By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already expressed opposition to Cuccinelli, who as president of the Senate Conservatives Fund led primary challenges to K Street-controlled, establishment Republicans. McConnell, therefore, may have a grudge, but one not based in Cuccinelli’s fitness for the job.

Attorney General William Barr has ruled that some illegal aliens who are about to be deported must be held without bond as their deportation cases play out. An alien who is transferred from expedited removal proceedings to full removal proceedings is ineligible for release on bond, Barr wrote.

Easter reminds us of the power of redemption and second comings, particularly relevant this year with the tragic near-destruction of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral. American politics could see some surprising comebacks of its own next year, in Alabama and in nationwide House races. Stay tuned.

Republicans didn’t lose the House and a number of winnable Senate races in 2018 because they didn’t know how to use smartphone apps to run a precinct operation. They lost because they failed to produce on the Trump agenda and failed to brand the Democrats as dangerous anti-constitutional socialists.

According to liberals, Donald Trump has coarsened politics by hitting back and standing up for himself and his ideas, instead of stoically taking the pummeling they dish out. Now that Trump has announced there are new rules to the game and he is going to hit back, there’s no end to the Liberal wailing.

Instead of joining President Trump in his relentless drive to steer American government back towards its constitutional limits, the Republican establishment is taking the opposite approach. It just goes to show, it’ll take much longer than four years to change the rotten culture in Washington.

CHQ Exclusives

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already expressed opposition to Cuccinelli, who as president of the Senate Conservatives Fund led primary challenges to K Street-controlled, establishment Republicans. McConnell, therefore, may have a grudge, but one not based in Cuccinelli’s fitness for the job.

Attorney General William Barr has ruled that some illegal aliens who are about to be deported must be held without bond as their deportation cases play out. An alien who is transferred from expedited removal proceedings to full removal proceedings is ineligible for release on bond, Barr wrote.

Easter reminds us of the power of redemption and second comings, particularly relevant this year with the tragic near-destruction of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral. American politics could see some surprising comebacks of its own next year, in Alabama and in nationwide House races. Stay tuned.

Republicans didn’t lose the House and a number of winnable Senate races in 2018 because they didn’t know how to use smartphone apps to run a precinct operation. They lost because they failed to produce on the Trump agenda and failed to brand the Democrats as dangerous anti-constitutional socialists.

According to liberals, Donald Trump has coarsened politics by hitting back and standing up for himself and his ideas, instead of stoically taking the pummeling they dish out. Now that Trump has announced there are new rules to the game and he is going to hit back, there’s no end to the Liberal wailing.

Instead of joining President Trump in his relentless drive to steer American government back towards its constitutional limits, the Republican establishment is taking the opposite approach. It just goes to show, it’ll take much longer than four years to change the rotten culture in Washington.

That participants in the Trump campaign were spied upon an irrefutable fact. So, why did the Democrats and their Leftwing media do-boys go nuts about it? Because if Barr investigates whether the spying was “was adequately predicated" it will reveal the Democrat-generated falsehoods behind the closed loop system that set-up the entire Trump – Russia investigation.

A number of churches in France have been vandalized during the early part of 2019. Vandals have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, burned an altar cloth, destroyed the Eucharist and smeared a cross with excrement. We urge the authorities in France to conduct an honest investigation into the cause of the Notre Dame fire with no taint of political correctness or prejudice.

Democrats and Republicans will never view the media the same way, though at times both parties have beefs with how reporters handle issues. All politicians wish the media would pass along facts without embellishment, but fiscally speaking, it’s an ugly picture any way you look at it.

Today is the tenth anniversary of the first Tax Day Tea Parties. In recognition of this anniversary, across the country over 400 people have stepped up to help Tea Party Patriots organize “Stop Socialism Choose Freedom” rallies. To find a rally near you go to https://bit.ly/2Gf8GO4.

Mr. Stone’s lawyers are calling on the federal judge to dismiss all charges against him stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Mr. Stone’s alleged “crimes” were all process crimes that arose out of the illict Mueller investigation. He has never been charged with participating in any crime the Special Counsel was investigating.

