Here's the question Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress will ask, no matter what words he says: Right now, because of your long range nuclear strike capability the United States is, whether you want the role or not, the dominant military power in the Middle East. Why would you give that role up to Iran to the detriment of your allies and your own national survival? Use this link to watch this important speech live online at 11:00 a.m. TODAY, March 3, 2015

“In order for our movement to grow, we need leaders who understand conservatism.  Its principles must be properly articulated, taught, and advocated.  It's time to recapture and renew conservatism, not re-brand or remake conservatism as some establishment Republicans want," said Laura Ingraham when announcing that she would serve as National Chairman of Citizens for the Republic, the Political Action Committee founded by Ronald Reagan.

The top potential presidential candidates repeatedly criticized GOP leadership on Capitol Hill for the way the immigration fight with Mr. Obama has gone, and the activists at CPAC on Saturday booed when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s name was read as fifth place in the straw poll. Fifth place. To tell Jeb Bush you don't support his 2016 presidential bid please sign our open letter TELLING JEB BUSH THAT YOU DON'T SUPPORT HIS RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

Betraying your base on an 80% plus issue is political suicide for Republicans. It would of course be much better if a constitutionalist like Jim Jordan were the Speaker of the House, but if conservatives don't have the votes to oust Boehner perhaps, led by Jim Jordan, they can still push the Speaker and those Republicans who are at least smart politicians, if not principled conservatives, to do what is in the political self-interest of the GOP.

The People's Republic of China doesn’t easily fit into the Western experience.  However, one lesson clearly applies.  The best way to minimize political confrontations between church and state is to reduce government restraints on religion.  Christians have no unified view of politics, but believers everywhere agree on the importance of being allowed to worship God.

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Here's the question Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress will ask, no matter what words he says: Right now, because of your long range nuclear strike capability the United States is, whether you want the role or not, the dominant military power in the Middle East. Why would you give that role up to Iran to the detriment of your allies and your own national survival? Use this link to watch this important speech live online at 11:00 a.m. TODAY, March 3, 2015

“In order for our movement to grow, we need leaders who understand conservatism.  Its principles must be properly articulated, taught, and advocated.  It's time to recapture and renew conservatism, not re-brand or remake conservatism as some establishment Republicans want," said Laura Ingraham when announcing that she would serve as National Chairman of Citizens for the Republic, the Political Action Committee founded by Ronald Reagan.

The top potential presidential candidates repeatedly criticized GOP leadership on Capitol Hill for the way the immigration fight with Mr. Obama has gone, and the activists at CPAC on Saturday booed when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s name was read as fifth place in the straw poll. Fifth place. To tell Jeb Bush you don't support his 2016 presidential bid please sign our open letter TELLING JEB BUSH THAT YOU DON'T SUPPORT HIS RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

Betraying your base on an 80% plus issue is political suicide for Republicans. It would of course be much better if a constitutionalist like Jim Jordan were the Speaker of the House, but if conservatives don't have the votes to oust Boehner perhaps, led by Jim Jordan, they can still push the Speaker and those Republicans who are at least smart politicians, if not principled conservatives, to do what is in the political self-interest of the GOP.

The People's Republic of China doesn’t easily fit into the Western experience.  However, one lesson clearly applies.  The best way to minimize political confrontations between church and state is to reduce government restraints on religion.  Christians have no unified view of politics, but believers everywhere agree on the importance of being allowed to worship God.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the newly-minted frontrunner in many early primary state polls focused on foreign policy during his CPAC speech. The CPAC audience rose to its feet several times as Walker spoke, with deafening cheers from the crowd when he said he wants a commander-in-chief who will “do everything in their power to ensure the threat from radical Islamic terrorists does not wash up on American soil."

It was standing room only as Senator Ted Cruz brough his unique blend of energy, conservative principles and truth-telling to CPAC. Said those in attendance should demand that leaders “stand up against” not only President Barack Obama‘s policies, but also against “career politician” Republicans who won't fight for conservative principles.

“Being principled means you’re being a conservative every single day, and not just on the campaign trail,” Senator Mike Lee told CPAC. And in terms of a candidate being “proven,” he said he means someone “that has shown he can win elections and then showed he deserved to win those elections.

The Wall Street Journal characterized Dr. Carson's remarks as "toning it down" a bit, but at today's CPAC kick-off we saw no let-up in Carson's critiques of establishment politics. If demanding "real freedom" for people is toning it down we can't wait for Ben Carson to heat things up.

While George W. Bush was the originator of the “Islam is a religion of peace” lie, his national security strategy got the idea of how to defeat Islamism right; his problem was his implementation and the execution of the strategy by the very people with whom Jeb Bush has now surrounded himself.

Capitol Hill's establishment Republican leaders put themselves in this mess, because back in December they wouldn’t fight for conservative principles and instead chose to worm their way out of the immediate crisis of funding the government by passing the hated “CRomnibus” so they could take off to their Christmas and holiday vacations, and avoid a potential government wide “shutdown” that fighting Obama’s amnesty then would have entailed. Did they ever plan to make good on own plan to stop Obama's unconstitutional amnesty?

