Researchers at Harvard University found that celebrating the July 4th holiday commemorating the announcement of the Declaration of Independence may still be serving its intended purpose – promoting patriotism -- and the good news is it only seems to work on Republicans.

As our friend Frank Gaffney put it so memorably after Senator Ted Cruz's stellar questioning of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, “The U.S. government is, indeed, ‘willfully blind’ about sharia-supremacism and the danger it poses to America.  Sen. Ted Cruz has established that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could qualify for a seeing-eye dog – and why… These are the narratives of the Muslim Brotherhood – and proof-positive of their successful, subversive influence operations inside the Obama administration.”

Q for #NeverTrump: Are you really willing to effectively extinguish the lives of millions of unborn Americans because your pride prevents you from backing a man like Donald Trump? Plus, Mitt Romney says his family wanted him to run again, but he couldn’t put them through it; Some members of BushWorld’s embrace of Hillary suggests the end of #NeverTrump is near, and, Eric Trump says his dad is really just all about America.

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
We know there’s no negotiating on our issues with Hillary Clinton, so it is to Donald Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberties are to survive, and it is to us that Trump must look to find the votes necessary to win the election. We have an opportunity to negotiate a win-win deal with Mr. Trump, but the burden to make clear what our priorities are is now on us.

Donald Trump’s analysis that bad trade deals and currency manipulation are largely responsible for the destruction of our manufacturing base is certainly correct, but there’s another signature US Chamber of Commerce issue that didn’t get much play in Trump's Pennsylvania speech, and that is unlimited immigration, which has contributed as much, if not more, than NAFTA has to the destruction of America’s middle class.

Some #NeverTrumpers are feeling good by saying they’ll vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson instead of Trump, but it’s still the equivalent of supporting no one. Plus, Trump’s trade stance flies in the face of the establishment, but the voters seem to like it; RNC member proposes rule change that would effectively squelch a delegate revolt, and, Stage set – literally – for the grand Trump show in Cleveland next month.

CHQ Exclusives

Researchers at Harvard University found that celebrating the July 4th holiday commemorating the announcement of the Declaration of Independence may still be serving its intended purpose – promoting patriotism -- and the good news is it only seems to work on Republicans.

As our friend Frank Gaffney put it so memorably after Senator Ted Cruz's stellar questioning of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, “The U.S. government is, indeed, ‘willfully blind’ about sharia-supremacism and the danger it poses to America.  Sen. Ted Cruz has established that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could qualify for a seeing-eye dog – and why… These are the narratives of the Muslim Brotherhood – and proof-positive of their successful, subversive influence operations inside the Obama administration.”

Q for #NeverTrump: Are you really willing to effectively extinguish the lives of millions of unborn Americans because your pride prevents you from backing a man like Donald Trump? Plus, Mitt Romney says his family wanted him to run again, but he couldn’t put them through it; Some members of BushWorld’s embrace of Hillary suggests the end of #NeverTrump is near, and, Eric Trump says his dad is really just all about America.

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
We know there’s no negotiating on our issues with Hillary Clinton, so it is to Donald Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberties are to survive, and it is to us that Trump must look to find the votes necessary to win the election. We have an opportunity to negotiate a win-win deal with Mr. Trump, but the burden to make clear what our priorities are is now on us.

Donald Trump’s analysis that bad trade deals and currency manipulation are largely responsible for the destruction of our manufacturing base is certainly correct, but there’s another signature US Chamber of Commerce issue that didn’t get much play in Trump's Pennsylvania speech, and that is unlimited immigration, which has contributed as much, if not more, than NAFTA has to the destruction of America’s middle class.

Some #NeverTrumpers are feeling good by saying they’ll vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson instead of Trump, but it’s still the equivalent of supporting no one. Plus, Trump’s trade stance flies in the face of the establishment, but the voters seem to like it; RNC member proposes rule change that would effectively squelch a delegate revolt, and, Stage set – literally – for the grand Trump show in Cleveland next month.

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Clearly, it does not come naturally to Donald Trump to speak the language of cultural conservatives, politically active Christians and the Bible. However, when was the last time you heard a Republican candidate for President, say “we have to bring young people back to church”? Is that something Mitt Romney or John McCain would have said? Not on your life!

Our friend Philip B. Haney yesterday testified before Senator Ted Cruz’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts to explain just how deeply the Obama administration has been penetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Haney is the author of the must-read book See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government's Submission to Jihad that we strongly recommend to CHQ readers.

Donald Trump’s decision to bring in a key Ted Cruz staffer to run his press operations proves he’s growing as a candidate and as a man. Plus, Poll shows a majority would have preferred a different candidate…so did the vote totals; Polls don’t foretell doom; they merely tell Trump where he needs to improve, and, Behind the scenes, Trump amps up data operation to compete with Crooked Hillary.

