters, and holds a whopping 52 percent to 21 percent lead over Biden with the group as well.

Walker, the only other Republican that Quinnipiac surveyed in the presidential race and who became a national star for fighting the unions in his home state, trails Clinton by 13 points and is statistically tied with Biden among all Iowan voters.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,256 registered voter in Iowa from July 15-17, 2013. The margin of error for the study is +/- 2.8 percent at a 95 percent confidence level.

Comments

Polititainment

Anti-Stephanopoulos artwork invades NYC

Posters depicting ABC News anchor George Stephanopolous and a smiling Hillary Clinton with the words "PayPal" and "Donate" written on them have been popping up close to the studio where ABC shoots Good Morning America.

Rubio gets first celeb endorsement

The Florida senator and official GOP candidate for president has just received a big celebrity endorsement from Rick Harrison of the popular show "Pawn Stars," according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun.

Snoop Dogg endorses Hillary Clinton

Snoop Dogg became the latest rapper to endorse the Democratic presidential candidate during his appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" over the weekend.

John Oliver shocked by House NSA reform

John Oliver was shocked to hear that the House recently passed NSA reform.

Introducing the 2016 SNL primary

The weekend comedy show has been skewering candidates for president left and right -- some more than others -- so much so that we thought it a good idea to track the program's focus on specific candidates.

Video

t u

2016

Are LinkedIn users ready for Hillary?

The presidential hopeful announced her arrival to the professional social networking site on Thursday with a post listing “Four Ways to Jump-Start Small Business.”

Clinton Foundation got $26M in undisclosed payments

The Clinton Foundation on Thursday made public that it received up to $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from corporations, universities, and even foreign sources, according to the Washington Post.

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on email

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified.

Clinton hires illegal immigrant to campaign staff

According to the New York Times, the Clinton campaign announced Wednesday that it has hired Lorella Praeli, an illegal immigrant and "Dreamer" activist, to spearhead Hispanic outreach for Hillary ahead of 2016.

AP reporter: Hillary only talking to supporters

According to Associated Press reporter Julie Pace, the small events that have made up the bulk of Hillary's presidential campaign thus far have involved the Democratic candidate only interacting with Americans who support her and not a more representative fraction of the actual U.S. population.

Policy

Professor: Americans can't handle owning guns

In an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News, Prof. John Traphagan, who teaches religious studies and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, demands that Americans give up gun ownership after several tragic, high-profile shootings that have taken place recently.

Obama: Climate change is a security 'threat'

Obama spoke of global warming's looming threat during his commencement address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Wednesday.

Poll: Most Americans highly value privacy

For all the talk about “privacy,” the word “privacy” can sometimes be a nebulous concept, about which people hold contradictory views.

Poll: Dems support federal ban on hate speech
It seems that a lot of Americans don’t think that freedom of speech should be protected anymore. A poll released Wednesday by YouGov has found that a small majority of the American public support limiting the First Amendment if it means banning hate speech. The poll, conducted in early May, asked respondents whether they would support […]
Rand Paul filibuster highlights

In the end, Rand Paul’s Patriot Act filibuster failed to crack his previous record, clocking in at roughly 10.5 hours.