It is noteworthy that one of the key elements of Senator Tom Cotton’s questioning of Secretary of State John Kerry about the Iran nuclear weapons deal supports quite directly Ted Cruz’s point that the financial terms of the deal will make the Obama Administration the leading “financier of radical Islamic terrorism.” And a top French diplomat has contradicted Kerry's dire predictions that if Congress votes down the deal the rest of the world will walk away from the effort to stymie Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli, Chairman of Liberty Now PAC, issued a powerful appeal for Virginians to demand their Representatives in Congress support Rep. Mark Meadows' motion to vacate the Chair and oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House.  To make it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, we urge you to sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf no matter what state you live in.

Another poll shows Donald Trump well out in front of the large Republican presidential field, while several candidates are scrambling just to make it into the top 10 in nationwide surveys. Meanwhile, Trump’s presence at the debate is causing some of his opponents to alter their strategy.

In a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees constitutional lawyer Mark J. Fitzgibbons explains why the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) and the ECPA Amendments Act (S. 356) come up way short on protecting privacy.  While purporting to require warrants to obtain emails, these bills exempt federal and state agencies that issue judge-less administrative subpoenas to obtain private emails and content from individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations, meaning an alphabet soup of agencies can simply write themselves a free pass to look at your email and other data.

We think something is deeply wrong in the minds of liberal America if the for-profit death of one wild animal generates more outrage than the for-profit death and dismemberment of over 300,000 babies every year. It’s time to end the government subsidies for these murders and bring to account those who appear to be profiting from trafficking in the organs and tissue of the human babies they kill. Please sign our letter to Congress demanding that the Republican leadership actually follow through and conduct an investigation of Planned Parenthood's human organ and tissue trafficking rather than engage in their usual “go nowhere” political posturing.

“It is sad that both parties in Congress are complicit in continuing to fund Planned Parenthood through last minute, massive spending bills like CRs (continuing resolutions) or omnibus bills.  I have not and will not vote for any spending bill that sends one cent to Planned Parenthood," said principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Jim Bridenstine upon introducing H.R.3245, a bill to prohibit federal government contracts from going to companies that donate to Planned Parenthood.

Mike Huckabee is taking heat from Democrats and establishment Republicans for his blunt comments on President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. Outspoken candidates like Huckabee, Trump and Cruz are making the news cycles and firing up the base. What’s wrong with that?

To make it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, we urge you to sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf. Conservatives who wish to join CHQ’s effort to help Rep. Meadows can also call their Representative at 1-866-220-0044 and demand that he or she support Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair.

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It is noteworthy that one of the key elements of Senator Tom Cotton’s questioning of Secretary of State John Kerry about the Iran nuclear weapons deal supports quite directly Ted Cruz’s point that the financial terms of the deal will make the Obama Administration the leading “financier of radical Islamic terrorism.” And a top French diplomat has contradicted Kerry's dire predictions that if Congress votes down the deal the rest of the world will walk away from the effort to stymie Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli, Chairman of Liberty Now PAC, issued a powerful appeal for Virginians to demand their Representatives in Congress support Rep. Mark Meadows' motion to vacate the Chair and oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House.  To make it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, we urge you to sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf no matter what state you live in.

Another poll shows Donald Trump well out in front of the large Republican presidential field, while several candidates are scrambling just to make it into the top 10 in nationwide surveys. Meanwhile, Trump’s presence at the debate is causing some of his opponents to alter their strategy.

In a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees constitutional lawyer Mark J. Fitzgibbons explains why the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) and the ECPA Amendments Act (S. 356) come up way short on protecting privacy.  While purporting to require warrants to obtain emails, these bills exempt federal and state agencies that issue judge-less administrative subpoenas to obtain private emails and content from individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations, meaning an alphabet soup of agencies can simply write themselves a free pass to look at your email and other data.

We think something is deeply wrong in the minds of liberal America if the for-profit death of one wild animal generates more outrage than the for-profit death and dismemberment of over 300,000 babies every year. It’s time to end the government subsidies for these murders and bring to account those who appear to be profiting from trafficking in the organs and tissue of the human babies they kill. Please sign our letter to Congress demanding that the Republican leadership actually follow through and conduct an investigation of Planned Parenthood's human organ and tissue trafficking rather than engage in their usual “go nowhere” political posturing.

“It is sad that both parties in Congress are complicit in continuing to fund Planned Parenthood through last minute, massive spending bills like CRs (continuing resolutions) or omnibus bills.  I have not and will not vote for any spending bill that sends one cent to Planned Parenthood," said principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Jim Bridenstine upon introducing H.R.3245, a bill to prohibit federal government contracts from going to companies that donate to Planned Parenthood.

Mike Huckabee is taking heat from Democrats and establishment Republicans for his blunt comments on President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. Outspoken candidates like Huckabee, Trump and Cruz are making the news cycles and firing up the base. What’s wrong with that?