The American Conservative Union's 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks-off on Thursday, February 26 and CHQ will be bringing you reports on all the action.

Front Page Headlines

  • The Orange County Register

    The Obama administration wants Israel and the American people to accept – on faith – that Iran will be more compliant with the long-term nuclear agreement it is negotiating with the United States and the other five world powers than it has been with the short-term nuclear pact agreed to in 2013, and which it already has violated.

  • David Knowles, Bloomberg

    Fresh off appearances at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, and the Club for Growth's annual winter meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, Walker is setting his sites on South Carolina, where he will headline four fundraisers during a two-day March swing.

  • Lillis, Shabad and Marcos, The Hill

    House Democrats on Monday said they expect Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring a clean Homeland Security bill to the floor this week, effectively ending the fight over funding for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Rep. Steny Hoyer (Md.), the House Democratic whip, said he is confident that a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through September will soon reach the floor.

  • Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

    Barry Jackson and Mike Shields the former chiefs of staff to House Speaker John Boehner and Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus respectively are part of American Action Network's concerted effort to target House conservatives with advertisements aimed at pressuring them to cave to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty and fund it in its entirety through the end of the fiscal year.

  • Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan, POLITICO

    The nonprofit American Action Network says its ad campaign, which also includes radio ads on nationally syndicated shows and digital ads in dozens of other districts represented by House conservatives, is the opening salvo of a larger effort to help Republican leaders pass legislation backed by establishment interests.

  • Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

    Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Barrasso of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah announced they planned to sponsor financial assistance for a “transitional period” and that states would be allowed the freedom to improve their health care systems. They provide no detail on how much assistance they would propose, its duration or how to pay for it. Nor do they say how they would address divisions among Republicans or Obama administration opposition to improving or repairing the 2010 law.

  • John Waage, Christian Broadcasting Network

    This Tuesday, just hours before the Jewish faith's Purim holiday begins, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the U.S. Congress, at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner, to explain why his country cannot tolerate the threat from another group of evil anti-Semites in Iran to annihilate the Jews: the acquisition of nuclear weapons by the Ayatollah Khamenei and his government.

  • FOXNews.com

    Even FOX News is trying to sell the idea that Speaker Boehner needs to find a way to get a bill to the House floor without the divisive immigration provisions. "We cannot allow this small group [of conservatives] to block it,” said RINO Rep. Peter King on ABC's "This Week."

  • James Hohmann, POLITICO

    The Club for Growth couldn’t find a presidential candidate to love in 2008 and 2012. But 2016 may be different. Half a dozen of them — including two the Club helped propel into office in the first place, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio — traveled to The Breakers resort here this weekend to make their pitches to 200 of the group’s biggest donors.

  • Jeffrey Lord, Conservative Review

    The implication here is that Senator Cruz “blew up DC, divided GOP, led to partial shutdown” and that Cruz knew from the get-go he was pursuing a phony goal is a distortion intended to smear Cruz.

  • Alexander Bolton, The Hill

    Senate Republicans are fuming over the House GOP’s decision to extend the standoff over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a move that they say uses up political oxygen and burns precious time on the legislative calendar. GOP senators say it’s time to move on to other issues, such as the budget, trade legislation, and regulatory and tax reform.

  • Sarah Ferris, The Hill

    Establishment GOP fears are mounting over a Supreme Court case that the party has long hailed as its best chance to undo ObamaCare. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on a GOP-backed case that threatens to erase healthcare subsidies for 8 million people. The vast stakes are raising alarm among squishy Senate Republicans who increasingly fear a backlash at the polls if their party can’t find a fix.

  • Anne Barnard, The New York Times

    The reports are horrifying, something out of a distant era of ancient conquests: entire villages emptied, with hundreds taken prisoner, others kept as slaves; the destruction of irreplaceable works of art; a tax on religious minorities, payable in gold. Despite being abandoned by Obama, Assyrian Christians said “you can burn the churches but you cannot burn our faiths, and in this faith we will rebuild the churches.”

  • Zach Noble, The Blaze

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal had some serious conservative mojo at CPAC as he stoked the Republican base Thursday night. “We don’t need to be cheaper liberal Democrats,” Jindal told the crowd at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference. “We need to be principled conservatives.” played populist notes as he decried big government bureaucrats. “They think we’re not smart enough to buy our own insurance, they think we’re not smart enough to buy guns, and if you live in New York City, they think we’re not smart enough to buy a Big Gulp,” Jindal said.

  • Anthony Glees, Special to CNN

    The revelations Thursday over the identity of "Jihadi John" -- that he apparently grew up and was educated in Britain, and that he has a degree in computing from Westminster University in London -- have left us with some profoundly troubling issues.the fact that he had the benefit of higher education highlights how our education system fails to protect either us, the citizens of a free country, or the students themselves from the violent horrors of Islamism.