It could be said Washington DC’s biggest problem is its shortage of true believers, accountable people who devote themselves to the political leadership’s mission and willingly endure hardships and establishment ridicule to get things done. With Trump, the half-committed need not apply.

Front Page Headlines

  • Ralph Benko, The American Spectator

    Whether or not one accepts Moore’s commodities-index target (I do not) or Cain’s belief in the gold standard (I do), their appointment and confirmation would be consistent with President Trump’s reported desire for better equitable prosperity. Moore calls himself a “growth hawk.” Herman Cain is a sure-enough pro-prosperity supply-sider. Bring it on. Confirming Stephen Moore and Herman Cain would not undermine the Fed’s independence. There’s nothing innately partisan about equitable prosperity. Some of prosperity’s greatest champions, such as the late President John F. Kennedy and the former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, have been Democrats. President Reagan was a Democrat until his party left him.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    Call Trump what you will, but he’s a master at pushing Democrats’ buttons. A simple tweet from him and they rush to embrace the wackiest, most self-defeating ideas imaginable, even reversing their own positions. For much of Trump’s presidency, Dems and their media puppets were able to diminish his populism as mere appeals to his base. The left’s message to all others was that Trump’s policies and tweets were neither sound nor serious, just boob bait for his deplorable Bubbas. But these days, in the run-up to 2020, we are witnessing a significant change in Trump’s target audience. He is broadening his aim to include independent-minded voters who are repelled by Democrats’ increasingly radical positions.

  • Quin Hillyer, Washington Examiner

    The horrid fire at Notre Dame draws attention not just to the building but to its purpose. As people around the world rush to donate money for its reconstruction, a task French President Emmanuel Macron promises to complete within five years, they ought to realize that a cathedral’s worth lies not in its physical characteristics but in its other-directed meaning. God is quite literally wonder-full, and worthy of the most grand and beautiful tribute that human ingenuity and artfulness can create. Rebuilding Notre Dame should not be an act of mere engineering. It should be a renewing, and renewable, act of deepest faith.

  • Rich Lowry, New York Post

    Notre Dame stands for so many qualities that we now lack — patience and staying power, the cultivation of beauty, a deep­religious faith, a cultural confidence and ambition that could create a timeless monument of our civilization — that the collapse of its spire was almost too much to bear. It was the work of generations, completed over the course of 300 years, in a triumph over considerable architectural and logistical challenges. Notre Dame has been thoughtfully restored and preserved over the years, to our credit. But it’s difficult not to discern a distressing message in the wanton destruction that ravaged the iconic cathedral — what prior generations so carefully and faithfully built, we are losing.

  • Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

    One Texas resident asked why “non-border states” can’t “help support” the immigrants with free emergency room services, schooling, and other costly benefits. Truth is, towns across the U.S. already doing that are strained by the cost. Trump’s Remain in Mexico program is designed to alleviate that problem. The more asylum-seekers Mexico shelters, the more money stays in American taxpayers’ pockets. Fortunately, the Supreme Court has twice recognized a president’s authority to limit who enters the country, including under the guise of asylum. Trust the high court to uphold the Remain in Mexico program, bringing relief to border towns and U.S. taxpayers everywhere.

  • L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

    Just look at the list of judges, most from top brands: the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, ProPublica and, of course, the Columbia School of Journalism, which runs the whole racket. All are squarely on the left. This is not debatable unless such a challenge comes complete with a laugh track. Inside this liberal bubble, they use prizes to build their own moral authority and prestige, rewarding journalism that lands on "the right side of history." Right now that means anything leading to the end of the Trump presidency. Just look at the 2019 prizes.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

    Already, among a good slice of America, especially the young, the West is guilty of centuries of racism, imperialism, colonialism, slavery, sexism, ethnic cleansing, religious persecution and cultural genocide against indigenous peoples. Now, according to Mayor Pete's logic, the West is also guilty of centuries of hateful homophobia toward people living as God made them and intended them to live. Post-Christian America, in many ways, is beginning to mirror what we were once taught that the pre-Christian Roman Empire looked like. Indeed, if the mayor's lifestyle is moral, Christianity got it wrong for 20 centuries.

