Our CHQ focus group loved Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood, but had to give the top performance of the night to legendary R & B and soul musician Sam Moore. While the arrival of Bikers for Trump and the Trumpmobile may rival today's Inaugural Parade.

Faith Leaders for America, called upon the nation to pray for President-Elect Trump as he prepares to be inaugurated as president of the United States. Why? Because it’s the biblical thing to do. In Hebrew scripture, the prophet Samuel thought it would be a sin not to pray for King Saul. In Christian scripture, the apostle Paul wrote that we should all pray for all who are in authority. 

No one knows how successful Donald Trump will be in “Making America Great Again” but we can be very sure he’ll give it his best shot. Plus, As Trump takes office, plans are already in place to slice the size of the federal government, and, Trump won’t let the Democrats’ stonewalling of cabinet nominees stop him from making change right away.

The oath of office ceremony and parade are free and open to the public. Security will be tight at all events and public viewing areas, but don’t be afraid to come to see this historic event and participate in the celebration of the rebirth of freedom in our country.

The Inauguration Day demonstrations can serve as an object lesson for many Americans. First, they will give us a good picture of the bullet we dodged, the type of PC-induced intolerance that would have been more broadly infused into America had Hillary Clinton won the presidency. Second, we’ll get a really good inspection of what political correctness looks like in its more advanced stage—after it’s morphed literally into mob behavior.

America Under Siege: Civil War 2017, is a new documentary exposing the radical left-wing groups responsible for the demonstrations against President-elect Donald Trump; our friends at the Capital Research Center have taken a deep, deep dive into the neo-Marxist revolution that is well underway in our country. Go to on YouTube, DangerousDocumentaries.com, and CapitalResearch.org after 11:00 a.m. Thursday to view America Under Siege: Civil War 2017 at no charge.

CHQ Exclusives

Our CHQ focus group loved Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood, but had to give the top performance of the night to legendary R & B and soul musician Sam Moore. While the arrival of Bikers for Trump and the Trumpmobile may rival today's Inaugural Parade.

Faith Leaders for America, called upon the nation to pray for President-Elect Trump as he prepares to be inaugurated as president of the United States. Why? Because it’s the biblical thing to do. In Hebrew scripture, the prophet Samuel thought it would be a sin not to pray for King Saul. In Christian scripture, the apostle Paul wrote that we should all pray for all who are in authority. 

No one knows how successful Donald Trump will be in “Making America Great Again” but we can be very sure he’ll give it his best shot. Plus, As Trump takes office, plans are already in place to slice the size of the federal government, and, Trump won’t let the Democrats’ stonewalling of cabinet nominees stop him from making change right away.

The oath of office ceremony and parade are free and open to the public. Security will be tight at all events and public viewing areas, but don’t be afraid to come to see this historic event and participate in the celebration of the rebirth of freedom in our country.

The Inauguration Day demonstrations can serve as an object lesson for many Americans. First, they will give us a good picture of the bullet we dodged, the type of PC-induced intolerance that would have been more broadly infused into America had Hillary Clinton won the presidency. Second, we’ll get a really good inspection of what political correctness looks like in its more advanced stage—after it’s morphed literally into mob behavior.

Democrats’ boycott of inaugural is growing, Trump just wants their tickets. Plus, Media frets Trump taking office without a cabinet, but Democrats are the ones to blame, and, Schumer rips Trump on the “swamp cabinet,” but Democrats are the real bog creatures.

President Obama is the most unaccomplished man to ever hold the office and has been given an eight-year free pass and never held to account for his failures; while Donald J. Trump hasn't even been sworn in and is already a human pinata for the snowflake right and the radical left.

America Under Siege: Civil War 2017, is a new documentary exposing the radical left-wing groups responsible for the demonstrations against President-elect Donald Trump; our friends at the Capital Research Center have taken a deep, deep dive into the neo-Marxist revolution that is well underway in our country. Go to on YouTube, DangerousDocumentaries.com, and CapitalResearch.org after 11:00 a.m. Thursday to view America Under Siege: Civil War 2017 at no charge.

The media’s relentless bashing of Donald Trump is responsible for his mediocre standing in opinion polls. Plus, Too bad, liberals, there isn’t anything controversial about Betsy DeVos or school choice, and, Contrary to media reports, Trump doesn’t mind differences of opinion around him.

Those individuals who openly supported Hillary Clinton by signing the New York Times letter showed themselves to be political opportunists and elitists, not committed limited government constitutional conservatives, and if the Trump team has a blacklist, as far as millions of grassroots conservatives are concerned that’s OK, because their exile should be permanent.

Donald Trump’s team of pros is practiced and ready to seek perfection on day one. Plus, Trump nominees could have much tougher sledding in hearings this week, and, Seismic activity indicates the volcano’s about to burst on Trump’s Supreme Court pick.