To make it simple to let your Representative know that you want John Boehner removed as Speaker of the House, we urge you to sign our petition to second Rep. Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair. We will forward it to your Representative on your behalf. Conservatives who wish to join CHQ’s effort to help Rep. Meadows can also call their Representative at 1-866-220-0044 and demand that he or she support Meadows’ motion to vacate the Chair.

Our friends at The Public Interest Legal Foundation have now filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Clarke County Election Commission in Mississippi because it has more voters on the rolls than living citizens.

Donald Trump’s staying power in opinion surveys has many pondering whether he can actually win the Republican nomination. Also, the latest on Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and the struggle to qualify for next week’s debate.

What really got Ted Cruz in trouble was not calling Mitch McConnell a liar – everyone in Washington already knows McConnell is a liar – what got Cruz in trouble with DC’s inside operators was telling the truth about how Capitol Hill works.

The Iranian Islamists have no intention of ending their war with us, and Obama’s plan to pay them to continue it, while giving them the nuclear weapons with which to win it, is giving aid and comfort to the enemy and nothing short of treason.

Front Page Headlines

  • Erick Erickson, RedState

    Erickson writes, "They are children being killed, butchered, and sold in pieces. The video is unedited. Planned Parenthood is kiling them, gleefully, for cash. They want their Lamborghinis."

  • Washington Post

    Republicans are putting more effort into convincing skeptical black voters to consider the other party after Obama leaves office. Jeb Bush is doing his usual identity politics pandering while Ben Carson is seeking to convince blacks that the Republicans can make their lives better.

  • Ulysses Arn, RedState

    Frank Dyke is an area captain with the Winnebago County Republican Party and precinct committeeman in Rockford first ward who most of you have never heard of.  That needs to change because what Frank has had to say in the last few days about conservatives, the Tea Party, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and congressional candidate and Tea Party leader David Hale is important because it illustrates the mindset and mentality of the neo-Statists that make up the GOP establishment.

  • Jonathan Bydlak, Politico

    Regardless of whether one is inclined to believe the media, it’s no longer possible to ignore the fact that Paul’s support is slipping. His New Hampshire numbers have dropped from 14 percent in February to just four percent according to a poll released Sunday (By comparison, Ron Paul received nearly 8 percent of the state’s vote in 2008 and over 22 percent in 2012). 

  • Bruce Gietzen, News Channel 25 (ABC)

    A subcommittee chaired by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen today over progress that agency has made instituting reforms after the targeting scandal two years ago. Waco Tea Party President Toby Marie Walker was part of a nine-person panel representing conservative groups that also spoke to lawmakers. 

  • Susan Crabtree, The Washington Examiner

    The IRS's internal watchdog has spent more than two years investigating claims that the agency improperly targeted a Tea Party owner of a small Virginia farm whose repeated legal clashes with a local environmental group has made her a cause celebre for property-rights advocates, Martha Boneta told the Washington Examiner.

  • Maggie Haberman, The New York Times

    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush will appear at the same event on Friday morning, as both address the crowd at the National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Jason Howerton, The Blaze

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) confronted Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a Wednesday Senate committee hearing on the Iran nuclear deal, resulting in some tense moments. Tensions swelled even more when Cruz pressed Moniz on the possible threat of Iran using an electromagnetic pulse to attack the United States. Moniz grew visibly frustrated after Cruz quoted him, making it appear as if he wasn’t aware of EMPs.

  • FoxNews.com

    On Wednesday, Afghan officials announced that they believed Omar had died in a Pakistan hospital sometime in 2013. U.S. intelligence officials suspected Pakistan of sheltering Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, one of the world's most wanted men, for years before his death, according to a published report.

  • Christopher Cadelago, The Sacramento Bee

    Congressional Republicans are working to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities,” localities that effectively shelter illegal aliens. Democrats, meantime, have largely sought to protect sanctuary cities. Many side with their local government and law enforcement leaders who believe they shouldn’t have to dedicate their time and resources to enforce federal immigration laws.

  • Erick Erickson, RedState

    The budget and appropriations fights are forthcoming. If Barack Obama is willing to risk a government shutdown because he demands our tax dollars continue funding an organization that kills our children and sells their organs, we should have that fight.

  • Rebecca Kaplan, CBS NEWS

    Senate Republicans unveiled a bill Wednesday that aims to block any federal dollars from reaching Planned Parenthood. The legislation is a response to a series of undercover videos produced by anti-abortion activists who claim the organization is selling fetal tissue to researchers.

  • The Daily Beast

    The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday banning an anti-abortion group from releasing any additional footage of officials from a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers.

  • M.Scott Mahaskey, POLITICO

    “If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said during a round table Tuesday. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.”

  • Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

    Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have followed through on their promises to shake things up on Capitol Hill since arriving in Washington, but some political analysts say the recent intraparty warfare shows the two rivals for the Republican presidential nomination are split over the best way to give the government a face-lift.