  • Paul Kengor, The American Conservative

    We do not yet know what caused this tragic episode, nor whether the authorities and responders could have done a better job preventing the sickening level of destruction. Nonetheless, this seems, at the least, an undeniable symbol of France’s failure to protect its Christian heritage. The Easter season is about hope, about a Redeemer who rises again. If there’s a particular hope for Europe this Holy Week, it’s that the Cathedral of Notre Dame will be resurrected. And yet, given the state of modern France, it’s hard to be hopeful about what will replace it. We can’t go wrong placing our faith in the inspiration of that cathedral, but we will always find disappointment in the secular authorities who seek to replace it.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    What we are seeing in the Democratic party’s movement to the hard left is not the beginning but the end of a long march. Socialists and progressives believe that control of the Congress, the presidency, and courts is the final missing tessera from their already expansive socialist mosaic. They believe that the future is theirs. They no longer need to apologize for pushing government-sanctioned redistribution. And with an administrative state that nearly pulled off a coup in the past two years, with 21 trillion dollars in national debt and the courts as de facto progressive legislators, and with an open 2,000-mile border, they may well be right.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    Because he is such a true believer in the classic Eric Hoffer sense, Sanders can be an effective campaigner. He never shows, probably never even experiences, doubt, even when the facts are radically against him. The ends justify the means, don't you know? It's mean to say this, but by repeating this long-discredited socialist cant until he is blue in the face, Bernie Sanders is a kind of child abuser, injecting his meretricious swill into our all-too-gullible youth who have nowhere near the education to analyze it. We saw that in action on Monday night. The Fox town hall should be a good training ground for Trump. He should pay close attention to it, keep it close by as a training video.

  • Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

    Arithmetic is mostly a parlor game for pundits and pollsters this far out; these numbers are meaningless as predicting what will actually happen. If you ask a pollster who will win an election a year in advance, the reply will invariably be, “tell me who the candidates are.” But parlor games are fun, which is why nearly everybody loves to play. Some polls put the president’s approval rating in the 40 percent range, some more than that. Rasmussen, the most reliable political pollster over the past few election cycles, puts the number above 50 percent. That, Wall Street wise men are saying, might be just about enough to win a second term.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    First, further raise the standard deduction, to moot itemized deductions for all but the very wealthiest Americans. Second, lower the amount of mortgage interest that is deductible and bar deductions on mortgages for second homes. At this point, the number of people itemizing will be even smaller than it is today, and the difference between their itemized deductions and the standard deduction will be smaller. That will make the third and final step easier: Totally abolish the deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes. If Democrats believe what they say they believe — that the wealthy game the tax code too much, and the tax code should be more progressive — they’ll go along with this next step of tax reform.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    Attorney General William Barr has promised to release a redacted version of the Mueller report this week. It will of course consume the political conversation for days, but even now it is clear that, as much as the report might be talked about, it will not settle the main arguments that have raged about the Trump-Russia affair for more than two years. Here are five debates that won't be resolved, no matter how much of the report Barr makes public: 1. Collusion. 2. Obstruction. 3. Impeachment. 4. Investigating the investigation. 5. Why a special counsel?

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    Obama appointee Carlton W. Reeves has now escalated his activism by attacking the President and comparing him to a long line of white supremacist Democrats and their partners in the KKK. Reeves didn’t make his outrageous claims because he cares about racial justice or some imaginary assault on the judiciary. He’s part of the problem Trump and the Republican Senate are trying to fix by filling judicial vacancies with such alacrity. They want the courts to command the respect of the American people. If President Trump can clean out that infestation of hacks, his place among the best Presidents will be secure.

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    The president’s proposal: If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the other open-border, Sanctuary City Democrats love this crisis so much, let them take in all the illegals while the courts catch up with all the cases. The reaction to Mr. Trump’s proposal tells you all you need to know about just how dishonest these people are about the debacle at the border. “The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” said a statement released from Mrs. Pelosi’s office. “Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.”