Montenegro is a quaint, but geopolitically irrelevant. Balkan state. If Montenegro's admission to NATO is approved by the full Senate, Americans will have yet another essentially useless defense dependent, this one a corrupt, long-time gangster state.

Front Page Headlines

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    President Trump should build the wall, secure the border, impose tariffs, cut taxes, free up the American economy, bring the factories home, create millions of jobs, and keep us out of any new wars. With rare exceptions, wars tend to be fatal to presidencies.

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    Donald Trump comes into the White House with a bright, clear mandate to make wholesale changes to every aspect of the federal government. Mr. Trump stands poised to reinvent the entire federal government in favor of the American people alone. He is a tireless agent of disruption and an unbending force for creative destruction.

  • Quin Hillyer, The American Spectator

    The world is a much more parlous place because of Obama’s legacy. He entered office on an Alinskyite power trip, wanting to completely transform America. He failed at that, thank goodness, but he did succeed in weakening this great nation.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    Careerism and ideology at the top sometimes undermine the work of patriotic and gifted case officers in the rank and file. The integrity of intelligence depends on the probity of individual intelligence chiefs — and the degree to which administration operatives are kept away from intelligence directors. Reform requires honesty rather than the present self-righteous hypocrisy.

  • W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

    The longer Obama was in office, the more he grew tired of conservatives frustrating his objectives and obstructing his policy goals. There's nothing wrong with being a man of conviction. But ultimately, outside of any policy issue, that is one of the reasons Obama's presidency has failed to live up to expectations even though a majority of Americans are still favorably disposed to him as a person.

  • Mark Judge, CNS News

    Greenwood, 74, has performed at the inaugurations of three presidents – Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. In an interview, Greenwood said of Trump, "I think he's going to be a great president. I love his slogan, "Let's make America great again," and I'm confident that he'll take a good shot at it."

  • Arnold Steinberg, The American Spectator

    For starters, no White House tours for their constituents. Why go to where the illegitimate president lives? Next, and more importantly, these recalcitrant Members of Congress should be asked to re-route their constituent requests that would go to federal departments and agencies. Instead constituents should work through the office of another Member of Congress who does believe Trump is legitimately the President of the United States. Finally, if Trump is not the legitimate president, how can he sign legislation originated by Lewis et al.?

  • WTOP Staff

    Security will be tight and many roads will be closed to cars and pedestrians, so you’ll have to do your homework if you want to avoid headaches heading to the Mall or just getting around D.C. on Jan. 20. From road closures to the weather forecast, here’s your Inauguration Day 2017 survival guide.

  • Perry Stein, Washington Post

    The inauguration is fast approaching, and D.C. is transforming to accommodate the estimated 1 million attendees and protesters expected to descend on the city this week. The new president will be sworn in at noon on Friday and there are countless events and protests scheduled in D.C. around that main attraction. Here’s everything you need to know to attend and be prepared for the weekend.

  • Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

    In his first dance as commander in chief, President-elect Trump will take the dance floor with Melania to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "My Way," according to a source with knowledge of the official inaugural balls. Performers and singers at the balls include Sam Moore, Tim Rushlow and his Big Band, Silhouettes, the Rockettes, Pelican212, The Piano Guys, Circus 1903, Cache Olson, Lexi Walker and Erin Boehme.

  • Kiersten Schmidt and Sarah Almukhtar, New York Times

    Protest organizers have used Facebook to share information about their plans and to recruit people to join them at the inauguration. Two of the largest protest events, Inaugurate the Resistance and #J20 Resist, have a combined total of about 14,000 Facebook users who have said they will attend. Article includes protest locations.

  • Kaitlan Collins, Daily Caller

    The president-elect said his first priority at the inauguration will be to thank Barack Obama when he sat down for an exclusive interview with “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt Wednesday. “The first line is thanking everybody, all of the presidents, including, by the way, President Obama and Michelle, who have been absolutely nice,” Trump said.

  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    This shameful genre of reporting is just an attempt to pit races against each other and push the narrative advanced by Van Jones-style liberals that Trump’s victory was a “whitelash.” Just as Obama’s America produced Trump, the subtext of this article goes, so Santa Monica High School “produced” his chief speechwriter.

  • Debra Heine, PJ Media

    The group claimed after the story broke that they were just leading Project Veritas on. Now they seem to be suggesting that it was all part of a disinformation campaign to depress attendance at the inauguration and related events and balls.

  • Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

    Democrats want Sessions to concede, in effect, that he has a powerful motive to conceal Russia’s espionage — such that he must recuse himself because we cannot trust him to lead a fair and impartial investigation. Implicitly, Sessions would be conceding — and thus cementing — the fiction that “Russia hacked the election.”