It is time for Congress and the media to stop chasing the phony charges that Trump “colluded with the Russians” and start asking what changed during the Obama years that allowed this extensive cyberattack on America to go unchallenged, and with such ease, and why were our cybersecurity operators told to “stand down.”

While the political establishment continues to attack President Trump for his “enemy of the people” comment about the media, Americans out in flyover country tend to wonder what else you would call an institution that employs people who regularly wish for them to fail and for their lives to be harder.

It’s often said all politics is local but it could just as easily be argued politics is national and global as well. Political leaders win favor by advancing ideas and principles that people can relate to. Republicans would do well to remember folks are drawn to real ideas, not just smears.

The political hit on Jim Jordan has fallen apart. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Representative Jim Jordan to tell him in the face of these vile attacks he should redouble his campaign for Speaker.

We urge CHQ readers and friends to contact Attorney General Jeff Sessions (202-514-2000) to demand that Peter Strzok be fired for dereliction of duty for failing to investigate the information presented to him by the Intelligence Community Inspector General as documented by Rep. Louie Gohmert at yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Luckily for conservatives President Trump has lived up to his campaign promises and is leading the most principled government since Ronald Reagan. Trump’s “conservative” opponents won’t acknowledge the writing on the wall, leaving them alone and outside the party. Literally.

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It is time for Congress and the media to stop chasing the phony charges that Trump “colluded with the Russians” and start asking what changed during the Obama years that allowed this extensive cyberattack on America to go unchallenged, and with such ease, and why were our cybersecurity operators told to “stand down.”

While the political establishment continues to attack President Trump for his “enemy of the people” comment about the media, Americans out in flyover country tend to wonder what else you would call an institution that employs people who regularly wish for them to fail and for their lives to be harder.

It’s often said all politics is local but it could just as easily be argued politics is national and global as well. Political leaders win favor by advancing ideas and principles that people can relate to. Republicans would do well to remember folks are drawn to real ideas, not just smears.

The political hit on Jim Jordan has fallen apart. The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Representative Jim Jordan to tell him in the face of these vile attacks he should redouble his campaign for Speaker.

We urge CHQ readers and friends to contact Attorney General Jeff Sessions (202-514-2000) to demand that Peter Strzok be fired for dereliction of duty for failing to investigate the information presented to him by the Intelligence Community Inspector General as documented by Rep. Louie Gohmert at yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Luckily for conservatives President Trump has lived up to his campaign promises and is leading the most principled government since Ronald Reagan. Trump’s “conservative” opponents won’t acknowledge the writing on the wall, leaving them alone and outside the party. Literally.

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The Goldwater campaign was the first mass campaign in modern American history, and its grass-roots nature changed the face of American politics, as we see in this excerpt (No. 14 of 45) from America’s Right Turn.

In the near term, months of televised Anti-Catholic bias from Democrats as they try to block the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh could solidify the Catholic voting trend demonstrated in the 2016 election, giving Republicans a huge advantage in the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections.

There’s no doubt the next few months will be an exciting time to be in Washington. All eyes will be on the senate as the two parties deliberate over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s future. Democrats won’t hold back on the ferocity of their attacks on the man – will the republic survive?

President Trump’s recognition that the United States cannot and should not continue to subsidize the quality of life for our allies is hardly a conspiracy theory, but an overdue recognition that the Reagan defense build-up was expended long ago, and if the Western alliance is to be maintained, then all its beneficiaries must pay their share.

The president’s willingness to meet with nations at odds with America deserves praise. He need not befriend foreign leaders. However, he should communicate with them. If nothing else, the president needs to ensure that both Americans and Russians better understand each other and the issues which unite as well as divide us.

Tensions in America aren’t dying down and ugly incidents are becoming the norm. The left is desperate to release the rage it feels over Donald Trump – and people like Juan Williams aren’t helping things. With a Supreme Court nomination to deal with now, it’ll only get worse.

Front Page Headlines

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    Kavanaugh is more of a peacemaker in the mold of Justice Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts than he is a clone of Justices Antonin Scalia or Neil Gorsuch. But unless liberal activists and the army of opposition in the press get much better dirt on Kavanaugh, President Trump looks likely to place another conservative justice on the Supreme Court, giving it its first conservative majority in a lifetime.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    Though American leaders since John Foster Dulles in the 1950s have called for a greater defense effort from our allies, if the Europeans do not get serious this time, it could be the beginning of the end for NATO. Since exiting the Iranian nuclear deal, President Trump has demanded that our European allies join the U.S. in re-imposing sanctions. Now he is demanding that the Europeans contribute more to defense. What does he do if they defy us? More than likely, we will find out.

  • Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

    What the hell was this guy smirking about? Even in the remote possibility (oh, how remote) that his bias had no direct political and investigatory consequence, he had shamed himself, his family, and the FBI and its personnel tremendously, damaging the organization materially for years to come. And yet he was smirking. In fact, he wasn't just smirking.  He was fighting back as if he were the wounded party. One "useful idiot" on the Democratic side even said he deserved the Purple Heart.

