"In a Republican primary, every candidate’s going to come in front of you and say, 'I’m the most conservative guy that ever lived,'" Cruz told the Iowa Freedom Summit. "Talk is cheap," Cruz said. "The word tells us you will know them by their fruit." And Cruz is right.
We don’t know if the late Chicago Cubs baseball great Ernie Banks was a Democrat or a Republican, conservative or liberal, but we do know that Bank’s infectious enthusiasm for the game of baseball and his perennially “in the cellar” Cubs has a lesson for conservatives in today’s political environment.
Transferring murder, mayhem and radicalism from dysfunctional Islamic countries to Europe and America, and in so doing voluntarily putting our own citizens at great risk is not a requirement of being a compassionate, open-minded, enlightened and tolerant human being.

Twenty-six years ago this week any prospect of institutionalizing Reaganism as the governing principle of the Republican Party and America was abruptly ended when George H.W. Bush conducted a well-planned purge to replace conservatives (be they Bush supporters or not) with establishment Republicans.

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"In a Republican primary, every candidate’s going to come in front of you and say, 'I’m the most conservative guy that ever lived,'" Cruz told the Iowa Freedom Summit. "Talk is cheap," Cruz said. "The word tells us you will know them by their fruit." And Cruz is right.
We don’t know if the late Chicago Cubs baseball great Ernie Banks was a Democrat or a Republican, conservative or liberal, but we do know that Bank’s infectious enthusiasm for the game of baseball and his perennially “in the cellar” Cubs has a lesson for conservatives in today’s political environment.
Transferring murder, mayhem and radicalism from dysfunctional Islamic countries to Europe and America, and in so doing voluntarily putting our own citizens at great risk is not a requirement of being a compassionate, open-minded, enlightened and tolerant human being.
Had the Advocate and Times-Picayune actually looked into the facts of Governor Jindal’s remarks, they would have found that, while there may be disagreement among national security experts over what to call them, there’s no disagreement over the existence of many areas of unassimilated Muslims in Europe, and that those areas are hotspots of violent Islamist radicalism and cultural jihad. SIGN OUR THANK-YOU LETTER TO BOBBY JINDAL FOR SPREADING TRUTH ABOUT RADICAL ISLAM.
Rep. Dave Brat and Senator Jeff Sessions are right, the Trojan Horse is being built around the McCaul border “security” bill, and on orders from their US Chamber of Commerce puppetmasters, establishment Republicans like Mike McCaul, Martha Roby, Lynn Jenkins and Markwayne Mullin are getting ready to roll it inside the city walls to swamp America’s hard-pressed working families with millions of newly amnestied illegal alien workers.

Twenty-six years ago this week any prospect of institutionalizing Reaganism as the governing principle of the Republican Party and America was abruptly ended when George H.W. Bush conducted a well-planned purge to replace conservatives (be they Bush supporters or not) with establishment Republicans.

What more is it going to take for grassroots conservatives to understand that the GOP establishment is the enemy of government according to conservative principles and we must work tirelessly to defeat them in 2016? SIGN OUR URGENT PETITION THAT SUPPORTS PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION AND CALLS OUT REP. ELLMERS AND HER GOP COHORTS FOR BLOCKING THE BILL.
Whatever you call them, radical Muslim "colonization zones" do exist throughout Europe and whether they should be referred to as “no go zones” or “semi-autonomous areas” is irrelevant to Gov Bobby Jindal’s larger and most important truth telling – Muslim colonization is coming to America. SIGN OUR THANK-YOU LETTER TO BOBBY JINDAL FOR SPREADING TRUTH ABOUT RADICAL ISLAM.

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, ConservativeHQ contributor and constitutional lawyer, provides a strong rebuttal on Fourth Amendment specialist Professor Orin Kerr's misleading and internally contradictory view of the Virginia House of Delegates' 21st Century Fourth Amendment (HJ 578), which is designed to add clarity for citizens, law enforcement, lawyers and judges on unreasonable search and seizure.