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Not many politicians would use the word “hell” in a room full of Evangelical preachers, Catholic priests and lay ministers of who knows how many denominations, but Trump did and to heavy applause because of the self-evident truth of his answer. 

Out of 580 individuals convicted on terrorism or terrorism-related offenses between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2014 at least 380 of them were foreign born, and there's only one man responsible for keeping this existential threat to your safety and quality of life alive, and that's Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. We urge you to call Speaker Ryan’s office, the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell Speaker Ryan that you will hold him personally responsible for the next jihadi attack on our country.

Donald Trump says he may not invite his former rivals to speak at next month’s convention, but everything will work out when the time comes. Plus, Forget not being invited to speak, many establishment Republicans don’t want to speak; #NeverTrump to put boots on the ground in Cleveland to wage campaign against Trump, and, Could this be the start of the Democrats’ own #NeverHillary effort?

Front Page Headlines

  • The Associated Press

    Trump is considering former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, among what he previously described as a short list of possible running mates. Their inclusion was confirmed by people with direct knowledge of the vetting process who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.

  • Scott McKay, The American Spectator

    Ted Cruz’s exchange with Jeh Johnson demonstrates the intentional incompetence of our counterterror agencies. Johnson’s blindness isn’t based in a lack of resources. It’s willful. The enemy is focused on extinguishing our way of life and our focus is on ignoring him.

  • Julia Hahn, Breitbart

    Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen has launched his latest billboard ad attacking House Speaker Paul Ryan’s open borders immigration agenda. Nehlen’s billboard reads: “Paul Ryan Wants To Bring In Six Foreign Workers For Every One Wisconsin Worker. Why Does Paul Ryan Think American Workers Aren’t Good Enough?”

  • Paul Mirengoff, Powerline

    The Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in the executive amnesty case means that the lower court’s ruling invalidating that amnesty is affirmed. Executive amnesty will not be granted while Obama is president. If Hillary Clinton is elected, matters will be very different; she would likely be able to bring the executive amnesty issue before a Supreme Court populated by five liberal judges. 

  • Daniel Larison, The American Conservative

    Many Americans take for granted that if something happens overseas that the U.S. is in some way responsible for causing or “failing” to prevent the event in question. It is not an accident that these arguments are almost always made by people that have never seen a crisis or conflict that they didn’t think the U.S. should take part in.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, BernardGoldberg.com

    In denouncing NAFTA, the WTO, MFN for China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all backed by Bush I and II, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Trump is all but calling his own party leaders dunderheads and losers. And he seems to be winning the argument.

  • Resurgent Insider

    During a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Ted Cruz embarrassed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson over questions regarding the “purging” of Islamic related language from terrorism reports. (Video well worth watching)

  • Richard Pollock, Daily Caller

    When Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately Monday in her jet in Phoenix, Arizona, some speculate he may have been pleading for his wife who is under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Justice. But the former president may also have been pleading for himself, according to a former federal prosecutor.

  • Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics

    They are a mix of current and former office holders, including former presidential primary rivals. Few of them carry much clout in Republican circles these days, but some have been effective advisers on politics and policy for the presumptive nominee. Some campaign for him in person or on television, while others are working to court their respective networks on his behalf.

  • Louis Nelson, Politico

    Pointing to violent protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, as examples, Limbaugh said a Trump victory would precipitate mass outrage from Democrats around the country. He predicted a wave of recount demands, regardless of how close the election actually is, as well as lawsuits from Democrats attempting to upend a Trump presidency.

  • Mark Hensch, The Hill

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the race to become Donald Trump’s running mate, according to a new report. Gov. Chris Christie ranks a close second on the billionaire’s vice presidential shortlist, The Washington Post reported Thursday, corroborating several other reports this week that the New Jersey governor is in the running.

  • Brandon Morse, RedState

    So we have the abortion empire standing in the way of organizations that want to reach out and help women who choose to let their baby live. Does that sound like people who support choice to you?

  • Daniella Diaz, Jeff Simon, CNN

    Miriam Cepeda is probably one of few -- a 24-year-old Latina and a self-proclaimed "Trump girl" on the South Texas border -- and she wants you to know it. "I get shot down maybe four (out of) five times," she said about when she campaigns for Trump. "But at the same time, it just takes one positive feedback to keep you going."

  • David Bromwich, The National Interest

    Hillary Clinton’s successful advocacy of violent regime change in Libya and her continuing call to support armed insurgents against the Assad government in Syria have been arguments for war, but arguments that claim a special exemption. 

  • Mark Murray, NBC News

    This month alone, Hillary Clinton and her allies are outspending Donald Trump and GOP groups in the battleground states by a $26 million-to-$0 margin. But Trump is finally getting some battleground-state help from the National Rifle Association, with the group airing this TV ad hitting Hillary Clinton on Benghazi.