  • John Fund, National Review

    Donald Trump’s presidency has created a form of derangement syndrome among Democrats, pushing many of them into positions that may play well with their base but that will be problematic if they become associated with the party in general elections. If warmed-over Marxists think they can scare voters into supporting Democrats by flying Donald Trump blimps and brandishing his image on posters, they may be in for a rude surprise in general elections.

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    In the throes of a partisan temper tantrum last week, Steve Cohen casually denigrated all of our bravest warriors who have been sent into wars by politicians in Washington and gotten wounded. Or killed. Peering from his lofty perch in a congressional hearing room, the disheveled pol told disgraced FBI tool Peter Strzok: “If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would.” It is a pathetic state of politics in America today that a sitting congressman — who has the sole power to send our troops to die in battle — could be capable of such blithe disrespect for the awesome sacrifices others have made for his wasted freedom.

  • Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    Strzok appears to be a chip off the Comey/McCabe block. Like them, he insists he is committed to the FBI’s high standards, but his reprehensible conduct makes a mockery of his claims. His stated contempt for Trump and his promise to stop him from becoming president render Strzok unfit to be a dogcatcher. But, aping his mentors, he nonetheless demands his denials of wrongdoing be accepted as if his integrity is self-evident. All three believe they are entitled to trust and respect, without having to earn or return either.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    The Democrats are lying on the ground, howling like banshees and wriggling around on their backs like cockroaches. But, despite their best efforts, they still have the potential of getting back on their feet again. Let’s not let that happen. Let’s kick them (figuratively) while they are down, win it all in November and in 2020, and not be satisfied until the Supreme Court is 9-0 for liberty.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    Trump’s entire foreign policy can be summed up as a demand for symmetry from all partners and allies, and tit-for-tat replies to would-be enemies. Did Trump have to be so loud and often crude in his effort to bully America back to reciprocity? Who knows? But it seems impossible to imagine that globalist John McCain, internationalist Barack Obama, or gentlemanly Mitt Romney would ever have called Europe, NATO, Mexico, and Canada to account, or warned Iran or North Korea that tit would be met by tat.

  • Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

    On Kavanaugh's chances to be confirmed by the time the new Supreme Court session begins in October, Grassley said that "with the possibility of getting five or six Democrats and all the Republicans sticking together, yes, but if all the Republicans don't stick together and the Democrats smell blood, then I don't think we'll get any Democrats." "So, I think we've got to work from the standpoint that most of the Democrats have said they're going to vote 'no,'" he added.

  • Cal Thomas, Washington Times

    Rush Limbaugh had a good suggestion for Republicans. On his radio show, Mr. Limbaugh said Republicans should dispense with a lengthy confirmation process and visits by Judge Kavanaugh to the offices of individual senators (they know him because he has visited before during his previous confirmation) and get right to a confirmation vote. If Republicans stay unified and if they can pick off two or three Democrats who are up for re-election in states where Mr. Trump won handily in 2016, Judge Kavanaugh, with his stellar credentials, should be easily and properly confirmed.

  • Editors, Washington Examiner

    Trump, when he talks about international relations, sometimes goes too far. But when he grumbles about allies “taking advantage” of us, he is not wrong. It is true that in NATO and other international institutions America is generally the boss, and it would be folly to demolish or abandon these institutions and this order. But that does not mean they are not in dire need of improvement or that it is not time to try methods of persuasion tougher than those deployed in the past. Trump is applying pressure to our allies to hold them accountable, to make the alliances work. Sometimes that involves being a bit brusque.

  • Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

    The fate of Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives might come down to this simple question: Are enough California voters angry enough about the recently passed tax increase on gas and vehicle-registration fees to come out in droves? If they do, this potential anti-tax wave will benefit a handful of Republican candidates struggling to retain GOP seats in Southern California congressional districts that are trending more Democratic.

  • Jim DeMint, The Federalist

    People like Jim spend a lifetime developing a reputation of honesty and integrity, yet irresponsible media try to destroy that reputation with one misleading story. This is what makes it difficult to attract men and women of character and conviction to political office. In the case of Jordan, the facts are already telling a different story than the headlines. Jordan isn’t being accused; he’s being railroaded.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    The only question left for SCOTUS to decide is what possible rationale can be used to uphold the individual mandate? The Court has already rejected the Commerce Clause argument. The Republican Congress eliminated the tax effective January 1. Thus, because Judge Kavanaugh is an originalist, he will look to the Constitution for some other legitimate reason to uphold the mandate. He will, of course, come up dry. And that’s why Brett Kavanaugh can be trusted on Obamacare.

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

    The one guarantee with Trump appointing Judge Brett Kavanaugh is that the Democrats, fueled by their mindless street mobs, will try to destroy him. It's how Democrats behave. It is not how the "news" media should behave. Is there anyone who disputes that? But it is how they will comport themselves, because they are one with their Democratic brothers and sisters. They are about to show the world what first-class hypocrites they really are.