Here are ten of our favorites "State of the Union in Three Words" tweets. Have some fun and add yours.
Contrast Sen. Joni Ernst's role as spokesman for the emptiness of the establishment Republican agenda, with that of Rep. Curt Clawson and the limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party.
Successive U.S. Presidents have sought China’s aid to restrain North Korea, but have failed to listen to Beijing while lobbying Chinese officials for their support.  If Washington hopes to win backing from the People’s Republic of China, American policymakers must respond to the China’s recommendations and concerns.

Front Page Headlines

  • S. A. Miller, Washington Times

    If GOP leaders weren't willing to use Congress’ power of the purse, the most potent weapon possessed by lawmakers to restrict a president, to stop an unconstitutional act, conservatives reasoned, would the GOP-controlled Congress ever go to the mat to fight Obama?

  • Jerome Corsi, WND

    A terrorism expert is maligned for insisting Muslim enclaves exist.

  • Andrew Desiderio, Mediaite

    “I would welcome a public conversation with @SpeakerBoehner about the role of money in politics,” Michael Needham tweeted, adding “there are millions of pro-lifers who feel betrayed who would love a conversation with Boehner on tactics.” 

  • David McCabe, The Hill

    John Boehner is blaming conservative groups in Washington for turning him into a human pinata to raise money. Boehner said he doesn't disagree that much with conservatives on policy, but that the groups beat “the dickens out of me” in order to line their own pockets.

  • D.C. McAllister, The Federalist

    When Pope Francis damages the cause of liberty across the globe, it’s only right that its defenders should speak up.

  • David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

    SCOTUS agreed to take up the two constitutional questions at the heart of the contemporary gay marriage debate. Court politics must be guided by constitutional definitions, not polls or power-plays. Congress can still act in ways that encourage responsible judicial behavior, if it wishes. 

  • Sally Zelikovsky, American Thinker

    An informal poll shows some surprising results, especially when it comes to Jeb vs. Mitt.

  • Cameron Joseph, The Hill

    The Wis. GOP governor delivered a pitch-perfect speech to a room packed with influential Iowa conservatives on Sat., walking them through his robust resume and ideology with a passion that surprised many. Activists say Walker came out on top after 10 hours of candidate speeches.

  • Robert Wilde, Breitbart

    After delivering a rousing speech that shook the auditorium at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Trump told said that he is “very, very serious” about what’s at stake for America and the need for new leadership in '16. 

  • Tony Lee, Breitbart

    DREAMers are planning to confront Republicans at Sat.’s inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit. DREAMers are planning “activities around the event, including confronting potential candidates to ask them where they stand on immigration reform and O's exec. action.”

  • Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

    Obama appeared to acknowledge that television broadcasting is overwhelmingly dominated by liberal outlets, with conservative channels outnumbered by a factor of 600.

  • Cameron Joseph, The Hill

    More than a half-dozen likely candidates are gathering in Des Moines on Sat. to woo conservative activists & hone campaign messages. The Iowa Freedom Summit, organized by Rep. Steve King & Citizens United, is drawing many of those hoping to become the right's standard-bearer.

  • Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

    “The problem is the Amer. people reject it,” Levin said. “Once again, they go through these motions as Boehner did a few weeks ago. They’re really going to fight Obama on this issue while at the same time he has Rep. Mike McCaul coming up with the tactics for the past 6 or 7 bills.”

  • Jeffery Lord, Conservative Review

    Never in the history of GOP presidential politics has 1 man done so much to raise money from so few to alienate so many. Reagan preached & practiced moving the center right, not the opposite, the latter being the objective of Bush & GOP consultants. It's a formula for losing elections.

  • Ken Shepherd, NewsBusters

    "Now that Boehner has invited [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu to speak before Congress, the WH is telling its media surrogates to attack," Mark Levin noted. "Forget about Boehner, attack Israel & Netanyahu, they have violated diplomatic protocol!"

  • Mark Barrett, The Citizen-Times (NC)

    On a 3-0 vote Thursday, the Buncombe County Board of Elections removed 126 names from the voter registration rolls that had been challenged by Asheville Tea Party.

  • Jennifer Van Laar, Independent Journal Review

    Using a former Democratic campaign staffer seems to be drawing attention away from his message of economic recovery and helping everyday Americans.